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Whitaker DAFNE Graduate
North East Essex
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One for the Admin team: I've just graduated and joined this site. The first thing I read was a plea to sign the petition asking for structured education for all diabetics. I agree wholeheartedly and so tried to go to petition site. Unfortunately the link is broken, returning a 403 not satisfied error. Perhaps the team could check and amend the home page.

sjohno DAFNE Graduate
Royal Derby Hospital
36 posts

Whitaker said:
One for the Admin team: I've just graduated and joined this site. The first thing I read was a plea to sign the petition asking for structured education for all diabetics. I agree wholeheartedly and so tried to go to petition site. Unfortunately the link is broken, returning a 403 not satisfied error. Perhaps the team could check and amend the home page.



Whitaker, is your query regarding the below link:

https://petition.parliament.uk/archived/petitions/41345

If so the petition ended 08.11.2013 perhaps that's why you get a broken link.

regards

Sarah

Whitaker DAFNE Graduate
North East Essex
3 posts

Hi Sarah, who knows?* I can't follow the link, so I don't know where it would take me!

It's on the home page http://dafneonline.co.uk/ where this phrase is prominent:
Please sign the E-petition calling for Structured Education for ALL Diabetics at http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/41345

The point is that there should not be out of date, irrelevant or broken links on the page. If the petition is closed then there should not be a message asking people to sign it. By all means have an article that says "We petitioned the Government..." or create a new petition, but do not have a hoime page that creates a poor impression.

Regards

Simon

*Yes, I can see that the petition number is the same, but that's not the point Confused

sjohno DAFNE Graduate
Royal Derby Hospital
36 posts

Whitaker said:
Hi Sarah, who knows?* I can't follow the link, so I don't know where it would take me!

It's on the home page http://dafneonline.co.uk/ where this phrase is prominent:
Please sign the E-petition calling for Structured Education for ALL Diabetics at http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/41345

The point is that there should not be out of date, irrelevant or broken links on the page. If the petition is closed then there should not be a message asking people to sign it. By all means have an article that says "We petitioned the Government..." or create a new petition, but do not have a hoime page that creates a poor impression.

Regards

Simon

*Yes, I can see that the petition number is the same, but that's not the point Confused



E-Petition

By marke on December 03, 2012 21:55

The DAFNE User Action Group has raised a petition for central funding of a national structured education programme for diabetics (including DAFNE).
They are publicising this initiative from as many angles as possible, hence this news article. If enough votes are registered then a government debate will be
trigggered which it is hoped will result in some kind of programme to do what is suggested i.e National Structured Education programmes for Diabetes.
This is for ALL Diabetics not just Type 1's.
The link to the e-peittion is: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/41345

The statement was posted on the DAFNE website 03.12.2012 - 7 years ago. It's a very old message!

The petition ended 08.11.2013.

regards

Sarah

Whitaker DAFNE Graduate
North East Essex
3 posts

Sarah, thanks for coming back, but I think that you've just underlined my point: The petition ended in November 2013, so why is the home page still asking people to sign it? Such out of date material should not be present. If the home page is so out of date and irrewlevant, then what does it say about the rest of the content? There is no invitation to explore, just an impression that the site is out of date and not maintained.

There doesn't seem to be much activity on the site, perhaps others have decided that it's all old stuff? Do we need a more active mopderator and admin team? There must be some positive and current news items that could replace an exhortation to sign a petition that closed seven years ago.

As a new user, I'm full of enthusiasm and want to see the site active and used; but cannot accept that material that is seven years out of date should be the first thing that new users see. It is not relevant and should be removed, hence making my post to refer to the admin team.

sjohno DAFNE Graduate
Royal Derby Hospital
36 posts

Whitaker

I think you are making a mountain out of a molehill. 🤷‍♀️

EdwardR DAFNE Graduate
Oxford - OCDEM
5 posts

Looks like a molehill out of a molehill to me.. and you could just fix the page