Author Topic: The Thinking Atheist Forum's Refugees  (Read 757 times)

Unsapien

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Re: The Thinking Atheist Forum's Refugees
« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2018, 12:26:07 AM »
Good morning, good evening, and good night.  :)

I make my first post here.

Mostly to thank our atheist nieghbours, for whomever you've welcomed into your fold.

 I've lurked here, on and off over the years, but up until the TFTMNBN was shutdown, I did not stray far.
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Re: The Thinking Atheist Forum's Refugees
« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2018, 09:36:52 AM »
Good morning, good evening, and good night.  :)

I make my first post here.

Mostly to thank our atheist nieghbours, for whomever you've welcomed into your fold.

 I've lurked here, on and off over the years, but up until the TFTMNBN was shutdown, I did not stray far.

Nice to have you here :)
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Unsapien

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Re: The Thinking Atheist Forum's Refugees
« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2018, 09:51:53 AM »
I should have been more specific. Seth still has all that stuff, but the whole atheist forum part was switched off. I didn't go there much, but if any people who were members come here, they can explain it better. Some of the members are starting a new forum, but I don't know how that is going.


Basically, Seth (through Moms the administrator) said (and I'm paraphrasing here) … on the last week of September...


The TTA forum has atrophied, and I (meaning Seth) am rebuilding a new site that will not included a forum. You have sometime between now and the end of this weekend to say your goodbyes...


After some protests from members the deadline was moved to Sept 30th, there was an attempt to try and get Seth to give us the rights to continue the TTA forum on our own, but he refused.


Many went to AF, someone created a "discord" server. I don't even know what that is, so I could not follow. Someone else created a TTA lifeboat forum where the idea for atheistdiscussion.org was first hatched, and then born.


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Re: The Thinking Atheist Forum's Refugees
« Reply #18 on: November 18, 2018, 01:32:11 PM »
I joined HAF after RDF and some other forums imploded. I joined because at the time it was a long standing forum.  I currently own the forum and don't intend to close it. If at some point I didn't feel the need to own/run it any more I would pass it on to one of the existing admin team and/or the membership.
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'It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.' - Terry Pratchett
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Re: The Thinking Atheist Forum's Refugees
« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2018, 10:53:20 PM »
I joined HAF after RDF and some other forums imploded. I joined because at the time it was a long standing forum.  I currently own the forum and don't intend to close it. If at some point I didn't feel the need to own/run it any more I would pass it on to one of the existing admin team and/or the membership.

Yeah one of the problems was that Seth had no skin in the game. He never posted there except for way back in the beginning and once I think in 2013 to deal with one issue that was getting out of hand, and you could tell that he was annoyed at having to bother with it.


For me and many others it wasn't so much that the forum was being shutdown, it was that he did it so quickly and so callously. He could have given us a month notice or something.

After all if there's one concept that atheists understand better then anyone else is that nothing lasts forever.


I've got to say one thing, that what has amazed me through this time is how many connections we've all built, this place, to AF.org, AD.org, twitter, connections thought lost as other forums have faded and died, I've had contact with so many people through these past weeks it has warmed my heart so much.

May we all live long and prosper.

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Re: The Thinking Atheist Forum's Refugees
« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2018, 07:38:00 AM »
I joined HAF after RDF and some other forums imploded. I joined because at the time it was a long standing forum.  I currently own the forum and don't intend to close it. If at some point I didn't feel the need to own/run it any more I would pass it on to one of the existing admin team and/or the membership.

Yeah one of the problems was that Seth had no skin in the game. He never posted there except for way back in the beginning and once I think in 2013 to deal with one issue that was getting out of hand, and you could tell that he was annoyed at having to bother with it.


For me and many others it wasn't so much that the forum was being shutdown, it was that he did it so quickly and so callously. He could have given us a month notice or something.

After all if there's one concept that atheists understand better then anyone else is that nothing lasts forever.


I've got to say one thing, that what has amazed me through this time is how many connections we've all built, this place, to AF.org, AD.org, twitter, connections thought lost as other forums have faded and died, I've had contact with so many people through these past weeks it has warmed my heart so much.

May we all live long and prosper.

 :spock:

I think my post count speaks for my involvement :grin:
If religions were TV channels atheism is turning the TV off.
“Religion is a culture of faith; science is a culture of doubt.” ― Richard P. Feynman
'It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it's called Life.' - Terry Pratchett
Remember, your inability to grasp science is not a valid argument against it.