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How did you find Rationalia.com?

I was a TAF member and jumped ship.
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I saw some reference to it on the Richard Dawkins forum and came for a look.
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I saw some reference to it on another forum and came for a look.
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I was sent a link by a friend.
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I found it via a Google search for something serious.
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I found it via a Google search for something stupid.
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None of the above.
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Re: How did you find Rationalia.com?

Post by camoguard » Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:25 pm

wtargentina wrote:Just watched RDF collapse in a big pile of stupid. Hoping this might be a suitable replacement.
This is way awesomer than RDF. :demon:

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Re: How did you find Rationalia.com?

Post by wtargentina » Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:36 pm

camoguard wrote:
wtargentina wrote:Just watched RDF collapse in a big pile of stupid. Hoping this might be a suitable replacement.
This is way awesomer than RDF. :demon:
Also hoping that people don't use words like "awesomer" too often. ;)

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Re: How did you find Rationalia.com?

Post by camoguard » Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:36 pm

wtargentina wrote:
camoguard wrote:
wtargentina wrote:Just watched RDF collapse in a big pile of stupid. Hoping this might be a suitable replacement.
This is way awesomer than RDF. :demon:
Also hoping that people don't use words like "awesomer" too often. ;)
Awesomesticality is what I'm all about.

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Re: How did you find Rationalia.com?

Post by Ironclad » Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:42 pm

My Mafia friends helped me into the lifeboat. :cheers:
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Post by Svartalf » Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:12 pm

Agrippina wrote:I found a PM from stijndeloose in my RDF inbox and then hotfooted over here to get my fix. :td: :cheers:
You too? Interesting how he seems to have taken it on himself to be the Samaritan for so many people :td:
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Re: How did you find Rationalia.com?

Post by Svartalf » Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:14 pm

camoguard wrote:
sandinista wrote:canadian...only wish I was a Swede!
I sometimes wish I was French except then I would have to learn a second language...
Frenchitude is highly overrated, but you're better of as a French trying to learn English than as an English speaker faced with the travail of learning French.
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Re: How did you find Rationalia.com?

Post by Svartalf » Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:18 pm

camoguard wrote:
wtargentina wrote:Just watched RDF collapse in a big pile of stupid. Hoping this might be a suitable replacement.
This is way awesomer than RDF. :demon:
There is more awesome than a Squadron of Valkyrie Veritech fighters atomizing a whole Zentraedi fleet? :naughty: :biggrin:
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Re: How did you find Rationalia.com?

Post by Tigerwolf » Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:06 pm

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PZ sent me. :shifty:

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Re: How did you find Rationalia.com?

Post by camoguard » Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:11 pm

Svartalf wrote:
camoguard wrote:
sandinista wrote:canadian...only wish I was a Swede!
I sometimes wish I was French except then I would have to learn a second language...
Frenchitude is highly overrated, but you're better of as a French trying to learn English than as an English speaker faced with the travail of learning French.
I think I should learn some second language as a way of meeting my global neighbors at least halfway.

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Re: How did you find Rationalia.com?

Post by Stagman » Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:27 pm

I found this via PZ.

I was an RDFer, but after a few days away I found it was full of announcements and lots of harsh words being sent left, right and centre. I still don't really know what happened but one thing is for sure - it isn't in my control to dictate the outcome. I think if I had to read all the posts to figure out what the cause is I would still be here next week reading. If anyone cares to offer a short description I would be happy. If not, then not.

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Post by Godless Libertarian » Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:32 pm

Both FIO and DP gave me the heads up via PM. A shoutout and another thanks to both of 'em :tup:
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Re: How did you find Rationalia.com?

Post by Ronja » Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:57 pm

Blair Scott, a Facebook friend, posted this link to Peter Harrison's blog http://realityismyreligion.wordpress.co ... open-soon/

I registered here in in less than half an hour after starting to read that blog entry. And I am almost crying. I just CANNOT get it into my head that Richard Dawkins, from the land of Hyde Park Speaker's Corner - that he could really be writing this: http://forum.richarddawkins.net/viewtop ... 1&t=110356 :shock: It is as if he hasn't learned anything from his own country's history (people protesting what they feel to be greatly unjust are *not* famous for civilized and calm expressions... plus look at how their MPs routinely address each other still today!)

But I am glad I found the old, familiar, cozily disrespectful and relaxedly funny atmosphere here. It's a bit subdued for now, surely, but we will bounce back. BIG THANKS to all the ex-RDF mods who are showing up here & let this be A New Hope for all free thinkers, speakers and writers on the Net.

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Re: How did you find Rationalia.com?

Post by Ronja » Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:24 pm

Gawdzilla wrote: ...

There was a young man in Manchester,
Whose brain had started to fester.
"If reason does fail ya,
There's always rationalia."
And now he's the member named Jester.
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Re: How did you find Rationalia.com?

Post by Stagman » Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:29 pm

Ronja wrote:I just CANNOT get it into my head that Richard Dawkins, from the land of Hyde Park Speaker's Corner - that he could really be writing this: http://forum.richarddawkins.net/viewtop ... 1&t=110356
I would guess that Richard wrote that as a response to the hatred directed toward his employee. What I do wonder is if Richard is really up to date on the goings on in the background that were hushed and put in the bin - but luckily explained by some on blogs etc.
If Richard thought is was all done fairly then I would expect that response, but if had any notion of (supposed) disrespect from his employees, the response would surely be different. Obviously Josh is not going to freely admit being a jerk or whatever, but if that became apparent to Richard and his response remains unchanged then something ain't right.
I don't condone hatred directed toward people, and clearly neither does Richard. But the other supposed disrespect and all cannot go unanswered either.

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Re: How did you find Rationalia.com?

Post by lpetrich » Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:46 pm

Because of the reformatting of the richarddawkins.net forums, as I like to call it. I'm lpetrich at a lot of other places, including rd.net.

I participated a little in rd.net, but never very much. But since many of you people at rd.net have moved here, I've decided to do so. I also have a lot of experience in online drama llama, having lived though the IIDebacle and related affairs.

I'm interested in science stuff - I have a lot of expertise there, including some expertise in the more mathematical fields of science.

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