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Re: Alternatives to look at?

Post by Bella Fortuna » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:55 am

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I have joined the other forum and I will be posting there as well.
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Re: Alternatives to look at?

Post by Galaxian » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:49 pm

Gawdzilla wrote:Sorry if this already has a thread, but one place where people can shop" or recommend a forum is perhaps a good idea? Whatcha got?
http://www.centerforinquiry.net/
http://www.thinkingaloudforum.com/
http://talkrational.org/index.php
http://secularcafe.org/index.php
http://www.leagueofreason.co.uk
http://www.rationalskepticism.org/
James Randi Educational Forum (JREF)
http://www.centerforinquiry.net/
(I'll copy recommendations to the OP as they come in.)
Here's another 3 Gawdzilla:
http://www.rationalresponders.com/forums
http://forum.friendlyatheist.com/
http://www.atheistnexus.org/forum

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Re: Alternatives to look at?

Post by Comte de Saint-Germain » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:06 pm

Looked at some of the alternatives. None of them have a female ejaculation thread next to a metaphysics thread.
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Post by Kristie » Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:07 pm

Comte de Saint-Germain wrote:Looked at some of the alternatives. None of them have a female ejaculation thread next to a metaphysics thread.
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Re: Alternatives to look at?

Post by cursuswalker » Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:43 pm

For a smaller forum that explores the hinterland between nature-based spirituality and skepticism try http://www.caerabred.org/

And you can also type shite there. I just HAPPEN to run the place.
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Re: Alternatives to look at?

Post by Shrunk » Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:57 pm

No offence to any of my fellow former RDF-ers, and not to appear ungrateful to rationalia for the warm welcome they have afforded us. But the one thing I think I will miss most about the RDF is the steady stream of creotards who provided such valuable springboards for displays of scientific erudition by many of the members. That doesn't seem to happen here, and I'm not sure if it happens much at any of the other options available. My guess is that the Richard Dawkins imprimateur at the top of the page drew them like moths to a flame, and without the good doctor's endorsement we're not likely to replicate that.

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Re: Alternatives to look at?

Post by hackenslash » Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:00 pm

We're working on that for the new forum. I've begun spamming theist forums with the url, and I've sent invitations to a few of the chewier ones by PM at RDF.

It might take a little time, but we'll get them coming in. I also fully intend to utilise RDF in whatever form it takes to ensure some flow, and I'm sure others will do the same.
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Re: Alternatives to look at?

Post by Xamonas Chegwé » Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:33 pm

hackenslash wrote:We're working on that for the new forum. I've begun spamming theist forums with the url, and I've sent invitations to a few of the chewier ones by PM at RDF.

It might take a little time, but we'll get them coming in. I also fully intend to utilise RDF in whatever form it takes to ensure some flow, and I'm sure others will do the same.
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Re: Alternatives to look at?

Post by The Curious Squid » Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:45 pm

Shrunk wrote:No offence to any of my fellow former RDF-ers, and not to appear ungrateful to rationalia for the warm welcome they have afforded us. But the one thing I think I will miss most about the RDF is the steady stream of creotards who provided such valuable springboards for displays of scientific erudition by many of the members. That doesn't seem to happen here, and I'm not sure if it happens much at any of the other options available. My guess is that the Richard Dawkins imprimateur at the top of the page drew them like moths to a flame, and without the good doctor's endorsement we're not likely to replicate that.
That's a very accurate view of what it's been like here, we get a few from RDF every now and then but never a creationist. I sometimes miss them, then I read a topic about cheese and forget about them :biggrin:

Unfortunately, the same applies to atheists too, without an easy to find name to flock to getting the word out about anything new is hard.
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Re: Alternatives to look at?

Post by macdoc » Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:46 pm

keep them away...you betcha....puleeeease :cheers:

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Maybe those who are members of the "alternatives" can give a short review of them.

I frequent JREF only in the Science Forum....
find the modding here MUCH better and responsive in a positive way.

Over all layout here I like as well....board feels good...hard to define but it's like walking into a well run bar and knowing you are going to enjoy yourself and the barkeep is easy going but keeping an eye on things.
I don't give a ratz ass about R Dawkins any further...support your local mods. dawkins debacle survivor.
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Re: Alternatives to look at?

Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:48 pm

macdoc wrote:keep them away...you betcha....puleeeease :cheers:

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Maybe those who are members of the "alternatives" can give a short review of them.

I frequent JREF only in the Science Forum....
find the modding here MUCH better and responsive in a positive way.

Over all layout here I like as well....board feels good...hard to define but it's like walking into a well run bar and knowing you are going to enjoy yourself and the barkeep is easy going but keeping an eye on things.
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Re: Alternatives to look at?

Post by Fizzle » Sat Feb 27, 2010 4:50 am

http://www.heathen-hub.com/index.php

A secular humanist forum. Feel free to check it out.

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Re: Alternatives to look at?

Post by Agi Hammerthief » Sat Feb 27, 2010 5:06 am

macdoc wrote: I frequent JREF only in the Science Forum....
I'm peeved that you need to post a shitload before you can upload an avatar, makes it hard for me to follow discussions, on top of me not having an avatar
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Re: Alternatives to look at?

Post by Oster » Sat Feb 27, 2010 7:51 am

Not sure where I'll land ultimately (big thanks to Rationalia regulars :hugs: ), but I'm willing to wait to see what happens with RDF. I want to be where the action is; the perceived stronghold of atheism. I'm very happy to be with freethinkers, but I'm not looking for peaceful discourse right now.

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Re: Alternatives to look at?

Post by Blip » Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:33 am

Well, for what it's worth, I was warmly welcomed here and there are a number of people whom I like and/or respect here; besides, while I enjoy debate I don't enjoy arguments, particularly with people who don't listen. So all in all this seems like a good place for me.
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