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  • David Bailey
    started a topic Why are people still posting here?

    Why are people still posting here?

    I am curious why people are still posting here, rather than moving to the new forum. The new forum seems perfectly good - better in some ways, and presumably this forum will get cut off or become read-only before long.

    Some of the active threads - such as the one on reincarnation - parallel threads in the new forum!

    David

  • Ian Holfield
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    I was amazed to rediscover this forum...I had assumed it was long erased!

    This is partly why I haven't posted in years.

    Life moves on.....and for me, has become ever more interesting from the psi POV.

    Is it ok to post here, I noticed theres not much activity recently?

    The main reason I stopped posting on Skeptico was the constant barrage of pseudosceptical comment, often couched in the most abstruse 'scientific' terms, mostly to do with statistics....implying that the poster had a highly informed view of parapsychology.

    In fact, in direct communication with the leading light of this group, I realised that she actually hadn't grasped some of the most obvious elements of simple methodology and the reasons why it was that way.....so the whole position she had taken was bogus.....she was pretending to have informed herself and hadn't, in fact, done so.

    In other words, these people are, in large measure, trolls, with zero real interest in the subject they spend so much time trying to put people off.

    Defenders of the True Faith, Scientism.

    In other words, insufferable bores.

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  • jacob
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    Originally posted by Arouet View Post
    Does it bring it a lot of advertising revenue? From what I can see the adds only relate to guests - members don't see adds. I'm not sure what the stats are on guests vs. members or whether the ad revenue goes to Jacob or to Vbulletin.
    No, the ads don't bring a lot of revenue at all. As you said, the ads are only visible to guest who come from Google looking for ... whatever they are looking. I didn't want the ads to annoy the members of the forum.

    Also, I'm not going to delete accounts or anything like that, so you'll all still be able to access and read the forums without ads. It's just that I don't think it's morally correct for me to leave the Official Skeptiko forum here when there's now the Really Official Skeptiko forum on Alex'es site.

    Other forums on this site will remain active and post-able, as they were before Skeptiko came on board here.

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  • Juan
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    Originally posted by satyanveshi View Post
    This is why:



    Three browsers, six registration attempts.
    Where it says "Verification", you have to write the word that comes below so you do not give that error.

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  • jacob
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    Originally posted by David Bailey View Post
    If Jacob can somehow transfer the threads to the new forum, that will be great, but as it is, I think this forum will die anyway shortly. Maybe Jacob can comment.
    I suggested to Alex to transfer the relevant database parts to him but he uses a different application there. And frankly, I'm not sure he wanted it to be transferred or that it makes any sense to do so, given that the format (forum structure) of the new site is different.

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  • satyanveshi
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    This is why:



    Three browsers, six registration attempts.

    I give up - life's too short...

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  • Ian Holfield
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    Originally posted by Trancestate View Post
    I'm with you, Max. I love the look and feel of Jacob's forum software. The software Alex is using can't compare. Aside from discussions about Alex's podcasts, I'd much rather continue to read all the other discussions here.

    Doug
    I prefer this one too. I detest facebook and don't use it, and not at all keen on the 'like' and 'dislike' button idea....and 'trophies'???

    This probably makes me a hopeless reactionary Luddite, but I can live with that.
    Last edited by Ian Holfield; November 9th, 2013, 05:47 AM.

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  • Pollux
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    Add this to your signature here and help informing new and old members :
    ATTENTION ALL FORUM MEMBERS: PLEASE MOVE OVER TO THE NEW SKEPTIKO FORUM, SINCE THIS OLD FORUM IS ABOUT TO BE PHASED OUT.
    NEW FORUM >> NEW Skeptiko Forum

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  • Ninshub
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    Jacob has stated that this forum will be closed (sooner rather than later) and will become read-only.

    Originally posted by jacob View Post
    The idea is to close the Skeptiko forums here for posting once the forum over there is in a good shape. It'll probably happen soon enough.

    The other forums here will remain open for discussions.

    Of course I'm not going to delete the Skeptiko forum from here. It's filled with great discussions and resources.
    Alex had also stated in the relevant podcast that it would close. Time to face reality!
    Last edited by Ninshub; November 8th, 2013, 08:26 PM.

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  • Michael Larkin
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    Originally posted by Max_B View Post
    I can't stand the new forum software on Alex's site, if I have the choice I would far rather read and post here. It's a much clearer, and nicer user experience. As I understand it from talking with other members, they moved immediately only because Alex said this one was closing.
    It's really not that bad on the new forum, Max. The features are on a par and in some cases better implemented on the new forum. The only thing I really didn't like was Alex's use of a plain white background, and that might have been a deal breaker for me had I not found a Firefox add-on that enabled me to get something similar to the soothing blue found here. You can see what I mean on the new forum here:

    Using the features of this new forum | Skeptiko

    I can still post here if I want, and as long as the historical posts are retained (which I very much hope they are), it will remain a useful resource that can easily enough be referenced from the new forum. I guess we all have a certain resistance to change, so I think I understand where you're coming from--but give it a try and within a few days you should get used to it.

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  • Stevenson
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    I doubt I'll register on the new board. I was already spending less time on here.

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  • Trancestate
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    Originally posted by Max_B View Post
    I can't stand the new forum software on Alex's site, if I have the choice I would far rather read and post here. It's a much clearer, and nicer user experience. As I understand it from talking with other members, they moved immediately only because Alex said this one was closing.
    I'm with you, Max. I love the look and feel of Jacob's forum software. The software Alex is using can't compare. Aside from discussions about Alex's podcasts, I'd much rather continue to read all the other discussions here.

    Doug

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  • Pollux
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    You can all add a similar signature like mine, to inform old and new members about the new forum.

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  • Arouet
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    Does it bring it a lot of advertising revenue? From what I can see the adds only relate to guests - members don't see adds. I'm not sure what the stats are on guests vs. members or whether the ad revenue goes to Jacob or to Vbulletin.

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  • Max_B
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    Originally posted by David Bailey View Post
    If Jacob can somehow transfer the threads to the new forum, that will be great, but as it is, I think this forum will die anyway shortly.
    Unlikely unless it's closed. In fact because of it's volume of posts, and massive keyword relevance, I would say that if people are not continually herded over to Alex's forum, this one will steadily continue to grow with new visitors.

    The hard core of regular posters may have gone off to Alex's server, but I'm afraid with this one still functioning, and with huge history of posts, they are now in direct competition. If Jacob doesn't close it, I actually think it will get very busy again in time. It brings in important advertising revenue.

    I can't stand the new forum software on Alex's site, if I have the choice I would far rather read and post here. It's a much clearer, and nicer user experience. As I understand it from talking with other members, they moved immediately only because Alex said this one was closing.

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