Welcome to the Sam Harris Forum. Now 10 years old!
Posting activity is slowly resuming on this site by new patrons. Years ago, this place was vibrant and busy. Then, suddenly, we were all whisked off in trucks to the new Project Reason Forum. We were told this forum was to be taken down. It’s still here, and its original patrons are still at Project Reason.
Don’t be misled by the staggering post counts here or the 300,000+ membership at PR. This is the machinations of the spammers. Here, every post and thread is hit over and over again by automation. At the PR Forum, we get a steady stream of new spambot members every day. In both cases, the idea is to make the forums conspicuous to automated spamming programs, like a searchlight. The PR Forum’s actual membership is maybe 10,000 and probably much less. Actual thread view counts here are actually in the single or double digits in most cases.
This forum gets a ton of spam dumped on it every day. It is swept several times a day and there usually no need to send alerts or report posts. Save that for real problems. As a mere Administrator, I can ban hammer and block IP’s but can do nothing else to defend the place. I have no knowledge of any efforts taken by the Uber Admins to stop it.
If you start a thread, be patient. It could be a week or ten days before someone’s thoughtful response appears.
If traffic here continues to grow, we will need to consider choosing a new Admin who can focus on this site. I focus on the PR Forum along with MARTIN UK and that’s where I post and that’s what I can keep up with. Service is a little slower here.
Each of The Boss’s new books brings a wave of new posters. Please stick around or join us on the Project Reason Forum.