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How did you find Rationalia.com?

I was a TAF member and jumped ship.
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15%
I saw some reference to it on the Richard Dawkins forum and came for a look.
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32%
I saw some reference to it on another forum and came for a look.
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19%
I was sent a link by a friend.
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19%
I found it via a Google search for something serious.
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3%
I found it via a Google search for something stupid.
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2%
None of the above.
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10%
 
Total votes: 268

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Re: How did you find Rationalia.com?

Post by Hermit » Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:11 am

Rationalia was founded just a little over a year before RDF's forum was closed down. It opened to the public eight days later. The two founders, Pappa and Charlou, started it in anticipation of the plug being pulled on Dawkins' forum. The abrupt amputation of that forum's "Off-Topic" section seems to have been a fairly clear signal to them in regard to where it was heading. Good prescience, that.

I was the eighth member to join Rationalia on the day it opened to the public, but it was not so much a case of me finding this forum. It sort of found me by virtue of Charlou and I living together at the time. That's why I finished up clicking the "I was sent a link by a friend" option in the poll. Close enough.

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Re: How did you find Rationalia.com?

Post by Svartalf » Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:24 am

I can definitely assert that I heard of Rationalia after Stijndeloose mailed me and mentioned it as a safe haven after the RDS debacle. I never felt the need to move on to Ratskep.
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Re: How did you find Rationalia.com?

Post by pErvinalia » Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:41 am

I bet Stijn is sorry he moved on to there.
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Re: How did you find Rationalia.com?

Post by rachelbean » Wed Jun 25, 2014 3:15 pm

4 years ago I was making plans to go to my first meet-up :teef:

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Re: How did you find Rationalia.com?

Post by Pappa » Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:50 pm

Hermit wrote:Rationalia was founded just a little over a year before RDF's forum was closed down. It opened to the public eight days later. The two founders, Pappa and Charlou, started it in anticipation of the plug being pulled on Dawkins' forum. The abrupt amputation of that forum's "Off-Topic" section seems to have been a fairly clear signal to them in regard to where it was heading. Good prescience, that.

I was the eighth member to join Rationalia on the day it opened to the public, but it was not so much a case of me finding this forum. It sort of found me by virtue of Charlou and I living together at the time. That's why I finished up clicking the "I was sent a link by a friend" option in the poll. Close enough.
Almost right but not quite. This place was created as a potential lifeboat because of TAF and Obscured by Clouds' terrible banhammer. Most of us on TAF had left RDF a year earlier.

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Re: How did you find Rationalia.com?

Post by Hermit » Wed Jun 25, 2014 5:01 pm

Pappa wrote:
Hermit wrote:Rationalia was founded just a little over a year before RDF's forum was closed down. It opened to the public eight days later. The two founders, Pappa and Charlou, started it in anticipation of the plug being pulled on Dawkins' forum. The abrupt amputation of that forum's "Off-Topic" section seems to have been a fairly clear signal to them in regard to where it was heading. Good prescience, that.

I was the eighth member to join Rationalia on the day it opened to the public, but it was not so much a case of me finding this forum. It sort of found me by virtue of Charlou and I living together at the time. That's why I finished up clicking the "I was sent a link by a friend" option in the poll. Close enough.
Almost right but not quite. This place was created as a potential lifeboat because of TAF and Obscured by Clouds' terrible banhammer. Most of us on TAF had left RDF a year earlier.
Cool. I never bothered registering with TAF precisely because I knew what OBC was like as an administrator at RDF, so I totally forgot about that forum when I wrote my above post.

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Re: How did you find Rationalia.com?

Post by Śiva » Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:03 pm

TAF made Mos Eisley look like Disneyland. I stayed maybe an hour. :teef:
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