Please Excuse Our Mess

Daylight Atheism was down for about two hours earlier today due to a coding error I made, so my apologies for that. Nothing was lost or damaged, and the site should now be restored to full functionality.

The good news is that the reason I’ve been revising code is to handle the steadily increased traffic this site has been experiencing. Daylight Atheism is now seeing over 2,000 visitors per day on average, and recorded its 300,000th hit earlier this month. Both total and unique hit counts have been increasing every month since I launched this site back in February. Although this is certainly a very good thing, it does mean that my database has to be restructured to deal with the traffic, which is what I’m currently working on. I’ll do my best to minimize any further disruptions.

Clearly, this steady growth shows that there is a great interest in the atheist viewpoint, a viewpoint that most traditional media sources have fallen far short of representing fairly or effectively. So long as there is a demand, I’ll be happy to supply that viewpoint. In just a few short days, Daylight Atheism will officially be entering its second year of operation, and rest assured, I have a very long list of topics remaining to discuss. Onward!

About Adam Lee

Adam Lee is an atheist writer and speaker living in New York City. His new novel, Broken Ring, is available in paperback and e-book. Read his full bio, or follow him on Twitter.

  • Shawn Smith

    So, that’s what happened. Man, I hate when I put semicolons in the wrong place, or forget to put them where they need to be.

    Now you only need to fix the comment preview section.

  • http://www.patheos.com/blog/daylightatheism/ Ebonmuse

    It was a malformed regular expression, actually. But either way, it’s ridiculous that a minor typo could render the whole site inaccessible. I like PHP, but it’s far too touchy about things like that.

    Thanks for pointing out the comment preview problem! That was a casualty of some new anti-spam measures I instituted; I didn’t realize it was broken. It should be fixed now.

  • Valhar2000

    Let the intelligent, carefully-crafted and often consonant writing continue! And see about writing that book, if you have a minute or two next year.

    Perhaps this is not the best way to bring this to your attention, but what do you think of the “Blashpemy Challenge”?

  • Freeyourmind

    Good news and congrats Adam.

  • http://inserttitleblog.com Steve

    Congratulations on the excellent statistics; it is well deserved. This is one of the few blogs that I visit on a regular basis whose only draw is superb writing. Keep it up!

  • Rowan

    Adam, I’m afraid I’ve had some trouble with this website in China. Do you know if you’re being blocked there (I’m in the UK on holiday at the moment).

    A nice Xmas present to be able to read here again before I go back!

  • http://www.patheos.com/blog/daylightatheism/ Ebonmuse

    I’m afraid I don’t know anything about that, no. However, if my site is being blocked in China, it should be relatively simple to circumvent the filters. If the problem persists, you could try using anonymizing proxy software like Tor or Psiphon.

  • Rowan

    Thanks. Happy New Year!