Did You Know We Have a Forum on This Site?

I don’t mention it very often, but there’s a very active Friendly Atheist Forum (with well over 4,000 members) that allows readers to have much more in-depth conversations on the issues raised on this site — as well as a bunch of other interesting topics, too. I consider it an extension of this site and the moderators do an incredible job of keeping things useful, on track, and substantive.

If you’re not already part of the discussion, it’s easy to sign up, so take a look!

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/chidy/ chicago dyke, Blonde

    this post amuses me, because today is a day when at several sites i regularly visit, i’m being asked about user interface and habits and the like. i wonder if there’s a reason for that…

    i used to be a bigtime ‘forum user.’ back when that was the equiv of what FB is today. social media is annoying and amusing and unchanging, in a lot of respects; it’s just the “brand” or web addresses that change. remember when netscape was going to take over the civilized world? AOL before that?  when “everyone” was going to use this or that program, app, modification, OS, whatever term you want to use? my how times change, and consumer habits evolve. but how actually they don’t. it’s mostly a matter of convincing consumers they “must upgrade or they won’t be relevant” and the narrative about that which changes. 

    tech/app/OS/internet stuff is not different than say, bras and shoes in the women’s consumer fashion market. it all changes so quickly, so independent of anything meaningful, and so much according to the dictates of the consumer market, it’s hard to ascribe any sort of thoughtful consideration to what, who, when and why various products dominate. i honestly believe in less than 9 years time anyone who matters will not be speaking of things like facebook or iphyoone apps. 

    functionality is what matters. to whom do you need to speak/communicate/share information? for how much money, and why, and how, and for how much of your and their time? all the rest of it is like the difference between different sorts of beef gravy, or dried herbs used in soup, or shoes worn to a job interview… you, your children and family, your current and future employers… no one will care,, in a really short time, whether or not you were expert in angry birds and netflix v. 8.99.xv or whatever. these are brands, and designed to get you to spend way, way more money on tech that is essentially all the same. access is what matters. but if you want to spend 1/2 of this year’s disposable income on crap that no one will care about in six year’s time, go for it! it will just make you look silly. 

  • Jasen777

    4,000 users and about a dozen active ones.  

  • murollavan

    I sent email to you about the account of same name as this, could never get activation email.

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/ Hemant Mehta

    Will take care of this ASAP.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Arthur-Bryne/100002441143047 Arthur Bryne

    Possibly might want to add a link on the sidebar? 

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/ Hemant Mehta

    There’s a link at the top of the site with my other tabs

  • Heidi

    I’m not sure where you’re going with this. How is this relevant to Hemant hosting a forum? (I’m not running on a lot of sleep, so I may be missing something obvious that you said.)