even if half of the guests viewing the site are spambots, that's still a lot more eyeballs than the other site gets.
I agree with what Particle Planet said, but it is worth noting that we don't get spambots because PP and ParsPars are awesome at things. :]
Well, there is definitely better spambot protection over there, but if the site were higher in the rankings there would be more trying to register, and more spiders would be crawling the site. If the sites merge, those things will happen. I never understood why we don't have better spambot protection here. I know, I know, the lack of active and competent tech support for the forum is one of the biggest reasons y'all left.
No, Pizaa did some technical thingy involving a fake webpage or something like that during registration, causing us to be theoretically immune to spam. I don't remember the exact details.
So, it's true that our site has way fewer members than this one and that this has led to stagnation and disinterest in even the most committed members. However, I'd argue that while we have less forum activity the society itself has benefited from the new forum. We have a new brochure, several of us are working on an annotated copy of ENaG (admittedly in the same way that John Davis is working on his book), the Zetetic Council seems to actually work fairly well when it has a real job to do (or at least better than Daniel), and I feel like the new site has more... patriotism than this one. The new site feels more optimistic than I'm used to from my time at FES, and I hope we can carry that over through the reunification.
Also, hello everyone. It's been a while. Has katsung fallen to the conspiracy yet?