Awhile back, I made a few predictions about the relative post counts for two forums both originally birthed in concept by talented young women scientists: the SlymePit and the Atheism Plus forums. As it turns out, I was dead wrong about who hit the 70,000 post mark first, and just a bit off about when the forums crossed that arbitrary marker. To those who had the courage to bet against me, your frozen White Castle cheeseburgers will be arriving in the post on Saturday morning. Please get to them before they thaw.
I mention this today of all days because sometime in the next 24 hours the SlymePit will surpass the A+ forums in overall post count, despite the fact that the former space was soft-launched while the latter was given all manner of fanfare from a highly popular freethought blog network. If you care to speculate about why an unmoderated space has proven more popular among freethinkers than a consummately ‘safe space‘ please do so in the comments.