Uncommon Descent was started in April 2005 as the “Intelligend Design WebLog of William Dembski”. Since then some 200,000 comments (77 per day) were made to 8,600 (3.4 per day) posted articles.
That's not shabby: I don't think that Panda's thumb (including AtBC) or the discussion board at www.RichardDawkins.net are more busy, though PZ Myers would probably be disappointed by such a low turn out.
And so Uncommon Descent never was a place to discuss Intelligent Design with its most prominent proponents. William Dembski became quickly bored by his toy, and enlisted fellow creationists/intelligent design supporters to run the blog for him.
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