1. Google TrendsLook for yourself: The phrase Uncommon Descent was most searched for in 2008. After that, everybody had bookmarked the site, so further googling became unnecessary. The same holds true for The Panda's Thumb - both sites are equally popular...
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4. Edits per monthAn attempt at computing dFSCI for English language, HeKS suggests a way forward on the KS “bomb” argument, and Evolution driven by laws? Not random mutations?. This spike was probably a result of the general amnesty, which allowed free contribution without throttling by the moderation queue (see next section.)
5. Editors per monthgeneral amnesty for all banned editors, a step which perhaps didn't increase the number of commentators per month as much as hoped. Furthermore, the policy was quickly (and silently) revoked, and the banning returned to a "normal" level.
6. Mathematics at Uncommon DescentUncommon Descent was founded by William A. Dembski, the "Isaac Newton of Information Theory". Though it is the premier blog in favour of intelligent design, there isn't much mathematics happening over there. One practical reason for this is that not only that there is no $\LaTeX$ extension, Uncommon Descent doesn't allow anything but ascii in the comments, even a Ω will be replaced by a "?" when the comment appears - and basic html tags like <sup></sup> or <sub></sub> cannot be used, neither. But there aren't any mathematicians in the current list of authors - though, when William A. Dembski edited Uncommon Descent regularly, even he addressed questions of a mathematical nature very seldom. Hopefully, this will change with Dr. Winson Ewert...
7. Personal NoteI started editing Uncommon Descent in 2008, and have contributed some 500 edits. For most if the time, I tried to contribute to the mathematical aspects of intelligent design. You have to be quite determined to do so: until Berry Arrington's general amnesty, my comments didn't appear directly, but had to be vetted by one of the moderators - a process which could take days! What it took to get even some indisputable facts to be recognized by the "other side" can be seen in this thread: Evolutionary Informatics Lab website receives facelift... Currently, I'm blocked: I had asked about the disappearance of the numerous comments of Aurelio Smith. I did so three times in a row, as I thought it was a technical glitch which made my question disappear - but it turned out to be design, or better: the will of the designer. Perhaps it is fitting that this is my last conversation at Uncommon Descent:
8. Shout-out to kairosfocusThe crime that got me blocked was asking about Aurelio Smith's comments. I know that your line of reasoning is "He was blocked, therefore he must be guilty of a nefarious crime", but as so often, you are wrong.
Update:I wrote an email to Barry Arrington, linking to my blog and telling him, that I'd like to interact with Winston Ewert on Uncommon Descent. Shortly after, Barry Arrington informed me that my email-address was taken from the block list.