As we've been reliably informed on Facebook a couple of days ago, the Flat Earth Society has recently received some publicity from Yahoo! News. While their article exhibits the usual pro-RE bias expected of the social media, it's good to see more and more news organisations giving us recognition.
From Yahoo! News, What is the Flat Earth Theory?:
The most prominent of the modern groups that believe the Earth to be flat is the Flat Earth Society, which claims on its website: “This is the home of the world-famous Flat Earth Society, a place for free thinkers and the intellectual exchange of ideas. This website hosts information and serves as an archive for Flat Earth Theory. It also offers an opportunity to discuss this with the Flat Earth community on our forums.”
Every article like this spreads our message to more unaware minds. For that, I would like to thank Yahoo! News, even if their original goal was to call us "illogical" or "contrary to all evidence". Here's hoping that our new visitors have found what they were looking for.
IN VERITATE VICTORIA
I am posting to let everyone know that I am resigning from my position as administrator here at tfes.org. As I have let Parsifal know, I am not resigning over anything negative or any dissatisfaction on my part. I simply want to go back to being a regular user for a while. I am not leaving the forum. I plan to be just as active as usual, if not more so. It has been quite the honor helping to shape this community with all of the great admins and mods we have here, I think we have created something pretty special. Anyway, see you all around <3
FLAT EARTH THEORY? Comics Books? The two were made for each other! Vince White explores this interesting concept in "FLAT" - the comic!
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Bobby Ray Simmons Jr, better known as B.o.B, has recently endorsed the Flat Earth Theory, originally through a series of tweets on his official account (@bobatl).
The cities in the background are approx. 16miles apart... where is the curve ? please explain this
Eventually, he came under fire from the notorious science communicator, Neil deGrasse Tyson. B.o.B has handled this by doing what he does best - he released a song about his beliefs and deGrasse Tyson's deception, titled Flatline. You can listen to the track at B.o.B's SoundCloud.
We at the Flat Earth Society really appreciate the endorsement, B.o.B. We wish you luck on your path to discovering the truth!
In response to our users' feedback regarding the forum's current theme, I am pleased to announce that we are now beginning to trial a replacement! Our new theme - blanko_fes - features a modern, sleek design, a more comfortable mobile experience, visual consistency with our other sites, and a number of small quality-of-life improvements. As is usually the case with major visual overhauls around here these days, virtually all credit for this effort goes to Blanko, with a little bit of assistance from Parsifal and my not-so-humble self.
Here are a couple of screenshots to give you an idea:
Mobile (index page):
Desktop (creating a new thread):
While we're fairly confident that this is an overall huge improvement to the FES browsing experience, we would like to hold back for a moment and allow our community a chance to have their say and provide feedback before we roll this out as the default. Chances are things won't be perfect out of the box - there will certainly be tweaks and adjustments to be made here and there. For the time being, we are making it available as an opt-in thing - if you'd like to help us with testing, it would be greatly appreciated.
If you'd like to start using the theme now, you can do so by going to the Look and Layout area of your profile settings and switching the current profile to blanko_fes. If you'd like to post any feedback, make suggestions or request additional features, please do so via Suggestions & Concerns, as per usual. I will also monitor the comments on this announcement for any questions that you don't feel merit a whole thread of their own.
We hope you enjoy this new theme and, as always, thank you for flying with FES.