This forum has many times more people who simply lurk and do not log into the forum to be anonymous to read the posts. But Silent Country does not seem to have this feature so you must log into the site to read any of the posts even if you are a registered member. So Silent Country will not have the anonymous features which this site has which most of the Tinfoil member use. But I seriously doubt that this or any other website is actually anonymous in any manner so I doubt that it will matter.
So this Silent Country website is probably much more "convenient" and "economical" for the intelligence services to use to monitor the Tinfoil and prepper communities. -- J.E. Ante
Just created a new account so I could reply to this.
Just wanted to clarify... Silent Country is behind a members only door so that people can feel secure in their discussions without every webbot, crawler, and search index picking up the threads and adding them to some archive someplace,
If TPTB want to intercept online communications at the ISP level, well there isnt much we can do about that. But I will be damned if I am going to leave the door open to make it easier for them :-P
It's true that Silco is more focused on collapse in general, whether it be environmental, financial, or industrial, but it has always maintained a "Tin" section because not everything fits nicely in some little box of logic. Em, approached me to take up the slack with TFP closing because she knows that of all the offshoots of the LATOC days, Silco has remained probably the most 'open' to discussion and debate while keeping an open mind and requiring respect between members.
So, while I know that any one forum may not be for everyone, and I certainly understand and respect that, I just wanted everyone to know why Silco is a closed community. Privacy and freedom of discussion are far more important to me that getting more google traffic :-)
For those who need a membership please list Em in your referrer field so I know where you were sent from and I will activate your account asap.
I look forward to the conversations you all bring to the table.