Volume averages about 10 messages a week these days, but can double or more in the weeks where National Geographic or Discovery Channel airs the documentary I was in. Oddly enough, this year I've received about half a dozen greetings from old high school buddies who saw me on TV.
These days about half of the messages are simple expressions of support and thanks. Of the remaining half, most are questions about things they couldn't find on the site or requests for more information. A few are corrections. The corrections I put in the work queue; the questions I either answer directly or answer with a link into the site.
In the early days I got a fair share of attempts to argue. Most of the people who wrote in disagreement simply wanted to vent. A few called me a dispicable traitor, and two expressed threats substantial enough to warrant escalation to the authorities. I haven't had any of those for years, thankfully.
My most memorable e-mail was from Arthur C. Clarke, first from his assistant to ask if I would assist in some research, then from Sir Aurthur himself thanking me. I have received e-mails from space-related startups asking for money. They are generally disappointed to find I don't have any.
It's definitely a well known site, every science forum i've been on refers to it whenever a moon hoax discussion comes up. I watched all of that show, it was good to see they gave the hoax believers time to express their opinions and explain their reasons.
I think the people who want to vent, simply go to youtube.com now haha
Out of curiosity, what research (specifically) did Sir Arthur ask of you? (if you don't mind me asking)
Thanks for the compliment. To revisit the original post, the in-box is quite full today. The site has been publicized lately in a number of national venues, and there has been a lot of feedback. I also notice that the site is loading very slowly; I'll be taking that up with the ISP later. I suspect it's simply the heavy load due to the additional attention.
The site has been publicized lately in a number of national venues, and there has been a lot of feedback.
On the New Zealand message board I visit most there was a tremendous number of posts about Apollo 11 and the "hoax" over the last few days. I was able to answer some technical enquiries and was pleased to see that one small thread I didn't start had for its title, "http://www.clavius.org/" ([url=http://www.trademe.co.nz/Community/MessageBoard/Messages.aspx?id=37347241&threadid=37347241 ]Link[/url]) and there were quite a few links to Clavius and praise for it in other threads. On that board, threads vanish into cyber-space a few days after the last post.
Don't criticize what you can't understand. — Bob Dylan, “The Times They Are A-Changin'” (1963) Some people think they are thinking when they are really rearranging their prejudices and superstitions. — Edward R. Murrow (1908–65)