What do you think of competing science forum websites?
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I don't spend a lot of time on other science forum sites, so I can't judge in depth. My impression is that PhysicsForums has had some success in attracting experts and scientists to contribute, so its discussions are considerably more technically involved. They've developed a useful strategy for homework help (with experts tagged as homework helpers, so users know they're getting good advice), and they get loads of activity. I'm not a fan of the color scheme, however.
SciForums seems less technically focused, but still very active. I haven't browsed it much.
Hypography attracts my ire because they decided to switch to using scienceforums.com as their domain name, which they had owned but not used for some time. They don't seem to have many science experts, but their community is fairly active -- about the size of SFN's, although with fewer posts, it seems.
There's a number of smaller sites, like TheScienceForum (.com or .org, take your pick), Science Chat Forum, and quite a few others. I don't have much experience with any.