What is Patheos?
I’ve found that some of blogs that I used to read regularly have disappeared from their usual places, and reappeared on something called Patheos.
But what is Patheos?
You go to their main page, and you find “Editors’ Picks”, but nothing to tell you who the editors are, or why they have picked what they pick. There doesn’t seem to be any “About” page to tell you what the site is for. But it seems to be a kind of vacuum cleaner, sucking in blogs from all over. The masthead says “hosting the conversation on faith”, whatever that may mean.
There’s a tab that says “Sign In”, so I thought perhaps that might explain what one is signing in to and clicked on it, but all I got was this:
This Connection is Untrusted
You have asked Firefox to connect securely to cp.patheos.com, but we can’t confirm that your connection is secure.
Normally, when you try to connect securely, sites will present trusted identification to prove that you are going to the right place. However, this site’s identity can’t be verified.
What Should I Do?
If you usually connect to this site without problems, this error could mean that someone is trying to impersonate the site, and you shouldn’t continue.
Not very reassuring, but I’m still curious about why some bloggers have apparently moved their blogs to there.