I noticed the site had gone down on February 15 as well, but thought my inability to access it had something to do with my being in Hungary. Anyway, the site remained inaccessible for the better part of a month; for all intents and purposes, Reaction Times did appear to have shut down (or had been forced to shut down) permanently.
In his post, Dr. Charlton noted Reaction Times had not been a specifically a Christian aggregator, but it had featured a few prominent Christian blogs. Hence, from a Christian perspective, its sudden disappearance could only be viewed as a loss, despite everything.
Soon after Bruce Charlton reported on the apparent demise of Reaction Times, Sasha Melnik posted a comment on Notions in which he announced plans to launch a new blog aggregator to fill the void Reaction Times had left behind.
After a little experimenting, Sasha decided to skip the sagging alt-right content listed on Reaction Times and craft a specifically Christian blog aggregator instead featuring prominent bloggers such as Bruce Charlton, Vox Day, William Briggs, John C. Wright, and Roosh Valizadeh as well as lesser known Christian blogs such as From the Narrow Desert, No Longer Reading, and yes, yours truly.
Sasha named the aggregator Synlogos and employed the first verse from the Fourth Gospel as its subtitle. From a Christian perspective, Synlogos has proven to be a far more engaging and useful site than Reaction Times ever was.
So a big thank you to Sasha Melnik for his vision and continuing efforts!
Interestingly enough, just last week I accidentally discovered that Reaction Times was back up and running. The site's sudden reappearance is just as mysterious as its sudden disappearance six weeks ago was. As far as I can tell, it's back to business as usual over at Reaction Times, which is good.
Nevertheless, its temporary absence helped give rise to Synlogos, which is even better.
Note added: If you have not yet visited Synlogos, I strongly recommend you do. In a comment on Bruce Charlton's Notions on March 15, Sasha Melnik noted the reappearance of Reaction Times: "It appears neorxn.com is back up and running." To which Bruce Charlton replied, "Now that we have synlogos, thanks to you; neorxn has been superseded!"
My sentiments exactly.