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Discussion in 'Site Help, Feedback, & Announcements' started by gotrootdude, Jan 26, 2006.

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  1. gotrootdude

    gotrootdude Thread Starter

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    I regularly post help, thoughts, and ideas on science related questions posed on other sites. Since this is "help on the net", is it possible to add a new thread under random discussion possibly labeled "Science and technology"?
    People could post homework questions there, or discuss feasibility for their technical projects, or just collaborate on intellectual science,math,physics,etc related topics. :)
     
  2. kronus

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    I'll vote for that! Great idea.
     
  3. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    I'm not sure if you mean as a thread, a forum or a sub-forum? If you do really mean thread, you could start one in the Random forum if there isn't one already. :)
     
  4. gotrootdude

    gotrootdude Thread Starter

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    I guess I meant sub-forum, a thread really wouldn't work, as I had in mind, since similar minds may miss important content. Although there may not be a lot of posts, it could be a place where people could meet and discuss things, and possible find improvements of world-wide importance.

    [Example]
    I'd really like to start a thread in the new sub-forum related to determining crystal structure, s-wave, d-wave signatures of molecules using distributed computing clients such as the fold at home project, for searching for new possible super-conductors. Etc.

    These types of topics don't really fit in the realm of TSG's forums, and there's really not a good area of the web for group discussion beyond specialized newsgroups. :eek: Unfortunately, most of the specialized newsgroups aren't searchable in a meaningful way, like TSG is.
     
  5. buck52

    buck52 Banned

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    Howdy gotrootdude... please take no offfense but

    You really think there would be any meaningful interest... a forum with people of the next intelligence level might be better... :)

    start a thread in Random and bump it from time to time....

    buck
     
  6. gotrootdude

    gotrootdude Thread Starter

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    Depends on who sees it.

    No offense taken. I was mainly giving an example how the sub-forum could be used. Just like a place for help with homework problems for students.

    Have you looked around lately for forums of this nature?
     
  7. JohnWill

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    I think people should do their own homework! :p ;)
     
  8. buck52

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    Hi again

    sorry ...I would fall in the NO "meaningful interest" category ;)

    Now if you would like to talk about new wood lathe turning techniques you will get my attention... :p

    buck
     
  9. loserOlimbs

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    I would like to see a science forum, now s-wave and d-wave may be a little over my head, but I would read it and learn something, and I'm sure eventually I could contribute something.

    Actually earlier today I saw Valis was having a debate over force convection being an effective way of cooling a PC in space, there is the interest I think.
     
  10. Guyzer

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    That would peek my interest as well especially if it could feature dowel making on those things. That's art baby, pure art.:D
     
  11. gotrootdude

    gotrootdude Thread Starter

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    There's already a place to talk about new wood lathe turning techniques, that fit's in the DIY sub-forum. Why not post some pics and tips on your work in there.
     
  12. buck52

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    think we should probably avoid doing the homework thing. I'm all for the science and tech, tho. Could be some real interesting discussions/debates in there.
     
  14. lotuseclat79

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    Hi gotrootdude,

    Checkout http://www.physorg.com Forums. You might like what you see there for posting such threads.

    -- Tom
     
  15. TechGuy

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    Most forums appear from a need -- for example, we see a ton of security issues in the Windows XP forum and create a new forum just for Security. Create a new thread, as suggested, and see what happens. If it becomes popular enough, we'll try it. (There are exceptions to this rule, by the way, and we can always open a forum we expect to be popular and see what happens. If it isn't, we can close it and throw the threads into Random.)
     
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