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  1. Porfiry Nomad Registered Senior Member

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    I suppose I should read my web server logs more often

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    Does anyone remember <A HREF="http://www.newsreality.com/science/">this</A> (and <A HREF="http://www.newsreality.com/world/">this</A>)? I'm amazed to see it's still there (I must have forgotten to remove it), and it's still working (sure the news is 2 years old).

    Actually, I think the design is pretty cool. Nice and minimalist, the way I like it. Ah well, this was a project that failed due to my totally elementary programming skills at that time. I could probably pull something like this off again in a fraction of the time now that I actually have some formal CS training (supposedly the highly-anticipated (/me seeding imaginations) successor to exosci.com).
     
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  3. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Valued Senior Member

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    The words are familiar

    But that's about it, to be honest. But I like the minimalism. Visual organization is something that has gone by the wayside in general these days.

    thanx,
    Tiassa

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  5. Pro. Max Arturo Good God, I'm not Howard! Registered Senior Member

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    The Science Chronicles?

    I must say that the format of News reality.com/world is almost precisely the type of science news page that I have been hoping to see at science forums.

    In addition to the news links which are listed on the main page, I would like to see a corner of the page, with avatar picture links of post moderators and the name of the forum(s) of which each moderates over. From a moderators link button, one could go to a whole page which contains all science news of that particular forum and would be posted by the moderator of that forum.

    Perhaps each forum could be customized to reflect the particular science subject. For instance, the Astronomy, Exobiology, and Cosmology page might have a few graphics and font to add to the experience. Sci-fi enthusiasts and Pseudoscience might have a page which would have UFO pics and custom fonts to reflect the feel of that particular subculture (perhaps an "X-files" look). Philosophy and religion would have a religious look to the page.

    Any submissions by readers of a particular forum could be checked and controlled for content by the moderator or managing editor before they would be posted as true science news. If such submissions were found to be especially noteworthy, then they could be perhaps posted on the main science news page (Headline page). Having said this, I would add that I am <u>not suggesting</u> that the actual discussion forums be changed at all. The members would still be able to post discussions as before.

    I must say that I would like to see more in the way of picture graphics. Recently I have noticed that there are pictures being posted in science forums, <b>(from the more respected members).</b> The member, "wet1," has often managed to clarify points of science by providing pictures to the other members as a visual aid that I find to be quite a positive addition to science forums.

    <img src="http://www.f8.com/FP/Russia/RSIMG/TRC.gif">
    <p><img src="http://www.f8.com/FP/Russia/RSIMG/Russie.gif"></p>

    <p>These graphics seem to feed the imagination and thus stimulate discussion. They also make the whole site more attractive. In fact I recently added a couple pictures to a discussion of "The Philadelphia Experiment", per the request of another member. I also included a brief historical account of the subject. http://www.sciforums.com/t3164/s/thread.html </p>

    If such a News site were to be created, I believe that it should be integrated with "Sciforums.com" in such a way that the readers could access it easily. Perhaps a logo/link could be placed in the top right hand side of all "Sciforums.com" pages, just as the logo/link for "Sciforums.com" appears in the top left hand corner of each page. <br><img src="http://www.sciforums.com/images2/sciforums/sciforums2_1.gif">

    Perhaps the logo/link for "The Science Chronicles" page could appear in a different color as well, such as red-white-grey, etc..... This should certainly draw the readers eye to the contrasting color and thereby increase accessibility to the links that often appear camouflaged to those who are not so computer savy.


    my two cents worth,

    Pro. Max Arturo
     
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  7. HOWARDSTERN HOWARDSTERN has logged out.... Registered Senior Member

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    The Science Chronicles? Sci-fi channel!1!

    Dave, you could look like that the bald headed editor of the chronicle, I'll bet!

    But I guess this makes Pro max look like the character with the pig snout!!!!!!

    In a Howard twisted kind of way, this would be a laugh!

    I offer my servicess as senior truth correspondant!!!!!


    But seriousaly now DAVE!

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    Well fu*k that!!!!! I can't be serious right now! Where is dexter?

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  8. Pro. Max Arturo Good God, I'm not Howard! Registered Senior Member

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    With no respect to the previous gibberish.

    As I was saying, the integration of a sister site would be quite agreeable. I have taken the liberty of illustrating my previous suggestions as follows:

    <img src="http://www.sciforums.com/images2/sciforums/sciforums2_1.gif"> in the upper left hand corner, with: <img src="http://www.sciforums.com/t3460/s/attachment.php?s=&postid=48058">in the upper right hand corner of each page.
     

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