Why did you join this forum.

Discussion in 'Free Thoughts' started by Xelasnave.1947, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    Why did you join this forum?

    I am not sure why I joined other than on the one hand mainstream science is supported those who are clearly anti mainstream have their say without getting immediately banned.

    I think the tolerance of the moderators is wonderful.

    The tussles and back and forth I find alarmingly entertaining.

    Above all I like the steady flow of new information, particulary the dedication of plasma inferno posting most interesting reports.

    I like the fact that politics and religion can be discussed perhaps argued upon.

    If you would like to share why you became a member please do so but lets be possitive and not drift into grizzleland. That could be another thread if someone thinks it is called for.
    Alex
     
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  3. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    Immoderate moderators on another site led me to seek another science forum.
    And this one seemed to offer "the tolerance of the moderators".
     
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  5. dumbest man on earth Real Eyes Realize Real Lies Valued Senior Member

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    I joined looking to engage in Honest, Earnest, Open and Intelligent Discussions.
     
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  7. PaulJames Banned Banned

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    I also. For discussion and knowledge! In a google search sciforums is #1 forum!
     
  8. PaulJames Banned Banned

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    ...because he caught the bagel.

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  9. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    I joined when my primary science website went down for a few days.
     
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  10. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    I joined both this and The Science Forum when I retired, in order to learn more about science and to share what I know with others. It has been a good way of prompting me to revise quite a lot of chemistry and physics and I find some of the topics raised here interesting (Plasma Infernol provides a good service on what's in the news, for instance.).

    As I have explained on the other thread, I have come to the conclusion that some degree of tolerance for cranks and nitwits is important to the functioning of the forum, so I do not resent that in principle (provided the dose I receive of such people is controlled.

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  11. ajanta Registered Senior Member

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    Because I never talked to scientists before

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    Real answer: I did it to learn and i'm learning.
     
  12. Bowser Namaste Valued Senior Member

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    I joined years back when it was a personal project of the owner, before there was moderation. It has evolved over the years. I suppose some topics raise my interest, so I drop in from time to time to have a look and maybe participate. I think it has a progressive bent where social and political issues are concerned, and it serves as a good indicator regarding the mindset of that train of thought.
     
  13. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    I joined this forum awhile ago.

    People were migrating from another forum it seemed.
     
  14. arfa brane call me arf Valued Senior Member

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    I joined this forum because I thought it would help me improve my plans for world domination!

    And here we are.
     
  15. paddoboy Valued Senior Member

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    I joined when another science forum I participated in went belly up.
    My main areas of interest are the astronomical and cosmological sciences and space exploration/travel.
     
  16. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    And:
    As with other science forums and the sculpture community, I have come to gain and share knowledge and insights.
    My main interests have been clustered under anthropology; including, but not limited to, archaeology, psychology, paleoclimatology, philosophy, comparative mythologies, art, architecture, and urban planning/ecology.

    (what a wonderful and wonder filled creature is man)
     
  17. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    I stumbled into SciForums around 1997. I was amazed to discover a lot of discussions of language and linguistics. Little did I know that a few years later they'd establish a Linguistics subforum since they had found somebody (me) who could moderate it.
     
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  20. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    To be honest, I think I joined this forum to argue with cranks and nitwits. Not that I hope to change their minds but it helps to clarify in my mind why they're cranks and nitwits.
     
  21. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    I must've missed that step in the Scientific Method that says call anyone who doesn't conform to your beliefs or personal worldview "cranks" and "nitwits".
     
  22. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    Well, there you go!
     
  23. trevor borocz johnson Registered Senior Member

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    I can remember back years ago when this forum was just sticks and potatoes. "Sticks and potatoes!" you'd yell and then get undressed down to your underwear and wait on the edge of your seat in an intense sweat for those replies come rollin in.
     

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