Superstringtheory.com reopened ? No.


by pelastration
Tags: reopened, superstringtheorycom
pelastration
pelastration is offline
#1
Apr4-04, 12:06 PM
pelastration's Avatar
P: 515
Some of us used to post on 'The Official String Theory Web Site' of Patricia Schwartz. That was fun. But page by page the site went off the Net. Then it was closed.

http://www.superstringtheory.com/forum/forums_i.html

That webpage states:

"Forum closed until April 2
We're moving to a new server and building a new forum. The forum will be shut down until then. It will be much better when it reopens -- I PROMISE!!"

It appears Patricia forgot to put the year of reopening: April 3, 2005? April 3, 2009? ...
Phys.Org News Partner Physics news on Phys.org
Better thermal-imaging lens from waste sulfur
Scientists observe quantum superconductor-metal transition and superconducting glass
New technique detects microscopic diabetes-related eye damage
selfAdjoint
selfAdjoint is offline
#2
Apr4-04, 12:19 PM
Emeritus
PF Gold
P: 8,147
I was taking one of their courses, and the moderator said he would email us when the new server came up. No email yet.
pelastration
pelastration is offline
#3
Apr4-04, 01:15 PM
pelastration's Avatar
P: 515
Quote Quote by selfAdjoint
I was taking one of their courses, and the moderator said he would email us when the new server came up. No email yet.
Thanks selfAdjoint, for that info. That saves us the time to go and check and find nothing changed.

dirk

Eh
Eh is offline
#4
Apr4-04, 02:06 PM
P: 683

Superstringtheory.com reopened ? No.


Goody, the forums will open soon so Kx21 can spam the hell out of them.
quartodeciman
quartodeciman is offline
#5
Apr4-04, 03:35 PM
P: 383
Ah! Memories linger of master posters from superstringtheory.com forums. My three favorites were:

Dr. Syed Ameen (homepage) --->
http://ameen-syed.tripod.com/DR_SYED_AMEEN/id1.html

William Taggart (Time Density Mass - Zeno, TDM in paranoia sauce - Thurlby Computers site seems to be gone) --->
http://www.crownedanarchist.com/timedensitymass.htm

kx21 (homepage - you don't need other people to make a discussion) --->
http://www.kx21.com/

I suspect Pat Schwartz's forums didn't turn out to be the high-level thing she desired. But she worked hard to make an amazing educational resource out of the surrounding tutorials.

Quart
Eh
Eh is offline
#6
Apr4-04, 03:38 PM
P: 683
You know, all it would take is a good moderator or two. A board specifically for all garbage posts to be placed (that is called the theory development forum at PF) would go a long way.
Tom Mattson
Tom Mattson is offline
#7
Apr4-04, 03:54 PM
Emeritus
Sci Advisor
PF Gold
Tom Mattson's Avatar
P: 5,540
That, and some new Form Software. I hate that old early 90's style where the posts are listed with indentations denoting replies.
pelastration
pelastration is offline
#8
Apr4-04, 04:21 PM
pelastration's Avatar
P: 515
Quote Quote by quartodeciman
Indeed. Remember Dr. Syed Ameen holding conversations with this alter-ego? LOL. For both ID's he used to start the same remarkable way: with the full date on top.
ranyart
ranyart is offline
#9
Apr4-04, 04:47 PM
P: 368
Quote Quote by quartodeciman

I suspect Pat Schwartz's forums didn't turn out to be the high-level thing she desired. But she worked hard to make an amazing educational resource out of the surrounding tutorials.

Quart
I think most people who ventured there would know of her just rewards:http://www.theory.caltech.edu/people...cia/tphys.html

The site was just not a sound-off forum?
Eh
Eh is offline
#10
Apr4-04, 08:09 PM
P: 683
I think the old WWW board is still much better for getting search engine traffic to the site. A lot of search engines won't even index pages with some of the new software, though the majors do.
quartodeciman
quartodeciman is offline
#11
Apr5-04, 12:57 PM
P: 383
The old index trees were very good when topics bushed out into various subdisputes. You could post replies at exactly the right sublevels. But all that required continuous maintenance and soon got out of control. Superstringtheory forums did have moderators assigned at one point several years ago, but they were nameless and never seemed to do anything. As far as I could tell, the moderators were not participants in the discussions. Spam became like dark matter and energy, dominant over the normal discussion postings. There were just too many cowpiles to avoid in that field. {SNIFF!} It was my first online discussion group ever.

From her welcome messages in 1999, I surmise that PS hoped that physics/astronomy undergrads, graduates and postdocs might meet on the forums. That didn't really happen much.
Greg Bernhardt
Greg Bernhardt is online now
#12
Apr6-04, 11:31 AM
Admin
Greg Bernhardt's Avatar
P: 8,534
I think Dr. Schwartz should outsource her discussion needs to PF
sol2
sol2 is offline
#13
Apr6-04, 11:39 AM
sol2's Avatar
P: 915
Quote Quote by Greg Bernhardt
I think Dr. Schwartz should outsource her discussion needs to PF
We don't want to monopolize, do we? This might lead to segregation, between the very rich, and the every poor?:)

Freedom of choice and one soon realizes what can be partition to the garbage and what won't.

Medium of expression have to be available to all peoples, or you end up with censored information? The watch dogs, are always waiting in the wings to correct. Do you trust their abilites? I d

Some have the pure devotion of education, and their hearts shine through. Others are just not to patient.:)

I have just broken my rule about staying in Kaku's forum. Is there a probelm with this?
sol2
sol2 is offline
#14
Apr6-04, 11:42 AM
sol2's Avatar
P: 915
Quote Quote by ranyart
I think most people who ventured there would know of her just rewards:http://www.theory.caltech.edu/people...cia/tphys.html

The site was just not a sound-off forum?
I agree Ranyart.

This has become a valuable teaching tool....for the ole folk.. who had missed the opportunties in life and now have been given a second chance.


Register to reply

Related Discussions
Is superstringtheory a quantum theory ? Beyond the Standard Model 3
Help me to introduction in superstring theory what is it ? Beyond the Standard Model 3
Oklahoma City Case Reopened: Government Sting Gone Wrong? Current Events 1