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2016 PF Betterment Survey

  1. Jan 12, 2016 #1
    Physics Forums is a diverse community consisting of many age groups, nationalities, education backgrounds and professions. To improve, it's important for the community to communicate its frustrations and needs. It is your duty as a member to provide such feedback. After all we're all in this together. Let's all do our part in making PF the best it can be. Now is your time with this easy 3 question survey. Do not hold back and feel free to list all those little things you've thought about when using the community.

    To help provide more incentive than just helping make PF better, if you provide your username you'll be put into a drawing. 5 members will be chosen to receive a PF t-shirt and 5 members will receive gold membership. The drawing will occur on Jan 26th.

    Fill out the survey here:
    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SFKV7NX
     
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  3. Jan 12, 2016 #2

    Drakkith

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    My only complaint is that the last batch of PF T-shirts only came in sizes Small, XXL, and Corgi. :-p
    Greg, you should give away free gold memberships to all members who put their corgis in PF shirts. For science!
     
  4. Jan 12, 2016 #3
    Truth be told half our members are actually Corgi's :smile:
     
  5. Jan 12, 2016 #4

    Drakkith

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    @phinds, did you sign your extended family up?
     
  6. Jan 12, 2016 #5

    phinds

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    Nah, my only litter of two has flown the coop and the wife refuses to have another. Says we're too old. My daughter's in Laos, which is not too bad, but my son is living in another culture entirely. He's in Brooklyn.
     
  7. Jan 12, 2016 #6

    Drakkith

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    Oh! The horror!!
     
  8. Jan 12, 2016 #7
    Already some really great feedback is coming in!
     
  9. Jan 12, 2016 #8

    davenn

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    OK , voiced my complaints ... the list is a mile long :wink::wink::biggrin: haha
     
  10. Jan 12, 2016 #9
    I didn't put this in my submission but just out of curiosity, why do we have a relationship forum?
     
  11. Jan 12, 2016 #10
    General Discussion was being overrun by such threads. We thought it better they be stored in a subforum.
     
  12. Jan 12, 2016 #11
    Predictable.
     
  13. Jan 13, 2016 #12
    You're kidding. Who would ask about that on a physics forum?
     
  14. Jan 13, 2016 #13

    haushofer

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    When your marriage is suffering under your PhD, to name one thing. :P
     
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    I think it's good have just joined
     
  17. Jan 13, 2016 #16
    That was my point. I didn't get why we have one.
     
  18. Jan 13, 2016 #17

    Drakkith

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    Well, why have a general discussion subforum at all? Who would want that on a forum for physics?

    The answer is that this site may focus on physics, but people enjoy discussing other things too.
     
  19. Jan 13, 2016 #18
    Hmmmm. Touche.
     
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    My complaint is that users shouldn't be awarded points on each and every post. The points should somehow reflect the quality of the posts of the individual.
     
  22. Jan 13, 2016 #21

    phinds

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    So, fill out the survey and say that.
     
  23. Jan 13, 2016 #22

    EJC

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    Suggestion based on personal experience:

    PF is a great place to get career/school guidance. I know because it worked wonders for me. However, the one issue I remember having is there being a proper forum to start one of these threads in. It seems like a small issue, and it probably is, but adding a forum that was specific to this sort of discussion would probably result in fewer threads started in improper forums.

    Overall, PF = :smile:
     
  24. Jan 13, 2016 #23

    phinds

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    It seems like people are missing the point of this thread. Greg did not start this thread so people would put their suggestion HERE, but so they would go to the survey and put their suggestions THERE.
     
  25. Jan 13, 2016 #24

    Ygggdrasil

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    In some ways, the "Likes received" functions in this way. Maybe this could be displayed alongside the post count.
     
  26. Jan 13, 2016 #25

    Drakkith

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    Points? What points?
     
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