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Closing of the chemistry subforum

  1. Apr 1, 2014 #1

    Borek

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    After discussion with Greg we decided to close the chemistry subforum. It doesn't attract a lot of traffic, so we decided it will be better to post just a link to chemicalforums.com where the questions will better fit (and will get better answers) anyway.

    Old threads will be moved in a near future, probably around April 5th-7th.
     
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  3. Apr 1, 2014 #2

    jedishrfu

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    The demise of Chemistry such a sad day :-(
     
  4. Apr 1, 2014 #3

    dlgoff

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    It's a Blue Day in PF history. :(
     
  5. Apr 1, 2014 #4

    ZapperZ

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    Unfortunately, we have had a few issues with maintaining a number of areas on PF lately. You'll recall that, until recently, the Blogs section was also slated to be removed from PF. It has its reprieve for now, but who knows how long that will last.

    It is too bad that we can't keep the Chemistry forum. Please note that we will start entertaining chemistry discussions within the Atomic/Molecular/Solid State/Condensed Matter section of the Physics subforums as soon as the Chemistry forum is gone.

    Zz.
     
  6. Apr 1, 2014 #5
    Chemicals are just not safe, ever. We should never use them. Sorry guys! Case closed! We are looking into replacing the forum with something people seem to enjoy like a Justin Bieber or Miley Cyrus forum.
     
  7. Apr 1, 2014 #6

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    The sad truth is that no one is really studying chemistry these days. Thanks to shows like Big Bang theory my university had ten applicants for every one physics position and only ten applicants total for the chemistry department!

    It's not too bad though. Chemistry is just half physics half biology anyway, a mentor from each of those sub forums working as a team can easily deal with any requests we may in the future.
     
  8. Apr 1, 2014 #7
    MgO!
     
  9. Apr 1, 2014 #8

    AlephZero

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    Which is the correct subforum for boring chemistry discussions? :biggrin:

    (Am I the only person to notice what today's date is? Last year Micromass threatened to close down the cat pictures thread...)
     
  10. Apr 1, 2014 #9

    russ_watters

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    Closing a forum is a lot more serious of an issue than closing a thread.
     
  11. Apr 1, 2014 #10

    Evo

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    I have to admit I often wondered why we had a chemistry section. I have to agree with Ryan, any chemistry questions can easily be answered in "Other Sciences".
     
  12. Apr 1, 2014 #11

    Monique

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    Really? I have completed a BSc degree in chemistry and it was doing as well as the biology BSc. Many went on to industry, such as working for Shell or even for musea: restoring paintings. I guess for MSc or PhD level it could be different.

    So with the Chemistry forum closing, can we open a Diagnostics forum in its place? There is a lot of demand for that.
     
  13. Apr 1, 2014 #12

    micromass

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    To be honest, chemistry isn't really a science anyway...
     
  14. Apr 1, 2014 #13
    Yeah I thought it had to do with dating. PF is not a dating site.
     
  15. Apr 1, 2014 #14

    micromass

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    You better not be thinking of closing down the relationships forum!!!
     
  16. Apr 1, 2014 #15
    Finding some luck in there? :)
     
  17. Apr 1, 2014 #16

    micromass

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    You can say a lot about relationships, but at the very least it's more rigorous than the chemistry forum! The amount of crackpottery I saw in there...
     
  18. Apr 1, 2014 #17

    jedishrfu

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    Developing relationships sometimes become relatives.
     
  19. Apr 1, 2014 #18

    dlgoff

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  20. Apr 1, 2014 #19

    epenguin

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    We know physicists are really just frustrated chemists. :approve:
     
  21. Apr 1, 2014 #20

    micromass

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    Hmm, perhaps we should close the physics subforum too then. We all know mathematics is the only truth in the world.
     
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