Curious about the "General Physics" section change

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Seems like its been removed and a section on "Other Physics Topics" has been added, and I'm just curious as to why
 

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"General Physics" was too vague, with too many threads ending up there that would fit better in other sections. The name change should ensure that it is only for threads that don't belong anywhere else.
 
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"General Physics" was too vague, with too many threads ending up there that would fit better in other sections. The name change should ensure that it is only for threads that don't belong anywhere else.
oh i see, and seems like the non-physics General sections are fine lol
 
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oh i see, and seems like the non-physics General sections are fine lol
We are primarily a physics forum, so yeah, the other "General" sections are fine.
 
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oh i see, and seems like the non-physics General sections are fine lol
Not really. General Math tends to become the bin for all threads when people were too lazy to think about where their question really belongs to. Half of all threads could be moved elsewhere.

I am also not happy with "Analysis" in the title for the topology thread. "Functional Analysis" would be ok, but the way it is, it is just doubling the calculus forum. I know, that there can be made a distinction between calculus and analysis in the English-speaking world, but all reasons I have read so far were merely an excuse for the stupid use of the word calculus instead of analysis. Similar to the stupid use of the word algebra for basic calculations.

You see: Any forum classification is necessarily incomplete and by its nature a compromise among students, professors, cultures, languages, or historically given practice.
 
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That's because "General Physics" has been replaced by "Other Physics Topics."
Got it thanks.
 
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You see: Any forum classification is necessarily incomplete and by its nature a compromise among students, professors, cultures, languages, or historically given practice.
Gödel might have said that...
 

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