We are all members of an amazing community of science and math passionate people from all over the globe. However, "amazing" doesn't just happen over night or by itself. "Amazing" happens when members take pride and responsibility for the health of the community. It's like a tomato plant. The tasty fruit the plant provides does not happen by accident. The seed must be planted in good soil, have fresh water, lots of sun and be pest free etc. Only then can you enjoy the tasty fruit. At its heart PF is only an empty vessel. PF is what you put into it. Let's put the "amazing" into it! Here are some basic ways you can improve and support PF Visit everyday and participate The easiest and most basic way to support PF is to simply use it. Visit every day, see what is new and reply when you have something to add. Participation is the blood in the PF veins. Quality, civility and productivity are the antibodies against any nasties that stop by. Link to PF on your webpage The best way you can promote PF is by linking to PF via your website. If you run a website, blog or college web page, consider adding a link to PF. That way visitors to your site will become aware of the awesome resource that is PF. This also works on social media profile pages. Reply to Unanswered Threads Members often join the community because they have a question or are looking for advice. PF believes every thread should receive a response. Even if it just to ask for more information. Replying to a thread shows that member respect. Share on Social Media The new way to find interesting content is through social media sites. If you come across a thread you found interesting consider sharing the link on your favorite social media sites. This helps PF get more members. More members means more diverse discussions. There a few social media links at the bottom of every thread to help you. Otherwise just copy and paste the URL. Share with friends and colleagues Many members are going to school for a science degree or work in a science profession. That means you have access to loads of other people who might find PF interesting. Do them a favor and tell them about PF. If you out in a public place and you hear someone talking science, tell them about PF. They will thank you! Upgrade to Gold Membership Being a Gold member shows the community you are serious about making sure PF is financially stable. Physics Forums costs are near four figures so every little bit helps. Gold members also get a bunch of valuable perks. You can also easily donate directly using this link. Post PF flyers around campus If you want to help people who most need you must promote where they are. Pinning up PF flyers on campus tack boards is a great way for students and professors to learn about PF. Nearby coffee shops and cafes also often have tack boards. Buy on Amazon etc via PF PF has opened affiliate account with your favorite online stores. That means if you click a link to one of these stores on PF then PF receives around 7% of your purchase amount. That really helps with our bills! Great for when you are shopping for a holiday or the new school semester. Like and Thank members that help you Lots of members spend a great deal of effort helping others. The only way they know if their efforts are appreciated is by replying to the thread with a "Thanks" or clicking the "Like" button inside their reply you enjoyed. Showing appreciation will make it more likely they will help you again in the future. So share the love and "Like" away! Download PF Mobile App The mobile age is here and PF has responded by offering an iOS and Android app. Only downside is that they don't display LaTeX. If you have a smart phone you need these for quick and effective forum use. Download today! Become a PF Insights Author The Insights blog is off to an amazing start. It's really become an amazingly diverse collection of science and math content. Content is getting linked all over the internet and the feedback is all very positive. If you have at least a BS in a science degree and wish to contribute please apply today! Order a PF T-Shirt As low as $9.99! Wear your support around town and you'll amazed at the compliments you'll get! These are just a few basic ways you can support PF. Have you done anything that is not listed? Do you have other ways to recommend?