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  1. May 14, 2015 #1
    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 it's 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?
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2016
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  3. May 14, 2015 #2

    RaulTheUCSCSlug

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  4. May 14, 2015 #3
    Looks good! But you have a few images broken and the link to PF is a bit bizarre :)
     
  5. May 14, 2015 #4

    RaulTheUCSCSlug

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    Yes, I have to fix the image links unfortunately. It should be the physics forums logo right next to it! and it also is a redirect link through google to my pf profile. But I will try to learn some html over the summer to do everything myself instead of using google! :smile:
     
  6. May 14, 2015 #5
    Just use https://www.physicsforums.com ;)
     
  7. May 14, 2015 #6

    RaulTheUCSCSlug

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    Noted, I'll change it asap!
     
  8. May 15, 2015 #7
    2 things.

    1)if I buy products through amazon.in (indian) will you receive 7% ?

    2)Facebook integration is not working.(But I always share your posts)
     
  9. May 15, 2015 #8
    At this time it looks like amazon.in does not work

    For logging in? We just upgraded, can you try again?
     
  10. May 15, 2015 #9
    i am getting this error message:
    App Not Set Up: This app is still in development mode, and you don't have access to it. Switch to a registered test user or ask an app admin for permissions.
     
  11. May 15, 2015 #10
    While doing what?
     
  12. May 15, 2015 #11
    MY PF -> External accounts -> associate with facebook
     
  13. May 15, 2015 #12
    What happens when you try? On my end it says the connection is valid.
     
  14. May 16, 2015 #13
    a new tab opens and goes to facebook. then you get the error message.
    my laptop charger is damaged and im using my tab now. (same thing happens in my laptop). I will take some picture and upload asap.
     
  15. May 17, 2015 #14
    here are the pics
    Screenshot1.jpg
    Screenshot2.jpg

    after logging in,

    Screenshot3.jpg
     
  16. May 17, 2015 #15
    I think this should be fixed now
     
  17. May 18, 2015 #16
    I wonder if any member has completed all these items
     
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  20. Oct 1, 2015 #19
    You necessarily have to pay for gold membership?
     
  21. Oct 1, 2015 #20
    How do I notify you on the forums after I share my PF on social media. Oh, and which media?
     
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