Forum Guidelines: Rules and Expectations for Scientific Discussions

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Hello! My name is Eleonora but you can call me Leo. I'm a girl. I love mathematics and physics and I aspire to become a theoretical physicist one day (or maybe this will change someday, but for now it's my biggest life goal). I still go to school. I want to self-study physics and find fellow people who love discussing all things science. If you can speak german, talk to me in german, because I live in there and I can speak it fluently. But I don't have a problem communicating in english. I would love to find some new friends and we could support eachother on this long learning path.
Love y'all!
 
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Welcome to the forum.

Just FYI, we don't do posts on this forum in any language other than English.
 
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phinds said:
Welcome to the forum.

Just FYI, we don't do posts on this forum in any language other than English.
Got it.
 
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physicsgirly said:
I also have a question: is there a guideline for this forum because I didn't find one yet?
It is not very complicated. The main rules are:
  • if it looks like homework, then we treat it as homework
  • if it is homework, we require some effort from your side because we want to teach, not solve homework problems; and it helps us to figure out where the difficulties are
  • no politics, no religion, no philosophy, no speculations
The speculation part is a bit tricky. We require some effort from our members, e.g. Google or Wikipedia searches for questions about facts. Users sometimes display their own (usually wrong) theory of a certain subject as a statement, which would be speculation and thus not allowed.

"Do black holes rotate?" is allowed, "Black holes do not rotate." is forbidden. However, I think it is more a male thing that they phrase their "questions" as "statements" in expectation of an argument instead of admitting to being clueless.
 
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