a while back i posted a new thread asking for a sticky about how students should really not ask for advice about course content and choice here for a variety of reasons. sadly, in my opinion, that thread was moved elsewhere "to gain a wider audience" though i believe it only therefore gained a narrower (in terms of interested parties) audience. so, in the light of the "calculus for physics" thread, where yet another reply is given pointing out that courses are non-standard and we can't gve full advice or even any necessarily relevant advice i am restating my appeal to have firm guidelines in this forum about what is and isn't suitable material. there are nationality concerns, lack of relevant information, and of course the possibility that people misinterpret the information given here in good faith *and with on accurate knowledge of the all details of the situation being asked about*. this is peculiar to the university environment, questions about standardized syllabi are for my moeny acceptable (eg about A-Level or SAT or GRE) but asking "should i take calc 2 if i want to do a physics minor" for example is not, in my opinion, admissable if that is all the information they give. at least in the latest thread that made me think about this the poster gave a list (albeit lacking information). and please, dont' move this thread to another forum, copy and link if possible, fine, but it is of most interest to those who post here, and perhaps only them.