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How about a Crackpot Forum?

  1. Jan 25, 2013 #1
    I dunno. I think crackpots are amusing! :tongue: How about a forum where all the crackpottery can be moved?
     
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  3. Jan 25, 2013 #2
    We tried that for 7 years. That was enough :)
     
  4. Jan 25, 2013 #3

    Astronuc

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    Not at PF!
     
  5. Jan 26, 2013 #4

    lisab

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    Try Yahoo Answers.
     
  6. Jan 26, 2013 #5
    :rofl:
     
  7. Jan 26, 2013 #6
    Can one here create a blog on his crackpot ideas?
     
  8. Jan 26, 2013 #7
    Yes, people can make crackpot blogs here. But they are usually banned very quickly after making this blog.
     
  9. Jan 26, 2013 #8
    oh that means, Physics Forums help you till PhD or after that if you be a Professor or Main Stream Science Researcher.
     
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  11. Jan 26, 2013 #10

    ZapperZ

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    Dale

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    Or sciforums.
     
  13. Jan 26, 2013 #12
    I never understood why people actually spend their time making crackpot ideas. I thought this was some sort of fringe thing in society, and then I came onto PF and crackpot ideas are a rampant threat here.
     
  14. Jan 26, 2013 #13

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    Besides the sticky thread that ZapperZ referenced, see also the one-line description on the main PF index page:

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  15. Jan 26, 2013 #14

    WannabeNewton

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    This is single-handedly the greatest post on this forum.
     
  16. Jan 26, 2013 #15

    Drakkith

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    Why must we make a Cracked Pot forum? Shouldn't we also make Split Pot, Dented Pot, and Rusty Pot forums too? Then it would just get out of hand...forums for all kinds of broken cookware! Can you imagine the horror?!
     
  17. Jan 26, 2013 #16
    Just one question: if you don't discuss any new idea what are you doing there? Just helping kids to do their homeworks?
     
  18. Jan 26, 2013 #17
    That's part of it, yes. Discussing mainstream science is another part.
     
  19. Jan 26, 2013 #18

    Evo

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    And banning crackpot sockpuppets like you.
     
  20. Jan 26, 2013 #19

    Ibix

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    Re: Re: How about a Crackpot Forum?

    Learning and discussing real science - which does include new ideas. As long as it's been published in a reputable journal, it's fine. You can even discuss a completely new unpublished idea if you're careful, by asking questions around the edges of existing science.

    What you can't do is talk nonsense, which is what crackpots do.
     
  21. Jan 26, 2013 #20
    Boy, you Mods nixed this dude like so fast it made his head spin! :)

    Anyways. I think guys like Dr. Quantum and like-minded crackpots are hilarious. And I'm no fan of Rush Limbaugh (yuck), but decades back, he had a crackpot occasionally call on the show who came up with all kinds of crazy political conspiracy theories; this forum can use something like that here, because that crackpot that did call Limbaugh kinda lent an air of levity and hilarity to an otherwise serious talk show.
    I'd listen to the program just hoping the person would call again so I (and the other listeners) would get a good laugh...

    ...lol crackpots...
     
  22. Jan 26, 2013 #21

    Drakkith

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    Except that this isn't a radio program and having people post absolute nonsense is against everything PF stands for. Besides, it's a waste of time for the members and mods to try to work with these people. You don't think they are simply going to post in a forum named "Crackpots Post Here" do you? No, they are going to post on the main forums and cause an uproar. Banning them is the ONLY viable solution because they don't listen to reason and are obsessed with their own ideas.
     
  23. Jan 26, 2013 #22
    Heck, I can be the Moderator of the crackpot forum. My signature? "I shall continue to ban IP addresses until morale improves!"
     
  24. Jan 26, 2013 #23

    ZapperZ

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    Y'know, there's nothing to prevent you from pursuing your "hobby". Just go to Usenet and SciForums and knock yourself out.

    Zz.
     
  25. Jan 26, 2013 #24

    Drakkith

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    I think the topic has been answered well enough. Requesting a lock so more people don't come in trying to defend crackpots or suggest we open a forum for them.
     
  26. Jan 26, 2013 #25

    Evo

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    Done.
     
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