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  1. Aug 14, 2005 #1
    I don't really remember how I found it. All I know is it came up in google. Can't remember why/when I was searching.
     
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  3. Aug 14, 2005 #2

    Pengwuino

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    I was brought here after a black van drove up next to me and kidnapped me. They tied me up and gagged and blindfolded me. I ended up here. I want my mommy :cry: :cry: :cry:
     
  4. Aug 14, 2005 #3
    I googled for physics forums.Guess what i found.
     
  5. Aug 14, 2005 #4

    brewnog

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    I googled for engineering forum, I think. Then got trapped, I've not been able to find the exit since.
     
  6. Aug 14, 2005 #5

    matthyaouw

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    Brewnog hit me over the head with a heavy object and when I woke up I was here*.

    *May not be true. Google may have played a more significant role than stated
     
  7. Aug 14, 2005 #6
    I found it entertaining.
     
  8. Aug 14, 2005 #7
    all i know was weeks ago i was in a garden reading about newton :approve: and suddenly an apple fell on my head out o' nowhere. :mad: i picked it up and my girlfrind seized it from me and ate it :devil: . then i think she was sent to this site from the garden. i then ate it myself and came here only for her. o:) i found my self in front of a funny box; thing called coomputtre. introhnet was ther and i read the newtons book on world wide web(i didnt know how that chapter came there out o' nowhere :surprised ) and browsed in gogooel for my G.F. i found her nowhere but got this address. :cry:
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  9. Aug 14, 2005 #8
    From Dr. Kaku's forum.
     
  10. Aug 14, 2005 #9
    When did Smurf become a Texan?
     
  11. Aug 14, 2005 #10

    *Kia*

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    I came to post a pic for wolram! :blushing:
    sounds like a line from dirty dancing - "I carried a watermelon, I CARRIED a WATERmelon"

    Liked what I saw and decided to stay and chat a while

    and decided I might learn how to spell decided :blushing: (only took me 4 attempts to type that!)
     
  12. Aug 14, 2005 #11

    wolram

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    Weeks and week of thrashing through overgrown derilict sites, i was just about
    to give up the search when, PFs poped up on my screen.
     
  13. Aug 14, 2005 #12
    greg or somebody at UW-Milwaukee but little flyers everywhere about it. I was going to school there at the time majoring in physics- so I decided to check it out. A great use of some advertising in my mind anyways.
     
  14. Aug 14, 2005 #13
    I think I was googling for "physics forums" also, needed help with stuff :redface:.
     
  15. Aug 14, 2005 #14

    dduardo

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    Dr. Kaku's forum
     
  16. Aug 14, 2005 #15

    Tsu

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    I just waited and let Ivan find it for me. I knew he'd find the right one. :approve:
     
  17. Aug 14, 2005 #16
    Yahoo (I had a streange period when I rellay lked that place???).
     
  18. Aug 14, 2005 #17

    Evo

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    I was searching for information on string theory, and this was the best of the links, started looking around and got hooked.
     
  19. Aug 14, 2005 #18

    Astronuc

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    Another member recommended it.

    I started off in the Engineering, Mathematics, Physics and Homework forums.

    Somehow I ended up in GD. :rolleyes:
     
  20. Aug 14, 2005 #19

    enigma

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    I got an email from Greg very early in PF 2.0. Must have been in 2001 or 2002.

    I think he was manually going through emails of Usenet sci.physics and inviting people.
     
  21. Aug 14, 2005 #20
    I searched google for a physics forum and guess what??? the 1st result was physicsforums.com
     
  22. Aug 14, 2005 #21

    LeonhardEuler

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    I was googling for the proof of some number theory theorem and one of the first results was a thread on the topic.
     
  23. Aug 14, 2005 #22

    Ivan Seeking

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    I had participated in a number of other forums - mainstream stuff, no fringe topics in most cases - but the lack of moderation made them practically useless. Another forum just disappeared [anyone remember Deja?] PF was the first and only immediate post [no moderation queue] forum that I found that allowed for reasonable discussions without flamers taking over the place - the difference being Greg's philosophy and the excellent staff of mentors. I was then amazed to find a very naive view of UFOs expressed in the S&D forum debates, which ticked me off and got me started on that path. [edit: and the fact that I could debate these issues withoug getting flamed] But in the very beginning it was the physics and philosophy that brought me in. Also, my first post received a response from a European member within about a couple of minutes, which absolutely blew me away. I was used to threads proceeding at a rate of a few posts per day; not several or many posts per hour!
     
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  24. Aug 14, 2005 #23

    arildno

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    I googled on "physics forums" because I was interested in seeing how the Internet could work in transmitting knowledge of physics and maths to te general public.
    I was pleasantly surprised with this site; later on, I've seen that I was very lucky in stumbling over this site first, rather than any of the crackpot-dominated forums.
     
  25. Aug 14, 2005 #24

    JamesU

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    once again, my post was deleted... EVO?! :grumpy:
     
  26. Aug 14, 2005 #25
    I was struggling with my revision back in April and need some help, so google search for "A Physics Forum" and the rest is history!
     
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