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More democratic process in awarding of medals

  1. Sep 8, 2004 #1

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    I think the medal system is a great way to honor those who take time out of their busy days to help students learn more effectively, or post creative ideas that even experts can learn from. I think that instead of mentors being the only ones able to decide who gets the recognition, we (all the members of the forum) should have a way to nominate certain people we see who stand out, but still don't get noticed. Also, as was mentioned in the "medals" post, I think a greater variety of medals should be created (medals for Math, Chem, Biology, and Philosophy all come to mind).
     
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  3. Sep 8, 2004 #2

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    If you think there is someone deserving, post it here, the nomination will be discussed by the Mentors. I believe that awarding the medals is an ongoing process, we did a very quick selection in the first round picking the easy and obvious. I am sure that there are others who deserve a medal that were missed in that first round. I am also sure, due to the changing nature of the forum, and human nature, that there will always be someone who should have one that does not. I would request that if you feel you deserve a medal, please be patient, continue posting physically (or scientifically) sound information, while we sort out the ones that have been missed.

    BTW: I have posted this without consulting Greg or Chroot, If they disagree with this post, I am sure they will let us know. :)
     
  4. Sep 8, 2004 #3
    Right on Integral,

    I too have have been posting on a regular basis from the moment I signed on to this forum, yet not recieved a medal.

    I think that the people who already have a medal should decide whether a potential candidated should be rewarded or not. In the mean time, anyone who wants a medal can do only one thing : post marvellous answers to ,eeuuhh "intelligent" questions

    regards
    marlon
     
  5. Sep 9, 2004 #4

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    I didn't mean to come off as being disappointed at not receiving a medal (i'd actually be pretty surprised if I did receive one, since i'm just a lowly undergrad, and nowhere near being a science expert :blushing: ) I've just noticed a few people on the homework help sections who take up a lot of slack in answering tons of questions with excellent advice. I'll be sure to mention them here (everyone else should do the same.)
     
  6. Sep 9, 2004 #5
    I think we shouldn't lose sight of the bigger picture, by getting upset because you didn't get a medal. Nobody on the street will congratulate you because you have a medal on a forum.

    Continue helping people, make informative, funny, interesting or insightful replies. And gradually people will notice if you're making a contribution. If you're an old, humorless nag then people will notice it too.
     
  7. Sep 9, 2004 #6

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    Hey! Lets not get personal! :grumpy:
     
  8. Sep 9, 2004 #7
    That wasn't intended for you nor to the 99 percent of mentors /members.
     
  9. Sep 9, 2004 #8

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    No problem :smile:

    Likewise my first post was not pointed at anyone in particular but to all in general.
     
  10. Sep 9, 2004 #9
    Simple Answer:
    If you don't have a medal yet and want one continue to help people with correct answers in specific areas of study
     
  11. Sep 10, 2004 #10

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    As was mentioned, feel free to nominate members.

    Also, we periodically hold a "members award" thingy where everyone gets to vote on things like "physics expert", "most helpful", "whitest teeth" (kidding), etc. It's been a while since our last one. Perhaps we'll do another soon.
     
  12. Sep 10, 2004 #11

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    There are a few other people who I think probably desvre medals, but the one that mainly springs to mind is humanino.
     
  13. Sep 10, 2004 #12
    Can i have a medal? :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
     
  14. Sep 11, 2004 #13

    Hmmm, i don't think it is gonna work like that. :uhh:

    Can't blame a guy for trying though, :cool:

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    marlon
     
  15. Sep 11, 2004 #14
    I think Marlon deserves a medal for the clarity and depth of his answers to many very difficult topics on these forums - particularly as regards qft and qm and nuclei and particles.
     
  16. Sep 12, 2004 #15
    I nominate marlon............: ) esp. for his help in quantum and nuclei and particles boards. Besides marlon, humanino.....
     
  17. Sep 14, 2004 #16
    Hi,
    Thanks Rothiemurchus and misogynisticfeminist for the support. Glad to hear my answers are "somehow" usefull. :biggrin:

    regards
    marlon :cool:
     
  18. Sep 16, 2004 #17
    Heyyy Humanino,

    When are we gonna get our medal ???? :uhh: :uhh:

    I know you want one tooo... :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin: :devil:

    regards
    marlon :smile:
     
  19. Sep 16, 2004 #18

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    I too, would like to add that marlon and humanino have been very helpful with physics questions. :smile:
     
  20. Sep 16, 2004 #19

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    Congratulations to our newest medal recipients:

    humanino
    marlon
    Tide
    Clausius2

    You all have been deserving medals for a while now -- thanks for your patience, and thanks so much for being a huge part of what makes PF special!

    Keep those nominations coming!

    - Warren
     
  21. Sep 16, 2004 #20

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    In addiiton, I have changed the language from "Science Expert" to "Science Advisor" to make sure no one feels burdened by being labelled an "expert." The meaning of the medal has not changed.

    - Warren
     
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