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  1. Jun 16, 2005 #1
    Does anyone have any links to other forums like this one? I've used google to find some other forums but this one is the best i've seen so far. :surprised
     
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  3. Jun 16, 2005 #2

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  4. Jun 16, 2005 #3
    come on there has to be at least a few more.
     
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  6. Jun 17, 2005 #5

    PerennialII

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    yeah and [itex]\infty[/itex] higher depth count.
     
  7. Jun 17, 2005 #6

    JamesU

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    actually, that board sucks (science forums.net)
     
  8. Jun 17, 2005 #7

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    JamesU

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    they have great smilies though
     
  10. Jun 17, 2005 #9

    robphy

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    ...but can they do [tex]\LaTeX[/tex]?
     
  11. Jun 17, 2005 #10

    Tom Mattson

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    IMO, scienceforums.net is the only one that comes close. If you go there look for swansont, Severian, Martin, and dave for physics/math stuff. You can also find some PF regulars there, such as Janus, Matt Grime, and myself.

    And they have LaTeX.
     
  12. Jun 17, 2005 #11
    SFN seems quite dead compared to PF, IMO.
     
  13. Jun 17, 2005 #12

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    Ebla Forum includes a section on the history and philosophy of science (and math?) which is, IMHO, of considerably greater depth than PF's on the same topic (perhaps not as lively though!).

    Similarly, I expect there are other fora at least as good as PF's in areas outside its core (physics, astronomy/astrophysics/cosmology), e.g. in botany, geology, psychology.
     
  14. Jun 17, 2005 #13
    content is similar

    i post there too

    indeed, far less activity then there is in here

    marlon
     
  15. Jun 17, 2005 #14
    I really thought that when i posted this question that there would be at the least 10 new sites that i'd learn about. I guess physics forums is a universe unto itself. BTW Nereid i like that site.
     
  16. Jun 17, 2005 #15

    Tom Mattson

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    I could post links to 10 other forums that claim to be dedicated to science, but I wouldn't be doing you any favors by doing so. Most are unmoderated or have no committment to academic or scientific integrity.
     
  17. Jun 17, 2005 #16

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    There's no point in comparing PF and other science forums.It's like putting an oversized lion and a bunch of kittens in a boxing ring...

    Daniel.
     
  18. Jun 17, 2005 #17
    Indeed. It is heresy to compare this forum to other 'comparable' forums.
     
  19. Jun 17, 2005 #18
    what makes this site so special? I personally love this place,that's why i've given money to it. But what is the dynamic that makes this site "work" while others do not? how long has this site been around?
     
  20. Jun 17, 2005 #19

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    It's hard to isolate one "ingredient" of the physicsforums.com recipe as that which makes the site the best on the web. We have an unbelievably qualified and dedicated staff, we have thousands and thousands of intelligent, well-spoken members. We have math typesetting. We have loads of google traffic. We help tons of kids with their homework. We have professional physicists, astronomers, biologists, chemists, and more (many of them, in fact!). We are a relatively strongly-censored forum, in that we have a no-nonsense policy. We quickly eliminate spam, off-topic nonsense, crackpot theories, and the like. We try to keep the overall quality of posts very high here; in the process we do, in fact, turn away a lot of people. Perhaps the "closed" nature of the forum is what makes it work so smoothly.

    - Warren
     
  21. Jun 17, 2005 #20

    dextercioby

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    I guess we've got a good owner.:wink:Greg's got other sites,too.The forum's advertised there,too.The homework idea was & still is a real hit.I mean,just think how many lazy people are in this world.The success was guaranteed.

    It's all about marketing and knowing that an info,a reccomandation or a piece of advise is worth a lot.

    Daniel.
     
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