PF Insights: The Official PF Blog

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In summary, PF Insights is a blog that will be filled with casual and technical commentary on all things science and math. All written by your favorite select members from the PF community. The diversity of content should be it's real strength. One week you may find an entry on a member's work experience at a particle accelerator. The next week you could find a review of the hottest pop sci book. The next week you find a tutorial on an interesting way to solve an equation. The next week an opinion piece on the lack of science funding. The next week a commentary on a big science discovery. And on and on and on, the possibilities are endless!
  • #106
Been thinking of writing an Insight? Now is the time with our yearly awards coming in two weeks!
 
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I have redone the menu and categories for Insights. The old way you could either select a category like math or a format like tutorial. The problem was you couldn't select math tutorials. Now you can!
https://www.physicsforums.com/insights

Insights is such a great resource. I hope everyone is reading and sharing what they find!
 
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What is the policy regarding an Insight submission that covers similar ground (perhaps with similarity in language and style) as the author's blog, or a document that they have posted to arXiv etc?
 
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Swamp Thing said:
What is the policy regarding an Insight submission that covers similar ground (perhaps with similarity in language and style) as the author's blog, or a document that they have posted to arXiv etc?
No problem whatsoever as long as the content is not exactly the same.
 
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Greg Bernhardt said:
No problem whatsoever as long as the content is not exactly the same.
Gotcha. Thanks.
 
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2,500,000 visitors have read a PF Insight!
 
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Over 4,000,000 visitors have read a PF Insight!

Message me if you're interested in writing!
 
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Greg Bernhardt said:
Do you think there should be one for the forums drop down?
YES!
 
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A few Insights changes!

1. The top nav reflects the field instead of the format
2. The homepage has a new layout with the newest post getting the largest top left spot with the right side containing trending content. This is ordered by views over the past 30 days.
3. The root links in the top nav now go to a special root field page that displays the newest posts on the left and trending content for the field on the right.

The field-format pages are still grid layout and ordered by post date.

Enjoy!

https://www.physicsforums.com/insights
 
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Greg Bernhardt said:
What an incredible resource!
Thanks to you Greg.
 
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dlgoff said:
Thanks to you Greg.
Incorrect, thanks to all the amazing writers :smile:
 
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Greg Bernhardt said:
Incorrect, thanks to all the amazing writers :smile:
Okay. You're correct. I was just thinking about you creating this amazing site.
 
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Greg Bernhardt said:
Incorrect, thanks to all the amazing writers :smile:
It's both ways. Without you, the authors would not have a good place to write, and even if some of us wrote elsewhere, it would probably not have got the attention that PF gave it.
 
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Nearing 650 articles. Since 2014 the articles have had nearly 1.4 million views!
 
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Greg Bernhardt said:
Since 2014 the articles have had nearly 1.4 million views!

That really is impressive. Most that I have read are excellent. Kudos
It is my firm intent to write an insight "The Art of Procrastination" in the very near future.
 
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hutchphd said:
It is my firm intent to write an insight "The Art of Procrastination" in the very near future.

And if we don't see it in the next 30 days you will be awarded the

"The Truly Expert Practitioner Award!" :))

(of course on the appropriate time scale.)
 
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  • #132
Can we get hit 700 in 2023!? If you aren't a blog author yet and want to publish on PF Insights please DM me!
 
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The goal is to hit 700 in 2024! We're 20 away. DM me if interested in writing an article.
 
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