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Physics Forums Gurus

  1. Jul 9, 2008 #1

    Hootenanny

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    As some of you may already know, I have created a Physics Forums Gurus entry in the library as a complement to the PF History & PF Medals entries. The library entry explains what a 'Guru' is and also lists the current and past Gurus. After some digging around I have managed to locate lists of the majority of past Gurus; however I cannot find any record of the 2004 Gurus, nor can I find anything pre-2003 (I'm not even sure that we had Gurus before 2003).

    So the first question is, does anyone know if we actually had any Gurus before 2003?

    Secondly, does anyone know if there exists a record of the 2004 Gurus, and if so where is it?

    If there is no record of the 2004 Gurus, then I propose that we do the following:

    1. If any member knows who the 2004 Guru was for a particular category (e.g. Physics, Community Spirit etc.), then they should post their name, along with the proposed Guru category here (If you were a 2004 Guru, you should still 'nominate' yourself here).
    2. Other members would then be able to second or dispute the Guru 'nomination'.
    3. Once the 'nomination' has been seconded without being disputed, then the 'nominee' will be added to the list.
    4. Disputed 'nominations' will be discussed until a consensus is reached.

    What do you Guys think?
     
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  3. Jul 9, 2008 #2

    FredGarvin

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    I believe the 2004 guru in engineering was Clausius.
     
  4. Jul 9, 2008 #3

    cristo

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    This thread tends to hint that Moonbear was Biology guru in 2004, and that there was no HH guru.
     
  5. Jul 9, 2008 #4

    Evo

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    Yes, and I added two that I knew for sure. Tribdog for funniest and Les for Philosophy.

    I also believe that gokul was 2004 community Spirit, and (something 7) I can't remember his name was Technology Guru for 2004.
     
  6. Jul 9, 2008 #5

    Moonbear

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    I think that's the year that tribdog was Funniest Member. Was Les Sleeth the Philosophy Guru that year? I think we ran out of room for Gokul's Guru ribbons (he was nominated in many categories, but I can't remember which he won...was it ultimately the Community Spirit medal?)

    Edit: Evo types faster.
     
  7. Jul 9, 2008 #6

    Moonbear

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    graphic7 ?
     
  8. Jul 9, 2008 #7

    Evo

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    Yes, that's it!
     
  9. Jul 9, 2008 #8

    Math Is Hard

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    I miss the Crackpot of the Year award!
     
  10. Jul 9, 2008 #9

    Math Is Hard

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    p.s. I'm almost 99.9999% sure Gokul was the Community Spirit Guru the year before me.
     
  11. Jul 9, 2008 #10

    Astronuc

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    I believe that is correct.
     
  12. Jul 9, 2008 #11

    Moonbear

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    Almost? So does that mean you're really 99.9998% sure? :biggrin:
     
  13. Jul 9, 2008 #12

    Hootenanny

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    Okay, I've added Gokul43201 as the 2004 Community Spirit.

    Moonbear, can you confirm that you were in fact the 2004 Biology Guru.

    Can anyone confirm that Clausius was indeed the 2004 Engineering Guru?

    Could we also have a confirmation for graphic7 as the Technology Guru?
     
  14. Jul 9, 2008 #13

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    Yes he was. I was 2005 Engineering Guru, and FredGarvin has been Engineering Guru for 2006, 2007.

    I believe there were Gurus in 2003. I think mathman was 2003 Physics Guru (Physics Expert 2003), IIRC. Maybe marcus in 2004.

    I seem to remember matt grime being Math Guru for a couple of years.

    Some nostalgia - https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=54482

    OK - found 2003

    Drum roll please....


    I think chem_tr was 2004 Chemistry Guru, and I thought Moonbear was 2004 Biology Guru, and DocToxyn in 2005.
     
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2008
  15. Jul 9, 2008 #14

    Evo

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    I can confirm graphic7.
     
  16. Jul 9, 2008 #15

    G01

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    Wasn't Zapperz the physics guru of 2004?
     
  17. Jul 9, 2008 #16

    Astronuc

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    I believe that's correct. He became Mentor in 2005, IIRC.
     
  18. Jul 10, 2008 #17

    Gokul43201

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    Yes, he was.

    2004, Chemistry: chem_tr
     
  19. Jul 10, 2008 #18

    Hootenanny

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    Okay, ZapperZ, Clausius, chem_tr, Moonbear and graphic7 have all been added to their appropriate categories. We still need confirmation on:
    • 2004 Mathematics Guru
    • 2004 Astro/Cosmo Guru
     
  20. Jul 10, 2008 #19

    Astronuc

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    I think matt grime was 2004 Math Guru. I believe he won it back to back in 2004/2005.
     
  21. Jul 11, 2008 #20
    I wish I was a Guru! When do the votes take place?
     
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