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  1. Jan 24, 2013 #1
    When my friend told about the site I firstly visit the Wikipedia.but Wikipedia don't contain any page about it. Can somebody tell me about this site, not the FAQs (I got it through PM). Its Past and also in Staff section is Mentors are Professors.
     
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  3. Jan 24, 2013 #2
    Re: Physics Forums Wiki.

    I'm a conflict of interest, so I can't make one for PF. However, I'd welcome someone else in creating one. Of course it must be historical and informational, rather than promotional. :smile:
     
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  4. Jan 24, 2013 #3

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    Re: Physics Forums Wiki.

    Here is some nice information about PF:
    https://www.physicsforums.com/library.php?do=view_item&itemid=83
    https://www.physicsforums.com/library.php?do=view_item&itemid=88
    https://www.physicsforums.com/library.php?do=view_item&itemid=92
     
  5. Jan 25, 2013 #4

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    I will be the LAST person here who would make a Wikipedia entry. I would be a hypocrite doing that after what I've said about my feelings toward it.

    https://www.physicsforums.com/blog.php?b=4257 [Broken]

    Zz.
     
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  6. Jan 25, 2013 #5
    I always visit Wikipedia for General purpose as knowing about the Author,Scientific Societies, Movies etc. Wikipedia just want to expand his list of Titles they have lacks of Editors.

    But here PF Library is also Good. Just add some photographs, Videos and at below Further Reading Book Name & Link of that book at PF Science Textbook Discussion.
     
  7. Jan 25, 2013 #6

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    Wikipedia pages about forums are problematic - usually, you don't find other sources discussing this forum, so the article (apart from very general data like url, number of posts and so on) would be original research. See the Wikipedia guidlines for notability. I think there are wikis for websites, where this is not an issue, but who would see an article there?
     
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  10. Feb 13, 2015 #9
    4,532,867 posts 183,974 members 2001 launch year and science is good :)
     
  11. Feb 14, 2015 #10

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    Not so sure about that. Some entries link to pages of companies that also happen to run a forum, but the notability comes from somewhere else. That's something we cannot rely on.
    That is the important question.
     
  13. Feb 14, 2015 #12
    Looking at some of those articles for the forums I don't see how PF wouldn't also fit in.
     
  14. Feb 14, 2015 #13

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    Greg I had posted a scientific article that cited PF a couple of years ago. can't remember what it was.
     
  15. Feb 15, 2015 #14
    Well to start PF has been referenced near 100 times in other wiki articles. 15 times on huffingtonpost.com. 4 times on Nasa.gov. 3 times on cnet.com, Once in nbcnews.com, usatoday.com, washingtonpost.com, theguardian.com and 165 times linked on .edu domains like stanford, mit, berkeley, columbia etc...
     
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