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  1. Aug 12, 2010 #1
    Hi everyone! I know I'm not a major player here, but I figured I would chip in and ask about the possibility of adding a 'Nutritional Science' section to the site, maybe under the biology section or some such? Essentially this could be for discussions about health/fitness/food. I am a big nutrition science geek, and there are very few forums with this number of intelligent members and motivated posters So it's just a thought. :)
     
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  3. Aug 12, 2010 #2

    lisab

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    We get this kind of suggestion now and then, but there is rarely enough people interested in the subjects to justify making a new forum. I think it would be appropriate if you make nutrition threads in the Medical Sciences forum.

    It's something I'm interested in but I don't know much about it, so I'd be happy to see them. Who knows, if there is a huge interest, it may get its own forum sometime in the future.
     
  4. Aug 12, 2010 #3

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    As lisab has stated, we simply cannot create a new forum each time a member thinks it is a good idea. There has to be (i) a demand for it and (ii) a large frequency of posting related to that area.

    Zz.
     
  5. Aug 12, 2010 #4

    Monique

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    lisab (and ZapperZ) said exactly the right thing. You can make threads in the Biology or the Medical Sciences subforum, whichever is appropriate for the particular topic. Just remember that the discussions must be science based and the sources for information that are used must be of good quality (not some commercial or private website). I'm looking forward to your input :smile:
     
  6. Aug 12, 2010 #5

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    I'd like to see nutritional fads, myths, and misinformation debunked.
     
  7. Aug 12, 2010 #6
    Fair enough! I think the Medical Sciences section has the majority of nutrition-related threads, so I will probably start there. Good day!
     
  8. Aug 12, 2010 #7

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    Hi, dreiter!

    Personally, I have suggested a "pedagogics forum", meant for teachers/supervisors at various levels.

    However, I have come to agree with the PF policy that sub-forums are created on demand basis, rather than on a "bright idea" basis.
     
  9. Aug 12, 2010 #8

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  11. Aug 12, 2010 #10

    Evo

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    Where's my fish? I need to give you a sound thwiping. :tongue:
     
  12. Aug 12, 2010 #11

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    Will this do?
    We call it broad-jaw in norweedish:
    [PLAIN]http://assets.wwf.no/img/breiflabb_minsk_39824.jpg [Broken]
     
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  14. Aug 12, 2010 #13

    arildno

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    Phew, my mistress is merciful.

    I guess I DO deserve a slap from this fellow, though:
    holtanfisk2.jpg

    PS:
    It is called "common minnow" in engrish, I think..
     
  15. Aug 12, 2010 #14

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    It is of the angler fish family, and bears the charming names:
    "fishing-frog, frog-fish or sea-devil"
     
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