Tick all the proposals you agree with.
It really hasn't been a long while yet. People are still getting used to the new format, I think. I also think that some people don't post in some forums just because they don't know what should go in there. I am working on some threads to fix that, so people have some examples.Originally posted by FZ+
Well, I'm just looking through to see which ones haven't been touched for a long while.
But even so, atoms should not go under classical physics.The trouble with atoms etc is rather that it overlaps with two of them. People who want to talk about electrodynamics, energy levels and so on would more likely go to quantum where they get more attention, and people who want to talk about the rutheford experiment, chemical properties would go other places.
That's a pretty clear cut case of Civil Engineering.For example, someone who wants to talk about the design of bridges would end up torn between Engineering design, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, material engineering and just General Physics.
I think it's still too early to tell. Most of the members of PF are still in high school, and they just don't know where to put some topics. But this format change is just one half of a 2-pronged initiative to upgrade the quality of the site. The other half is recruiting more professionals here. And when they get here, they will know what to do with the new format.The point is that these categorisation are good for University courses where you want a good deal of core learning, but don't work so well for a forum.