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The mission statement

  1. Mar 26, 2013 #1
    That's a great idea. The first paragraph is familiar but this is great:

    I would suggest to move it up to the top or maybe right below the 'stay connected' box if needed. I'm sure that we can live with 'who's online' and such being pushed down a bit.
     
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  3. Mar 26, 2013 #2
    ha, there is a type in there!
     
  4. Mar 26, 2013 #3

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    That's an excellent sentiment but it's a description, not a mission statement.
     
  5. Mar 26, 2013 #4
    Fair enough, I'll title it "Who we are".
     
  6. Mar 26, 2013 #5
    True, maybe we could edit it slightly:

    Physics Forums intends to be a platform for people coming together to create something with the purpose to help, to learn, and to create a sense of community and friendship among people that share a love of science and not for monetary gain
    - Evo
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  7. Mar 26, 2013 #6
    We'll have to ask Evo, it's her quote :D
     
  8. Mar 26, 2013 #7

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    I was always wanting to change it to something like

    Hey, it's got to sound like me.
     
  9. Mar 26, 2013 #8

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    EXCELLENT idea. Much better than a mission statement.

    Excellent statement.

    The only thing I would add is "DEATH TO CRACKPOTS". Well OK, maybe a little over the top :smile:
     
  10. Mar 27, 2013 #9

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    Sorry to go all grammar police, but I think there's a problem involving sentence parallelism with the current wording. Perhaps it can be changed to something more along the lines of

    [STRIKE]And maybe also break it into two separate sentences to avoid a run on (not shown).[/STRIKE] [Edit: On second thought, nevermind about breaking it up into two sentences. It's fine as-is in that respect.]
     
  11. Mar 27, 2013 #10

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    On third thought, I might be misinterpreting the quote. Now I'm not so sure of the intended meaning of "not for monetary gain." Perhaps some more rewording is necessary.
     
  12. Mar 27, 2013 #11

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    Okay, I realize now that I totally butchered Evo's original intended meaning. Sorry about that Evo. :blushing:

    At the risk of re-butchering the text, what do you think of this?

    [Edit: On fourth thought, nevermind. It's fine the way it is. I'll just shut up now.]
     
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  13. Mar 27, 2013 #12

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    It was just an off the cuff comment I made in a thread reflecting how I felt about the forum. After I saw it years later it reminded me of how poor my grammar is. It was spontaneous and heartfelt. I didn't spend time creating it.
     
  14. Mar 27, 2013 #13

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    Only four thoughts isn't good enough :devil:

    http://dilbert.com/dyn/str_strip/000000000/00000000/0000000/000000/10000/2000/400/12453/12453.strip.gif [Broken]
     
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  15. Mar 27, 2013 #14

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    Mission statement:

    Your mission, should you decide to accept it, ...
     
  16. Mar 27, 2013 #15
    I like this statement. Gets the feeling across. We all are curious but how far are we willing to go to satisfy this curiosity or can it ever be satisfied?
     
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