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Why are you here?

  1. for help with a specific issue or subject

    16 vote(s)
    33.3%
  2. for general information about and an interest in one subject

    19 vote(s)
    39.6%
  3. for...two or more subjects

    23 vote(s)
    47.9%
  4. because the site is well moderated and populated

    24 vote(s)
    50.0%
  5. for entertainment and fun

    31 vote(s)
    64.6%
  6. because I like to argue

    12 vote(s)
    25.0%
  7. to make my message or theory known

    6 vote(s)
    12.5%
  8. because this is one of many sites that I visit

    16 vote(s)
    33.3%
  9. because I’m bored

    18 vote(s)
    37.5%
  10. to see what geeks and nerds are like

    9 vote(s)
    18.8%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Aug 17, 2004 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    I am wondering what brings people here. Please check all that apply. Additional comments are always appreciated.
     
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  3. Aug 17, 2004 #2
    To bless you misguided people with the infinite wisdom that only a 17 year old can provide. :tongue2:


    Really, to learn and share knowledge with muture intelligent people and sometimes just to socialize.
     
  4. Aug 17, 2004 #3

    Evo

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    Hmmmm, I like to learn about new things and have "intelligent" discussions on topics I am interested in.

    I can't decide where these fall in your poll.
     
  5. Aug 17, 2004 #4

    Ivan Seeking

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    I would say options 3, 4, and 5?
     
  6. Aug 17, 2004 #5

    Nereid

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    Evo said it well, as she so often does :approve: :smile:
     
  7. Aug 17, 2004 #6

    Gokul43201

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    For some much needed intellectual stimulation...and entertainment; and often the former provides the latter. Sometimes I get doubts clarified, but that's only been 3 or 4 times in all. And, it feels good to be able to help out.

    Mostly, I'm here because of all you people.

    < to help rid the world of ignorance :wink: >

    I picked 3,4,5.
     
  8. Aug 17, 2004 #7
    I like to read some of the more interesting discussions.to learn something about anything ,I didn't know. ..don't have time to read hard cover books anymore. Interesting people.fear of boredom.
     
  9. Aug 17, 2004 #8

    Evo

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    Evo<------gives Gokul43201 a big hug. :approve:
     
  10. Aug 17, 2004 #9

    Moonbear

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    I checked 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8. I think that just means I like this site. But, I also like to see young people develop their interests in the sciences, so this is a place where I can offer some advice/experiences to hopefully inspire that in the next generation. It keeps me feeling young.
     
  11. Aug 17, 2004 #10
    lol, I ticked the last one. I don't mean to be insulting to anyone (in fact it's probably a kind of complement if you look at it correctly) but it's probably the most suitable option.

    I came for help on a particular problem and was really impressed with the prompt response and help I received, so I've browsed the forums and I'm quite intrigued at all the subject matter I've seen up on here and well, I don't understand a whole lot of it, but these are subjects I could not talk about elsewhere, so I'm thinking I'll probably browse from time to time and see how much I can soak up. Not sure I'm going to be doing a whole lot of contributing though lol.
     
  12. Aug 18, 2004 #11
    My curiosity has escalated over the years such that asking my parents questions eventually proved to be no avail....in addition to my many attempts to launch discussions concerning philosophy, chaos theory, you name it. I became quite fatigued, when I learned my peers didn't quite care for the subjects I passionately cared for. So one day, I was browsing the internet for "physics+chat" and eventually came here. I honestly must say, this is one of the best things that has ever happened to me. Thank you.
     
  13. Aug 18, 2004 #12

    chroot

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    Imparticle,

    Glad to hear it -- we often get feedback that we are the only place on the internet that allows people to feel like "themselves." We're happy to provide you a sense of community. It's good to have you here!

    - Warren
     
  14. Aug 18, 2004 #13
    I hang around because there are so many bright people here.
     
  15. Aug 18, 2004 #14

    Chi Meson

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    You forgot this category:
    "to impress the world with my vast intellect and superior knowledge so that everyone will recognize my anonymous moniker."

    Actually, I started posting on this forum more or less to practice my "30 second" explanations and to pick up other people's insights into "better ways of seeing things."

    Only recently did I get into this general discussion forum. I'd been avoiding it because... , well you know how much time bulliten board discussions take up!

    This is the only on-line community I have time for, and the only place where I can "talk" with people who have intelligence and a combination of high and low humor. This means staying out of the TD forum (resist, resist).

    PS: I just came back from a 3 week vacation; while sitting in a tiny motel in Page Arizona, I really really wished I could get to a computer. No luck, so I had to take up smoking.
     
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  16. Aug 18, 2004 #15

    jimmy p

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    I dont bring much to these forums so it is entertainment and fun for me all the way
     
  17. Aug 18, 2004 #16

    Evo

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    Chopnik, you always brighten my day. "you" are one of the reasons I am here, seriously, Ivan forgot to put you as a category though.
     
  18. Aug 18, 2004 #17

    Ivan Seeking

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    I didn't think we needed one. Jimmy P Chopnik Spraymaster brightens everyone's day! Besides, he is our gambling expert. I vote Jimmy P as the PF gambling expert of the year. :biggrin:
     
  19. Aug 19, 2004 #18
    Intelligent communication. I learn a lot reading all the comments from you smart people.

    Also, entertainment because I'm frequently bored. It's interesting how funny some of these smart people can be.

    I also enjoy helping out in the subjects that I do know something about. (Not very many, but a few here and there.)
     
  20. Aug 20, 2004 #19

    jimmy p

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    I am actually really touched by that. I shall endeavour to brighten EVERYONE'S day somehow



    The odds of me getting that are 6/4 at the moment but that is just an early price :biggrin:
     
  21. Aug 21, 2004 #20
    because of the free pizza
     
  22. Aug 21, 2004 #21

    dav2008

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    I have no idea
     
  23. Aug 21, 2004 #22

    Moonbear

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    LOL! That's just because you "get" our jokes! I think "normal" people would just stand there looking at us, not realizing a joke had even been told. :eek: :rofl: :bugeye:

    Hey, I just noticed the rest of the smilies are now all in the box to the right, I don't have to click a separate link to get the rest of them! Yay! Another reason to stay here...I get a plethora of smilies at just a touch of a button!

    I enjoy the intelligent conversation here as well...and I'm always amazed, and heartened to realize much of that intelligent conversation here is coming from teenagers. Considering the flaky teens I see all around me, it's nice to know there are some mature ones around who can keep up a good conversation. :approve: :cool:
     
  24. Aug 21, 2004 #23

    Evo

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    Wow. I had not really thought about that, you're right! I forget how young they are, most are more mature than a lot of the adults I deal with.
     
  25. Aug 22, 2004 #24

    Ivan Seeking

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    I'm here because Tsunami locked my office from the outside years ago. My only contact with the outside world is the little hole that Tsu shoves the food through every now and again, and you here at PF.

    btw, how are the Los Angeles Rams doing these days?
     
  26. Aug 23, 2004 #25
    It reminds me of that song about the guy that gets on the MTA (I think it's the Boston Mass. Mass transit system) and they raise the faire so he doesn't have enough money to get off. Every day his wife comes to the station and hands him his lunch as the train passes by. I always wondered why she didn't just hand him the 15 cents he was short so he could get off the train? Now I know, she didn't want him to get off!
     
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