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Why is Physics Forum Growing So Fast?

  1. Dec 17, 2003 #1
    Can someone tell me how this forum is getting so much advertisement that it is growing by 30 or so members each day?

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  3. Dec 17, 2003 #2
    Word of mouth... (or Email anyway)!

    I came here whilst searching the web for the answer to a problem. I found the forum friendly and helpful so kinda hung around. I've told many other 'physics' friends to pop in and register - a fair few have.
  4. Dec 17, 2003 #3
    Unrestrictive admissions policies.

    Hell, if they let me in, that should tell you something.
  5. Dec 17, 2003 #4
    That's what happens when you're the best!
  6. Dec 17, 2003 #5


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    Another thing is that unlike a lot of the forums you have linked to in in your posts today, they are not really about pushing some social or political agenda. People who want to discuss hard science have the freedom to do that. Private theorists and political discussions are kept apart in special fora. It works.

    simple verison of above: Greg Bernhardt!
  7. Dec 17, 2003 #6
    I found it because of Michio Kaku's site. I registered because it was friendly and these people really know their stuff.
  8. Dec 17, 2003 #7
    I can't remember how i found this forum. I think from a link from another site somewhere, but i saw that it was active and actual some smart people here, so im going to hang around here.
  9. Dec 17, 2003 #8
    My search for intelligent life brought me to here along with an interest in physics.
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    lol....intelligent life... i remember my physics teacher telling me about it so i subscribed and never looked back!
  11. Dec 17, 2003 #10
    Yea i was informed by my physics teacher aswell, dunno how he found it mind you.
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    Hey, wow -- that's good to know that physics teachers are actually telling their students about us! That's a huge compliment!

    - Warren
  13. Dec 17, 2003 #12
    Yes in indian books it is one of top educational website
  14. Dec 17, 2003 #13
    So it seems like this forum is mostly for high school students? No professionals swapping research?
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    I guess the professionals want to keep all their ideas for themselves ;)

    But there are lots of college and university students AND professionals here too btw, you will start recognizing them after a while.
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    We have quite a number of high school students. The majority of the seem to post mostly to the socializing threads in the General Discussion forum.

    While we have a number of bonafide researchers on board here, the majority of physics discussion here is undergraduate level.

    We have been trying hard to attract more researchers here, to complement newsgroups like s.p.r.

    - Warren
  17. Dec 17, 2003 #16
    Okey, thanks for carifying. Just curious because I have been forwarding this forum to all the science forums and science mailing lists I participate at.

    I'm currently a college student, by the way, not a professional at anything as yet.

    Carlos Hernandez
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    Very good
  19. Dec 18, 2003 #18
    There are middle school students here also. (ME ME!)
    There seems to be very few of us hanging around here.
  20. Dec 18, 2003 #19
    I'm a professional, justs not in physics (does slacking count? )

    But in all seriousness, I do see a wide range of folks coming through here. I've seen everything from teens to post grad students, to actual reasearchers. Although I'd venture to say the professionals won't exactly flock to the generals forums. I know there's more than one teacher wh regularly comes here, and ages range from 10 to 70, so we've run the gamut.
  21. Dec 18, 2003 #20
    Im not sure how I found my way onto here, I think it was google. I then watched the forums for a month before signing up. btw, im a student who's interested in physics but cant take the course yet (taking it next year), but im slowly learning pieces of info from this site to add to my insatiable thirst for knowledge.
  22. Dec 20, 2003 #21
    I found it when I was looking for information on the string theory just because I wanted something to do. The people here are great and have helped me a ton with my homework.
  23. Dec 20, 2003 #22
    That's how I found it, I was searching "String Theory" at yahoo search engine and came across this site, as well as "Elegant Universe" on PBS.
  24. Dec 21, 2003 #23
    I'm only here for the free pizza
  25. Dec 22, 2003 #24
    i was seaching for quizes, when i found this site, to see if they had any on physics, cause im not sure whether to take it
    for A-level or not. i have an interest in physics and im not bad at it. [b(]
  26. Dec 22, 2003 #25
    Go for it! Not many people do it, and it'll make you stand out. At my college, there were 8 doing A-level Physics. Also, A-level Physics is not all *that* hard, provided you put the work in.
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