Why not change PF(name)?

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I have a doubt that why the name of this forum is Physics Forums?
It has so many facilities and vast subjects like ( Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Computing, General discussion etc. )
Why not have a name like Multi-functional forums or other?
I think that PF evolved by starting with physics topic initially
But now it has so variety.
Sorry for any offense but just suggesting.
One may give a appropriate reply.
 
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Because physics is the best!

I also can't picture someone performing a Google search for Multi-functional forums.
 
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That lies on one perception.
To me it looks like Maths is the best followed by physics and then chemistry( considering these 3 subjects).
 
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Once you build a brand over 14 years, you don't change it :)
 
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Name recognition.
 
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"Greg's Pub." Come on in and play darts.
 
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The discussion could be, "should Greg have chosen a different name?" :)
Not have thought of addressing you directly. But guess it might have been a catchy topic.:cool:
Only one question had to ask as I am only a month old member, did PF initially had only physics topic discussed? Did other topics came later?
 
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One of the reasons I named it Physics Forums lies in the purpose of creating it in the first place. PF started as an extra credit project because I was failing high school physics.
 
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Looked at some history of PF by the link provided.
See Maths,Physics, Cosmology etc but not chemistry in March 2001.
One of the reasons I named it Physics Forums lies in the purpose of creating it in the first place. PF started as an extra credit project because I was failing high school physics.
So why then other topics besides physics
 
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So why then other topics besides physics
Simply, I was interested in more than just physics, but the name helped with the relevance factor.
 
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Yeah that explains everything to me.
As it is also a feedback forum
I really like PF!
Because most of the time my questions are answered by the mentors, admin etc. in a small time interval and I am really satisfied most of the times.
 
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Once you build a brand over 14 years, you don't change it :)
I have noticed it recently that how are you a member since March 2003 if it has been 14 years of foundation of PF?
 
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I have noticed it recently that how are you a member since March 2003 if it has been 14 years of foundation of PF?

I'd guess that the data from the first 2 years wasn't kept. The archive link earlier in the thread shows posts from 2001.
 
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I have noticed it recently that how are you a member since March 2003 if it has been 14 years of foundation of PF?
The first two years were tumultuous and on amateurish software. We decided a wipe was necessary. I still have a backup of those two years and not too long ago had them up to view.
 
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Okay.Thanks for solving the query.
 

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