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Why not change PF(name)?

  1. Jan 21, 2015 #1
    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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  3. Jan 21, 2015 #2


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    Because physics is the best!

    I also can't picture someone performing a Google search for Multi-functional forums.
  4. Jan 21, 2015 #3
    That lies on one perception.
    To me it looks like Maths is the best followed by physics and then chemistry( considering these 3 subjects).
  5. Jan 21, 2015 #4
    Once you build a brand over 14 years, you don't change it :)
  6. Jan 21, 2015 #5


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    Name recognition.
  7. Jan 21, 2015 #6
    The discussion could be, "should Greg have chosen a different name?" :)
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    "Greg's Pub." Come on in and play darts.
  9. Jan 21, 2015 #8
    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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    "Blast from the past." Thought you'd lost all that.
  12. Jan 21, 2015 #11
    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.
  13. Jan 21, 2015 #12
    Looked at some history of PF by the link provided.
    See Maths,Physics, Cosmology etc but not chemistry in March 2001.
    So why then other topics besides physics
  14. Jan 21, 2015 #13
    Simply, I was interested in more than just physics, but the name helped with the relevance factor.
  15. Jan 21, 2015 #14
    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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  17. Jan 29, 2015 #16
    I have noticed it recently that how are you a member since March 2003 if it has been 14 years of foundation of PF?
  18. Jan 29, 2015 #17


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    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.
  19. Jan 29, 2015 #18
    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.
  20. Jan 29, 2015 #19
    Okay.Thanks for solving the query.
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