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Why was thread moved?

  1. Apr 23, 2005 #1
    I was wondering why my thread was moved from College HW to K-12 HW. I'm a sophomore in college and this is calc-based college physics HW.
     
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  3. Apr 23, 2005 #2

    dextercioby

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    As long as it wasn't closed or deleted,i should say it's good news...?:wink:

    The problem was really simple.Actually i'm amazed myself of how simple some of the problems in college HW forum are.Some of them are too simple for high school,even...

    Daniel.
     
  4. Apr 23, 2005 #3
    Yes, it was a simple problem that I complicated by making a mistake.

    However, it's still a college class. The fact remains you don't send someone in college to get tutored for Algebra at the Elementary school because they never learned it properly. They go to the college math center. With all due respect, I find many Physicists/Engineers all together far too snobby and conceited, just because they have one kind of intelligence. This may have been an easy problem, but there's no reason to judge people for it because they don't catch on as quickly as you do.
     
  5. Apr 23, 2005 #4

    Integral

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    I am not sure who moved your problem, I do not move problems between the homework forums.

    I will say that it is very difficult to distinguish between HS and freshman Sophomore college level problems. Generally when moving from the physics forums to Homework, if it does not require differential equations, it goes in the HS forum. I am not sure what difference is makes, where the problem resides, as long as you get the help you need.
     
  6. Apr 23, 2005 #5

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    :rofl: I like the way you said that! They're all easy until you make a mistake, aren't they? :biggrin:

    The important thing is you got the help you needed. I'm sure no insult or offense was intended by the move. FWIW, one of the HW moderators is new to moderating and is still learning the ropes. It might have been an accident of moving the wrong post.
     
  7. Apr 23, 2005 #6

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    FWIW, that HW moderator has not yet pulled any ropes. :wink:
     
  8. Apr 23, 2005 #7

    Evo

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    :biggrin: Hehe, blame the newbie mentor. :wink:

    Just wait until you go to post a reply and accidently hit "edit" and you totally erase the member's post by accident and it can't be retrieved. (not that I've ever done that) :redface:
     
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  9. Apr 23, 2005 #8

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    The move of a thread indirectly tells the poster "you screwed up something here. you posted in the wrong place".

    It is kind of annoying to the poster when in fact the poster didn't break any rules.

    So it isn't just an issue of whether or not the poster gets the help.
     
  10. Apr 23, 2005 #9

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    That really is not why most threads are moved and should not be taken that way. It is not that the poster made a mistake, but the moderator feels that more beneficial replies will come from the new location. There should have been a link in the original forum to the new location though so that it could easily be found.
     
  11. Apr 23, 2005 #10

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    I have a tendency to do that.. but always find out in time when I don't see any quote brackets :redface: :biggrin:
     
  12. Apr 23, 2005 #11

    learningphysics

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    Ah I see. :redface: That's a very good reason to move a thread. Thanks for the clarification.
     
  13. Apr 23, 2005 #12

    Moonbear

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    Well, we wouldn't want you to be a mentor too long without some member complaining about your moderating, would we? You'd feel all left out. If you all didn't chase the crackpots away so quickly, I wouldn't have to be the one to do the dirty work. :biggrin:
     
  14. Apr 23, 2005 #13

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    :rofl: Now I suddenly understand someone's comment in a thread long ago about making it quote-proof or edit-proof or something like that...was it Chroot or Tom Mattson maybe who replied that they've learned to copy and paste to quote instead? (Oh, no, now it sounds like I've memorized all the PF posts...isn't that scary? Actually, I know it had to have been a male moderator who made the comment, because I have a natural tendency to store away anything men say that I might be able to use against them in an argument later. :biggrin:) Though I still don't know what they did to make it edit-proof.
     
  15. Apr 24, 2005 #14
    Thanks for all the replies. The reason I was upset was because it did make me feel like I had done something wrong.

    Also, if the college HW usuallly is only for problems that require diff eqs then almost my entire class wouldn't be considered college physics. Then again, there are people in the class that had AP physics and are still having to work hard at it. So, I still feel there is a difference between college calc-based physics and even AP/High School Physics.
     
  16. Apr 24, 2005 #15

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    No reason to be upset or worry about it. Even if you had put it in the wrong forum, getting confused between the two homework forums is one of the most minor of mistakes you could make around here. :smile: Our international friends have even more trouble as their educational systems don't necessarily align with ours that well either.

    There really isn't much of a difference depending on the high school and college. AP classes are supposed to be college level too, that's the whole point of them, so you can place out of some of those introductory college classes. I really haven't seen anyone move questions back and forth between those two forums before, usually it's from another forum into homework help, in which case the mentor uses their best judgement (good guess) of where to put it, or from homework help out into some other forum that's more appropriate.

    But, quite simply, you did nothing wrong. If you're in college and asking about a college assignment, then you're perfectly right to post in the college homework help section. Don't fret about it. Hopefully whoever moved it will see this thread and might contact you by PM to offer some explanation, if there is one. It still remains possible it was an accident.

    Oh, and by the way, welcome to PF. I hope you'll choose to stick around and not let this little issue continue to upset you.
     
  17. Apr 24, 2005 #16

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    I've done worse on my own forum. I went for the delete post button, hit the delete topic button. Oh nuts...
     
  18. May 3, 2005 #17
    what ever happens, please do not delete any thread or post in this forum
    this site is cool, it rocks, it rules
    as valuable as discussions with professors
    I wonder if there is any limit to the size of the forum?is there any bandwidth limit?
     
  19. May 3, 2005 #18

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    Beats me why your thread was moved, but please don't take it personally!

    This can sometimes happen when the same problem is posted to multiple forums then gets moved around. (Don't know if you did that.)

    I've never moved a thread from one homework forum to the other, but I've certainly moved scores of threads from other forums to one of the homework help ones.

    As Integral notes, it is sometimes very difficult to tell (especially for an old goat like me) what belongs in HS versus College. When in doubt:
    (A) I look up the poster's profile. If they ID themselves as a high school or college student, I take them at their word. Unfortunately, many members do not make it that easy. In that case...
    (B) I compare the problem to a formula sheet used for HS Physics exams. If, in my opinion, those formulas cover the problem, it goes in the K-12 section.​
     
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