Wiki page for Physics forums

1. Jul 22, 2013

Alpharup

Hi,
Physics forums has a base of 300,000+ members.It is a huge community. But I can't find a Wiki page for it. In Wikipedia,, when I search as "Physics Forums", I can't get information about this website. Why a Wiki page for this website, not created? Can someone create a page for this website?

2. Jul 22, 2013

Bandarigoda

Its nice suggestion yeah

3. Jul 22, 2013

Chemicist

Wikipedia has strict guidelines as to what is considered "notable." If you have questions about the site, you can PM an admin and I'm sure they'll answer you.

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4. Jul 22, 2013

1MileCrash

I'm pretty sure wikipedia would remove any such article.

What would likely be acceptable, though, would be a link to PF from the "Physics" wikipedia page, in the footer of the article.

5. Jul 22, 2013

ZapperZ

Staff Emeritus
What possible reason is there to create such a page? If one wants to know about Physics Forums, its history, etc., one could get a more accurate answer by simply visiting the forum itself!

Zz.

6. Jul 22, 2013

Staff: Mentor

Are other websites reporting about PF?
If not, there is nearly nothing to write about.

7. Jul 22, 2013

LCKurtz

Is that a technical term? Like $\lim_{x\to a} f(x) = L$ if $|f(x)-L|$ is nearly nothing when $|x-a|$ is nearly nothing?

8. Jul 22, 2013

Staff: Mentor

"PF started 2003, has n posts, m visitors/day, it is a forum for physics discussions."
That is nearly nothing.

"It won prize x" (I think I saw something like that), "y said Y about the forum, while z said Z", ...?

9. Jul 22, 2013

Integral

Staff Emeritus
Actually it started about 2000 or 01. I joined in Dec 01. PF2 started in 03 with a complete reset, All post counts were zeroed then so for all purposes it appears to have started in 03. By then we were getting most of the current rules and guidelines in place.

10. Jul 22, 2013

Staff: Mentor

11. Jul 22, 2013

George Jones

Staff Emeritus
I worry that if there were a wiki for PF, it would a magnet for editing by crackpots and trolls who have been banned from PF.

12. Jul 22, 2013

Staff: Mentor

Oh, very good point!

13. Jul 23, 2013

Alpharup

14. Jul 23, 2013

Alpharup

Yes, I totally agree to this point. Once accidentally, I read a blog of a crackpot, who was banned from physics forums for discussing some form of philosophy. He was authoritative and by his language, we could conclude that he was trying to take revenge on this website at all costs.

Thus, creating a Wiki page may be misleading to potential members..

15. Sep 25, 2013