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Youtube anger against Physics Forums mods.

  1. Jul 4, 2011 #1
    A video I found where an amateur physicist is pretty angry at some moderator. Just wondering if the mods have seen it.

     
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  3. Jul 4, 2011 #2

    Ryan_m_b

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    Jesus is this guy serious? I didn't watch the whole thing (an hour and a half rant??) but the first thing that came to mind is that he wanted a warning of a warning? How was it out of the blue that there's a warning that after a set time the thread will close?
     
  4. Jul 4, 2011 #3

    Evo

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    LOL, that's been around for a couple of years, yes we know about it.
     
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  5. Jul 4, 2011 #4
    yup it's a classic from Sweetser, he still posts here periodically
     
  6. Jul 4, 2011 #5
    I hope he can pull off his goals. He seems sincere in the video (1 hour + long!) , maybe some mod squashed his intellectual aspirations. I'm sure there are a lot of people like him more or less on PF.
     
  7. Jul 4, 2011 #6

    vela

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    So has anybody actually watched the entire rant?
     
  8. Jul 4, 2011 #7

    Pengwuino

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    He needs to comb his hair. I'm not watching this BS.
     
  9. Jul 4, 2011 #8
    That's the thing: whatever you're saying the briefer the better.
     
  10. Jul 4, 2011 #9
    Since I am a masochist, I watched the entire video. Let's just say that one can summarize it in 10 lines...
     
  11. Jul 4, 2011 #10
    Please do.
     
  12. Jul 4, 2011 #11

    Evo

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    1) He turned a thread in IR into a personal blog.

    2) He was told IR was not the place for a personal blog.

    3) Thread was closed.

    4) The end.
     
  13. Jul 4, 2011 #12
    He believes that moderators on a forum should be there to moderate discussions, but it would not involve locking threads or deleting threads. He has put a thread in independent research, but it has been locked. The mentors were apparently wrong in doing so. Locking threads would hinder scientific progress, according to him. He is convinced that his theory has merit and that the future will prove him right. Furthermore, future scientists will laugh at current physicists for making things too difficult. His formulas are way more elegant because they contain exponential functions, and when something contains exponential functions, then it has to be correct.

    He said a lot but it all came down to this. :biggrin:

    As an advise: please watch the last 2 minutes, where the video ends. It's quite hilarious. He plays sad music while basically saying that he's the victim...
     
  14. Jul 4, 2011 #13

    dlgoff

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    And if one (not you Evo) wants to read all 614 post, you'll find lots of smart PFers showing him his mistakes. https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=87097"
     
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  15. Jul 4, 2011 #14

    Evo

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  16. Jul 4, 2011 #15

    DaveC426913

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    I can read them.
     
  17. Jul 4, 2011 #16

    Evo

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    You're staff.
     
  18. Jul 4, 2011 #17

    dlgoff

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    Okay. Sorry. I didn't realize this was a staff only viewable.
     
  19. Jul 4, 2011 #18
    I can read the post while logged out. So I figure everybody can...
     
  20. Jul 4, 2011 #19

    Evo

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    LOL, who knows anymore? I thought first level IR was mentor only, then if it passed, SA's could read it and give input. I wasn't aware that IR was open to the entire forum. I thought it was fenced in because it was iffy stuff, even if approved.
     
  21. Jul 4, 2011 #20
    ROFL :rofl:

    He just did you a huge favor!!!
    I know this guy.
    I have been stuck on stupid a few times .... but he makes me look lazy! He just does NOT give it up or get it..
    I pray he has tooth paste in his eyes when his life is played back for him.
     
  22. Jul 4, 2011 #21

    DaveC426913

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    So, in your opinion, is his science totally out to lunch? I didn't watch it, or read any of it - it's over my head.
     
  23. Jul 4, 2011 #22
    I thought I was the queen on junk and make-up. The consument crank. He makes me embarrassed I ever tried. Of course he is a pisces and one up on me in the imagination department. Maybe if Einstein was turned inside out and flipped upside down the two might weird each other out. I can not watch that video. But I really don't need to because years ago I friended him! :surprised
     
  24. Jul 4, 2011 #23

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    Uhh, I think it is not IR anymore. It is now General Physics. :uhh:
     
  25. Jul 5, 2011 #24
    His hair and voice are annoying, stopped after 10 seconds :bugeye:
     
  26. Jul 5, 2011 #25
    Like DaveC, I am not really in a position to comment on the merit of his ideas. But there are some clues. Whatever the merits of what he says, the guy clearly has some issues with obsession and that is not usually conducive to good science. Someone once pointed out that Einstein’s primary dis-service to science was to reinforce the idea among every crackpot with some half-baked idea that it really could be that they are the boy observing that the emperor is naked. Einstein showed that it could happen, but when a universal theory of gravitation is something that great minds have been struggling with for such a long time, it does not seem terribly likely that all you had to do was to take Maxwell’s equations and change a few signs here and there. If that was all there was to it, it seems likely that some of the more powerful minds of the last century or so would have noticed that.

    dlgoff pointed out that plenty of PF’s more knowledgeable contributors have offered rational responses to his claims. I’m not supposing to be able to comment on those either, but I am not holding my breath on the possibility that this guy is really on to something.
     
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