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    KALSTER is also being promoted to Administrator post.

    We'll be adding some new moderators in very near future so I thought it'd be a good time to make some space.


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    Congrates Kalster


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    Kalster, your honesty & integrity has been rewarded, however any notion about entering politics should be scrapped
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    Thanks a lot guys, I really appreciate it!

    As Harold said, nothing much will change from me. I'll just have one or two extra permissions that I will do my best to use for the benefit of this forum. I won't turn into a power crazed madman or anything. And don't worry, I am not a fan of politics at all.

    My door is always open.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KALSTER View Post
    I won't turn into a power crazed madman or anything.
    Awh! That's really disappointing. I hoped you would use this as a base from which to take over the world while stroking a white cat and whispering menancingly, "Very interesting, Mr. Galt."
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    Unfortunately, I don't think I could pull off the bald head look.
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    Congrats Kalster! Can't think of anyone else who deserves it more! good luck
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    Thanks Stephen. I really appreciate it.
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    Congratulations. I must say that I appreciate the use of the == also...it's rare to encounter others besides myself who use them this way.
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    Oh hey, congratulations KALSTER!
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    Lucky me. Lucky mud.
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    Does anyone know what happened to Dr.Rocket, Quantime and all these guys?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heinsbergrelatz View Post
    Does anyone know what happened to Dr.Rocket, Quantime and all these guys?
    Good point, haven't seen any of them online in a long while...
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    Dr. Rocket left when Bunsen and Beaker took over the site. Some other members left at the same time. Quantime is still around I think, but might have changed his screen name. I forget.
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    Dr. Rocket is still active, but on scienceforums.net I think. Except for a small few, he and all the other knowledgeable posters in the math section seem to be long gone.

    Quantime was here not too long ago. It seems he still visits, just not every day.

    (I go through the old threads in the math subforum. Loved the topics Dr. Rocket and them would discuss. Now the advanced math discussion is barely alive compared to that time)
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    One day one of these newblood admins will see right through me and permaban me
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    Quote Originally Posted by epidecus View Post
    (I go through the old threads in the math subforum. Loved the topics Dr. Rocket and them would discuss. Now the advanced math discussion is barely alive compared to that time)
    Yeah, there are not many really knowledgeable maths people on here anymore...we need more members like Guitarist, who really knows his stuff !
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    I, too, miss DrRocket. River_rat is another member who knows his math, but unfortunately he doesn't come around very often.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Markus Hanke View Post
    Yeah, there are not many really knowledgeable maths people on here anymore...we need more members like Guitarist, who really knows his stuff !
    Yes. I say we clone Guitarist and make him have discussions with himself!
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    Quote Originally Posted by epidecus View Post
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    Yeah, there are not many really knowledgeable maths people on here anymore...we need more members like Guitarist, who really knows his stuff !
    Yes. I say we clone Guitarist and make him have discussions with himself!
    A few more Markus's might be good as well, every time I read one of his posts I seem to learn a little bit more about physics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisgorlitz View Post
    A few more Markus's might be good as well, every time I read one of his posts I seem to learn a little bit more about physics.
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    Thanks Chrisgorlitz !
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    Hmm, i agree with that. But this gives me an idea. Is it possible to bind certain people to a certain area of specialism. Like i sometimes post "crap" on the physics forum, while i think it's actually pretty smart. Like binding people to area's like antropology, psychology, geology, physics, math, or biology (me). One that may be given by forum mods. This makes reading certain articles more trustworthy when it's on the person's area of expertise.
    Growing up, i marveled at star-trek's science, and ignored the perfect society. Now, i try to ignore their science, and marvel at the society.

    Imagine, being able to create matter out of thin air, and not coming up with using drones for boarding hostile ships. Or using drones to defend your own ship. Heck, using drones to block energy attacks, counterattack or for surveillance. Unless, of course, they are nano-machines in your blood, which is a billion times more complex..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zwolver View Post
    Hmm, i agree with that. But this gives me an idea. Is it possible to bind certain people to a certain area of specialism. Like i sometimes post "crap" on the physics forum, while i think it's actually pretty smart. Like binding people to area's like antropology, psychology, geology, physics, math, or biology (me). One that may be given by forum mods. This makes reading certain articles more trustworthy when it's on the person's area of expertise.
    Not really sure I like the sound of that to much, bound only to an area your an expert in, how many would really claim to be expert, we might end up with people just telling other people things they already know and those of us who are not expert at anything restricted to the trash section.

    How about a 'hall of fame' instead where other members decide which 4 or 5 members should be awarded the title 'expert' in the hall of fame for a particular category, I say let other members decide because everybody is far to modest to declare themselves expert. That said I don't think anyone should be bound to a category, just that they are awarded honorary title of expert fo a category or categories. I think this would achieve your objective because then if you post rubbish on one particular subject it's not really going to matter if it's not your area of expertise. I also think it will be good to which areas the science forum has a strong or not so strong skill base in. Plus there's a few members I can think of that it would be nice to see get an honorary title in recognition of their fine efforts in educating others.
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    Not really sure I like the sound of that to much
    I don't like it at all.

    This would only work if we assigned 2 or 3 for each topic. So we'd finish up with an army of moderators.

    It seems to work reasonably well as far as I can see. I'd be open to consider other options if we suddenly started getting a whole heap of newbies who need expertise in areas that don't get a lot of interest at the moment where it turns out that the current moderators don't feel up to the task.
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    This wasn't meant to stir anything up. But i gave an example of myself, and that i know i sometimes, or often, misinterpret, or post unsourced information that afterwards seems false. Mostly because of it was from a topic i had no expertise on. I didn't mean to make every "expert" a moderator. I honestly think there are to many moderators as it is right now. But indeed, not many newbies...
    Growing up, i marveled at star-trek's science, and ignored the perfect society. Now, i try to ignore their science, and marvel at the society.

    Imagine, being able to create matter out of thin air, and not coming up with using drones for boarding hostile ships. Or using drones to defend your own ship. Heck, using drones to block energy attacks, counterattack or for surveillance. Unless, of course, they are nano-machines in your blood, which is a billion times more complex..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zwolver View Post
    This wasn't meant to stir anything up. But i gave an example of myself, and that i know i sometimes, or often, misinterpret, or post unsourced information that afterwards seems false. Mostly because of it was from a topic i had no expertise on. I didn't mean to make every "expert" a moderator. I honestly think there are to many moderators as it is right now. But indeed, not many newbies...
    I also was not suggesting an army of moderators, merely if the title 'expert' is given to members for a particular subject category it would allow other members to know that person is veiwed in the eyes of their fellow members as knowing what they are talking about in a particular subject. In this way it may prove less confusing for newer members in deciphering what may be correct when given multiple answers to a question. It would also mean that for us mere mortals who are not experts that answers we may give are taken more in the round as part of collecting information rather than simply relied upon as gospel.

    I think once you've been a member for a while you pretty much know which members know about which subjects, but to start with it can be confusing.
    As for the Mods I don't really think it makes much difference, it's pretty much a given they know what they are talking about on the threads they are posting to, so I don't think it would affect their status in any way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisgorlitz View Post
    As for the Mods I don't really think it makes much difference, it's pretty much a given they know what they are talking about on the threads they are posting to,
    It's good to know that old age has not deprived me of my skills as a snake oil salesman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold14370 View Post
    Dr. Rocket left when Bunsen and Beaker took over the site. Some other members left at the same time. Quantime is still around I think, but might have changed his screen name. I forget.
    OK, its decided, all my crazy ideas belonging in the trash. Here's why I understand it, I had to Google Bunsen and Beaker. A good chuckle, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bogie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Harold14370 View Post
    Dr. Rocket left when Bunsen and Beaker took over the site. Some other members left at the same time. Quantime is still around I think, but might have changed his screen name. I forget.
    OK, its decided, all my crazy ideas belonging in the trash. Here's why I understand it, I had to Google Bunsen and Beaker. A good chuckle, lol.
    Actually Harold was not talking about the muppet pair. In 2010 (2011??) the sites original creator and administrator sold the site to a pair of "website promoters". Those to took the pseudonyms "Bunsen" and "Beaker", after about 2 months of very rocky times a super drama, they sold the site to the current Admin and erased just about everything they posted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paleoichneum View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bogie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Harold14370 View Post
    Dr. Rocket left when Bunsen and Beaker took over the site. Some other members left at the same time. Quantime is still around I think, but might have changed his screen name. I forget.
    OK, its decided, all my crazy ideas belonging in the trash. Here's why I understand it, I had to Google Bunsen and Beaker. A good chuckle, lol.
    Actually Harold was not talking about the muppet pair. In 2010 (2011??) the sites original creator and administrator sold the site to a pair of "website promoters". Those to took the pseudonyms "Bunsen" and "Beaker", after about 2 months of very rocky times a super drama, they sold the site to the current Admin and erased just about everything they posted.
    That story is even better than the muppets showing up when I googled Bunsen and Beaker. Thank you for that tidbit of history. I take it that the current owner does not participate in posting or am I wrong about that? And is Admin just a general name for announcements and communication regarding the site?
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    "Admin" is the site owner. He posts now and then, mostly in the moderator forum.
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    Admin is a lurker.
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    If Bunsen and Beaker were ship's officers, we mutinied and keel-hauled them. If they'd been smart, their response would be:

    - Delete their goofy glad-handing personas.
    - Reintroduce as "Admin", with no affiliation to former idiots.
    - Keep a low profile.

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    Bunsen and Beaker weren't bad guys, they were just clueless about certain things. They did some good things with the site software and databases.

    I'm pretty sure that Admin is not Bunsen and Beaker in disguise. They are completely different personalities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pong View Post
    If Bunsen and Beaker were ship's officers, we mutinied and keel-hauled them. If they'd been smart, their response would be:

    - Delete their goofy glad-handing personas.
    - Reintroduce as "Admin", with no affiliation to former idiots.
    - Keep a low profile.

    Quote Originally Posted by Harold14370 View Post
    Bunsen and Beaker weren't bad guys, they were just clueless about certain things. They did some good things with the site software and databases.

    I'm pretty sure that Admin is not Bunsen and Beaker in disguise. They are completely different personalities.
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    DAng, another conspiracy theory debunked.

    The agreement is hollow since it makes no mention of what's really being bought: the traffic i.e the regular members and daily visitors. Though I don't enjoy being a commodity, I felt the pain of those second owners when an exodus got organized and their deal with Skinwalker soured. I wonder just how explicitly lawyers can treat humans as commodities before antislavery laws kick in?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pong View Post
    DAng, another conspiracy theory debunked.

    The agreement is hollow since it makes no mention of what's really being bought: the traffic i.e the regular members and daily visitors. Though I don't enjoy being a commodity, I felt the pain of those second owners when an exodus got organized and their deal with Skinwalker soured. I wonder just how explicitly lawyers can treat humans as commodities before antislavery laws kick in?
    The sale wasnt for the users, we are ALL guests, the sale was for the site itself.
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    In context of the sale, intangible site assets like goodwill are really important. Consider the sale of a nightclub - are you only selling the chairs and tables? Well, I'm sure the current owner can tell us if site traffic and reputation had any bearing on the price...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pong View Post
    In context of the sale, intangible site assets like goodwill are really important. Consider the sale of a nightclub - are you only selling the chairs and tables? Well, I'm sure the current owner can tell us if site traffic and reputation had any bearing on the price...
    Existing traffic and reputation certainly does affect the value of a website. Some may say that is the primary source of value of a website. But anyone in web development or any other type of business knows that the previous customer base and reputation only indicate the starting point for the new owner.

    A business with a huge customer base and great reputation can be bought at a high price but if the new owner doesn't know how to maintain the customer base and reputation he will find that his huge investment just went belly up and he has only himself to blame.

    And a bad reputation and low customer base can be over come as well by simply running the business better than the previous owner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pong View Post
    The agreement is hollow....[]
    We don't even usually involve sale purchase agreement in low value deals like this. The seller insisted so I just signed after skimming through it. I am sure it wasn't carefully crafted. They probably used some template and filled in the details. It was basically just to make sure that I was a serious buyer and not a troll/scamster.
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    congrats i know i m too late
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    Late to the party.

    Congratulations Kalster! Well deserved.
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