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    >I wanted to ask all my fellow Science Forum mates, that what actually made you to join science related forum sites, specifically this one, The Science Forum ??

    >If you ask me, then i would say that i joined this forum because i wanted to share my views related to science, spirituality, etc. in some nice forum. So, this was the forum which i found after a long search in Google.



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    i joined on a whim, but i decided to stay because of the feelgood factor


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    I was looking for something to occupy myself following my second stroke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ophiolite
    I was looking for something to occupy myself following my second stroke.
    seriously?
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    I joined because i love science, especially astronomy and physics
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    Quote Originally Posted by gottspieler
    Quote Originally Posted by Ophiolite
    I was looking for something to occupy myself following my second stroke.
    seriously?
    Yes. But it's OK. The first stroke hit me on the right side, the second on the left, so I'm a well balanced individual. The second one was milder and I wasn't hospitalised, but was semi-house bound for a couple of months, so I was looking for something to pass the time apart from such work as I could do in that situation. This was the third forum I found and is the one on which I have spent the most time.
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    I like to debate with people who are smart, and who appreciate the scientific method. I have been a member of other sites, and recognize smart people when I see them. This site has lots.
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    Hmmm.... if i remember correctly i was actually looking for a mathematics forum, but that didnt work out so well. So i decided to look for a physics forum instead, then somehow i found this forum. I looked through this webpage and i realized that it had a mathematics section so I immediately joined. So lets just say i joined because of my keen interest in mathematics in particular, and also I wanted to hear from what the other mathematics interested folks out there had to say.
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    Physicsforums looked too messy.

    Though I think I'll probably be spending more time over there in the future than here as alot of the threads in the physics forum here are getting rather repetitive tedious, or just full of tripe.

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    I joined because I enjoy Science, and because I'll need help with my Nuclear Fusor. I enjoy reading intelligent stuff too, not someone's Facebook Status.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riddell
    I joined because I enjoy Science, and because I'll need help with my Nuclear Fusor. I enjoy reading intelligent stuff too, not someone's Facebook Status.
    good !!
    should have included facebook wall too !!
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    I joined some childish forums about animals years ago (when it fit my age); I'm still immature and uneducated compared to many of the posters here (only in my second year at a university), but this forum seemed much more interesting and was recommended to me.
    When I have the free time I would like to read topics in a variety of sections beyond simply biology (my major), as there is much on this forum that I can learn.
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    I wouldn't put it as "inspired."

    It was sort of an outgrowth of several political sections of gaming forums I used to be active in. Of course political forums occasionally strayed into heated discussions about climate change and more broadly science issues. Needless to say the informed audience was pretty thin, but I nevertheless enjoyed the discussions when there were several knowledgeable people contributing to certain threads.

    Anyhow, I decided to explore online to find something more rewarding with a higher number of scientifically minded.

    This forum was near the top of the Google search so I joined and had a look around.

    I haven't been disappointed. It has a good range of contributors, most at least interested in science and at least a few experts in just about every area that comes up for discussion which tends to keep things focused and often informative. It's also pretty well moderated (except mine...lol) so the crackpots, firebrands, and spammers haven't' taken over--that alone makes this a good place to spend a couple hours a week.
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    Quite a few years ago I typed the word "atheist" into Google (or some other search engine that existed in those days when some of you were in diapers) and thus found the Skeptics Society bulletin board. A mass exodus from that site took place following some incident that had occurred before I joined and was never really clear about, and I followed the Pied Piper to a new site, which deteriorated partly due to the fact that one of its sponsors turned out to be a professional astrologer. I moved on to another British based forum, and then followed one of its denizens over here.

    I have found that a good forum can be spoiled by a small number of intractable ignorami. This forum has an "ignore" option which has enabled me to contain the irritation factor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunbury
    Quite a few years ago I typed the word "atheist" into Google (or some other search engine that existed in those days when some of you were in diapers) and thus found the Skeptics Society bulletin board. A mass exodus from that site took place following some incident that had occurred before I joined and was never really clear about, and I followed the Pied Piper to a new site, which deteriorated partly due to the fact that one of its sponsors turned out to be a professional astrologer. I moved on to another British based forum, and then followed one of its denizens over here.
    So you are a troublemaker, then! :wink:
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    Jesus is dead, let the poor guy rest in piece. Actually hundreds of thousands of "Jesus" have died, so which one are you referring to ?
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    I was referring to the guy shoveling snow off the steps in front of my building. I stop and share my troubles with him every now and then. He doesn't speak English so he actually doesn't know, but it feels good to share.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunbury
    I was referring to the guy shoveling snow off the steps in front of my building. I stop and share my troubles with him every now and then. He doesn't speak English so he actually doesn't know, but it feels good to share.
    nice.

    I joined because this forum will help me gain a pretty good understanding of life and I can ask stupid questions that I would not have asked in class.
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    I first joined this forum to spread my rather "extreme" ideologies, thinking i was some kind of superwise and supersmart individual with the solutions to everything. A 26 year old man with the wisdom of a 100 year old and so forth. So what better place to bless my presence with - than THE science forum?

    I was instead put in place by the people here and learned im actually just another arrogant and delusional bastard with narcissistic tendencies and a hint of megalomania suffering from faux intellect and an unhealthy ego. So now im mostly here observing and trying to learn instead, from the actual wise people (like ophiolite) trying to become a better person with a more mature and humble stance at life.

    Edit: I must admit thought that i tend to troll abit from time to time, because it can be so much bloody fun
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    Good to see this healthy change in you. Well many here are good with this science knowledge like DrRocket, (In)Sanity, etc.
    Some people think that they will be disrespected if they accept their misconception, but you are not one of them.
    Even, i try to accept criticism in a positive way of personality development.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucy232011
    social media is a communication system, primarily a publishing system that promotes social interaction. media that was originally intended for the compilation and publication of social content is increasingly used by commercial entities. Companies involved in the interaction of social media has called the concept as "user-generated content" or "generated media content.

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    What has this got to do with my topic ?????!!!!!!
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    nothing + by quoting the spammer you have given him/her a live link
    better report it under "site feedback"
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    Quote Originally Posted by marnixR
    nothing + by quoting the spammer you have given him/her a live link
    better report it under "site feedback"
    Already did.
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    My roommate told me that I couldn't be lean enough to bodybuild. I'm now motivated to prove him wrong. I've come close before (5'5, 190 lbs, 17% bodyfat...my goal that I fell short of was 170-175 lbs and 10% bf) I know I won't be massive but I will look big b/c I am short.

    Whoops..you were asking why I joined the forum..lol..got sidetracked...

    Well, I joined in order to learn more about paleoindians, human ancestry in general and medicine in general. Chem and Physics..well..I'll leave that to my nerdy friends . I also enjoy Spurious Monkey's occassionally witty remarks.
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