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    why is there only one usergroup(moderators only)? why cant we make our own usergroups, and why arent there any more than one?


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    I've been wondering the same thing for a few weeks now, but wasn't really sure where to ask about it. I think we shouldbe able to start up other groups.


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    It's funner this way. We have usergroups, for example you are a "forum junior".
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    well, then why do they have the link at the top-right that says usergroups? the only one there says no more people accepted, so why is there a link?
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    What usergroups would you like to see? We may be able to install a hack that allows users to create usergroups, so if you have some ideas, please, go ahead .
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    First, I'd like to know what are usergroups for... what is a usergroup? what's the point of being part of one?

    In the moderators usergroup is obvious, but I need a different example...
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    well, for example, people with similar interestes could suggest different threads to see to other people, like a usergroup-only thread just for suggestions on what to see.
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    Yes, there would be the possibility of creating a section only for a specific usergroup. However, I don't know how that would be interesting for this board. We prize ourselves at opening scientific discussion and debate for everyone, not for a few 'elitist' scientists.

    I fear that such a section might draw discussion away from the main section, where it can help engage people in participating in science...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HomoUniversalis
    Yes, there would be the possibility of creating a section only for a specific usergroup. However, I don't know how that would be interesting for this board. We prize ourselves at opening scientific discussion and debate for everyone, not for a few 'elitist' scientists.

    I fear that such a section might draw discussion away from the main section, where it can help engage people in participating in science...

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    Hmmmmm... Well in that case I think the board is fine the way it is now. For example, I know s**t about chemistry but I enjoy reading the threads, and learning some new stuff.
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    i didnt mean debate in the usergroups i meant people could suggest threads to look at.
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    Ah, like that. Well, you don't need usergroups for that, there are personal messages if you want to relay a message. Besides, popular topics will float to the top, and stay there, so people will eventually find them, if they are interested in a given subject.
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    HU,

    We can add user groups that are open and allow members to join them. Not sure why, perhaps little clubs.
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    That would be really cool. I would love to be able to be in something like an online club for the forum. It would also be cool if there was like one moderator for each group, and you could even give new members the option to join a particular group if you wanted, as it would cause people to fell more welcome here, not that they don't now. But I was thinking that groups might cause a drift, but if you could be a member of any group then how could it? Right!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by (In)Sanity
    HU,

    We can add user groups that are open and allow members to join them. Not sure why, perhaps little clubs.
    Hmm.. Well, if someone wants a usergroup, just give a ring .

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    So the way that the progression of rank is unusual here. First freshman, like everywhere else, but then Junior and then Sophmore. That is weired to me. In my high school and in my university it is always freshman, sophmore, junior, senior. But there doesn't seem to be any seniors here. It looks like that after sophmores you go to forum PhD. What is up with that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by biohazard87
    So the way that the progression of rank is unusual here. First freshman, like everywhere else, but then Junior and then Sophmore. That is weired to me. In my high school and in my university it is always freshman, sophmore, junior, senior. But there doesn't seem to be any seniors here. It looks like that after sophmores you go to forum PhD. What is up with that?

    Hmm, perhaps I had one too many beers while setting it up ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by biohazard87
    So the way that the progression of rank is unusual here. First freshman, like everywhere else, but then Junior and then Sophmore. That is weired to me. In my high school and in my university it is always freshman, sophmore, junior, senior. But there doesn't seem to be any seniors here. It looks like that after sophmores you go to forum PhD. What is up with that?
    sophmore goes on to senior, not Phd
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