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#1 2014-05-12 13:23:18

ShivamS
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Polls and no posts count

Suggestions:

Important
1. A thanks button to show appreciation to a post.

2. An Academic Help or Guidance forum.

3. Science HQ forum should be put under Help Me, so more people can see it.

4. More templates for the forum (e.g. red, blue, pink, yellow etc).

5. More features in the Profiles section. For example, currently there is a "last post" feature which tells you when the user posted most recently. How about a "last online" feature along with it? And maybe a posts per day feature?

6. Avatars up to 100x100 at least.

7. The ability to report members - not just posts.

8. Better organization - Combine all Personality (in profile) stuff with Display (maybe Signature can go under Personal).

9. A homework template including the homework problem,relevant information (formulas, theorems, equations, concepts etc which may be helpful in answering the question) and what you have tried so far (even if fruitlessly).

Not so important

4. Polls.

5. No posts in the "Members Only" forum should count as posts (lots of forums have this and there are clear advantages).

Last edited by ShivamS (2014-06-11 12:03:31)

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#2 2014-05-12 13:36:33

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Re: Polls and no posts count

Agreed. We can also have a kudos button or a like buttoon or a thanks button for each post.


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
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#3 2014-05-12 13:37:26

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Re: Polls and no posts count

I think a thanks button is a good idea too.

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#4 2014-05-12 13:43:54

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Re: Polls and no posts count

I always wanted a more powerful search


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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#5 2014-05-12 20:16:43

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Re: Polls and no posts count

Polls are a nice idea.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#6 2014-05-13 00:19:45

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Re: Polls and no posts count

We could also have an Academic Help or Guidance forum. I also think that the Science HQ forum should be put under Help Me, so more people can see it.

The search is pretty good for my purposes.

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#7 2014-05-13 00:33:33

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Re: Polls and no posts count

What is academic help?


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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#8 2014-05-13 01:59:05

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Re: Polls and no posts count

Guidance regarding academic decisions.

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#9 2014-05-13 02:34:49

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Re: Polls and no posts count

What has got to do with math? what has it got to do with fun?


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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#10 2014-05-13 07:54:57

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Re: Polls and no posts count

Science HQ, Jokes, Guestbook, Introductions etc have nothing to do with mathematics directly as well. However, I am sure many people who post academic guidance questions (which have some association with mathematics or science - e.g. should I pursue a degree in math) is we have a forum for it.

We already have some threads like that, such as Patternman's or cmowla's, but a separate sub-forum will make it more organized and wil attract more users.

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#11 2014-05-13 21:00:37

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Re: Polls and no posts count

I concur, ShivamS!


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#12 2014-05-14 03:45:03

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Re: Polls and no posts count

Should there also be a kaboobly doo button?


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#13 2014-05-14 03:48:09

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Re: Polls and no posts count

Darn right there should be and so far I have not seen that on any forum.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#14 2014-05-14 04:30:33

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Re: Polls and no posts count

We can be one step ahead by doing that.


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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#15 2014-05-14 04:34:36

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Re: Polls and no posts count

Or even kaboobly doo tags so that people know everything between them is kaboobly doo.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#16 2014-05-14 04:48:32

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Re: Polls and no posts count

Or even we could create a subforum called 'Stupidity Central'. You can put all the GiB posts and 1 paradox posts there. I will post a lot of stuff there too


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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#17 2014-05-14 04:58:57

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Re: Polls and no posts count

There are no GiB posts.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#18 2014-05-14 05:04:37

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Re: Polls and no posts count

We can put the pipe post in the stupidity forum


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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#19 2014-05-14 05:06:45

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Re: Polls and no posts count

Why do you think that?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#20 2014-05-14 05:10:02

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Re: Polls and no posts count

because it is very stupid. The problem wording doesn't make sense.

The next wants to come up with 10 new stupid problems tonight.


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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#21 2014-05-14 05:19:04

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Re: Polls and no posts count

I thought the fact that he would not consider my answer was the only stupid part of that thread.

That would be tough but I can come up with 100 stupid answers just by working on 200 problems.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#22 2014-05-14 08:16:53

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Re: Polls and no posts count

anonimnystefy wrote:

Should there also be a kaboobly doo button?

I think that is a good idea to give people negative reputation for nonsensical posts.

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#23 2014-05-14 10:56:50

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Re: Polls and no posts count

Downvotes and upvotes are not yet a feature of Flux.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#24 2014-05-14 12:03:51

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Re: Polls and no posts count

also, it would make it look like StackExchange, Yikes!


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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#25 2014-05-14 12:09:57

bobbym
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Re: Polls and no posts count

They are a giant community of forums. I think you just migrate over there and are given a forum with that structure.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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