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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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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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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.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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I think a thanks button is a good idea too.

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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'

'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Polls are a nice idea.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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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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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'

'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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Guidance regarding academic decisions.

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

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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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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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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I concur, ShivamS!

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Should there also be a kaboobly doo button?

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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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.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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We can be one step ahead by doing that.

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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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.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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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

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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There are no GiB posts.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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We can put the pipe post in the stupidity forum

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Why do you think that?

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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

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

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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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.**

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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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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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Downvotes and upvotes are not yet a feature of Flux.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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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.**

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