Should the polls go back on the main page?

  • Imagine you are sipping tea or coffee while discussing various issues with a broad and diverse network of students, colleagues, and friends brought together by the common bond of physics, graduate school, and the physics GRE.

Should the polls go back on the main page?

Yes. *** the naysayers.
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24%
No, they don't belong there.
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76%
 
Total votes: 17

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Should the polls go back on the main page?

Postby twistor » Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:00 am

Should the polls go back on the main page? Voice your choice.

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Postby quizivex » Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:13 am

This forum is in mutiny, it's falling apart and rebels have been taking over. Polls are being fired incessantly at the main page. davidchen tried to defile the profile thread. Astro students have seceded and formed their own thread. Innocent posters have had their comments thrown into the dungeon referred to under the euphemism of "lounge." Female users have lashed out against some male users. We need a leader to save us, we need GARDEN!!!

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Postby twistor » Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:15 am

According to prophecy he will come again to judge us and rain down fire with his crazy fire breathing eye-sockets. It doesn't have to make sense, it's relgious. So it is written.

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Postby twistor » Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:17 am

The polls are entertaining. Sending them off to physics lounge only places incredibly boring conversations on the main page.

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Postby quizivex » Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:17 am

no he said he's only 90% sure he would do it, or he'd win nobel prize...

Edit: I do think the polls were getting out of hand. We don't want so many up there that the most important threads no longer show up on a user's page without scrolling down.

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Postby twistor » Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:23 am

Who says graduate school is more important than deciding which cartoon is the best?

I'll only be in graduate school for 6 years, tops, but I'll be watching TV for the rest of my life.

And besides, the "important" threads work themselves naturally back onto the main page as people reply to them.

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Postby grae313 » Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:26 am

I never use the front page--I go straight to the forums and look for the orange icon for unread posts. I didn't realize that posts from the lounge don't show up on the front page, and I also didn't realize it would be a big inconvenience to have them under a separate forum heading... if everyone really wants everything in one place it's fine with me. I was just responding to the comments that people were finding it difficult to find information about admissions because of all the extra stuff. There is a forum for the extra stuff, so I put the extra stuff there. But again, I just thought you guys would like it better. If the pole says otherwise, I'm happy to put them back.

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Postby VT » Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:28 am

LMAO,
quizivex, ur post is so hilarious.

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Postby twistor » Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:29 am

No hard feelings, grae313.

I never use the forums off the main page. The main page says new/active topics. I only respond to threads I know people are reading. I never look through the other forums. Some of those discussions ended years ago and the users have moved on to bigger and better things.

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Postby grae313 » Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:35 am

but when you log in, you can just follow the orange icons to the new posts. I only look at threads that have new posts since the last time I logged in.

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Postby twistor » Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:38 am

Who has time for all this extra clicking?

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Postby twistor » Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:41 am

It's been interesting tonight guys, but I'm out.

I still have to go shave.

Since I'm not allowed to start any polls on the main page everyone can guess what I'm shaving but they can only do so quietly, to themselves.

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Postby quizivex » Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:49 am

If RG were online now he'd take that comment to the next level, and then 400nm would delete her account :roll:

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Postby twistor2 » Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:50 am

Speaking of deleting accounts...

I tried to update my account details and now my account is deactivated. I have no idea how to reactivate. This is *** horseshit.

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Postby quizivex » Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:53 am

IMPOSTOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Postby twistor2 » Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:56 am

I had the most goddamn posts, too.

Seriously, I can't recover my account details because I looked at my account and realized I put my real email address. Since it is my policy to keep that private I decided to change it. Well, apparently your account requires reactivation after that, which obviously I can't do because I picked some random bullshit email. So I guess I won't be posting here anymore, since I lost my username and all my posting stats.

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Postby grae313 » Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:56 am

oops, nm, just reread your post

why don't you PM grant. he can probably change it back to your real email address.
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Postby twistor2 » Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:57 am

No, it's entirely my fault.

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Postby twistor2 » Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:58 am

Argh.

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Postby quizivex » Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:59 am

@ grae313

I don't think twistor2 was accusing you of any foul play


@ twistor2

welcome to the forum and please post your stat

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Postby twistor2 » Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:00 am

Should I ask for random advice first?

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Postby twistor2 » Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:01 am

This really irritates me. What kind of forum requires you to REACTIVATE your account? And worse, doesn't tell you beforehand that it's required for ANY kind of change.

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Postby grae313 » Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:01 am

did you see my post about PMing grant? alternately, you could post all future comments one letter per post. You'll be back up to 400 in no time!

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Postby quizivex » Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:01 am

not unless your name is voneetwistorkumarpatel2 or something or other...

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Postby twistor2 » Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:02 am

grae313:

Thanks, I'll try that. Fingers crossed....

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Postby twistor2 » Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:03 am

It won't let me enter one letter posts.

It says "you must enter a message when posting."

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Postby quizivex » Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:05 am

just make 400 posts on the lounge, nobody will ever notice anyway...

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Postby twistor2 » Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:07 am

I sent Grant a message. We'll see what happens.

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Postby twistor2 » Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:08 am

Bah, if I have to go through that again I'm giving up.

It's like running a marathon and you get near the end and someone is like

"Sir, you forgot to put on your number. Please start again at the beginning."

Uhm, no thanks.

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Postby twistor2 » Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:10 am

Now that I'm a new user can I at least vote again?

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Postby quizivex » Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:13 am

:twisted: :oops: RIP twistor :oops: :twisted:

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Postby twistor2 » Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:14 am

I'm not dead, but I do think you enjoy making colorful messages. I bet you go nuts with glitter.

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Postby GCS » Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:17 am

so if you get your old account reactivated are you gonna ask to have these 12 new posts added to your stats to make up for the time missed?

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Postby quizivex » Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:17 am

Well if you're not dead weren't you supposed to be shaving??

Instead of starting a new poll, who thinks this is an impostor?

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Postby will » Mon Feb 11, 2008 4:04 am

Quick grae, here's your chance!

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Postby twistor2 » Mon Feb 11, 2008 10:18 am

No, if I don't get my account back I'll just cease posting. No point, really.

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Postby twistor2 » Mon Feb 11, 2008 10:21 am

I just heard from Grant. He's working on fixing this problem.

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Postby twistor » Mon Feb 11, 2008 10:28 am

Ok, got my account back.

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Postby twistor » Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:21 pm

I'm very disappointed in at least 10 of you.




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