Feedback on recent forum changes

  • 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.

The new subforums are:

great!
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grae313
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Feedback on recent forum changes

Postby grae313 » Mon Aug 24, 2009 12:21 pm

What do you guys think?

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Re: Feedback on recent forum changes

Postby blackcat007 » Mon Aug 24, 2009 1:28 pm

I think the forum looks a lot cleaner and organized .. its very easy now even for the newbies to search for pertinent info.. well done guys!! :)

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Re: Feedback on recent forum changes

Postby cooper » Mon Aug 24, 2009 7:55 pm

It's now much easier to find the thread you are looking for since, for example, if you are searching to see if anyone posted a thread about the usefulness of University Physics in studying for the Physics GRE, you now only have to look at the threads in the category of interest and you are therefore searching through fewer threads. Good job on making the forum better organized. :D

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Re: Feedback on recent forum changes

Postby twistor » Mon Aug 24, 2009 10:37 pm

I find it annoying. I usually look at the 4 or 5 most recent threads. Who wants to look for posts in 50 subforums?

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Re: Feedback on recent forum changes

Postby grae313 » Mon Aug 24, 2009 10:42 pm

twistor wrote:I find it annoying. I usually look at the 4 or 5 most recent threads. Who wants to look for posts in 50 subforums?


I knew you wouldn't like them, twistor :)

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Re: Feedback on recent forum changes

Postby twistor » Mon Aug 24, 2009 11:16 pm

grae313 wrote:
twistor wrote:I find it annoying. I usually look at the 4 or 5 most recent threads. Who wants to look for posts in 50 subforums?


I knew you wouldn't like them, twistor :)


You know me so well :)

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Re: Feedback on recent forum changes

Postby quizivex » Tue Aug 25, 2009 1:29 am

twistor, that's where the "24 hours" button comes in handy. It lists the most recent posts chronologically and includes the first few sentences of the posts. That way you'll never miss a post. This is the first button I click on when I visit the forum. I scroll down to the most recent post I remember reading and then skim upwards and click the links to jump to ones I want to read fully. That's been way easier than what I did last year... look at each forum individually, and then each thread and then each post as new posts are getting written ugh.

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Re: Feedback on recent forum changes

Postby twistor » Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:23 am

quizivex wrote:twistor, that's where the "24 hours" button comes in handy. It lists the most recent posts chronologically and includes the first few sentences of the posts. That way you'll never miss a post. This is the first button I click on when I visit the forum. I scroll down to the most recent post I remember reading and then skim upwards and click the links to jump to ones I want to read fully. That's been way easier than what I did last year... look at each forum individually, and then each thread and then each post as new posts are getting written ugh.


I'll have to try this. Thanks.

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Re: Feedback on recent forum changes

Postby grae313 » Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:20 am

I dunno, I've always just followed the highlighted icons which link you straight to the last unread post in a thread. It never takes me a lot of time *shrug*...

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Re: Feedback on recent forum changes

Postby physics_auth » Sat Nov 07, 2009 2:45 pm

I would propose to create a different subforum for those who are new to the physics scope and who want to turn to physics by asking for info about the GRE physics test etc. This subforum should be "a piece of cake" to recognise for the new members of the forum. All possible questions that could be asked (and answered of course) by a physics newcomer should be included in the various threads of the forementioned subforum. I say this, for several new members don't know how to browse the threads that interest them. This new subforum should be a reference point for all non-physicists, for instance mech. engineers etc. Non-physicists should have the opportunity to share their opinions employing basically this subforum; this way some of us won't become irritated when facing a new post about an engineer or anybody else who decided to turn to physics ... . The final decision is yours ... .




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