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  1. #1 Has the admin analysed the users here? What did you get? 
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    Very quickly I see that there is an overwhelming ponderance of single post users.
    Is it possible to see a frequency distribution pf posts per user?
    The credentials of posters? I see many unanswered yet very answerable questions. Is this a question of lack of credentials among us?
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    Dear pikpobedy,

    I think we have to accept a preponderance of single posters because there are many, not professionally educated in physics, who realize there is something wrong, but lack the background to be able to criticize (and thus post) in detail. My knowledge of physics is undergrad - but I have read plenty elsewhere. The flaws in modern physics cannot be solved in the main by those in physics professionally because they have acquired the ideological blinkers not to criticize.

    This is why us outsiders must be involved - in order to tease out fully the philosophical implications and the philosophical basis for practical productive research. Unless we solve the global energy crisis, it hardly needs to be emphasized that another world war will be upon us!

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    PS: Is your username based on ancient Egyptian measurements? If so, very clever!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pikpobedy View Post
    Is it possible to see a frequency distribution pf posts per user?
    Not really, but one can always just divide total number of posts into time since registration to get some idea of how active a user was.

    The credentials of posters?
    Depends what you mean by "credentials". This is an open, public forum, so no credentials are required to join.

    I see many unanswered yet very answerable questions.
    I think that is because not everyone has the same level of interest in the same topics. For example, for me personally, "Classical Mechanics" holds no interest whatsoever, so I don't usually bother to work through problems and reply to posts in that section. That does not imply that CM isn't important, it is just a matter of personal preferences.
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    MODERATOR NOTE : This thread might be better suited to Site Feedback. Moved.
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    There are a fair number of posts, inside and outside the "homework" section, that appear to be requests for answers for homework problems with no effort made to explain where the requester got stuck, sometimes even after their being asked how they approached the problem. I have noticed that an unusual percentage of these posts, compared to other types of posts, are from first-time posters. I hope that the majority of these first-time posters are simply seeing that in-person discussions will help them more smoothly than forum discussions, but it is possible that a number of them simply want answers, not understanding. I think that we are fairly careful about not providing answers that merely lead to future bad results on exams or worse, would be used for getting undeserved credit on exams or graded homework.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvb View Post
    There are a fair number of posts, inside and outside the "homework" section, that appear to be requests for answers for homework problems with no effort made to explain where the requester got stuck, sometimes even after their being asked how they approached the problem. I have noticed that an unusual percentage of these posts, compared to other types of posts, are from first-time posters. I hope that the majority of these first-time posters are simply seeing that in-person discussions will help them more smoothly than forum discussions, but it is possible that a number of them simply want answers, not understanding. I think that we are fairly careful about not providing answers that merely lead to future bad results on exams or worse, would be used for getting undeserved credit on exams or graded homework.
    I agree, which is why I usually don't respond to those threads. I am an admin on the Relativity Facebook group, and we have the same problem over there too.
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