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« on: 05/02/2009 08:11:28 »
So what made you join the Naked Scientists?  :):):):):):):):):):)
You were bored? Doing research? Too much time on your hands?
I don't know! You tell me, please.  :)


 

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« Reply #1 on: 05/02/2009 08:34:22 »
Well I read  it for a bit and was looking for support and information on a diet pill.. LOL I was sick and needed to take weight off looking for a safe way to make me feel full when I ate smaller meals.. So I started reading the Zetacap thread. I was a preschool teacher who also needed science experiments for my Kids at school also.. many reasons really.. It was friendly I liked that.. The people did not talk down to you and I found good information and support and eventually friends..
 

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« Reply #2 on: 05/02/2009 16:54:42 »
Boredom

and the fact it had a "Geology and Paleo" section.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 05/02/2009 17:14:01 »
I haven't joined yet...I am thinking of signing up soon though !
 

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« Reply #4 on: 05/02/2009 17:15:56 »
I haven't joined yet...I am thinking of signing up soon though !

Best not to rush into anything. ;)
 

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« Reply #5 on: 05/02/2009 17:45:01 »
I haven't joined yet...I am thinking of signing up soon though !



Best not to rush into anything. ;)

Quite right !  ;) :)
 

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« Reply #6 on: 05/02/2009 17:49:44 »
In December 2007, I'd been researching Rosalind Franklin and googled for a forum/messageboard about her. The Naked Scientists was the first one that came up.

It looked so good that I registered the same day
 

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« Reply #7 on: 05/02/2009 17:56:48 »
Took a turn, found myself here?

Where are we???
 

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« Reply #8 on: 05/02/2009 18:25:10 »
I found the podcast while clicking around the itunes shop. I got instantly hooked. And then I went to explore the website and joined the forum.
 

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« Reply #9 on: 05/02/2009 19:01:15 »
I was on an astronomy course in Cambridge and a guest lecturer had done a broadcast. I listened to it and joined then.
 

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« Reply #10 on: 05/02/2009 19:53:26 »
In December 2007, I'd been researching Rosalind Franklin and googled for a forum/messageboard about her. The Naked Scientists was the first one that came up.

It looked so good that I registered the same day
Rosalind!  Nice to have you back, I hope everything is okay.
 

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« Reply #11 on: 05/02/2009 21:38:32 »
Rosalind is in the building...wow,wow!

I found it because I wanted some new ideas for a kitchen science workshop. I googled kitchen science and ended up here and haven't found my way out yet. I also nearly booked the travelling hands-on show, that comes from Cambridge, for a stint at Intech, Winchester, when I worked there. The boss didn't like the idea so it was shelved. I must have glanced at the site then but didn't get hooked in that time.
 

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« Reply #12 on: 05/02/2009 22:03:54 »
itunes podcast.. then the idea that there were scientists around with nothing on under their lab coats (little bit of false advertising there).. then the voice of Helen and her love of the ocean..
 

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« Reply #13 on: 05/02/2009 22:12:44 »
I was just surfing randomly - you'd be surprised what kind of things I type into search engines when I'm bored - and this popped up!  [:0]

Loved that fact it was relatively local (I'm a Norfolk girl, and Cambridge isn't so far) and really friendly. I've been on other forums, and they all seem a little intimidating, like everyone is trying a little too hard.

No worries about a bunch of science nerds (sorry, speaking for myself here  ;D) being too cool for school!
 

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« Reply #14 on: 05/02/2009 22:41:22 »
What did you type in to get things popping up?
 

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« Reply #15 on: 05/02/2009 23:32:06 »
That was a good few years ago now! Sorry, can't remember! Was still working in the lab then, so may have been something to do with nuclear proteins or stem cell differentiation or muscular dystrophy!
 

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« Reply #16 on: 06/02/2009 12:04:26 »
Loved that fact it was relatively local (I'm a Norfolk girl, and Cambridge isn't so far) and really friendly.

If you're from Norfolk, either by birth or choice, you might like this -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=GB&hl=en-GB&v=cDuW3joTBq8

My daughter sent it - she's a Lynner by birth but lives in London.
 

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« Reply #17 on: 06/02/2009 14:10:46 »
What is the "Karma" icon/pictures/slogan thing for, I did see it before.

Also now people's amounts of posts are hidden unless i've missed something.
 

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« Reply #18 on: 06/02/2009 14:12:42 »
Posts are right under karma.. which is new and being tested...Kinda trying it on for awhile...see how it goes!
 

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« Reply #19 on: 06/02/2009 14:33:55 »
Posts are right under karma.. which is new and being tested...Kinda trying it on for awhile...see how it goes!

Ok thanks and it's pretty kind of fresh for a Belated new year.

But is it making more techy work for you?
 

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« Reply #20 on: 06/02/2009 18:45:53 »
Posts are right under karma.. which is new and being tested...Kinda trying it on for awhile...see how it goes!

Is there an explanation of what this karma is about? Things like how it's scored, who does it, what it means, why you're doing it...what's the point of it. I've looked all over but couldn't find anything.
 

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« Reply #21 on: 06/02/2009 19:17:10 »
Hey my Karma is one yeah hooooo! *Does somersault and back flip* I hope that doesn't make my score go down. I wasn't very calm, was I.
 

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« Reply #22 on: 06/02/2009 19:35:41 »
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=GB&hl=en-GB&v=cDuW3joTBq8

Yes, I saw that, pretty funny!

I am also baffled as to what this Karma thing is all about. enlightenment please?
 

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« Reply #23 on: 07/02/2009 00:15:46 »
Posts are right under karma.. which is new and being tested...Kinda trying it on for awhile...see how it goes!

Ok thanks and it's pretty kind of fresh for a Belated new year.

But is it making more techy work for you?

Not too much.. nice to do something even try to answer questions...

Posts are right under karma.. which is new and being tested...Kinda trying it on for awhile...see how it goes!

Is there an explanation of what this karma is about? Things like how it's scored, who does it, what it means, why you're doing it...what's the point of it. I've looked all over but couldn't find anything.

Quote
http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=GB&hl=en-GB&v=cDuW3joTBq8

Yes, I saw that, pretty funny!

I am also baffled as to what this Karma thing is all about. enlightenment please?

Ok All This is what I know so far.. from admin so far....

"we're just testing the Karma idea, so people get a good idea of how reliable people's answers are. "

There have also been suggestions of applying it only to science topics and not chat.. so that is in the works as to weather that will go or not..

Dave is busy sorting it out and when we know more One of us will post a How to and the process of accumulating karma if it works out!

This is about All I can say yet.. It is all still being worked out so if you can all hang tight we will let you know more as we go!

Thanks,
Karen
 

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« Reply #24 on: 07/02/2009 16:32:41 »
It hasn't escaped my notice that the highest karma scores so far have been awarded to a moderator - investment banker in a previous life perhaps?  ::)

Sounds a bit subjective to me - if it is introduced please include an opt-out facility.
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