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lyner

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Re: Question of the Week - Old Version
« Reply #425 on: 01/11/2007 11:14:53 »
Can anyone tell me about this 'question of the week' thing?
I am sure I miss a lot of good comments and posts in it but it is such a pot-pourri  and un-structured that I can only browse and dip in here and there.  It must be the same for other people.
What is really needed is individual threads with titles - and we have that already- outside Q of the W.
 

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Re: Question of the Week - Old Version
« Reply #426 on: 03/11/2007 20:25:53 »
Hi Andrew

this is a vestige of an older initiative we had at the naked scientists. The new QOTW is featured as part of the podcast and the threads are labelled as such and discussed individually - they're in the feedback section. Here's an example:

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=11159.0

Maybe we should think about moving those threads to here, although I worry that it might become cluttered...

A board all to itself right at the top of the forum might be the best best - what does everyone think?

Chris
 

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« Reply #427 on: 03/11/2007 20:44:26 »
It wouln't become cluttered / inaccessible if you index reference the threads.  :)
E.g. have a 'master' thread somewhere as a sticky on top of the forum that then indexes all the other threads you want indexed. That way, people could just browse the 'master' thread and then find the individual threads by clicking on their crossreferenced links.

Quite a bit of work, I know - but do-able and very user friendly in the end  :)
[hope I'm making sense here]
 

paul.fr

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Re: Question of the Week - Old Version
« Reply #428 on: 03/11/2007 20:53:20 »
A separate board is a fine idea, so is that of alandriel's, i do think the QOTW needs its own identity, that way there just may be more in the way of participation.
 

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Re: Question of the Week - Old Version
« Reply #429 on: 03/11/2007 21:51:50 »
Could you create a forum for mathematics?
 

lyner

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Re: Question of the Week - Old Version
« Reply #430 on: 03/11/2007 23:40:18 »
Hi Chris
For someone who is looking all the time there is no problem - finding what you want is a problem, if you only look now and then. 
Perhaps it would be better to put all posts in the relevant forum and have a copy / link to them in qotw. That way, people could either browse qotw  or find the discussion on their favorite forum, depending on the way their mind works.
 

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Re: Question of the Week - Old Version
« Reply #431 on: 05/11/2007 03:44:28 »
chris that sounds like a good idea
 

lyner

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Re: Question of the Week - Old Version
« Reply #432 on: 09/11/2007 21:51:58 »
Perhaps the board should be, literally, just this week's posts. It would die after a week or be moved to an appropriate forum by our dedicated moderators
 

paul.fr

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Re: Question of the Week - Old Version
« Reply #433 on: 21/11/2007 15:17:33 »
I did just notice this:
http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/content/qotw/

How long has that been there, dave?
 

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