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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
Rosalind Franklin was my first cousin and one my life's main regrets is that I never met this brilliant and beautiful lady.
She discovered the Single DNA Helix in 1953, then it was taken by Wilkins without her knowledge or agreeement.

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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.
Rosalind Franklin was my first cousin and one my life's main regrets is that I never met this brilliant and beautiful lady.
She discovered the Single DNA Helix in 1953, then it was taken by Wilkins without her knowledge or agreeement.

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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?
Rosalind Franklin was my first cousin and one my life's main regrets is that I never met this brilliant and beautiful lady.
She discovered the Single DNA Helix in 1953, then it was taken by Wilkins without her knowledge or agreeement.

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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.

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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?

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!

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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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« Reply #25 on: 07/02/2009 18:15:20 »
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.
I note your score is zero. I always thought you were more reliable than me and I'm one. If you ask me I should have a minus karma score.
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« Reply #26 on: 07/02/2009 23:18:47 »
You're a 5 now - you've got somebody's full attention.
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« Reply #27 on: 08/02/2009 00:24:45 »
If you answer one of my threads with a good answer I will make sure I will give you a big thumbs up. I tried to give Paul two thumbs up but it seems you are not allowed to appreciate the same persons postings until an hour has elapsed. Paul has done two posts that I have enjoyed tonight but I will have to stay up until 1.30am in order to be allowed to express this.
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« Reply #28 on: 08/02/2009 05:45:44 »
So what made me join TNS?

JimBob 

sheesh, I need a life!!
Old enough to have a grandson
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« Reply #29 on: 08/02/2009 06:45:10 »
[:D][:D] So that's why.
JimBob must be a very proud man right now!

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« Reply #30 on: 08/02/2009 11:49:00 »
... it seems you are not allowed to appreciate the same persons postings until an hour has elapsed.

Where did this info' come from, please?

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« Reply #31 on: 08/02/2009 12:36:23 »
well from trying to see how the karma works..I find that when you click on the thumbs up Karma that person recieves a good karma for an answer...but if ou try to give same person second karma within the same hour..it does not allow it!

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« Reply #32 on: 08/02/2009 15:59:04 »
So what made me join TNS?

JimBob 

sheesh, I need a life!!

I am honoured beyond any expression of humility by such a gracious statement.

Indeed, I feel that I have been touched buy a queen, and I have -

er, I mean I have been touched by THE Queen. Yeh, That's what I meant (snicker)
Pardon me, your Majesty.
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« Reply #33 on: 08/02/2009 16:36:33 »
I joined TNS because it seemed quite a grown up forum with no gimmicky things like karma points.
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« Reply #34 on: 08/02/2009 17:18:51 »
I feel that I have been touched buy a queen, and I have -
er, I mean I have been touched by THE Queen. Yeh, That's what I meant (snicker)
Pardon me, your Majesty.

You may jest about our Monarch, Jimbob, but I really have touched the Queen. This time last year she came as patron to a floodlit swan feed at the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust where I work as a volunteer.

She met us all and we were told to take the proffered hand and say 'Your Majesty' while bowing slightly from the waist. When it came to my turn I took her hand, bowed and said 'your Majesty' as instructed. She, for her part, fixed me with that steely look she has and said 'You're well equipped'.
Several ladies have, in the past, said this - only to be disappointed later. She, of course, was referring to the binoculars I was wearing around my neck. [;D]

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« Reply #35 on: 08/02/2009 17:46:47 »
She is a dirty old mare!
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« Reply #36 on: 08/02/2009 18:10:43 »
I feel that I have been touched buy a queen, and I have -
er, I mean I have been touched by THE Queen. Yeh, That's what I meant (snicker)
Pardon me, your Majesty.

You may jest about our Monarch, Jimbob, but I really have touched the Queen. This time last year she came as patron to a floodlit swan feed at the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust where I work as a volunteer.

She met us all and we were told to take the proffered hand and say 'Your Majesty' while bowing slightly from the waist. When it came to my turn I took her hand, bowed and said 'your Majesty' as instructed. She, for her part, fixed me with that steely look she has and said 'You're well equipped'.
Several ladies have, in the past, said this - only to be disappointed later. She, of course, was referring to the binoculars I was wearing around my neck. [;D]

I want to give you some karma points for this, but they are not allowed in chat!

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« Reply #37 on: 08/02/2009 18:13:17 »
I joined TNS because it seemed quite a grown up forum with no gimmicky things like karma points.

Problem is, what are they supposed to mean? Is a person with more karma points more trusted in the answers they give, or do they just have more forum friends?

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« Reply #38 on: 08/02/2009 19:51:51 »
I guess people with negative points have really made some enermies.
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« Reply #39 on: 08/02/2009 21:10:47 »
I guess people with negative points have really made some enermies.

I think people who don't use the spell checker may also gain (karma) enemies!

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« Reply #40 on: 08/02/2009 23:05:42 »
I joined TNS because it seemed quite a grown up forum with no gimmicky things like karma points.

Problem is, what are they supposed to mean? Is a person with more karma points more trusted in the answers they give, or do they just have more forum friends?

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« Reply #41 on: 08/02/2009 23:10:37 »

it's all just a damn popularity contest with you kids!

If it is, then i am losing! I know Sharon wanted to give me one last night, but she could not stay up long enough!

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« Reply #42 on: 10/02/2009 17:19:23 »
I was bored with a forum I was on so decided to look around for a new one. Simples!
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« Reply #43 on: 10/02/2009 17:31:53 »
I to compared the mere cat and found my home here. The caring, sharing forum.
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« Reply #44 on: 10/02/2009 18:01:19 »
I to compared the mere cat and found my home here. The caring, sharing forum.

Hahaha [:)]

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« Reply #45 on: 10/02/2009 20:56:49 »
Oh Daniel.... that is so furry and adorable.....what kind of critter is it????

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« Reply #46 on: 10/02/2009 22:48:36 »
that's one happy meerkat 

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« Reply #47 on: 11/02/2009 00:11:16 »
A Meerkat

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« Reply #48 on: 13/02/2009 22:06:01 »
Which meerkats did you compare though?  [;D]

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« Reply #49 on: 15/02/2009 14:52:05 »
I listen to Chris Smith every friday on Radio 702, and he is amazing! Thats why I joined!
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