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« on: 13/06/2009 14:45:37 »
I'm looking for suggestions that would help to broaden the appeal and usefulness of this website and our other related content.

Can anyone make any suggestions regarding widgets / concepts / components / features - that you would find personally helpful here on the site?

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« Reply #1 on: 13/06/2009 14:56:00 »
Well, I'm back !....I'm a nice feature !!
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« Reply #2 on: 13/06/2009 17:51:19 »
How about a scrolling science news thingy ?
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« Reply #3 on: 13/06/2009 18:51:20 »
Trust you to want your thingy to scroll.

I think it would be good if when you ask a question you can check to see if it was asked before. I'm not sure this might already be a feature. I'm Mrs Technofear. I'm quite happy with how things are set out I just wish some poster weren't so grouchy!
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« Reply #4 on: 14/06/2009 00:42:20 »
Arggh! Like me!

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« Reply #5 on: 14/06/2009 14:16:57 »
Hi Chris.

Something that would greatly aide my forum  participation and ease of use, would be to have a page up and a page down located on the opening page of the forum. It's the one page that does not currently have this feature and it would certainly make moving from the lower threads up into the upper threads like the general science area etc much faster and easier to access...

The constant scrolling to get to certain sections is difficult on a smart phone which lately has been my online access.

It would make me immensely happy to see this feature added to our main forum page and not just on individual threads....

Could we possibly apply it to the opening page of the forum where we see the separate sections of the forum...?

Thanks.
« Last Edit: 14/06/2009 14:54:01 by Karen W. »

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« Reply #6 on: 14/06/2009 14:40:12 »
The advanced search hasn't been working for some time.

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« Reply #7 on: 15/06/2009 22:03:59 »
In terms of boosting the interactivity here and attracting new visitors, does anyone have any suggestions?

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« Reply #8 on: 15/06/2009 22:23:41 »
In terms of boosting the interactivity here and attracting new visitors, does anyone have any suggestions?

Chris

What about a members gallery where members can post pictures that they have taken of a science theme ?

An interactive experiment section

Downloadable wallpapers

A chat room for science discussions

An educational/science library of resource texts

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« Reply #9 on: 16/06/2009 22:39:20 »
Oh Sheepy you are such a swat.
I know you have been naked for a long time but school filters will sometimes disallow things with rude words in the address. I think the name of the forum is a big problem for younger users and teachers.
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« Reply #10 on: 17/06/2009 00:22:39 »
Oh Sheepy you are such a swat.
I know you have been naked for a long time but school filters will sometimes disallow things with rude words in the address. I think the name of the forum is a big problem for younger users and teachers.

ewe did mean Swat yes ?  [;)]
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« Reply #11 on: 17/06/2009 07:01:03 »
What is Swat?

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« Reply #12 on: 17/06/2009 08:31:37 »
I like the chatroom idea.

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« Reply #13 on: 17/06/2009 19:12:42 »
What is Swat?
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Swot, British slang for a studious scholar, often used derisively
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swot_(disambiguation)
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« Reply #14 on: 17/06/2009 19:21:29 »
Yes, Yes I meant swot, what a terrible typo, sorry Neil. I mistook you for a crack armed police team. Stop tazoring me!
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« Reply #15 on: 17/06/2009 19:22:52 »
In terms of boosting the interactivity here and attracting new visitors, does anyone have any suggestions?

Edutainment , e.g. games & puzzles with a science theme, (not my cup-of-tea but could appeal to the younger audience).

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« Reply #16 on: 17/06/2009 22:10:58 »
What is Swat?
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Swot, British slang for a studious scholar, often used derisively
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swot_(disambiguation)


Thanks RD...

And I think the game idea is a good one!

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