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Pete,There are a number of "Science Websites". It will take something big to set yours apart from the rest.
You may choose to add the following categories (and rearrangements).Environment & ClimateFront Porch/Kitchen Table/Lounge/?I'd make a "Human Sciences" section which would include the subheadings:* Human Biology & Physiology* Medicine* Psychology/SociologyYou can have a General Biology section independent from human biology.Making it difficult to become a "member" could be a problem.
Most often members are ranked by their contribution to the website. I like the idea of ranking a bit by knowledge. However, perhaps one should consider starting all members as junior members, and promote based on the quality of contributions.
At some point, you will have to start seeking "moderators" who are often interested volunteers.
There would be benefits of making an article based website rather than making a forum based website. Present an article + comments. Or, perhaps have both an article section, as well as a general forum section (somewhat like TNS has).
There are many people that are looking for good places to post/publish articles.
If you have an active website, do you want it to be self managed, or have every article managed by staff?
Quote from: CliffordKThere are many people that are looking for good places to post/publish articles.Who are these people? Not crackpots I hope?
Good luck with the venture.
I used to contribute to a site that had a general forum backed by a "sort of peer reviewed" collection of longer essays with substantial graphics. Happy to put you in touch with its founder who I am sure would be very helpful (he ran out of time and the group ran out of money).
I think you could make a big impact on science education by inviting schoolteachers to "ask a scientist".
I don't know about your neck of the woods, ...
but there's a dearth of specialist teachers in the UK. I think it's easier and more effective to teach science to a teacher than to teach a scientist to teach.
Alas, mostly. And "religion and science" looks like a troll feeding station. But a sharp mind and a sharp pencil will win: the editor's decision is final in a privately owned site.
Quote from: Pmb on 24/09/2013 09:10:13Quote from: CliffordKThere are many people that are looking for good places to post/publish articles.Who are these people? Not crackpots I hope? Alas, mostly. And "religion and science" looks like a troll feeding station. But a sharp mind and a sharp pencil will win: the editor's decision is final in a privately owned site.
With "Peer Review", you would be able to weed most of them out. Certainly you could choose to do reviews of current news in science, but it could also be a lot of work to keep up with.One group of target individuals would be the undergraduates. Perhaps even graduate students who need to publish, but may not be able to get into the big journals, Science, Nature, etc. If you essentially make an online journal, then a lot would depend on the reputation that you build of the journal.
This is really a topic for "just Chat" because it doesn't strictly belong here.Once everyone has spotted this, - and given it a thumbs up - I'll move it.Chris
You talked about educational institutions in the Boston area.How many universities are there? MIT, University of Mass - Boston, perhaps some community colleges?
You may wish to browse around MIT's and UMB resources to see what they have available, then if appropriate, contact some of the science departments there. I could imagine both student contributions, as well as students being active in the article review process.
Go for it Pete! With my lack of basics I might not even qualify as a "standard member", but if I did I could promise not to mention infinity.
I wish someone would informed me the next time I created of moved a thread. ... Otherwise it become too difficult to find.
What is "ask a scientist"?
I'm confused. What does a flaming folder next to the name of this thread mean?