It's not just a technical forum though, there is social interaction and chit chat. I would class the race threads and driver discussions as opinion peices. People are entitled to opinions, no matter how daft (like this thread ).Tim.Wright wrote:If you are speaking of the new engine thread, then while the original poster seems to be doing a lot of handwaving there are some intetesting responses from other people which are interesting to read. Especially for me not being an engine person.
At least its a somewhat technical discussion. If you want to raise the technical standards of the forum, the first things to do would be to shít-can the race threads and ban any discussions on drivers or sporting regulations.
I very much wished I could deny that, but yeah... . About your laundry: for god's (oh sorry, it's probably not very sciency to talk about a god) sake Ciro, how many times do I have to tell you: turn your pants inside out!They're a bunch of lazy persons.
It's a game of compromises - we have to weight up correct usages of the downvote system against incorrect usage/abuse. Overall it's best as it is now: downvoting should only be allowed sparingly. Even now abuse is still possible, but only by members who have a high enough reputation, and basicilly those only got their reputation by doing the right things around here. It's basicilly a semi-automated form of trust: you've got us to trust you, so we trust you with more downvoting rights.rjsa wrote:Well, a larger quota of downvotes and the justifying of them could help here, but I guess that's already being discussed.
Ciro Pabón wrote:Sure, mods should correct equations and insert proper scientific arguments when needed.
But, no, oh, no, they refuse to do the simplest things: no grammar corrections, no editorial help, no science at all.
They're a bunch of lazy persons.
Actually, I'm starting to suspect this forum has no scientific arguments because it has no real scientists on board!
Some days I think some of the threads are actually made by amateurs... or mere engineers. No Doctors, no PHDs, heck, not even a tenure professor... and it shows: most posts have no references AT ALL.
It's clear as day: most people here have only a master degree! It's that normal, I ask you? Should it be tolerated?
Allow me to answer my own rhetorical question with dignity and firmness:
NO! It should not be tolerated. No tenure, no posts.
Some people around this site, I'm ashamed to say, may even plagiarize other publications.
When was the last time someone made a check of the pictures in the caption competition thread to verify there are no copies of other similar threads? Let me guess: NEVER!!!!!
Mods, I suspect, are merely engineers.
Social interaction? Chris? Really? Social interaction? What are you thinking? Give me facts or give me death!
There is a simple fact that lingers around this forum, Chris and it's NOT social interaction (which F1 true fans despise, btw):
Where can you find a published mathematician when you need one?
Certainly, not here.
Why mods cannot technically moderate my posts? And what about my laundry? It's sitting there and there are no mods to wash my clothes! No stringent standards and no laundry? Is this a joke? We demand technical moderation NOW! Oh, and laundry support... NOW!
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WOW!!! This must be one of the most arrogant statements I have ever seen in writing. A Ph.D is an strong indication of a person's level of competence, but it does grant exclusive domain over knowledge. To disregard every scientist who lacks a Ph.D. is elitist and draws attention away from the underlying science. The world has seen a lot of good science performed by people with Masters degrees and Bachelors degrees, as well as non-degree amateurs. The science should be the focus, not the letters.Ciro Pabón wrote:It's clear as day: most people here have only a master degree! It's that normal, I ask you? Should it be tolerated?..Mods, I suspect, are merely engineers.
The American Journal of MathematicsCiro Pabón wrote:Where can you find a published mathematician when you need one?
This is just sad, and explains a lot.Ciro Pabón wrote:?..social interaction (which F1 true fans despise, btw):