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#1 TanyHark

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 05:42 PM

Hey TanyHark,

I saw you recently signed up here in the bioforum. It is hard to find active interesting people (especially after the crash) here so I contact you, because I am trying to find discussion partners in the field of proteomics, virology, molecular biology, bioinformatics. If you are interested, feel free to connect with me. Are you signed up at =spam edited=? Do you know it?
It is a web 2.0 platform adapted to the needs of researchers and more active than this forum here. Nevertheless, the combination between =spam edited= and bioforum is pretty powerful. if you have specific questions.

https://www.research****.net

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P.S. my name is Stephanie Manzoni in =spam edited=, if you want to add me as a contact


So, I signed up bioforum before about a month, and I had received this PM. Then I had to sign up again recently after appratently a crash, and the same guy sends PM again, thinking I am a new member! I don't mind, but does he have to aslo say the words in red? Shameless indeed!!

Oh oh, I missed this first part - ..It is hard to find active interesting people (especially after the crash) here .. :huh:

Edited by TanyHark, 03 February 2009 - 05:43 PM.


#2 Minnie Mouse

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 06:07 PM

Don't worry. I also got one.

I signed up at Bioforum in around July 2005, and re-registered after the crash.

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 06:12 PM

I got one too. I must be trap happy, and signed up with =spam edited= for a look see. Unfortunately I found the site is very cluttered and hard to navigate.
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Posted 03 February 2009 - 07:35 PM

We regard this as spamming. This guy has sent hundreds of PMs to our members. This member has been deleted and IP banned. If you receive further spamming messages advertising that site, please report it here. Thank you!

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 06:25 AM

Even I got the same message before crash and after crash also :ph34r: . I was surprised coz the message was a reply to a question that i asked in proteomics forum.

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 07:05 AM

I got one too. I must be trap happy, and signed up with =spam edited= for a look see. Unfortunately I found the site is very cluttered and hard to navigate.


I got the pm too.....

totally agree with pernesblue; and they are by no means more active than bioforum.
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Posted 04 February 2009 - 07:36 AM

it's not a guy....it's a girl

I got the pm too, but I admit that I signed up at that website, however as pernesblue mentioned above I also find the website very hard to navigate. it claims it is a web 2.0 platform or something but it is very damn slow.

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 07:40 AM

I got one too. I must be trap happy, and signed up with =spam edited= for a look see. Unfortunately I found the site is very cluttered and hard to navigate.


I got the pm too.....

totally agree with pernesblue; and they are by no means more active than bioforum.

I got the pm too but I put it in my spam folder,hahaha

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 08:01 AM

they are by no means more active than bioforum.


that is why I care about BioForum.

I had a lecturer in England, University of Essex who always said this or that website is made by good people for good people. He always mentioned about swiss port, Blast and FASTA that how those engines were made free of charge for everyone around the world to use. it feels good when you make something that people find it very useful and becomes popular. you say to yourself that you created something that everybody likes it, no matter how small but you do your own part for the world.

who cares you earn money from it or not, the important thing is that you feel good inside.

once I suggested having a Yahoo Answers policy for the forum to make it more active. nobody agreed with that and I don't know why. what I said was that maybe we could have points for good answers, or chose best answers so by this way we could encourage people to participate more in the answers.

I am just a user of this website, not a moderator, so it is totally up to the admins.

#10 gebirgsziege

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 08:21 AM

they are by no means more active than bioforum.


that is why I care about BioForum.

I had a lecturer in England, University of Essex who always said this or that website is made by good people for good people. He always mentioned about swiss port, Blast and FASTA that how those engines were made free of charge for everyone around the world to use. it feels good when you make something that people find it very useful and becomes popular. you say to yourself that you created something that everybody likes it, no matter how small but you do your own part for the world.

who cares you earn money from it or not, the important thing is that you feel good inside.

once I suggested having a Yahoo Answers policy for the forum to make it more active. nobody agreed with that and I don't know why. what I said was that maybe we could have points for good answers, or chose best answers so by this way we could encourage people to participate more in the answers.

I am just a user of this website, not a moderator, so it is totally up to the admins.



good posts can be rated (at least in some sections of the forum)! And I think the moderators are quite active in pinning good discussions and useful resources!
And I think nobody agreed with you, because most people here want to help if they can and not to start a competition about points.....
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Posted 04 February 2009 - 10:35 AM

good posts can be rated (at least in some sections of the forum)! And I think the moderators are quite active in pinning good discussions and useful resources!
And I think nobody agreed with you, because most people here want to help if they can and not to start a competition about points.....



in the summer people didn't reply fast, it took days to get a reply, now it is better cause the universities are open.

#12 gebirgsziege

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 11:14 PM

good posts can be rated (at least in some sections of the forum)! And I think the moderators are quite active in pinning good discussions and useful resources!
And I think nobody agreed with you, because most people here want to help if they can and not to start a competition about points.....



in the summer people didn't reply fast, it took days to get a reply, now it is better cause the universities are open.



the reply always depends on the question! I have had questions nobody could answer....although I got some suggestions what could have happened and others which were answered very good, with a lot of literature suggestions....but sometimes it takes some time for some questions more than for others.....it takes some time until an expert will answer your question B)

but still I am no fan of the point system; as nothing is fixed and stabel in biology. An answer which is correct for e.g. microorganisms may be wrong for e.g. mouse or humans.....just thinking of this, some very good answers might get a bad rating just because the one who rates them is working in the wrong field and nobody looks at them anymore although just this answer might be the one they are looking for :(
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Posted 05 February 2009 - 01:45 AM

good posts can be rated (at least in some sections of the forum)! And I think the moderators are quite active in pinning good discussions and useful resources!
And I think nobody agreed with you, because most people here want to help if they can and not to start a competition about points.....



in the summer people didn't reply fast, it took days to get a reply, now it is better cause the universities are open.



the reply always depends on the question! I have had questions nobody could answer....although I got some suggestions what could have happened and others which were answered very good, with a lot of literature suggestions....but sometimes it takes some time for some questions more than for others.....it takes some time until an expert will answer your question B)

but still I am no fan of the point system; as nothing is fixed and stabel in biology. An answer which is correct for e.g. microorganisms may be wrong for e.g. mouse or humans.....just thinking of this, some very good answers might get a bad rating just because the one who rates them is working in the wrong field and nobody looks at them anymore although just this answer might be the one they are looking for :(



Rating is difficult, and this is not a competition. everybody is free to give is opinion and sometime an answer that seems not so good already helps a little.
If there is a rating, people will no more answer.

#14 gebirgsziege

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 01:47 AM

Rating is difficult, and this is not a competition. everybody is free to give is opinion and sometime an answer that seems not so good already helps a little.
If there is a rating, people will no more answer.


That is what I wanted to say...maybe I should get more percise B) :(
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#15 little mouse

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 01:54 AM

Rating is difficult, and this is not a competition. everybody is free to give is opinion and sometime an answer that seems not so good already helps a little.
If there is a rating, people will no more answer.


That is what I wanted to say...maybe I should get more percise :P B)


oups , I wanted to support you.
I erased the first sentence :( : I agree with gebirgsziege, rating is not a good idea :D :)




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