1. Deleted User

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    I suggest we have a science section where we can discuss topics like chemistry, physics, engineering and so on.

    There's enough members here with the skills to contribute to such a section. Whether it's worth making depends on whether there's enough interest and whether the staff have time to moderate it.

    It would need some obvious rules like no tutorials on creating weapons or narcotics and no psychology discussions because they would become a shitstorm of people diagnosing each other with mental illnesses.
     
  2. Tom Bombadildo

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    As with every other suggestion for a XYZ new section, you have to ask "are the other sections being dominated by threads and questions about that topic in such a way that an entirely new section/subsection is necessary?"

    And, as with every other suggestion, no, they aren't. I haven't seen any massive influx of threads specifically about the kinds of scientific discussion like you're referring to, and quite frankly the majority of people are interested in this kind of stuff/actively participate in those field probably aren't going to post about it on a site like GBAtemp in the first place.

    The day we get so many threads about this kind of thing that it's impossible not to see one in any given section, absolutely. But as it is, putting things like this in General Off Topic or posting about it in your own blogs is fine.
     
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  3. FAST6191

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    Seems Tom Bombadildo beat me to the punch today but +1.

    We used to have a unofficial theme of that in the user submitted news section.

    No weapons, no drugs and no psychology? Remove half the fun why don't you.

    Anyway we could possibly consider a sticky thread. If you want to make a thread on it, make a nice grounding and see if people join it a la post funny pictures or other such "scour the internet and share stuff, make tweaks yourself" then the topic might stand to be revisited. List some journals and other sources of good info, pictures, new products and videos.
    I would suggest a fun name for the thread rather than science/engineering thread.
     
  4. Kwyjor

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    Surely there are better places to "discuss topics like chemistry, physics, engineering and so on" than a video game board? The Politics section is baffling enough.

    Do you think such an assessment is reasonable considering you've been here less than six months and haven't even made 50 posts?
     
  5. FAST6191

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    Still not sure why people find the politics section (the discussion of such things has been here for as long as I have) but eh.

    Better? Sure. We can probably all go on the nice boards random professions have and be far more likely to be surrounded by those deeply versed in such matters.
    As a general interest topic though (think low rent version of https://hackaday.com/ and any number of popular science type websites, except hopefully less clickbait trash and things that end up being debunked/come out as scams/be obvious failures to anybody with a reasonable background in high school science) ... that is a different matter. If there was to be a thread detailing me the latest developments in space, electronics boards, repair techniques, random adapters people made*, biology, materials we might see used, share an interesting repair video, share a now commercially viable technique that was once "labs, universities and nation states", computational stuff and so on and so on then I would be happy enough -- I follow many of those but not all of them, partially because they are not my main fields, and still miss things. To say nothing of fields colliding being where the interesting stuff really starts to happen. If that takes off and starts needing to be spun off into different threads, or individual articles start littering a section then the OP may get their wish of a dedicated section.


    * https://www.obscuregamers.com/threads/dev-dreamcast-bba-converter.2715/ (someone managed to cannibalise a dreamcast modem and instead make a nice 100mpbs network adapter rather than paying through the nose for the very rare and hard to come by broadband adapter) was linked on IRC the other day. Don't know if I need to make a thread on it but someone would probably be interested in the general thread sense.
     
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