Poll 2014-09-01 If we're going to post more science stories here, hope they're in the field of:
If we're going to post more science stories here, hope they're in the field of:
158 points (15%)
104 points (10%)
114 points (11%)
181 points (17%)
Math/Applied Mathematics
142 points (14%)
125 points (12%)
Social Sciences (anthropology, archeology, psychology)
69 points (7%)
Earth Sciences (geology, ecology, meteorology, oceanography)
119 points (11%)
Scientology, Astrology, Numerology, Phrenology, etc. :)
27 points (3%)
Other (specify in the comments)
5 points (0%)
Reply 6 comments

computer sciences, coding (Score: 3, Informative)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org on 2014-09-01 14:02 (#2RYM)

If it wasn't clear, I didn't add computer sciences, cryptography, coding, and the like because we are already publishing those kind of articles and there's little doubt they're popular. Looking for other disciplines to add to the mix here.

Science and big happenings (Score: 1)

by engblom@pipedot.org on 2014-09-01 17:04 (#2RYQ)

All kind of science news (computer science, astronomy, maths etc).

Also I wish to see normal news if they have a huge impact on the earth. Local election in some countries are not interesting, unless it is a country affecting most of the earth. War, that could have big consequences are OK. A volcano spewing out enough of ashes to block airtrafic for a big part of the world is ok, the same with nuclear accidents and other really big things. Local parties arguing inside of a country is not OK.

Re: Science and big happenings (Score: 1)

by zafiro17@pipedot.org on 2014-09-01 19:53 (#2RZ2)

Glad for the feedback. Maybe someone will post those political articles but I actually disliked that stuff on Slashdot and avoided those articles. When Slashdot got a "politics" tag I actually felt disappointed.

That said, the Submit button is at the top right. Let's see what the Pipe says, as every article has buttons to vote up and down. It may happen anyway!

Re: Science and big happenings (Score: 1)

by engblom@pipedot.org on 2014-09-02 06:50 (#2RZJ)

It depends on what politics articles it is... I do not care about debates trying to argue one candidate is better than the other. That there are better sources for and I do not see this kind of sites to be meant as place of debating politics. However, after an election it is good to know what the new president means from privacy, freedom and world safety. I surely would want to read some comments if USA, Russia or China or any other super power would get a new president. And that is not happening so often, so it would at most be one article a year.

When something happens that has potential to grow bigger in a war, I surely want some insight information from maybe eye-witnesses to know how far the conflict could reach in worse case scenary. For example if Russia would decide to fully invade whole Ukraine it would be a conflict that could in worst case drag in a big part of Europe.

Oblig. (Score: 1)

by bryan@pipedot.org on 2014-09-01 22:41 (#2RZA)

Don't forget homeopathy!

Poll points (Score: 2, Insightful)

by genx@pipedot.org on 2014-09-02 14:38 (#2S01)

My question is unrelated to the topic.

I feel stupid asking this, but how do we assign points in this kind of poll ? Do every item need to be filled with numbers ? What values should we pick ?