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Originally posted by TrueAmerican
The reason I ask is because I feel it is needed. For one thing, I believe certain people at ATS have specialized in this, and have become quite adept in discussing these topics. I think the Fragile Earth forum is too general, covering way too many broad topics.
The other reason is I believe then the right people could be appointed subject matter experts, such as PuterMan, At current, he gets nowhere near the credit he really deserves for his contributions. And the current SME are not capable of discussing Earthquakes and Volcanoes to the technical depth that PuterMan and others can at this point.
ATS is evolving, and this has become a big enough subset interest that it is time to consider giving the people who have become very knowledgeable in this a place of their own, with the correct people leading it. And yeah, I'd also volunteer, as I feel I have gained the necessary knowledge as well to help lead this forum and give credit where it is due impartially.
That may sound self-serving- but it isn't. I don't really care about the leader part. I want a separate forum for this- it is time!
Originally posted by Cherryontop
Maybe this will alleviate the speculative, sensationalist and repetitive threads that you guys have to keep coming in to, to give the real info on?
Originally posted by pazcat
I think it is a great idea, it would be great to incorperate a beginners thread too, a how to kind of thing with links to monitoring stations, how to interperate what you are actually seeing, the difference between volcanic activity and earthquake, the list could go on really. A novice can easily get lost in some of the huge threads that exist. I would spend more time checking it out if I understood what I was looking at better.
Definitely a good idea. Even if you will have to put up with the crazy's.
S&Fedit on 2-11-2010 by pazcat because: (no reason given)