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[*] posted on 19-5-2017 at 12:47
Sciencemadness turns 15 today


Judging by the date the first members joined, Sciencemadness is 15 years old today. Happy Birthday, Sciencemadness!

(Many thanks to Polverone and others for keeping it going this long.)




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[*] posted on 19-5-2017 at 13:11


Happy Birthday Sciencemadness!

Everybody is now entitled to a stash of some Element 15 to celebrate the occasion...
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[*] posted on 20-5-2017 at 06:04


.....it's been that long?...I came here 15 years ago to visit.....and stayed!!

Indeed...Happy 15th anniversary ....and the beat goes on!!




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[*] posted on 20-5-2017 at 07:50


Relevant threads for the occasion:

A Sciencemadness retrospective

Sciencemadness turns ten! Congratulations!

What should we do for anniversaries at MSDB?

Donations

Unfortunately it looks like the gif is gone from the donations page. Used to be one of my favorites. From memory:


Quote:

Speaker A: I do declare Sciencemadness.org to be my favorite site of all time
Speaker B: Yes indeed, Polverone is certainly a King among Men
Speaker A: For a king he is rather impoverished.
DONATE
Funding goes to:
SSL - Faster Webhosting - More Space - Ruby feathers for Vulture (Last part is crossed out)





[Edited on 5/20/2017 by BromicAcid]




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[*] posted on 20-5-2017 at 10:08


Thanks for the kind words.

The donation gif never left the site -- it just wasn't publicly linked any more.



I don't have the money troubles with this site that I did when I was still a student. Or even when I had an abrupt job loss ~6 years ago and SM donations poured in, and a member found another job opportunity for me. That's why I have stopped even low-key fundraising efforts.

This site gets back-burnered a lot and I would feel like a swindler taking donations for a site that I'm rarely improving. I still love chemistry and seeing what everyone here is up to from time to time, but deaths in the family that started in 2011 and just keep going made me want to spend less time online during my free hours. I'm working on some improvements but I can't give time estimates for completion any more.




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[*] posted on 20-5-2017 at 16:20


Belated congratulations from me too!

Thank you Polverone, especially for the persistence and endurance to keep SM up all the time :)

I´m looking forward to the next 15 years! :D
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[*] posted on 21-5-2017 at 21:06


Congrats, I noticed less influx of new enthusiasts lately, maybe because new generations are stuck on their cell phones? heh
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[*] posted on 21-5-2017 at 21:34


Quote: Originally posted by DubaiAmateurRocketry  
Congrats, I noticed less influx of new enthusiasts lately, maybe because new generations are stuck on their cell phones? heh

On the contrary, I've noticed a large influx than usual thanks to those [censored] Youtubers. On the one hand, I guess I should thank them, at least grudgingly, but on the other hand, it's getting to be really annoying when someone describes a reaction "like Nile Red did it" or "like Nurdrage did it" and expect me to know what they're talking about. I don't have the time to watch an entire Youtube video just to figure out what procedure someone used, damn it.

edit: Polverone: if I edit the php registration page (based on the latest version of the forum software) for the boards to add a question that would trip up bots, would you be able to replace the existing file with it? I believe it's "members.php". I just want to make sure that if I put in the work, I'm not going to be left hanging, with nobody to contact to finish the job.

[Edited on 5/22/17 by Melgar]
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