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vulture
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A call to all new members

Yes, I'm talking to you who have registered at E&W and come here because they aren't allowed to post there yet....

Yes, I'm talking to you who are using machine translations to post ununderstandable crap on this board....

Making posts which are only remotely related clog up the threads and drive the people who started the thread mad.

You don't have to show your value by posting as much stuff as you know.
Posting relevant, but few things, will be more appreciated than just nice-to-know-things like a solution of blah blah also changes color when... if the thread talks about the preparation of magnesium metal!

This is a kind request to keep this board useful and user friendly. Remember that there are only few sites on the net that will teach you so much about the "dark side" of chemistry.....

One shouldn't accept or resort to the mutilation of science to appease the mentally impaired.
International Hazard

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Vulture is right.

This place is about science; it is not about making a fierce fire, or a loud bang. The energetic materials section is not about making an explosion or something that burns; it's about discovering more about the chemistry behind what liberates lots of energy as it decomposes (hence "energetic material" - explosive compounds and the like).

If you're here to learn about chemistry, you're welcome here.

If you're here to quiz those who have some knowledge pertaining to chemistry as to why your green goop doesn't burn effectively enough when dried and mixed with your aluminum shavings, and how you can fix it so it instead burns explosively; or how to take various household cleaners and make a powerful oxidizer from then, with which you plan on mixing with something to make a low explosive; then you're not welcome here.

I don't know how many people here have read the Mad Science FAQ, but I would like everyone to read it prior to posting.

I weep at the sight of flaming acetic anhydride.
MRS_X_TSALB
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The question are certainly not a theme than
making HNO3 from H2O2 or so a pointless
crap... and you hope everybody which read this
should it copy or believe !
When anyone dont understand what posted,
by the way, its certainly no trash.
You can posting many sites with little statemant
init or descripe with a few lines !
I think this forum are not a place to keep
returning to one's old hobby-horse !
Anyone should be happy to be inspired by someone
for some new thinks for example a shitty extended
procedure to use diketoacetone.

vulture
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I'm sorry, I do not understand what you are saying here, don't tell me this is another machine translation!!

One shouldn't accept or resort to the mutilation of science to appease the mentally impaired.
Polverone
Now celebrating 18 years of madness

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There were 3 users who all came from Deutsche Telekom and were posting garbage. I am guessing they were actually the same person. They have all been deleted and registration now at least requires confirmation of a user's e-mail address. I hope that this will cut down on the crap. Later I will try to go back and delete the garbage posts that were made. Let me know if you see any more garbage showing up.
Arthis
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I have a quite difficult one to remember now !

When was it done ? Between yesterday and today ?
Polverone
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I have changed it so that you must provide a valid e-mail address to sign up. The initial random password is e-mailed to the address provided. You should be able to change your password to something else, though, after you've done the initial confirmation step.
vulture
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Polverone, which users did you actually delete, because there are also members who aren't really posting crap, but alot of irrelevant or ununderstandable stuff (see above for example! :mad

One shouldn't accept or resort to the mutilation of science to appease the mentally impaired.
Polverone
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I deleted MRS_X_TSALB, The_K5, and one other person with MRS in their name. MRS_X_TSALB actually isn't trying to flood the board with junk. It's just that his English is very rough. He's re-signed up and I won't be deleting him again.

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