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Posted 28 December 2007 - 10:46 AM
The Management Team are always looking to improve things on the forum i.e. make it easier for you to find information and make decisions. We see a huge range of questions being asked and hopefully, you get the help and advice you were looking for, and we thought it about time to find out your views on this process.
So, quite simply, what else could we do for you? How can we make it easier for you to get to the information you need? Or do you just have some general feedback?
We really do want to know, however, if you don't want to post your comments here, you can PM me (or any other Admin/Mod) directly.
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Posted 29 December 2007 - 08:49 PM
And lots of friendly people too...
Glad to be a part of it...
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Posted 29 December 2007 - 10:43 PM
There's a lot of really useful information and friendly people willing to offer advice and assistance. It's great. Thanks for the effort that goes into keeping things going etc by all the Admins and FLO.
Posted 31 December 2007 - 08:54 PM
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Posted 13 January 2008 - 12:45 PM
I joined the forum in November and since then have learned a lot about my new hobby thanks to the group (as I am not naturally gifted to find objects in the sky).
One of my problems has been to find an area/place where it is really dark. What would really help me and maybe others is if there would be a map (of the UK) indicating where there are specially good spots with no/very low light pollution. I live in Cheshire and although I think I know the area, I would find it very helpful to know, where best to place my telescope. This also could help to optimise travel plans for weekend trips.
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Posted 13 January 2008 - 02:53 PM
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Posted 17 January 2008 - 09:07 AM
Beginner’s forum ... when does one stop being a beginner and become a amateur. Surely there will often be the case that one is a beginner at some part of it. For example I now have a scope but know nothing of filters, need some advice on webcam-ing? Etc.
More use of ‘stickies’ – Perhaps too the use of stickies (whatever they are called) might avoid the proliferation of the same few questions being asked over and over and over again. Eg:
Which scope should you buy?
What can you expect to see?
What software is available?
Useful astro sites
One of the problems for those new to this hobby is finding out about stuff after the event and whilst SGL has a monthly guide it’s a little out of date. So why not have a link to the BBC monthly guide (or other if there are better). This may promote users to contribute more.
However just keeping up the great work is great.
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Posted 22 February 2008 - 09:43 PM
I can't wait untill you guys teach me enough so i can offer advice of my own in the future!
A big thanks to everyone on the forum, and to the mods for upholding such a great forum! Thanks! :hello1: (That's surpose to be a round of applause...)
Posted 23 February 2008 - 12:08 AM
Perhaps too the use of stickies (whatever they are called) might avoid the proliferation of the same few questions being asked over and over and over again
Heh, y'know the old SGL saying; 'the only stupid question is the one you didn't ask'? What few questions I ever asked were the sort I wish I hadn't Whenever I read something like one of my old ones asked by someone else - I feel a little better.
Glad to see so many new members enjoying it here 8)
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Posted 13 March 2008 - 04:46 PM
excellent site A+
Posted 15 March 2008 - 06:32 AM
hi my name is peter Struve i live in Swindon in wiltshire I have been interested in Astronomy and science for as long as i can remember not supprising i guess as i Come from quite a famouse family of pioneering Astronomers and Astrophysicists I myself am not a professional just a passionate amateur although i do have a degree in Earth science I look forward to many happy hours here on the forum and meeting all my fellow travellers in time and space
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Posted 11 April 2008 - 09:46 PM
I have only recently got into astronomy but I am doing Physics at high school and the whole idea of just, well everything, really mesmerizes me
With some advice from Gaz and some other lovely people who have posted i am hopefully going to get my first scope soon
this may be a possibility for the site (or it may not). But a mobile version of it may be worthwhile?
I was off the computer earlier and accessed the site on my mobile phone but the pages were obviously quite large etc.
Just an idea but great job guys keep it up
Posted 12 April 2008 - 01:04 AM
The club is great, it's such a boon to meet others into the same hobby - face to face.
This forum is wonderful - as a beginner it's just great to be able to ask questions without risk of ridicule - there are no trolls here!
I can honestly say there is nothing this forum and those that inhabit it could do that would make any improvement. The mods all do a great job, are fair and consistant. The humour gives me a chuckle. The knowledge simply oozes from every corner. There is a real enthusiasm for our hobby, and it's plain to see that everyone here wants everyone else to get the best they can out of astronomy. It's a really nurturing environment.
Just keep it like it is and it'll rightly keep on growing.
EDIT: Oh actually, I just thought of something. Can you sort the b$%£8y weather out?
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Posted 04 June 2008 - 10:05 PM
I will post more feedback the further I get into the site
Posted 18 June 2008 - 10:09 PM
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