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List of monks interested/working in science

by BioGeek (Hermit)
on Aug 16, 2004 at 04:45 UTC ( #383194=monkdiscuss: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Hey everybody,

During a recent discussion, bobf and me came up with the idea of compiling a list of people who have a special interest in science. Read more about it in bobf's post. This is by no means intended to replace specific communities as BioPerl, but should you find that you have a very specific question about such a module, then maybe you can find someone here in the list that you could send a privatemessage to. Update: Judging from the replies, the general consesus is that this list should be opt-in, and only as a list of people working in the same (scientific) field, not intended to send private messages to those listed. So, if you still would like to be on a list like this, /msg me, or reply to the root node under the appropriate category.

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Comment on List of monks interested/working in science
Re: List of monks interested/working in science (invites)
by tye (Cardinal) on Aug 16, 2004 at 06:22 UTC

    Monks noting on their home nodes that they work in chemestry should not be construed as an invitation for you to invite other people to /msg them their chemestry questions.

    I'll let those actually involved in this speak their mind.

    But note that recently a similar idea came up and several people said "no", they didn't wish to become a designated answerer of questions about X.

    For me, even if you have a question about a module I wrote and/or maintain, if you send it directly to me, I'll most likely tell you to post a node instead. I'm not the only person alive who can answer questions about my modules. And often others benefit from the question and answer being in public and at a place that can be searched.

    Of course, I don't think PerlMonks is the best place to ask chemistry questions. If I liked answering chemistry questions, then I'd probably know some other place where such questions get answered. That sounds like a more useful resource to find (or create).

    And I think you'll need to make your list be "opt in" not your current "opt out" (for those you've already listed).

    - tye        

Re: List of monks interested/working in science
by naChoZ (Curate) on Aug 16, 2004 at 10:25 UTC

    Don't forget our esteemed Erudil, who does aerodynamic testing and aerospace type things.

    --
    "A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right." -- Thomas Paine
    naChoZ

      Hmmph. Sounds like Engineering, not Science.

        Since it involves physics, I say science is applicable as well.

        --
        "A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right." -- Thomas Paine
        naChoZ

Re: List of monks interested/working in science
by dragonchild (Archbishop) on Aug 16, 2004 at 12:48 UTC
    I keep a list of monks interested in consulting work on my homenode. Why don't you do the same for SciMonks?

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    We are the carpenters and bricklayers of the Information Age.

    Then there are Damian modules.... *sigh* ... that's not about being less-lazy -- that's about being on some really good drugs -- you know, there is no spoon. - flyingmoose

    I shouldn't have to say this, but any code, unless otherwise stated, is untested

      But he should take note of what tye said and ask people before putting their names on any such list.
        I thought that was implied by the text I used on my homenode. Absolutely, such lists should be opt-in and not opt-out.

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        We are the carpenters and bricklayers of the Information Age.

        Then there are Damian modules.... *sigh* ... that's not about being less-lazy -- that's about being on some really good drugs -- you know, there is no spoon. - flyingmoose

        I shouldn't have to say this, but any code, unless otherwise stated, is untested

Re: List of monks interested/working in science
by atcroft (Monsignor) on Aug 16, 2004 at 15:47 UTC
    Hey everybody, During a recent discussion, bobf and me came up with the idea of compiling a list of people who have a special interest in science. Read more about it in bobf's post. This is by no means intended to replace specific communities as BioPerl, but should you find that you have a very specific question about such a module, then maybe you can find someone here in the list that you could send a privatemessage to.

    NO, No, no! While I am very interested to know about those who have interests similar to my own, do NOT suggest sending private messages to those who have a specific interest. One of the strengths of the Monastery is the broad cross-section of experience and insight it contains, another is the spread of time zones the body monktorate occupies, and to suggest messaging a particular monk with a question is to ignore both. If someone messages a particular monk about a question, then they are at the mercy of that monk's time and willingness to respond. In addition, while many of the monks I have talked to herein have been very willing to help, they have their own schedules and time-sinks. By instead posting in SoPW (or other sections herein), or asking in the ChatterBox, one not only has the chance of getting a quicker response, but also getting the possible benefits of a cross-section of experience, or even excellent insights from a monk they would not have thought to ask.

    As I said, I find it very interesting when I find other monks who share my interests, but please, please, please do not suggest that someone be messaged because of a question about a particular area.

bioinformaticians add yourself here.
by BioGeek (Hermit) on Aug 16, 2004 at 23:11 UTC
    If you're a bioinformatican using Perl, and you want the world to know this, then you can reply to this post. Or have a look here.
Physicians add yourself here
by BioGeek (Hermit) on Aug 16, 2004 at 23:14 UTC
    And so on for the other scientific disciplines: just create a reply to the root node if your scientific field isn't covered yet, or add yourself to the other replies grouped by field of interest.

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