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Old 06-13-2012, 11:14 PM
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Heya folks.

So, as some of you may know, I'm into biology.

I'm somewhat dismayed by the lack of biology discussions on this board, so I had an idea.

Since many of you seem interested (or have become interested due to Avatar) in nature/animal type things, I thought I would start a weekly column of sorts here.

It would be called "Critter of the Week" and it would a post about a certain kind of animal or a group of animals, highlighting facts about them like their taxonomy, behaviors, diet, and habitat, as well as generally interesting facts about them.

The twist is that I'll be picking animals that I think aren't as well known; for example, I would talk about a Cerval instead of a Lion if I talked about cats, and I would talk about Glass Catfish or Spiny Eels instead of a Salmon if I talked about a fish. I will also be picking species and families/genera that might be threatened or endangered or that I think are misunderstood (such as spiders and snakes).

I would do this weekly and have two separate threads; one for my own weekly posts and one for comments from the rest of you about the posts.

My goal is to teach people here about the zoology/biology and ecology of living things that either need more attention because they are imperiled or misunderstood, and to simply try to spread knowledge about cool animals. OwO

So what do you think? Is anyone interested in this?
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:23 PM
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I like the idea

Maybe let other people contribute some as well?
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:52 PM
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I like the idea

Maybe let other people contribute some as well?
That's what the comment thread would be for...I can't really think of a way to let others contribute without things going out of order. Ideally, I would make these on Sunday and put them up that night and then make a new one for next Sunday.

If you have any ideas about how to let others make contributions in an orderly fashion, go right ahead and tell me; the thing is that I'm going to try and do this in a somewhat scientific fashion without making it boring or less enjoyable to read, and if other people wanted to contribute outside of the comment thread I'd want them to try and match my style
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I'd read it.
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So you're going to be doing it inside this thread?
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So you're going to be doing it inside this thread?
No, I'm going to make a separate thread when I start making the posts.
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This sounds great, can't wait!
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That sounds like a really cool idea, Raiden. Perhaps every now and then you could pick someone to do the post for that week on whichever animal they like. That way it's still controlled and anyone that wants to participate can.
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No, I'm going to make a separate thread when I start making the posts.
Is that one also going to be called "Critter of the Week" then?
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:07 PM
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Is that one also going to be called "Critter of the Week" then?
Yeah, but Eltu said he would sticky the real one when I start it, so I could probably just ask him to delete this.
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Old 06-15-2012, 11:55 PM
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Sticky? Well well, sounds like a plan. I'm pretty sure everyone likes your idea, and if it's all your project, go for it, and I will highly anticipate the first post.
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Yeah, but Eltu said he would sticky the real one when I start it, so I could probably just ask him to delete this.
We generally don't delete threads without specific reasons - just let this one drop off the top page.

A stick for the main one can be done though
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