Author Topic: Best-loved "Weird & Wonderful" threads index - find them all here.  (Read 19635 times)

Alice

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Warning: Under reconstruction! Please PM me/post here if you have further recommendations. Also please check your recommendation is not also in the Stunning Sights Index first - thanks! ;D


[I have had many requests to sticky various threads on this board, and have also noticed that many of the particularly cool threads have a tendency to go missing. But I don't want this area to have too many stickies - so I thought I'd provide the links to our best threads here.] Like, this is the old text, do we really need it now?
PS Nope, not all of these are in W&W, but this index seems the best place for them . . .


Help Topics

 :) Newbies, post your interesting objects/queries here

 :) WOW WHAT'S THAT? Look here first!

 :) QUASARS. What they are and how to find them

 :) Terminology - Names you might not find in an Astronomy textbook (yet)


Galaxy Zoo Projects

 :) Hanny's Voorwerp and its sister topics Hanny's Voorwerp Object of the Day and Could this be a Hanny's Voorwerp as well?

 :) Merger Hunters Needed

 :) Possible Strong Gravitational Lenses

 :) Give peas a chance! and its sister topic Peas Project

 :) Blue Elliptical?

 :) Red Spirals

 :) Hyper-Velocity Stars


Definitely or Possibly Scientific/Astronomy Specials Threads

 :) Quasi-Stellar Sources radio sources. Find a Quasar? Post it here!

 :) Active Galactic Nucleus (AGN). Found an AGN? Post it here!

 :) Biggest redshift z

 :) Nearby galaxies z < 0.004

 :) Three legged well defined spiral galaxy

 :) The Possible Polar Ring Thread

 :) Bad Chart Thread

 :) Near misses or hit and runs. (Galaxies that never merged)

 :) Void galaxies

 :) Put your Platterpillars here please

 :) Low Surface Brightness (LSB) galaxies . . . distant, dark and mysterious . . .

 :) Another great Markarian, we need a thread for those.

 :) Post one armed Galaxies Here.

 :) The ARP Peculiar Galaxy Atlas

 :) um . . . .




Weird Fun Stuff

 :) Oddballs - post your weird pics here

 :) Gotta love these blues

 :) The Galactic Faces Thread

 :) Galaxy Animal Zoo

 :) Galactic Garden

 :) Black and White Galaxies!

 :) Holiday Thread -  Any holiday or related to a holiday... Submit away...




Weird Fun Stuff that turned out to be really useful in a silly way :D

 :D Galactic Alphabet

which resulted in:

(Help, now I have to go and find all Pluk's Galactic Alphabet repositories.)




Didn't find the one you were looking for? Try the Stunning Sights Index.


« Last Edit: September 06, 2009, 10:31:43 pm by Alice »

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Re: Best-loved "Weird & Wonderful" threads index - find them all here.
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2007, 08:03:08 pm »
Very good idea! ;D

If I'm not supposed to react in this topic (to avoid chatting) you can remove this post Alice ;)

But just so you know, I love it :-*

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Re: Best-loved "Weird & Wonderful" threads index - find them all here.
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2007, 08:10:03 pm »
Oh no, talk away in this topic, please, everybody. Pictures probably won't be of much use though  :D ;) If there are particular threads that should be put in this list, I'll edit my top post and add to it there so they're all in one neat collection.

In fact, what I might do is unsticky Galactic Alphabet and Galactic Faces and put them on the list, to make more room on Page 1 of Weird & Wonderful. I'll gather opinions first!

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Re: Best-loved "Weird & Wonderful" threads index - find them all here.
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2007, 08:11:40 pm »
Oh yeah, since this is sticky, we'll just have to go to your first post.. great! :)

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Re: Best-loved "Weird & Wonderful" threads index - find them all here.
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2007, 08:20:13 pm »
Yup. Hard labour, that, having to go back to my first post to find threads. No pain, no gain.  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Best-loved "Weird & Wonderful" threads index - find them all here.
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2007, 09:17:57 pm »
Great idea Alice.   ;)

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Re: Best-loved "Weird & Wonderful" threads index - find them all here.
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2007, 07:32:48 pm »
Thanks Alice :) ;) :D ;D 8)

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Re: Best-loved "Weird & Wonderful" threads index - find them all here.
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2007, 07:11:02 am »
thanks, alice!

could you please add the "nearby galaxies, z < 0.004"  thread to the list?  whenever i find one, i lose the thread (like now...)

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Re: Best-loved "Weird & Wonderful" threads index - find them all here.
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2007, 06:03:24 pm »
Good idea. It's actually in "Stunning Sights" and there are several worthy threads in there, I was going to make a decision about them after Christmas dinner has rebuilt my poor sad brain! I'll find that one and put it in here for now - it may stay, it may go elsewhere later, but I'll let you know.  :)

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Re: Best-loved "Weird & Wonderful" threads index - find them all here.
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2007, 06:13:32 pm »
....has rebuilt my poor sad brain....

Very melancholic, moderator Alice. It may well take more than a dinner. For
me, i think it will take considerably longer...


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Re: Best-loved "Weird & Wonderful" threads index - find them all here.
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2007, 06:18:51 pm »
Ha ha ha ha. Hi Rick. Don't worry, I only mean I'm tired!

I must cut down on the exaggerating.  ;D ;)

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Re: Best-loved "Weird & Wonderful" threads index - find them all here.
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2008, 04:12:14 pm »
Thanks Alice!  I was just trying to find the animal thread and it had fallen way past page 20 because it isn't a sticky and there were a lot of newer posts, and it wasn't showing up on my new replies to your posts or unread posts since last visit, so I had given up ever finding it!
"...I just wanted so desperately to see the stars." -Pilot

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Re: Best-loved "Weird & Wonderful" threads index - find them all here.
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2008, 02:32:41 pm »
Here's another suggestion for your first post, when you get back Alice:

The red spirals topic.

I've been looking for that one a couple of times and recently there turned up a few of them :)

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Re: Best-loved "Weird & Wonderful" threads index - find them all here.
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2008, 10:01:36 pm »
Isn't there an asteroids thread floating around somewhere?

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« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2008, 10:02:15 pm »
Yep, but that one is already sticky ;)