I have been active on bodybuilding and fitness forums in the capacity of a USPlabs employee for approximately six years. During that time, I have come to see forums as a particularly complicated and nuanced form of communication, though a form with one feature that seems to weave commonly through them: forums exhibit the virtues of their faults. Which is to say, those things which make forums generally 'good,' are exactly those things which make it generally 'bad.' In particular, I am thinking here of how the open and uncensored flow of information, the crux of the internet's benefit, leads also to the open propagation of misinformation and falsehoods.
In this thread, I want to do a little - and by little, I mean exceedingly little given the scope of the internet - to this trend. In it, I am going to field questions by forum members on any topic related to the physical and health sciences. (Note: the question need not be specifically USPlabs related.)
The format will be as follows: post your questions as replies to this thread, in one or two sentences, and each week I will select a question to respond to in a mini-essay format. Each week, the member who's question is selected will receive one (1) free USPlabs product of their choice, as a thank you for your contribution in making this forum a source of coherent information. While I field questions in both this thread, and the sister thread at USPlabs, I will be posting responses only at the USP forum.
The link has been included below, and I look forward to your questions.
(P.S., click the link to see the format of the questions and answers!)
Thank you, and I hope to see a diverse set of entries every week!
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