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Re: Re: Useful Dumb User Questions

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  • Subject: [mg9101] Re: [mg9064] Re: [mg8988] Useful Dumb User Questions
  • From: Luci Ellis <elisha at dot.net.au>
  • Date: Mon, 13 Oct 1997 23:33:16 -0400
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Kristina Langer wrote:

>At the same time, I do not condone slamming on users who seem plunge in head
>first.  Not only is it mean, it's also pointless.  As far as I know, this news
>group was not created solely as a forum for power users.  If someone is
>offended by the new user questions, just delete 'em!  I personally enjoy
>helping others along - kinda like a good deed for the day thing.

Not only that, but I have found _I_have_learned_more_by_helping_others.
Sometimes I will see a question that I don't know the answer to instantly,
but think I can work out. In which case, both asker and answerer benefit.

I am relatively new to Mma, but there are things I use it for (graphics,
time series work) that others are less familiar with, so I have a
comparative advantage in some areas while others are stronger in
mathematical/physics applications.  We can all learn from each other.

Rgds,
Luci

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Luci Ellis:  elisha at dot.net.au
http://www.dot.net.au/~elisha




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