Re: Langford's Problem
- To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
- Subject: [mg19601] Re: [mg19541] Langford's Problem
- From: "Andrzej Kozlowski" <andrzej at tuins.ac.jp>
- Date: Sat, 4 Sep 1999 01:34:32 -0400
- Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com
I am also very much in favour of having more mathematical problems posted to the mathgroup, but with a qualification. There should be nothing that would lead one to suspect that the author has an ulterior motive like presenting the solution somewhere else as his own work, making a commercial use of it and so on. So we should insist that people submitting such problems at least use their real names and genuine e-mail addresses. Otherwise once people feel they have been exploited and made to look foolish and naive they will stop participating in the list altogether. I also think this moderated list should not admit anonymous messages or those containing fake e-mail addresses (though I am not sure how one can verify such things). While I do not see how any one could "exploit" a solution of a "toy problem" like this one I think there were enough reasons to be suspicious of the way in which it was posted to justify Hartmut's concern. -- Andrzej Kozlowski Toyama International University JAPAN http://sigma.tuins.ac.jp http://eri2.tuins.ac.jp ---------- >> With respect to this, I disagree with Hartmut. Mathematica is a very >> powerful tool for solving problems and most of us can profit from studying >> the various solutions of a posed problem. Being a reader of this group for >> many years, I regret that indeed the tendency of the questions has changed >> to only technical problems with Mathematica. Some years ago indeed >> mathematical questions like this one were regularly brought up and I like >> this particular problem very much.