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  • Subject: [mg44380] Re: Where to reply to...
  • From: "Hans Michel" <hansjm at>
  • Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2003 05:16:25 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <bob882$r1a$>
  • Reply-to: "Hans Michel" <hansjm at>
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You make a good point. I skim through the newsgroup almost daily. However, I
had stop responding to question for many reasons. I have helped a few people
offline whose questions were never formaly answered, I did ask them to post
the correspondence to no avail in each case. Plus too many so called bugs
reports,  this OS is better than that OS, timing issues, fear of being
flamed for me.

The positive side is a great moderator, some core mathematica experts, and a
good place to get answers.

It is quite possible that the questions are getting more technical requiring
users to gleem more information directly from the post.


"Oliver Friedrich" <oliver.friedrich at> wrote in message
news:bob882$r1a$1 at
> Hallo,
> first of all I want to congratulate and thank all the users and
> moderators of this newsgroup for their work and their contributions. It
> is a damned good newsgroup!
> But...!
> Most of the times when I post a question I get replies to my private E-
> Mail  but not into the newsgroup here. And therefor others who might be
> interested in the Thread can't see the answer.
> I'm interested in a lot of other questions, not only in those I've asked.
> What a pity, if all the good answers pass me unread, cause they are
> posted not to the newsgroup but to the person who asked.
> At the moment I have marked 8 questions where I'm interested in in my
> newsreader. It appears that non eof them has been answered. I can't
> believe that.
> Is this newsgroup different to others? In other newsgroups I get my
> answers  not via E-Mail and this often leads to interesting discussions.
> Why is it done this way? Am I doing something wrong?
> [Users can make sure that their answers will go out to the whole
>  group if they include the full group by adding mathgroup at
>  to the email responses.  If you post back to the newsgroup and not
>  just to the original sender, it will go out to everyone also.
>  Also, if you get email responses that do not go out to others,
>  you can summarize the responses and post them yourself.
>  - moderator]
> Thank you
> Oliver Friedrich

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