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Re: [MathGroup]: Descriptive headings

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  • Subject: [mg51975] Re: [mg51935] [MathGroup]: Descriptive headings
  • From: Andrzej Kozlowski <akoz at>
  • Date: Sat, 6 Nov 2004 02:07:36 -0500 (EST)
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  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

I am not sure whether having each time to think of a categorisation 
would not cause enough trouble to discourage people from sending useful 
posts that may be difficult to categorise. And, on  the other hand,  
have to include a number of controversial but time-honoured categories 
of the kind : "New Version New Bugs", It's not a bug it's a feature, 
you twit", "Yet Another Stroke of Genius!!!", "A counter-example to 
Fermat's Theorem!"  and so on...
And what about this one?

Andrzej Kozlowski
Chiba, Japan

On 5 Nov 2004, at 16:17, Paul Abbott wrote:

> [I will be commenting on this in a post shortly - moderator]
> Hi all, and especially Steve Christensen:
> At the recent Wolfram Technology Conference in Champaign, Luc Barthelet
> <lucb at>, a regular user of MathGroup suggested that it would be
> good if all postings to MathGroup included a categorisation in their
> header, e.g.
>   Newbies, Graphics, Functions, Programming, Statistics, Teaching,
>   Integration, Numerics, Symbolic Algebra, Special Functions, ...
> so a Subject line might take the form
>   [Statistics]: How to fit to an elliptical function?
> (not sure if the [ ] are required or useful). In this way, sorting by
> Subject would be easier. Of course, it's not always easy to do such a
> categorisation, and they may change with time (as a problem stated as a
> Numerics might end up being solved using Symbolic Algebra).
> Nevertheless, I think such a change would be very useful. It should 
> also
> help when doing searches on MathGroup archives.
> Cheers,
> Paul
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