Re: [MathGroup]: Descriptive headings

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg51976] Re: [mg51935] [MathGroup]: Descriptive headings*From*: Andrzej Kozlowski <akoz at mimuw.edu.pl>*Date*: Sat, 6 Nov 2004 02:07:38 -0500 (EST)*References*: <200411050717.CAA06894@smc.vnet.net> <01A5DBB1-2F26-11D9-A7E9-000A95B4967A@mimuw.edu.pl>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

I forgot another common one: "I've got to have this homework problem solved by Friday or my teacher will kill me!!!" Andrzej On 5 Nov 2004, at 21:27, Andrzej Kozlowski wrote: > 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 > http://www.akikoz.net/~andrzej/ > http://www.mimuw.edu.pl/~akoz/ > > > > > On 5 Nov 2004, at 16:17, Paul Abbott wrote: > >> *This message was transferred with a trial version of CommuniGate(tm) >> Pro* >> [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 ea.com>, 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 >> >> -- >> Paul Abbott Phone: +61 8 6488 2734 >> School of Physics, M013 Fax: +61 8 6488 1014 >> The University of Western Australia (CRICOS Provider No 00126G) >> 35 Stirling Highway >> Crawley WA 6009 mailto:paul at physics.uwa.edu.au >> AUSTRALIA http://physics.uwa.edu.au/~paul >> >> >

**References**:**[MathGroup]: Descriptive headings***From:*Paul Abbott <paul@physics.uwa.edu.au>