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Re: [MathGroup]: Descriptive headings

I forgot another common one: "I've got to have this homework problem 
solved by Friday or my teacher will kill me!!!"


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
> On 5 Nov 2004, at 16:17, Paul Abbott wrote:
>> *This message was transferred with a trial version of CommuniGate(tm) 
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>> [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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