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Re: Re: [MathGroup]: Descriptive headings

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg52008] Re: [mg51975] Re: [mg51935] [MathGroup]: Descriptive headings
  • From: DrBob <drbob at bigfoot.com>
  • Date: Sun, 7 Nov 2004 01:03:24 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <200411050717.CAA06894@smc.vnet.net> <200411060707.CAA25961@smc.vnet.net>
  • Reply-to: drbob at bigfoot.com
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

We can't even get meaningful subjects a lot of the time. "newbie question" is pretty typical.

Ask for meaningful categories, and simple minds will be overloaded; it could be dangerous.

Bobby

On Sat, 6 Nov 2004 02:07:36 -0500 (EST), Andrzej Kozlowski <akoz at mimuw.edu.pl> 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:
>
>> [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
>>
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