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Re: A new graphic user interface

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  • Subject: [mg111778] Re: A new graphic user interface
  • From: "Ingolf Dahl" <ingolf.dahl at telia.com>
  • Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2010 06:54:29 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <201008120925.FAA11956@smc.vnet.net>
  • Reply-to: <ingolf.dahl at telia.com>

This is a bit unfair according to my opinion, www.mma-users.org almost
always open without problems in Internet Explorer and in Firefox, and if it
does not I send a message to LucB or SarahF, and then they quite fast
restart the server. 

A bigger problem is that there is only one regular contributor presently,
while there are several spammers (or maybe one spammer with several
identities), inserting links to "essay writing services" helping lazy but
rich students with deception:" ... for more than 7 years we have been
delivering high quality custom essays, research papers and dissertations to
satisfied customers. We understand the pressure students are under to
achieve high academic goals and we are ready to take some of it off you
because we love writing." And "With flexible pricing policy and 24/7
customer service, it's clear that only success can come from choosing our
company. By choosing us as your partner, you achieve more academically and
gain valuable time for your other interests." As I see it, this is a kind of
complicity in crime. Does anybody of you have a good idea how to stop these
spammers? Could this business be explicitly forbidden? Could one write to
departments of justice and education in several countries, or is it better
to write to senators and members of parliaments? I think that these spammers
place their links in the math wiki in order to obtain higher search engine
ranking.

There is an outdated wish list at
http://www.mma-users.org/webMathematica/wiki/wiki.jsp?pageName=Wish_list .
Is there someone who could reorganize this, and check what is still
relevant?

Please also check the Forum Index, Mathematica resources, Links, Packages,
and the User web pages, and correct erroneous links and add missing! There
is a good chance that you might find something interesting.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: peter [mailto:plindsay.0 at gmail.com]
> Sent: den 12 augusti 2010 11:25
> To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
> Subject: [mg111731] Re: A new graphic user interface
> 
> buggy indeed; "Safari can't find server"
> Thanks anyway
> Peter
> 
> On 11 August 2010 09:45, telefunkenvf14 <rgorka at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Aug 10, 2:58 am, peter <plindsa... at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Perhaps an enterprising contributor from this forum could start a Wiki
> >> where experts could contribute. Wolfram might allow a link to the Wiki
> >> from within Mathematica ?
> >>
> >> Peter Lindsay
> >
> > Good news if all you want is a Wiki.... there already is a one!!!
> > (mathematica-users.org)
> >
> > However, the server has always been slow and buggy when I've tried to
> > access it. Your mileage may vary. (Perhaps we could chip in for a
> > server upgrade?!? Or maybe WRI could host it on their infrastructure?)
> >
> >> On 9 August 2010 10:14, David Bailey <d... at removedbailey.co.uk> wrote:
> >>
> >> > On 08/08/10 12:21, telefunkenvf14 wrote:
> >>
> >> >> 4. While I've also REALLY grown to love the documentation materials
> >> >> (especially compared to other languages!!), I do wish there were a
way
> >> >> WRI could somehow include a way for users to contribute to it and
> >> >> customize it. (i) When a user comes across a documentation example
> >> >> they find confusing, it would be nice if there were small/discrete
> >> >> button that linked to additional explanations provided by the
> >> >> community. This would be a way to document 'gotchas' and points of
> >> >> confusion amongst users---and would surely be useful summary info
that
> >> >> WRI could use to improve the product. (ii) I'd also like to be able
to
> >> >> bookmark locations in the documentation and save scraps of
customized
> >> >> code ideas, tagged to those bookmarks. I know this would cut down on
> >> >> the mountain of scrap notebooks I have!!
> >>
> >> > This is an excellent idea - I hope WRI are listening!
> >>
> >> > For example, people would soon flag the fact that MatrixForm leaves
an
> >> > extra layer in expressions like:
> >>
> >> > A = Transpose[B]//MatrixForm
> >>
> >> > This is not obvious from the documentation.
> >>
> >> > Of course, to make this work, WRI would have to vet the extra
material,
> >> > or give trusted users the right to add material.
> >>
> >> > David Bailey
> >>
> >> >http://www.dbaileyconsultancy.co.uk
> >
> >
> >



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