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Re: A new graphic user interface

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  • Subject: [mg111848] Re: A new graphic user interface
  • From: telefunkenvf14 <rgorka at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2010 07:37:45 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <201008120925.FAA11956@smc.vnet.net> <i438ap$hk6$1@smc.vnet.net>

On Aug 13, 5:55 am, "Ingolf Dahl" <ingolf.d... at telia.com> wrote:
> This is a bit unfair according to my opinion,www.mma-users.orgalmost
> 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 an=
d
> 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 the=
se
> spammers? Could this business be explicitly forbidden? Could one write to
> departments of justice and education in several countries, or is it bette=
r
> to write to senators and members of parliaments? I think that these spamm=
ers
> place their links in the math wiki in order to obtain higher search engin=
e
> ranking.

1. Wouldn't it be easy (or relatively easy) to add a captcha or math
captcha to the site to make it harder for the spammers? I'm pretty
sure there are several MediaWiki plugins for this. On the other hand,
maybe the Wiki is on an older version of MediaWiki... Maybe the site
already has something like this, no?

2. Is there a person to contact about contributing to the Wiki? (In
terms of financing more bandwidth? Or, maybe WRI could help host it?)

3. Mathematicacookbook.com also looks promising... (no estimate on the
launch date.)

-RG

> There is an outdated wish list athttp://www.mma-users.org/webMathematica/=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! Ther=
e
> is a good chance that you might find something interesting.
>
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: peter [mailto:plindsa... at gmail.com]
> > Sent: den 12 augusti 2010 11:25
> > To: mathgr... at smc.vnet.net
> > Subject:  Re: A new graphic user interface
>
> > buggy indeed; "Safari can't find server"
> > Thanks anyway
> > Peter
>
> > On 11 August 2010 09:45, telefunkenvf14 <rgo... 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 Wi=
ki
> > >> where experts could contribute. Wolfram might allow a link to the Wi=
ki
> > >> 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> wrot=
e:
>
> > >> > On 08/08/10 12:21, telefunkenvf14 wrote:
>
> > >> >> 4. While I've also REALLY grown to love the documentation materia=
ls
> > >> >> (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 exampl=
e
> > >> >> they find confusing, it would be nice if there were small/discret=
e
> > >> >> button that linked to additional explanations provided by the
> > >> >> community. This would be a way to document 'gotchas' and points o=
f
> > >> >> 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 ab=
le
> 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 leave=
s
> 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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