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Topic: Clive Tooth's newsgroup stalking
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Andy Spragg

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Registered: 12/6/04
Re: Clive Tooth's newsgroup stalking
Posted: Jan 7, 2000 8:48 PM
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Admirable sentiments, sir. God knows with, what, 40k+ newsgroups,
there ought to be room for sci.math.flt. Wouldn't it be fitting if
this posting was the epitaph for sci.math\JSH:FLT and a catalyst for
sci.math.flt?

Is that a pig up there?

Andy

On Fri, 07 Jan 2000 18:59:32 -0600, Mike Christie
<mikec@athensgroup.com> wrote:

^ James
^
^ Clive Tooth's page was a positive benefit to me. When I started reading this
^ newsgroup, your posts and threads caught my eye. I was tempted to try to help
^ you in one of several ways--show you errors in your analyses, help you improve
^ the clarity of your explanations, talk about the possibility of trying to prove
^ intermediate results, and so on. Clive's page, via its links to the huge
^ history of your posts in Deja, and the discussion of previous approaches that
^ had been tried, prevented me from expending that effort. I am pretty sure,
^ judging from the exchanges I have watched, that it would have been wasted
^ effort, and I have already thanked Clive privately for the page.
^
^ Why don't you start a new newsgroup, sci.math.flt? This would permit people who
^ really don't want to see the JSH posts to avoid them at the expense of omitting
^ only a few other posts at their choice. (Yes, I know about kill files, but many
^ people don't like them.) Since that venue would be explicitly for the
^ discussion of FLT and possible and actual proofs, there should be much less
^ tension between you and the habitues of the group. It is quite clear that the
^ majority of people on this group think your postings are not an asset to the
^ group, and also clear you have a low opinion of many of them. Why not separate
^ from them, into a venue which would attract precisely the kind of readers you
^ want--those interested in proofs of FLT?
^
^ I'll add that I was tempted not to post, since I am one of those who would
^ rather the JSH threads just went away, and I don't like adding to them. I don't
^ expect to post to any of the JSH threads. But this particular thread dealing
^ with the issue of newsgroup etiquette seems to warrant some testimony from
^ someone whom Clive's page helped.
^
^ Mike Christie
^
^


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Andy Spragg
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Andy Spragg
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