
Re: A new math usenet group
Posted:
Aug 18, 2009 1:54 AM


Jack wrote: > I would be rather openminded as a moderator: > > Jack > View profile > (1 user) More options Aug 14, 2:33 am > Newsgroups: sci.math > From: Jack <jackbate...@live.com> > Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2009 23:33:34 0700 (PDT) > Local: Fri, Aug 14 2009 2:33 am > Subject: Re: A new math usenet group > Reply  Reply to author  Forward  Print  Individual message  Show > original  Remove  Report this message  Find messages by this author > On Aug 14, 1:56 am, William Elliot <ma...@rdrop.remove.com> wrote: > > > Who all would like to have a new math discussion group > > sci.math.moderatered or sci.math.mod that would > > be a moderated group with a platform or topic focus > > similar to sci.math's platforum? > > If such a group was set up, who would be willing to > > be the moderator? > > I would like to if at all possible. I have the time to commit to the > position, and I think all sci.math regulars would agree with me that > this is a positive, productive step for the betterment of the group. > I'm relatively new here, but I would like to stick around and learn > about math while participating in the discussions of the group, and if > I could help out at the same time, that would be great (this should > allow me to make up for my lack of experience and expertise in the > field). > > Jack > View profile > (1 user) More options Aug 14, 2:35 am > Newsgroups: sci.math > From: Jack <jackbate...@live.com> > Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2009 23:35:03 0700 (PDT) > Local: Fri, Aug 14 2009 2:35 am > Subject: Re: A new math usenet group > Reply  Reply to author  Forward  Print  Individual message  Show > original  Remove  Report this message  Find messages by this author > On Aug 14, 2:27 am, "Musatov" <marty.musa...@gmail.co> wrote: > > > If what is at stake is an understanding of geometric and analytical > > variations in the complex division of integral and differential equations of > > contemporary local and regional variations in graduate curricula and > > students' work outside the formal educational system, of ontheground > > variations in the everyday content of students' lives, inside and outside > > of their schools, then it must be recognized that, at some nontrivial > > level, none of the systems for generating primes associated with these > > variations can be severed from spatially and temporally specific > > mathematical practices, from axioms that not only enable the discovery of > > theorems, applications, geometric depictions and operating rules, but that > > also regulate and control, that normalize and spell out the limits of the > > solvable systems through the conveyance of disapproval, ridicule and > > reproach. > > And of course I would help rule out the obscenities put forth against > a devoted poster and encourage replacing that with constructive > criticism. > > However, I am not sure if I made it onto the list...
Listen, you know what, I trust Jack, but I don't. I mean, he was nice to me but I don't know him from Adam and he could be Scott Aaronson for all I really know. I propose that the moderate solution is simply this: no post may be removed unless it has hateful violent exicit vulgarity by set standards agreed by an open poll vote by the community at large. And if this is agreed on the person that does the banning should simply and be automatically a process to s/he so s/he may easily dump violating posts to be viewed as sort of the antito platonicheaven, more like the Nihilist unwind in plutonic hell. Posts there should be available to be read but not replied to or commented on the context they are contained for viewing. Yes it is a little like the 'hall of horrors' post hallway of cranks, trolls, haters, and yanks, but it may be fun to stop by and witness those lost souls memories of frustrated replies or posts that are simply sent to Sci.Math hell for open viewing where they shall remain forever then there shall be to them coughing and brushing their teeth, instead of the much more ominous currently held version, torment and gnashing of teeth.
Musatov

