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amzoti
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Re: Welcome to <sci.math>. These suggestions may help you.
Posted:
Aug 8, 2013 10:06 PM


On Thursday, August 8, 2013 6:39:30 PM UTC7, Ken Pledger wrote: > These notes are not official in any way, but if you are new to this > > group you may find them helpful. > > > > 1. Messages posted to <sci.math> may be about mathematics at any > > level. Please don't post OT (offtopic) messages about other things. > > > > Be cautious about crossposting (posting the same message to more than > > one news group)  see section 6 below. > > > > Some questions may have better luck in a more specialized news group > > such as <sci.stat.math>, <sci.logic> or <sci.math.numanalysis>. > > > > 2. Your subject heading should show briefly what sort of mathematics > > is in your message. For example, "Differentiating trig functions" is a > > good subject, but "Help!" is a bad subject. > > > > 3. Include the text of your question in the message itself (not the > > subject heading), even if you also refer to a web page for a good > > diagram. > > > > 4. Type mathematical formulae in the ordinary ASCII characters on > > your keyboard. > > > > Use ^ for powers, for example aaaa = a^4 . > > > > You will rarely need * for multiplication, but use plenty of > > brackets/parentheses. For example, e^2x/5 could mean > > (e^2)x/5 or (e^(2x))/5 or e^(2x/5). > > > > Use plenty of spaces. For example, 2x + 5y = 12 is easier to read > > than 2x+5y=12. > > > > 5. This news group is open to everybody. Some people have bad > > manners, and some cranks presume to know more mathematics than they > > really do. You may be wise to ignore them. Proper news readers (not > > Google) usually provide filters which can help you to exclude junk > > messages. > > > > 6. You may want more information. > > > > If you are struggling with Google Groups or Math Forum, some better news > > servers and other helpful ideas are included in William Elliot's message > > <https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!msg/sci.math/fZrCyaaKxo/aJ > > iRs1LgxSoJ>. > > > > Some good general advice about news groups, crossposting, not > > multiposting or topposting, etc. is Stan Brown's "Play Nice on Usenet" > > web site <http://oakroadsystems.com/genl/unice.htm>. > > > > The <alt.algebra.help> FAQ at <http://aah.darrellryan.com/> include more > > details about typing formulae at > > <http://aah.darrellryan.com/node15.html>. > > > > The older <sci.math> FAQ are at > > <https://cs.uwaterloo.ca/~alopezo/mathfaq/mathfaq.html>. Topics in > > the newer draft by Rogerio Brito <rbrito@ime.usp.br> can be reached from > > <http://mathfaq.git.sourceforge.net/git/gitweb.cgi?p=mathfaq/mathfaq;a > > =tree>. > > > > > > Ken Pledger. > > > > [Suggestions for shortening or clarifying these notes are welcome.]
Ken,
how about Math Stack Exchange? Not a newsgroup, but at least fun math questions are posed.



