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Topic: Welcome to <sci.math>. These suggestions may help you.
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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
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On Thursday, August 8, 2013 6:39:30 PM UTC-7, Ken Pledger wrote:
> These notes are not official in any way, but if you are new to this
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> group you may find them helpful.
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> 1.    Messages posted to <sci.math> may be about mathematics at any
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> level.  Please don't post OT (off-topic) messages about other things.
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> Be cautious about cross-posting (posting the same message to more than
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> one news group) - see section 6 below.
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> Some questions may have better luck in a more specialized news group
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> such as <sci.stat.math>, <sci.logic> or <sci.math.num-analysis>.
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> 2.    Your subject heading should show briefly what sort of mathematics
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> is in your message.  For example, "Differentiating trig functions" is a
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> good subject, but "Help!" is a bad subject.
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> 3.    Include the text of your question in the message itself (not the
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> subject heading), even if you also refer to a web page for a good
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> diagram.
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> 4.    Type mathematical formulae in the ordinary ASCII characters on
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> your keyboard.
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> Use  ^  for powers, for example  aaaa = a^4 .
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> You will rarely need * for multiplication, but use plenty of
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> brackets/parentheses.  For example,  e^2x/5  could mean  
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> (e^2)x/5  or  (e^(2x))/5  or  e^(2x/5).
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> Use plenty of spaces.  For example,   2x + 5y = 12   is easier to read
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> than   2x+5y=12.
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> 5.    This news group is open to everybody.  Some people have bad
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> manners, and some cranks presume to know more mathematics than they
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> really do.  You may be wise to ignore them.  Proper news readers (not
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> Google) usually provide filters which can help you to exclude junk
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> messages.
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> 6.    You may want more information.
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> If you are struggling with Google Groups or Math Forum, some better news
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> servers and other helpful ideas are included in William Elliot's message
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> <https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!msg/sci.math/fZrCyaa-Kxo/aJ
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> iRs1LgxSoJ>.
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> Some good general advice about news groups, cross-posting, not
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> multi-posting or top-posting, etc. is Stan Brown's "Play Nice on Usenet"
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> web site <http://oakroadsystems.com/genl/unice.htm>.
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> The <alt.algebra.help> FAQ at <http://aah.darrellryan.com/> include more
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> details about typing formulae at
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> <http://aah.darrellryan.com/node15.html>.
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> The older <sci.math> FAQ are at
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> <https://cs.uwaterloo.ca/~alopez-o/math-faq/math-faq.html>.  Topics in
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> the newer draft by Rogerio Brito <rbrito@ime.usp.br> can be reached from
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> <http://math-faq.git.sourceforge.net/git/gitweb.cgi?p=math-faq/math-faq;a
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> =tree>.
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>         Ken Pledger.
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> [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.



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