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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Hypothetically! If a grant of money were available to help online math education (possibly through mathsisfun.com, mathopolis.com or this forum) how would you spend it?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Hmmm... I cannot think of a single thing...

What options do we have, except not spending the money, of course?

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

I would spend the money first to upgrade the forum, security, extra features etc.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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There are extra features?

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

Yes, most of them do not cost anything though.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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What are they?

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi anonimnystefy;

He might consider expanding to another shell rather than FluxBB. Or splitting the forum into two forums. You as an administrator should know that each forum shell has different features.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Why would he split the forum into two forums?

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hmmm, I was thinking of MIF1 and MIF2. New members would signup in MIF1 which would have much lighter material than MIF2. Maybe only special members could have access to the second forum. Sort of splits the games and things from the math. Just a thought.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Huh, it's an interesting proposal, but we should see what MIF has to say about it and if it is not too complicated...

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Well of course it is interesting, why would I suggest something dull? I would also like bigger avatars.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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But what do we do with the money?

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Some of those ideas up there may cost a bit, of course he should pocket what is left.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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hi MathsIsFun,

We have recently considered videos. There was an enthusiastic response but, to have them made properly costs money. That would be for mathsisfun.com.

Bob

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Videos are underway (gradually). And forum changes are not expensive, just risky (any change in software brings the potential to be hacked, it has happened in the past).

So we can't see anything worth throwing a lot of money at (assuming it was available) ?

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..." - Leon M. Lederman

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Hi MIF

It seems that your community is happy with the things as they are... Thats a good sign!

In the end, you can always go with bobbym suggestion of pocketing the money. You deserve it for all the work and help!

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**mathgogocart****Member**- Registered: 2012-04-29
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bobbym wrote:

Hmmm, I was thinking of MIF1 and MIF2. New members would signup in MIF1 which would have much lighter material than MIF2. Maybe only special members could have access to the second forum. Sort of splits the games and things from the math. Just a thought.

Uh....Nooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111111

Hey.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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mathgogocart wrote:

bobbym wrote:Uh....Nooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111111

Why not?

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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People are already getting nervous. But when I grow up I am going to have a forum just like that.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

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**mathgogocart****Member**- Registered: 2012-04-29
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Oh Nooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!! Cries!!!

!!

Hey.

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