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#1 2013-01-23 11:36:59

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How would you spend ...

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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#2 2013-01-23 11:55:51

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Re: How would you spend ...

Hmmm... I cannot think of a single thing...

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


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#3 2013-01-23 12:37:19

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Re: How would you spend ...

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.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#4 2013-01-23 12:39:47

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There are extra features?


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#5 2013-01-23 12:48:50

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Re: How would you spend ...

Hi;

Yes, most of them do not cost anything though.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#6 2013-01-23 13:03:59

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Re: How would you spend ...

What are they?


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#7 2013-01-23 13:13:19

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Re: How would you spend ...

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.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#8 2013-01-23 13:29:20

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Re: How would you spend ...

Why would he split the forum into two forums?


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#9 2013-01-23 13:43:54

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Re: How would you spend ...

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.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#10 2013-01-23 14:38:44

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Re: How would you spend ...

Huh, it's an interesting proposal, but we should see what MIF has to say about it and if it is not too complicated...


“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

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#11 2013-01-23 14:49:06

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Re: How would you spend ...

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.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#12 2013-01-23 15:00:23

anonimnystefy
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Re: How would you spend ...

But what do we do with the money?


“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

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#13 2013-01-23 15:50:14

bobbym
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Re: How would you spend ...

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.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#14 2013-01-23 20:39:24

bob bundy
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Re: How would you spend ...

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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#15 2013-01-24 09:03:34

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Re: How would you spend ...

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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#16 2013-01-24 09:12:52

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Re: How would you spend ...

Hi MIF

It seems that your community is happy with the things as they are... That‘s 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! smile


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

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#17 2013-01-24 11:11:49

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Re: How would you spend ...

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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#18 2013-01-24 11:25:40

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Re: How would you spend ...

mathgogocart wrote:
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

Why not?


“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

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#19 2013-01-24 11:44:38

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Re: How would you spend ...

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.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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#20 2013-01-26 07:14:50

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Re: How would you spend ...

Oh Nooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!! Cries!!!
!!


Hey.

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