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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Everybody has pet peeves, you know things that set them off. Wait till you see my set of rules...

**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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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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I wasn't taking about you and Amrita, of course.

I would want this forum to shut down before becoming as contest oriented and stricly moderated as AoPS.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Are you serious, every third post there starts off like this, I am 8 and in the top .00003 % in my country. I intend to win 9 Olympiads and then go on and prove Swinnerton Dyer. Everyone here must assist me in this else I will fail and will be shot.

**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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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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That's all well and good but most people there care only about the medals.

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**mathaholic****Member**- From: Juliania
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Hola:

Okay, regarding #1:

Hindi ako sang-ayon diyan. I disagree with that.

And also, what if some Filipino (or whoever nationality) posted a topic, and has titles like "Tulong!" "Hola!" "Bonjour!" "Hola! Yo soy mathaholic."?

Regarding #1+1:

Hmm... Well, in Scratch, they can create multiple accounts... but, I am neutral with that.

Regarding #5:

Well, I have explained that in this forum, but anyways, since the bump is not that popular yet in this forum...

Regarding #6:

I am neutral with that.

Regarding #9:

See #6.

Regarding #2^4:

Okay, what if we have a first grader here, and asks "Can you help me?" and asks what is 82+19? Or 51*4? 97-37? 360/6? A shape with 6 sides?

And besides, we should be kind.

Regarding #18:

What if I discovered that (2^57,885,161)-1 is not a prime at all?

Or, 1+1 is 1?

Or there are only a limited amount of primes?

Or maybe pi is 3.15169275493209283827412039829847938274238129740938192298742312329 (I just randomly put those digits)?

All in all, I'm sorry for raging. Just explaining what could happen. Kapayapaan (Peace)!

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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Thanks for your opinion, mathaholic.

mathaholic wrote:

Hola:

Okay, regarding #1:

Hindi ako sang-ayon diyan. I disagree with that.

And also, what if some Filipino (or whoever nationality) posted a topic, and has titles like "Tulong!" "Hola!" "Bonjour!" "Hola! Yo soy mathaholic."?

I am sure most people here do not know what that first sentence means. If no one knows what it means, there is no need to post it on a primarily English speaking forum.

As I have already stated, some of these rules should be taken as guidelines and be enforced with leniency. A few common words (such as "Bonjour") here and there are not a breach of rule #1.

mathaholic wrote:

Regarding #1+1:

Hmm... Well, in Scratch, they can create multiple accounts... but, I am neutral with that.

They allow that because there may be some uses for multiple accounts there and they do not have time to attend to requests for sibling accounts. Therefore, they may allow multiple accounts.

mathaholic wrote:

Regarding #5:

Well, I have explained that in this forum, but anyways, since the bump is not that popular yet in this forum...

According to bobbym, bumping isn't allowed right now in the first place. In my opinion, one bump/no posts for one day is fair.

mathaholic wrote:

Regarding #2^4:

Okay, what if we have a first grader here, and asks "Can you help me?" and asks what is 82+19? Or 51*4? 97-37? 360/6? A shape with 6 sides?

And besides, we should be kind.

Once again, these rules should be taken not for word by word. If someone here says that they are in first grade and ask that question, someone would quickly answer it. The thing is, after a few times, that person would be referred to a very useful tool called calculator or google (since it has a built-in calculator).

mathaholic wrote:

Regarding #18:

What if I discovered that (2^57,885,161)-1 is not a prime at all?

Or, 1+1 is 1?

Or there are only a limited amount of primes?

Or maybe pi is 3.15169275493209283827412039829847938274238129740938192298742312329 (I just randomly put those digits)?

It is very, very likely that such a proof has some mathematical fallacy. Yet again, these rules should not be taken word by word. If someone comes here and says they have a proof of 1 + 1 = 1 and they ask us to critique it, that is absolutely fine. If A.R.B comes in here posting speculative nonsense, their thread should be closed or deleted.

If anyone with such a ridiculous claim is correct, then everything from Phythagoras to the Fundamental lemma being proved is wrong. That person would immediately be hailed as the world's greatest mathematician etc. That is very unlikely and outside the capacity of any online forum.

mathaholic wrote:

All in all, I'm sorry for raging. Just explaining what could happen. Kapayapaan (Peace)!

Not at all, thanks for your perspective.

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**mathaholic****Member**- From: Juliania
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Why isn't bumping allowed here?

Well, the Scratch Forums has it, and it's kind of like FluxBB too (Scratch Forums is DjangoBB). Anyways, rules are rules. No bumping.

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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I guess it is and it isn't allowed.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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How about new features instead?

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**mathaholic****Member**- From: Juliania
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Maybe.

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