[seqfan] Re: The keyword "dumb"

Joerg Arndt arndt at jjj.de
Fri Nov 27 23:06:32 CET 2009

I support this and agree with all arguments given below.

* Benoît Jubin <benoit.jubin at gmail.com> [Nov 28. 2009 08:42]:
> Dear SeqFans,
> I would like to know your opinion about suppressing the keyword "dumb"
> (and replacing it by "less" where it appears), based on the following:
> * It concerns only 72 sequences out of more than 160000.
> * Does it mean something else than "less than less" (with the meaning
> of the "less" keyword)?
> * I'm not a native speaker (but many OEIS users aren't either), but to
> me, this term is more than colloquial, and although this adjective is
> meant to refer to the sequence, its submitter could feel insulted by
> it.
> * Keywords should exist only if there are good reasons for it -- I'm
> not saying there are none, just that I do not see any.
> Sincerely,
> Benoit
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