[seqfan] Re: Don't delete a sequence w/o consulting an Ed-in-Chief!

Alexander P-sky apovolot at gmail.com
Sat Dec 4 21:25:23 CET 2010

Perhaps the statement in

"Please note that all contributions to OeisWiki are contributed under
The OEIS Contributor's License Agreement, and may be edited, altered,
or removed by other contributors. If you do not want your writing to
be edited mercilessly, then do not submit it here."

should be reworded ?

Especially the word "mercilessly" in above is not looking "attractive" ...

On 12/4/10, N. J. A. Sloane <njas at research.att.com> wrote:
> Dear Seqfans, There is now a page on the OEIS wiki called
> Deleted Sequences
> if you do delete a sequence, add a note there explaining why
> BUT please do'nt delete any sequences without consulting
> an Editor-in-Chief.
> Just because you don't approve of a sequence for some reason, doesn't
> mean it should be deleted.
> Note that if you are editing someone else's submission, and you
> click "I want to undo these changes",
> that has the effect of deleting the sequence!!!
> (Because it has the effect of undoing the last edit,
> which means the entry is sent back to its former
> "A-number allocated" state, and the contents vanish.
> Please be very careful using the "I want to undo these changes" button.
> Neil
N. J. A. Sloane njas at research.att.com
Sat Dec 4 18:14:52 CET 2010

Dear Seq Fans, The core of the OEIS is a file
with 2 million lines of data that I built up over 46 years.

I've noticed a disturbing trend by some people who
seem to be saying, I don't understand this line,
so I'm going to delete it.


Ask me first before deleting anything.

Neil Sloane

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