[seqfan] Re: Competition problems (was: King-walking integers in a square box)

Alexander P-sky apovolot at gmail.com
Tue Jul 27 00:52:15 CEST 2010

Hugo, Neil and Robert are absolutely right.
Besides, if an individual or group of people on SeqFan list solve the problem,
Dmitry simply could give them credit for the solution.
Science does not go along with the self or other types of censorhip.

Alexander R. Povolotsky
On 7/26/10, Robert Munafo <mrob27 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I also believe Eric's self-censorship proposal is wrong on principle.
> One should not be able to restrict research-related discussion simply by
> declaring a contest on some topic.
> If a test administrator is concerned about cheating, they have a lot more to
> worry about than just shutting down a few known discussion forums. Potential
> cheaters have many other places they can go to get help. It is the
> responsibility of the test-takers and the test-givers to detect and resolve
> any cheating incidents.
> On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 12:54, N. J. A. Sloane <njas at research.att.com>wrote:
>> I agree with Hugo. One of the goals of the OEIS
>> has always been to help people who are taking tests,
>> quizzes, etc. That's not quite the situation here,
>> but the principle is the same.
>> Neil
>> "Eric Angelini" <Eric.Angelini at kntv.be> wrote:
> :Hello Andrew at alii,
> :as this pb will be part
> :of a mathematical contest
> :imagined by Dmitry Kamenetsky,
> :I would recommend not to post
> :here any more messages on this
> :topic. [...]
> --
>   Robert Munafo  --  mrob.com
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