[seqfan] Re: something went wrong with new oeis this afternoon

Alexander P-sky apovolot at gmail.com
Sun Nov 14 14:01:17 CET 2010

Dear Robert -

my "less" was related NOT to your work, which you do locally on your
home computer, but to what OEIS currently functionally provides for
the convenience of "minimum to do at home" user. My philosophy with
regards to software applications is such, that it should provide
reasonable convenience to users in a standard way and NOT to rely on
*outsourcing* efforts to each particular user.

On 11/14/10, Robert Munafo <mrob27 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Having a local copy of my work is "more" not "less". It's really useless to
> not have my own copy of my work. If it's worth putting on a web site then
> it's even more worth having my own copy.
> Being able to work on a draft and fix my mistakes before submitting is
> "more", not "less". Posting mistakes leads to embarrassment and is
> inconsiderate to others.
> Using a local text editor is "more", not "less". I can make the window much
> bigger than the little rectangle on the web form, and it functions even when
> I am not on a network.
> So I don't settle for "less" on any of these things.
> On Sat, Nov 13, 2010 at 22:53, Alexander P-sky <apovolot at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Robert - yes, people could do that if they like it, but why settle for
>> less and compensate program functional deficiencies locally via
>> "fix-it-yourself" approach ?
>> ARP
>> On 11/13/10, Robert Munafo <mrob27 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > I create my submissions and edits in a file, before putting them into
>> > the
>> > web form. Therefore I automatically have a record of everything I
>> > submit.
>> >
>> > My local editor is much faster, doesn't need to be on-line to function,
>> and
>> > isn't limited to a little rectangle. I never thought of doing it any
>> > differently.
>> >
>> > As for confirmation, I have to check the website later anyway, to see if
>> the
>> > submission was processed. That has always been true, because there was
>> > no
>> > email to tell me it was processed.
>> >
>> > So why can't people do that? -- Alexander?
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