[seqfan] Re: Q regarding self-attribution with formulas

Alexander P-sky apovolot at gmail.com
Mon Nov 29 18:15:40 CET 2010

The name should NOT be used as the foundation of the judgment
(otherwise it implies prejudice) - the judgment should be based on the
content of the comment instead.


On 11/29/10, N. J. A. Sloane <njas at research.att.com> wrote:
> If you don't add your name after a formula, comment, program, reference,
> etc.,
> then it appears as if it were the work
> of the original author (because one rarely looks at the history).
> So unless the addition is trivial, then it is perfectly OK
> to sign it with one's name and date.
> In fact, the name is very useful in judging how significant
> a comment is.
> It enables the reader to tell at a glance whether the comment
> is likely to be significant, trivial, or even dubious.
> So YES to signing everything
> Neil
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