[seqfan] Re: Q regarding self-attribution with formulas
jfb at brennen.net
Tue Nov 30 11:06:17 CET 2010
The content isn't enough. What if the comment is:
- The next term, if it exists, has at least 425 digits
There are some people from whom I would take this as an
undisputed fact, and then there are some others...
Prejudice isn't necessarily a bad thing. Prejudice is the
reason that somebody will give James Cameron $200,000,000
to go make a movie, but they won't give me $20.
On 11/29/2010 9:15 AM, Alexander P-sky wrote:
> 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,
>> 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
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