[seqfan] Re: Minors and the OEIS

Robert G. Wilson v rgwv at rgwv.com
Sat Jun 22 04:38:27 CEST 2013


Et al,

	Math maturity and chronology at this level probably do not correlate
closely. And how do we know that John Doe is a minor in the first place?
Furthermore there are many adults, probably most, we would not wish to
contribute to OEIS. The sequence stands on its own and not on the
contributor. I for one have submitted sequences which fall into both camps.

Bob.

-----Original Message-----
From: SeqFan [mailto:seqfan-bounces at list.seqfan.eu] On Behalf Of Neil Sloane
Sent: Friday, June 21, 2013 10:18 PM
To: Sequence Fanatics Discussion list
Subject: [seqfan] Minors and the OEIS

Dear Sequence Fans,
Tony Noe and I disagree about letting minors (people under 18) contribute to
the OEIS.

Tony says: "We should be careful [about] allowing such young people to
contribute.  I would not want my children involved with OEIS.  This is for
adults.  I urge you to have some kind of age limit.  I (and I hope we) do
not want sensitive kids in OEIS."

I strongly disagree, and have always
encouraged high school students to contribute.

I am preparing a report on this matter for the Board of Trustees.
If any sequence fan has any comments or advice, please write directly to me
(and tell me if I may quote you by name).

Neil

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