[R] Unsigned Posts; Was Setting graphical parameters

Barry Rowlingson b.rowlingson at lancaster.ac.uk
Sun Mar 7 11:39:40 CET 2010

On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 11:47 PM, Jim Lemon <jim at bitwrit.com.au> wrote:

> I had a working hypothesis about this, but decided to check the data before
> replying. Looking at the ten most recent obvious pseudonyms, all were from
> free email accounts like gmail or yahoo. A few of these included all or part
> of the name of the user anyway. As such accounts tend to be used for lots of
> things, the users may well be concerned about identification, even if
> everyone on the R help list is of the highest moral standing. I think Rolf's
> guess about the provenance of the request was based upon the carefully
> copied format, which Blind Freddie could see was homework (and the requester
> actually admitted it!). Personally, I never answer requests that have the
> due date for the assignment at the bottom.

 Why not? You don't have to give the *right* answer, and there's a
good chance the poster will just copy and paste your answer as


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