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David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Fri Oct 7 06:30:42 CEST 2016

> On Oct 6, 2016, at 4:22 PM, Jeff Newmiller <jdnewmil at dcn.davis.ca.us> wrote:
> The OP sent a separate email which was slightly less obscure. Taken together with this email, they suggest more a lack of familiarity with the concept of an email thread and with the time scale and features of email support, rather than a presumption of mind reading skills. One can hope that careful reading of the Posting Guide and referenced materials by the OP will correct this deficiency. 
> I will admit to considering a fortune nomination at first reading though.


As a moderator of "non-subscriber postings", I initially rejected a posting from this email address 2 days ago with advice to read the Posting Guide and re-post with a more complete request and to avoid using HTML. So far, I have not seen a responsive effort to respond to that advice.

The advice we moderators follow is to use a very liberal filter for what should be posted, but this poster does seem to be a challenge to that interpretation.

Perhaps we should be referring some of these poorly documented postings to StackOverflow at the moderations event? What say you, members of the esteemed audience?

David Winsemius

> -- 
> Sent from my phone. Please excuse my brevity.
> On October 6, 2016 3:26:22 PM PDT, Jim Lemon <drjimlemon at gmail.com> wrote:
>> It certainly does. As we are often confronted with requests for
>> solutions of problems so minimally defined as to challenge the most
>> eminent mindreader, this excels. We have a meta-problem as the
>> supplicant him- (or her-, I cannot even ascertain this) does not
>> appear to know what it is. Thus me are asked to both pose and solve
>> the problem. While this may seem trivial to the casual reader, we must
>> recall Adams' Paradox, that we might supply an answer, but be unable
>> to state the question.
>> Pardon the enthusiasm - I have just solved two gratuitous problems and
>> I was, so to speak, primed for this message.
>> Jim
>> On Fri, Oct 7, 2016 at 7:20 AM, Rolf Turner <r.turner at auckland.ac.nz>
>> wrote:
>>> On 06/10/16 20:55, abhishek pandey wrote:
>>>> kindly solve my problem sir.
>>> That's it, in its entirety.  Shouldn't that win some sort of prize?
>>> cheers,
>>> Rolf Turner

David Winsemius
Alameda, CA, USA

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