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I was rushing for time to not get beaten by @CM_Tutor lol. Embarassing to say it took me a few minutes to type it out in TEX, and it would've been awkward to get ninja'd by CM.
Yeah, I too have to admit that the TEX code on this forum is awkward for those who aren't that familiar with it. I just use the TEX/Equation feature in Microsoft Word half of the time, looks the same to the average user.
 

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@B1andB2 and @username_2, would you please explain what is humorous about my posts here?

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I'm quite serious that I don't want to be a cause of participants feeling discouraged from contributing here. My intention is to be helpful, but if contributing as I do is not having that effect then I need to reflect / re-evaluate.
 

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@B1andB2 and @username_2, would you please explain what is humorous about my posts here?

Addressing all who have posted here at BoS and readers...

I'm quite serious that I don't want to be a cause of participants feeling discouraged from contributing here. My intention is to be helpful, but if contributing as I do is not having that effect then I need to reflect / re-evaluate.
Your contributions are definitely appreciated and valuable. I definitely don't see it as a competition, just making humour of the situation lol.
 

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(ignoring the )



Thanks both of you had interesting methods
@B1andB2 and @username_2, would you please explain what is humorous about my posts here?

Addressing all who have posted here at BoS and readers...

I'm quite serious that I don't want to be a cause of participants feeling discouraged from contributing here. My intention is to be helpful, but if contributing as I do is not having that effect then I need to reflect / re-evaluate.
no no it’s fine. I definitely need you to continue commenting helpful solutions to my questions 👍
 

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@B1andB2 and @username_2, would you please explain what is humorous about my posts here?

Addressing all who have posted here at BoS and readers...

I'm quite serious that I don't want to be a cause of participants feeling discouraged from contributing here. My intention is to be helpful, but if contributing as I do is not having that effect then I need to reflect / re-evaluate.
ye didn't mean to annoy you. Just found it funny that you're s0 good at helping that you have had to think about "maybe im doing too much". That I found funny but I respect too. You certainly aren't stopping people as well so yeah. :) (although i didnt expect to be called out like this lol)
 

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@B1andB2 and @username_2, I was asking not call you out, but because I genuinely don't understand. It's one of the problems with written communication, the clues about intent and emotion, etc, conveyed by facial expressions, tone, etc, are missing. I posted an answer to one thread that @Hivaclibtibcharkwa posted and found that @DrDawn had posted an answer above (now deleted) in this thread. I added a thumbs-up like. Soon after, I saw further posts and references to being ninja'd - an expression, I admit, that I had to look up, being about 95,000 years older than the average poster here. I get the humour here, including the irony that @yanujw's solution was posted about three-quarters of an hour after DrDawn's, though yanujw likely didn't know that as DrDawn deleted the solution 20 minutes after posting it.

My surprise, though, and concern arose from the idea that my posting might discourage others. I was confused that my first post received a "Haha" like, and even more so when what I saw as a clarification was received the same way. I didn't (and don't) imagine that B1andB2 or username_2 were being mean or nasty or anything like that, nor did I felt annoyed. I felt concerned and confused, so I asked. In another example of the miscommunication issues that can occur with text, my intent did not come across. Sad, but such things happen.

Everyone enjoys feeling recognised and appreciated now and then, and no one wants to feel that positive intentions are manifesting as unhelpful contributions. I'm all for mutual support between contributors here, students helping each other to understand and develop their skills, and I can offer alternative approaches and simplifications as well as more detailed explanations where they are useful... I shouldn't be interfering with the peer support that is available as you collaborate together.
 

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@CM_Tutor, your comments are 100% valid. I believe that every user who has seen and/or benefited from your contributions (whether directly or indirectly) can agree that they are highly valuable. I will also reiterate my own opinion that your contributions are pivotal and that the BoS community is lucky to have an individual with an impressive academic background and whose high-quality contributions are considered integral, such as yourself.

I think there is a tendency for mathematics-related threads to be rather "competitive" in nature, implying that students who know the answer to a question on a particular thread may try to post their working/solutions as fast as possible. From what I have observed, I don't think any student is being discouraged from contributing, so this notion of "competition" does not go beyond attempting to be the first student to answer (i.e. positive/healthy/friendly competition). In many cases, multiple answers are provided to a single question and (where applicable) alternative approaches are also provided and explained, many of which you have contributed.

Your contributions are undoubtedly appreciated :)
 
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@B1andB2 and @username_2, I was asking not call you out, but because I genuinely don't understand. It's one of the problems with written communication, the clues about intent and emotion, etc, conveyed by facial expressions, tone, etc, are missing. I posted an answer to one thread that @Hivaclibtibcharkwa posted and found that @DrDawn had posted an answer above (now deleted) in this thread. I added a thumbs-up like. Soon after, I saw further posts and references to being ninja'd - an expression, I admit, that I had to look up, being about 95,000 years older than the average poster here. I get the humour here, including the irony that @yanujw's solution was posted about three-quarters of an hour after DrDawn's, though yanujw likely didn't know that as DrDawn deleted the solution 20 minutes after posting it.

My surprise, though, and concern arose from the idea that my posting might discourage others. I was confused that my first post received a "Haha" like, and even more so when what I saw as a clarification was received the same way. I didn't (and don't) imagine that B1andB2 or username_2 were being mean or nasty or anything like that, nor did I felt annoyed. I felt concerned and confused, so I asked. In another example of the miscommunication issues that can occur with text, my intent did not come across. Sad, but such things happen.

Everyone enjoys feeling recognised and appreciated now and then, and no one wants to feel that positive intentions are manifesting as unhelpful contributions. I'm all for mutual support between contributors here, students helping each other to understand and develop their skills, and I can offer alternative approaches and simplifications as well as more detailed explanations where they are useful... I shouldn't be interfering with the peer support that is available as you collaborate together.
What I want to know is why @Drdrawn deleted his post. I can’t seem to tag him either
 

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I deleted my post after you had liked it so I thought you acknowledged/understood the solution, and thus it had served its purpose... except now it seems to have caused some conflict...
Interesting, but why delete it Lol? Usually when people answer stuff they just leave it there
 

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