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6:43 AM
@amWhy: Yea. It's sad that not many Math SE users seem to appreciate correct pedagogy, and prefer showy answers and screen-filling images. Just recently, I literally answered a question asking to point out mistakes, but got a downvote for my trouble. And guess who got 3 upvotes for not actually helping the asker...
 
 
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1:31 PM
@user21820 Shakes head in bewilderment
@user21820 This meta question frustrates me, particularly Ben's answer. If our site was seen as so hostile, why do students come in droves to ask homework questions? More so now than ever!
 
 
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3:07 PM
@amWhy Yea exactly. Not once have we heard from a non-lazy student that Math SE is unwelcoming. In fact, quite a number of times non-lazy students have posted good questions and yet ask whether it is good enough or not...
I'm happy that Carlos has adequately expressed this fact in his answer, and Paramanand Singh has explicitly supported it.
After all, cheaters will always find fair rules unwelcoming. But we certainly don't want to welcome cheaters. =)
 
@user21820 Exactly, nor do we want to be terribly welcoming to answerers who help users cheat.
 
Yea. Actually it's a bit disappointing how few mathematicians care about integrity. You'd think that people who do proofs for a living won't like lying and dishonest behaviour, but most of them just look away.
Either that, or they get tired of being unable to do much.
 
3:39 PM
@user21820 Indeed. Indeed. I appreciate your comment on the meta post, and quid's comments, too. I worry that there is a mutiny/coup happening on math.se of late. I hope not.
 
@amWhy I didn't comment on that thread actually. I'm glad Aloizo is aware of and pointed out the negativity bias that probably explains Ben's feelings.
There is also the phenomenon where some people think too highly of their real-world reputation and expect to be given preferential treatment on the internet including on Math SE and are dissatisfied when they are treated on equal footing with students.
 
@user21820 Yikes! Sorry. I still sometimes confuse quid with you! I'm glad about Aloizio's comment, as well.
@user21820 I fully concur.
 
@amWhy And that's also why I don't want to say anything on that post because saying such would provoke them even more lol.
 
@user21820 I understand. You have a better sense of when to comment, and when not to, than I seem to have.
The answerer of the answer I object to above is notoriously contrarian to other users on mathed.se.
 
I also remember that. There are many users on MathEd SE that are in my opinion think too highly of their teaching ability and so they think that if students don't understand it is not because of their ability. That's part of the reason I hardly post on MathEd SE.
Many questions are of the form "how do I get students to understand XXX" instead of "what is wrong with my teaching XXX".
 
3:51 PM
@user21820 Indeed! I've noticed the same phenomenon.
 
 
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6:12 PM
@user21820 rschwieb made some good points on the meta post I linked.
 
I see. Yup.
 
I wish I could upvote helpful comments and downvote nefarious questions, answers, and comments. Two days from now... @user21820
 
Oh I didn't know about that.
 
@user21820 Related to my comments to this user. who due to an uproar, following my suspension, was ultimately suspended the following day.
So please understand, I have not abandoned CURED!
 
@amWhy Oh that user. Lol what an angry avatar.
 
6:24 PM
@user21820 Yeah. They're a piece of work!
:54864984 Indeed, I was editing while you were correcting!!
Their boots are over there while they're warming their feet by the fire!
 
Haha.. anyway I'm going to have to go soon.
So see you around!
 
I think homonyms cause the most confusion: your/you're, too/to/two, here/hear, etc.
@user21820 Indeed, Take care!
 
You too!
 

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