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If I am not very much mistaken, then the links to the closed topics appeared to be grey earlier.

Could you please do that again?

I really enjoy reading closed threads

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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Why do you enjoy reading closed threads? Have you read the 5 or so closed 1 = 0.999.... threads?

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No. I enjoy reading the ones with controversies and fights.

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I do too, but the fighters have left the forum. I would love to close more threads.

Besides the best fight threads have been deleted.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.**

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Why did you have to delete them?

That is the document I was talking about

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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They were particularly ugly. It is not good for the members to see squabbling. This is supposed to be a pleasant place. Also sometimes the combatants removed them.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.**

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They could occasionally see them. Besides it reveals how childish/revengeful people can be

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is true but what would anyone gain in seeing someone at their worst?

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.**

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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It's fun. I have read se7en's threads and GIB's threads which are quite fun to read.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hmmm, they were not fun for me to read or respond to, I can tell you that.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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I would expect a staff member to say that.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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He still comes in every now and then to see if he can sneak in.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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Why can he not?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Because he was barred at least 10 times before he chose the name GiB.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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Can he not use another IP?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes, he has tried that at least 15 times after being barred as GiB. He spends a lot of time trying to get passed the defenses. It is time wasted.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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When was the last time he came on? And how did you know it was him?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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He does lurk here so I do not wish to smarten him up on how he is being detected. Let's just say he has no chance.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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bobbym wrote:

It is time wasted.

Whose?

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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His of course. He should use his time better by improving his math.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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Depends on how you define better

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I think I would define it as he should learn some before he begins to make up his own.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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but he's already a Genius

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is his problem. He is a self proclaimed genius.

Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?

Combinatorics is Algebra and Algebra is Combinatorics.

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self proclaimed? Do you refuse to call him a genius?

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'You have made another human being happy. There is no greater accomplishment.' -bobbym

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