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HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE

 

It has been a great year on the Web2.0calc forum, also known as Camelot.

I just want to say a little to members of the forum.  

 

Andre:  (King Arthur) Without you our whole community (magical realm) would never have come into existence. Thanks so much.

 

This time last year this forum was a very different place: It had not yet been dubbed Camelot.  I was the only mathematician answering questions.  

 

Kitty<3  (Princess Kitty) was at my  side.

Together we managed to answer all questions as they were posted.  Thank you Kitty.  

You are well loved on this forum.  We have seen little of you lately but we would love you to visit whenever you can.

 

CPhill  (Sir CPhill)  My dear friend Chris.  It has been an absolute delight to have you moderating by my side.  Thank you so much. 

 

Alan  (Sir Alan)  I cannot tell you how much I appreciate your presence here.  We are truly honoured to have a man with such a kind heart and a mathematician of your calibre being a part of our team. 

 

Geno3141  (You have not yet been dubbed but it is time that you were.  I dub thee Sir Geno) I am so pleased that you joined us.  You quietly get on and help all who ask.  You are greatly appreciated here.

 

NinjaDevo  (Squire Ninja) You were responsible for Introducing the ‘Great answers to Learn From” Post and for improving the “Reference Material” post.  You put in a lot of time and effort on behalf of the forum and the forum has benefitted greatly.   I am very grateful to you.  I know you are very busy with your studies but we would love to see you whenever you can visit.

 

AzizHusain  (Squire Aziz) Your contribution to the forum was huge.  I often marvelled at your tireless energy and broad knowledge base.  I know you're also very busy with life’s demands but I hope you read this. We would love to see you whenever you get an ‘ounce’ of time.

 

Heureka  I am always very pleased when I see you on the forum.  Your mathematics is great and your presentations are wonderful. I have learned much LaTex from you.  Thank you and please keep visiting.

 

Reinout-g  You were a delight to have on the forum.  Both your answers and your great high level questions were greatly appreciated.  I enjoyed your playful interactions too.  I know you watch us sometimes I would love you to return.

 

DavidQD   We don’t see you very often but your maths and physics answers are always great and you have been here longer than any other current member except Kitty and myself.  It was great to see you on the forum again today.

 

Rom  I was very pleased and grateful for all your contributions.  I would love for you to return.

 

Bertie  I know you have not signed on for a long time but I strongly suspect that some of those anon posts are yours.  I think you are still looking out for us.  Thank you.

 

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Now for the younger set: 

 

Rosala   Our young embassador.  We are so very lucky that you found us.  You boundless energy and enthusiasm is contagious.  You are much loved and very popular here. 

 

Dragonslayer554   I am so sorry that you cannot be with us at present.  You are always a delight.  Whatever you are doing I hope that you are very happy.  Know that you are always in the front of our thoughts. 

 

Zegroes or is that Zeg-Rose      It is great when you are here.  Your interactions with Rosala and Dragonslayer were priceless.  If you come back with regularity maybe Rosala will also be here more often and you will make new bonds with new members. 

 

Happy7  you are the new young force of the forum.  Even in the short time that you have been with us I have seen you mature.  you are a very well liked integral member of this forum

 

And last but never least the benevolent Ghost of Web2.  You have said many beautiful things about many of our members. What did you say about rosala?  “You are like springtime and flowers.”  How lovely and how true.  And then there was the wonderful lay that your wrote for our Princess Kitty.

 

There is also the troll/s of course, I suppose every realm has to have a troll or two and you are humorous sometimes.  In the old days you posed a great threat to Camelot, but the realm acquired a magical trollacide. It is a muzzle and leash, formed from whiteout, and the taste of bondage has done you the world of good. Now your behaviour is almost acceptable.  

  

It has been a wonderful year.  Full of many changes.  I am very grateful to all of you and also to all the other members who I have not named individually.

 

For each of you I wish that 2015 is a very happy year where all your dreams and aspirations are fulfilled.

 

Melody

Queen Guinevere.

 

 

 

 

 

Melody  Jan 1, 2015

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Greetings Melody,

 

All your accolades are marvelous . . . and thank you.

 

In the past year, this forum has become an amazing, structured, learning environment, surviving troll invasions and the ubiquitous snark questions.

http://web2.0calc.com/questions/need-help-nowwwwww

(I note the still present and perpetual 2+2 now lately replaced by 10+9)

 

The most fascinating element on this forum is the social structure. I‘ve never seen this on any other math forum. Another fascinating component is the multiple answers to the same question. The different techniques truly bring out the art that is in maths. This is like listening to skilled musicians play the same composition – where at first it seems the same, but in reality it is very different.

 

Time constrains do prevent me from posting often, but not a week will pass before I peruse this forum and study the posts. These always improve my skill set for mathematics and continuously expand my understanding of physics and related sciences.

 

I’m sure, I speak for many, if not all, when I say “thank you” for your time and energy you put into this forum to make it truly great!

 

Sincerely, 

    David Q. D.

DavidQD  Jan 2, 2015
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Thanks and same to you

Jacquess  Jan 1, 2015
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Thank you Jacquess.   Enyoy your holidays and have a great 2015   :)    

Melody  Jan 2, 2015
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Greetings Melody,

 

All your accolades are marvelous . . . and thank you.

 

In the past year, this forum has become an amazing, structured, learning environment, surviving troll invasions and the ubiquitous snark questions.

http://web2.0calc.com/questions/need-help-nowwwwww

(I note the still present and perpetual 2+2 now lately replaced by 10+9)

 

The most fascinating element on this forum is the social structure. I‘ve never seen this on any other math forum. Another fascinating component is the multiple answers to the same question. The different techniques truly bring out the art that is in maths. This is like listening to skilled musicians play the same composition – where at first it seems the same, but in reality it is very different.

 

Time constrains do prevent me from posting often, but not a week will pass before I peruse this forum and study the posts. These always improve my skill set for mathematics and continuously expand my understanding of physics and related sciences.

 

I’m sure, I speak for many, if not all, when I say “thank you” for your time and energy you put into this forum to make it truly great!

 

Sincerely, 

    David Q. D.

DavidQD  Jan 2, 2015
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Thank you David that is really lovely of you.

 

That post sure took me back.  That seems like 100 years ago.  As far a current posters go, only you, me and Kitty were on the forum then, and maybe jedithious.  I love it when i see Jedithious on the forum it reminds of old times.  Of course it is always great to see you and Kitty and all the new people as well.  Maybe you could retire and then you could spend more time with us.  Just joking, sort of. 

 

Thank you.  You have made my day.    : D

Melody  Jan 2, 2015
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I was thinking DavidQD, that old percent question died around about the Chrismas before last.

It went round in circles just like 10+9 does now.  Do you remember what the exact question was.   

Melody  Jan 4, 2015
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Thanks Melody!  Ienjoy it here!

happy7  Jan 5, 2015
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That is great - I am glad that you like it here Happy :)

Melody  Jan 5, 2015
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That's really sweet of you melody! Thanks!

i didn't read all the comments and all u said about others! Maybe I'm getting lazy day by day! I read mine and a bit of Rose's , a bit if Slayers , a bit of happys , a glance at the ghosts and some above so.....thank you very much for all of it! I really liked this post!

 

thank you!

rosala  Jan 6, 2015
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Thank you Rosala.

I am very pleased that you like it :))

Melody  Jan 6, 2015
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Welcome welcome welcome! Of course! I like your every post! Name one i dont like! I don't think so!

rosala  Jan 6, 2015
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Sorry Melody, I overlooked your question until now.

 

Yes, I remember the original problem. I remember too thinking this was an odd question to become a snark. After some research I found this turned into a snark question partly because of a computer program malfunction. It also became a fascinating research project on crowed behavior.

 

The original question was

“How much tax would be on 113.98 at 9%”

This is the original URL

http://web2.0calc.com/questions/math_999

This does not display the question or the answer.

 

To find the original post search for “tax” then go to page 5. Here, you can note many “Re: math” posts all appended with “999” and clicking on them will take you to either a “404 not found” page or the “1x1 anonymous” in this case all math_999 links lead to the same (but not the original) snark post. Rather funny!

 

The PhPBB (bulletin board) system was in use at that time. This system requires a subject to post and it is used as one of two index links for the PBB system . If the subject is identical to a previous subject the system software appends a sequential number to the end.

 

“Math” was the most common subject title, and by the third week of November 2013, the number reached “Math_999”. Because “999” (or a series of 9’s) is historically used as an “end of file” or end of record” marker in many programs and data bases, exceptions may occur when it shows up in a legitimate but unanticipated place. This was one of those cases. Because of the software malfunction, the index stayed at 999 for 206 additional posts, when Herr Massow manually corrected the problem around the third week of December.

 

The posters who used the subject “math” saw the tax percentage questions and answers along with additional posts appended to their question, because of the indexing error. This may have appeared absurd and humorous to many readers and it may have prompted them to participate. The snark posts decreased quickly after the malfunction was corrected.

 

~DQD~

DavidQD  Jan 30, 2015
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Thanks DavidQD,

I remember that snark question.

"How much tax would be on 113.98 at 9%"

I didn't mind the kids playing with it but I remember I became concerned because it was appearing with wrong date stamps and I though the web2 forum program had been hacked.  This is an interesting explanation of why that happened.    

Those posts are right there in the search.  eg   http://web2.0calc.com/questions/search/?q=tax&p=5

But when I click into them the question is 1*1.  (Just like you said)  Now that is a more normal troll question anyway LOL

Thank you David for that guided tour down memory lane.  I enjoyed it.     

Melody  Jan 31, 2015

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