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February 8th, 2017, 07:01 PM   #11
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 Originally Posted by v8archie That sounds like pseudo-mystical balderdash. It's the sort of statement designed to cast doubt on everything else you write and also your sanity.
One has three alternative ways to respond to certain posts.

* Ignore them.

* Try to understand where the person's coming from, and do your best to be helpful.

* Insult them.

You generally prefer #3. We've had this conversation before. I'm suggesting that if the moderators don't delete a post for violating forum rules, then the rest of us have an obligation to be civil or silent. It all depends on what kind of forum we want.

 February 8th, 2017, 09:07 PM #12 Math Team   Joined: Dec 2013 From: Colombia Posts: 6,539 Thanks: 2144 Math Focus: Mainly analysis and algebra I was commenting there on a single sentence that, to me, is not even an attempt at mathematics (whereas the rest of the post does appear to be). My tone may seem quite abrupt to you, but the point is that the OP is not attempting to communicate in any terms that he might reasonably expect others to understand. He ought to at least attempt to use standard language to discuss his ideas.
 February 8th, 2017, 11:44 PM #13 Newbie   Joined: Feb 2017 From: Canada Posts: 12 Thanks: 1 The exit. I chose this to be my first topic in this forum because it's one of my simplest discoveries; in my math book, this would qualify as grade 6 mathematics. And I knew this is going to bring a lot of anger in response. I have no time to deal with minds who are lazy and like to repeat other people's innovations and think just because they learned it it's a feat. The fact that those simple statements are muddy proves me right again and my purpose on this forum is fulfilled. As of my sanity. It is amazing that a 15/60 year old thinking that he is the creator of mathematics in the whole universe.... is just comical. I don't do mathematics for you... I do it for me, hence I don't need your approval. Pleasure doing business with you. I hope you enjoyed the lesson. Might be back...someday... I don't think so. Last edited by skipjack; February 9th, 2017 at 02:46 AM.
 February 9th, 2017, 12:57 AM #14 Senior Member   Joined: Dec 2012 Posts: 924 Thanks: 23 Pls just make a picture so we all can see and reply on... I'm a cranck too, here, so I'd like to see new things, but you've to show it to us in a visible way... If I stop posting after the first 100 harsh reply... I probably do not understand my errors ...and my good ideas...
 February 9th, 2017, 03:10 AM #15 Global Moderator   Joined: Dec 2006 Posts: 16,766 Thanks: 1231 Please explain how you define a second side without using a third point. Last edited by skipjack; February 10th, 2017 at 02:24 AM.
 February 9th, 2017, 08:16 AM #16 Newbie   Joined: Feb 2017 From: Canada Posts: 12 Thanks: 1 By proving Zero. Last edited by skipjack; February 10th, 2017 at 02:26 AM.
 February 9th, 2017, 10:37 AM #17 Global Moderator   Joined: Dec 2006 Posts: 16,766 Thanks: 1231 A proof isn't a definition. I'm not asking what you prove or how you prove it. I'm trying to understand you. Can you give an example of how you define a second side without using a third point? Thanks from Joppy Last edited by skipjack; February 10th, 2017 at 02:29 AM.
 February 9th, 2017, 03:16 PM #18 Newbie   Joined: Feb 2017 From: Canada Posts: 12 Thanks: 1 Take your pick works with all approaches.
 February 9th, 2017, 07:34 PM #19 Global Moderator   Joined: Dec 2006 Posts: 16,766 Thanks: 1231 $\text{In your examples}\,\compose{\LARGE{\text{O}}}{\small2}\, \text{and} \,\compose{\LARGE{\text{O}}}{\small3}\text{, you are using a third point, shown as 0.}$ $\text{That's geometrically equivalent to using any other third point.}$ Your first two points effectively determine a line (whether it's shown drawn between them or not), and then the third point effectively determines a further two lines (whether you draw them or not). You can't get a second line (distinct from your first line) without introducing a third point. You then effectively have a normal triangle whose third side is determined, whether drawn or not. Last edited by skipjack; February 10th, 2017 at 02:28 AM.
 February 9th, 2017, 07:53 PM #20 Math Team   Joined: Oct 2011 From: Ottawa Ontario, Canada Posts: 8,724 Thanks: 600 Be nice Nanite, else I'll find you and slash you on the left ankle with my CCM hockey stick!

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