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February 21st, 2018, 01:47 AM   #11
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Can we put a poll on crank worthy threads or something? Or indicate in some way that the question is perhaps unconventional so that innocent onlookers are more careful in what they take away..
I think that may be a good idea and perhaps it should be tried.

However in zylo's case it isn't going to work. He starts with the assumption that the cardinality of the reals is the same as the cardinality of the integers and then goes on to give flawed arguments defending his position. This is not a case of "unconventional thinking" it is a case of him not listening to any member that pokes holes in his arguments and that he ignores the literature on the subject.

That's the beef I have with him...It's not that he is stuck on an incorrect answer. Let him post as much as he likes. Let him make as many mistakes as he makes. It's not the subject that's the problem it's that he refuses to listen to members who are trying to help him.

That's on the cardinality arguments. Otherwise he seems to fully understand any other topic and IMHO is a good member on the site.

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it's that he refuses to listen to members who are trying to help him.
Zylo, can you respond to exactly this sentence?
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Your post was unclear. There are already various equivalent formal definitions of the reals that a web search would find.
It was admittedly brief and I was willing to explain it. As I attempted to submit an answer to a question the thread was closed.

You prevent me from explaining myself and then you accuse me of not being clear. What kind of organisation are you?
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It was admittedly brief and I was willing to explain it. As I attempted to submit an answer to a question the thread was closed.

You prevent me from explaining myself and then you accuse me of not being clear. What kind of organisation are you?
If you would claim to have proven FLT and solved the Collatz problem using approaches that couldn't possibly work, Greg would let your threads go on for months.
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If you would claim to have proven FLT and solved the Collatz problem using approaches that couldn't possibly work, Greg would let your threads go on for months.
Was that really necessary? Do you really have a clear idea of what's going on? I think not. See here.
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If someone posts something controversial that is wrong, unclear or ill-defined, I would suggest that asking for clarification should take priority over, say, posting some alternative that is then debated, thereby lengthening the thread, whilst leaving the original statements unclarified.
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Was that really necessary?
No. Too snarky by half. My apologies. I made more constructive comments over on the other thread, which you responded to.

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No. Too snarky by half. My apologies. I made more constructive comments over on the other thread, which you responded to.

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Sweet! Time to get more popcorn!
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Sweet! Time to get more popcorn!
Only if it's kettle corn.

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