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#37
Nov2707, 04:59 PM

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Greg, does VB put a hard limit of seven subfora at each level? Is there really no possibility of eight math fora? 


#38
Nov2807, 03:28 AM

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I don't mean to make things worse, but that might be even more confusing than the old system...
1. I would like to request that either "graphs" or "discrete math", one of these two phrases, show up SOMEWHERE. (Graphs can be assumed to be part of discrete math). Otherwise it is too confusing to me at least whether that subject goes under "combinatorics" or "sets". 2. Under the "some advanced topics..." system, would that mean that ALL of the math subfora would be demoted from full forums visible from the front page, to the little subscript thingies like sci.physics.strings is? 3. I was actually just now looking at the current math listings and trying to figure out whether posts about lie groups should go under "differential geometry" or "abstract algebra". Under the new system, I'm even more confused: would they go under "manifolds", "modern algebra" or "topology"? Manifolds I guess? 


#39
Nov2807, 02:24 PM

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These are all issues which would be clarified in the suggested sticky listing topics which would be considered at PF to fall under each subforum.



#40
Nov2807, 02:38 PM

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#41
Nov2807, 06:39 PM

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Re: Item 6  Number Theory  I think some people equate that with numerology, just as some equate astrology with astronomy. 


#42
Nov3007, 01:31 PM

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#43
Nov3007, 03:24 PM

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Linear Algebra and Calculus
Abstract Algebra Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems Analysis and Topology Probability and Statistics Combinatorics, Number Theory and Foundations There we only need 6 forums. 


#44
Dec107, 12:01 PM

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Jason, I feel that your scheme would only add to the existing traffic imbalance, since linear algebra and calculus are already two of the most busiest topical areas at PF! Ameliorating this was one of the criteria we established earlier.
I still prefer the scheme I suggested in my Post #38, together with the proposed sticky listing examples of suitable topics in each subforum. I seek input from experience PF users, but please do read the three relevant threads and note prior discussion of criteria and the conflicting desiderata which we have previously agreed to try to balance! 


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