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Re: is this normal?

  1. Jul 5, 2007 #1
    Someone pm'd me asking for an equation for some problem.

    However tex tags appear not to work in pm?

    It just repeatedly says latex is generating an image or some such forever? No matter how many times I refresh?

    [tex] F(g)=K(g)\frac{m1\times m2}{r^2}[/tex]

    I've cut and pasted this, this is the image.

    Is that normal, I've never sent tex by pm?
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2007
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  3. Jul 5, 2007 #2


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    LaTex and attachments aren't supported in PM.
  4. Jul 5, 2007 #3
    May I ask why? Not that I care honestly, I'm just curious? That's the first time ever anyone's asked me for homework advice in pm :smile: I directed him to the homework helper section and gave him the equation I think he needed anyway. Hope it's the right one.
  5. Jul 5, 2007 #4


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    My guess would be bandwidth. As for attachments, someone could potentially spam a large number of members without us being aware until it was too late.

    chroot or Greg would know that answer.

    And anyone that receives an unsolicited request for homework help should refer that person back to the forum, it is, after all, why we exist.
  6. Jul 5, 2007 #5


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    No, it's not bandwidth. It's that it'd take an awful lot of work for very little gain. Few people have asked for the feature. If more people are interested, I'll consider looking into it.

    - Warren
  7. Jul 5, 2007 #6
    Thanks muchly I directed him to the wrong exact section, and the equation wasn't the right one, but I'm sure he'll get an answer presently. Thanks for the advice. :smile:
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    Off topic: welcome back, Schrog !!! :smile:
  9. Jul 5, 2007 #8
    Thanks, you're all so nice today, makes me feel right back at home :smile:
  10. Jul 6, 2007 #9


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    Indeed, welcome back Schrodinger's Dog. Haven't seen you in a while.
  11. Jul 6, 2007 #10
    Sup, I've been training up my ninja powers and stuff :smile:
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    Yeah -- good to see you back SD :smile:
  13. Jul 6, 2007 #12
    Good to be back :smile:
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