# Re: is this normal?

1. Jul 5, 2007

### Schrodinger's Dog

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?

$$F(g)=K(g)\frac{m1\times m2}{r^2}$$

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
2. Jul 5, 2007

### Staff: Mentor

LaTex and attachments aren't supported in PM.

3. Jul 5, 2007

### Schrodinger's Dog

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 I directed him to the homework helper section and gave him the equation I think he needed anyway. Hope it's the right one.

4. Jul 5, 2007

### Staff: Mentor

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.

5. Jul 5, 2007

### chroot

Staff Emeritus
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

6. Jul 5, 2007

### Schrodinger's Dog

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.

7. Jul 5, 2007

Off topic: welcome back, Schrog !!!

8. Jul 5, 2007

### Schrodinger's Dog

Thanks, you're all so nice today, makes me feel right back at home

9. Jul 6, 2007

### ranger

Indeed, welcome back Schrodinger's Dog. Haven't seen you in a while.

10. Jul 6, 2007

### Schrodinger's Dog

Sup, I've been training up my ninja powers and stuff

11. Jul 6, 2007

### J77

Yeah -- good to see you back SD

12. Jul 6, 2007

### Schrodinger's Dog

Good to be back