John Gowers

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2018 2017 2016 8h comment How should basic questions about transfinite ordinals and cardinals be tagged? @HenningMakholm I wasn't calling that into question, just pointing out that some of the topics within algebra-precalculus don't seem especially related to one another -- although certainly none of them could be called abstract algebra. 9h comment How should basic questions about transfinite ordinals and cardinals be tagged? Well, perhaps platonic-set-theory vs formal-set-theory makes it clearer. 9h comment How should basic questions about transfinite ordinals and cardinals be tagged? @AsafKaragila Johnstone! 9h comment How should basic questions about transfinite ordinals and cardinals be tagged? E.g., algebra-precalculus seems to be based on which subjects tend to be taught together, so I can understand ordinals coming under set-theory on the same grounds. 9h comment How should basic questions about transfinite ordinals and cardinals be tagged? @HenningMakholm It would depend on the question itself, but I don't see why a 'pure ordinal theory' question would need to be explicitly tagged with set-theory. It's not a problem if it is, since there are far more arbitrary groupings of topics into tags on this site. 9h answered How should basic questions about transfinite ordinals and cardinals be tagged? Mar 4 awarded Yearling Apr 6 comment Curve resemblance to Closest Shape - Question on Hold - Advice for clarification needed Better: ask a question "how can I define closeness of geometric shapes?", get an answer, try and implement it yourself, and then if you get stuck ask a second question: "using this definition, how do I find the closest shape?" Mar 4 awarded Yearling Nov 5 awarded Citizen Patrol Sep 14 comment Are others irritated like I am with the use of the word “domain” in questions? What would we say the domain of the function $\frac{\sin(x)}{x}$ is? Aug 29 comment Should the overuse of colored text be discouraged? I like how one of the colours is called 'greed'. Mar 4 awarded Yearling Sep 24 comment User disagreements in comments I think that the first sentence of this post would be a more appropriate title than 'User disagreement in comments'. Aug 7 awarded Scholar Aug 7 accepted Change of title without editing history Aug 6 asked Change of title without editing history Mar 4 awarded Yearling Mar 4 awarded Yearling Mar 4 awarded Yearling