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  • #36232

    Savage
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    Is it just me, or has the usefulness of this forum diminished as of late??  Where are the useful technical discussions and healthy debates about Six Sigma and other methodologies??  We’ve reduced to telling jokes, internet chatting and historical physics lessons.
    I miss the old forum.

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    #103927

    Peppe
    Participant

    Maybe it is just finishing ….
    The SixSigma fields are not infinite, while the space yes …..
    Lets today get lost … and give us something to analize, but tomorrow.
    Have a good night.
    Peppe

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    #103928

    Vallejo
    Participant

    What? What a silly response. “The Six Sigma fields are not infinite…” Is that your response to why the forum is diminishing in useful discussions? Please. Go visit another forum if that’s the case. I agree with the original post that we need to bring this forum back into focus. Joking is fine, but put it in the context of Six Sigma (project, deployment, etc.) — posting for the sake of reading your own words can be taken to any high school chat room. Let’s show a little more business focus here.

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    #103929

    V. Laxmanan
    Member

    Dear Carlos
    I am sorry you feel that way and as a result I will cease to share my visions of the universe as readily as I have.  Flights of intellectual fancy are good for cognitive expansion and I have shown that their are others who share that opinon by dominating the Forum when ever I start posting.  I will,in the future, attempt to focus on the intent of this forum, that is six sigma.
    Kindest regards
    Laxman
     

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    #103931

    Beniot Mandelbrot
    Participant

    No, no, no, don’t ever stop V., you have given us a completely new perspective of the universe.  My own science courses stopped far short of the clarity you offer.   I had no idea that life could be distilled to the single formulaic depiction of y = hx + c.   Your flights of intellectual fantasy have truly been mind-boggling.   In fact, you are (to me anyway) the captain of all scheduled and charter flights of intellectual fantasy.   Cognitive expansion now appears limitless versus finite.   Let Darth, Matt, and the Stans provide forum focus.   That seems to be all they are really good at.   Venture on V.  

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    #103932

    Savage
    Participant

    This is the first Matt, not the one blasting Laxman.  I didn’t intend to single out one person.  My comment was in general terms.  I just feel the forum has gone “soft” lately.  Just my humble opinion.

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    #103933

    Edward Norton Lorenz
    Participant

    Beniot, I couldn’t agree with you more. I was about to name my theory of the strange attractor the “Bumble Bee Effect” until V. stopped me from calling that. Where would chaos theory be if the meteorological, physical science and physics researchers all snickered when they used the unelegant words “bumble bee”. Rock on, V.
     

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    #103934

    Not V. Laxmanan
    Participant

    Dear All:
    I noticed a post addressing Carlos. I want to sure all that it wasn’t the originally bumbling V.  Regards.
    Laxman

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    #103935

    V. Laxmanan
    Member

    Dear Dr. Mandelbrot:
    I am honored by your kind remarks.
    But, as you have noted…….Cognitive expansion now appears limitless versus finite.   Let Darth, Matt, and the Stans provide forum focus.That seems to be all they are really good at.   Venture on V.  
    And let them. I really didn’t envision What Has Happened today. Regards.
    Laxman

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    #103936

    Markert
    Participant

    Matt,  you are entitled to your opinion.I admire that you chose to step forward and distance yourself from Matt#2 after his flame.
    Some may wish to come to this web site to ask technical questions, some just to poke their head-in and others to hopefully laugh a bit from some outside pressure. Not much laughing lately except for those wacky antics regarding the supposed debate. And other’s among us want to practice our English.
    With due respect, while some posts are a bit outlandish, so is some of the advice that “experts” give out. Nothing I’ve seen is far beyond the boundary of the etiquette, except perhaps the kind of stuff posted by Matt #2.
    And I expect I will get my share of this stuff, too, for changing the dynamics of things lately. In fact, you may have a problem with my stuff. I try not to be disruptive. I try to add humor. I try to be clear. 
    The trick is knowing the difference between good advice and what isn’t, and preferably not interrupting good dialog between learners with poor behavior.
    It’s vacation time and some of us have a little more time on our hands. Who knows, this could be the new model!!!   

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    #103937

    Markert
    Participant

    You’re saying that someone had sent a fraudulent message using your name over this one dimensional medium?? I am shocked and appalled.

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    #103938

    Beniot Mandelbrot
    Participant

    Dr. Laxman,
     
    We are kindred spirits in free-range intellectual inquiry.   You may call me Doc.M.    Please note also the kind and appreciative thoughts of Dr. Lorenz.     If only Gaston Maurice Julia were still with us….. but alas though he is not, I feel empowered to speak for him in our collective appreciation of the approach that you have taken to scientific inquiry.    In fact, you can refer to him as Dr. J….. no that won’t work, there’s that lanky fellow….   But anyway, venture on Dr. V.  We remain one in science.    
     Doc.M.

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    #103941

    Signing Off
    Member

    YIKES!
    I think Matt is on to something.  One sign of this might be a noted absence of one of the stronger contributors to this forum: Gabriel.  The guy is a machine, providing genuine responses to genuine questions.  Guess what has been missing lately, folks — genuine questions.
    They do come in, but I think they might be buried in the barrage of frivolity.  I do enjoy the humor (though I must admit that the whole “y = c V muck it up” thing is a tad bit beyond any stated or understood charter for this forum), but I think it may have gotten a tad bit out of hand. A lot of the threads appear to be straight from one of those lonely (but not depraved) people chat rooms.
    I really cannot point to any “etiquette” violations.  However, like Matt, I have noticed a departure of relevance. It appears that thread space is being hijacked (hi’V’d?) by the irrelevant. I cannot believe that I am about to say this, but this instills a sense of nostalgia for the lengthy (but at least relevant) Reigle threads.
    I am an occasional visitor to the forum and an infrequent contributor.  I do both when I have time.  But I am now spending most of that time fishing through the frivolous and the fans of frivolous.  I am now seriously questioning if this is time well spent. I no longer recommend this site to my peers within Six Sigma. 
    Unfortunately, I do not have the solution for this.  First, is this really a problem?  If it is, then I encourage y’all to provide feedback to the moderator.One thing that might help separate the trivial from the pertinent — establish a rating system similar to what Amazon.com has.  After reading the thread, viewers can then rate it.  Then, have a sort by rating.  This will give the voice to the chatters and let the relevant remain at the forefront.

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    #103944

    V. Laxmanan
    Member

    Dear Phil:
      That’s absolutely right. Regards.
    Laxman
     

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    #103946

    V. Laxmanan
    Member

    Dear Benoit Mandelbrot:
      The screen name, assuming it is real, is a name I associate with one of the great thinkers of science.  So, I felt duty bound to use the honorific title.  From your response, it appears that, perhaps, there has been a misunderstanding. If so, do accept my apologies to you. Regards.
    Laxman
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    #103947

    mman
    Participant

    Excellent Idea.

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    #103948

    V. Laxmanan
    Member

    Dear Benoit Mandelbrot:
      After a further review of this thread, I see that your post followed the fraudulent post where someone had actually used my name as his/her screen name and had posted a message that I did not write.
      That may have compounded what seems to me to be a deep misunderstanding. 
       As you know, I came to this forum, only recently, with a simple idea, embodied in a very simple equation y = hx + c which, I felt, may have broader implications if the significance of the nonzero c, as a work function, is genuinely appreciated. 
      Unfortunately, I must say that there has been substantive or focused debate on this point except in the thread on Bill Ford and the work function (June 30, 2004).  I have offered to present my version of the solution to the problems that we find in my statistics textbooks which shows how we might actually be able to gain NEW INFORMATION using the new approach.  I think, at least some who joined the discussion on June 30, 2004, recognized that. I would be happy to continue my posts, if the forum moderators are supportive.
       If not, I am happy that I have at least done my small part by calling attention to the work function and its usefulness to the Six Sigma community. 
       As for the post today on One Small Step for (a) Man, it was only meant to call attention to something truly historic where the Six Sigma philosophy, or call it by any other name, had achieved its pinnacle of success. With my warmest regards.
    Laxman

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    #103949

    V. Laxmanan
    Member

    Dear All:
    there has been…. NO…. substantive or focused debate ….
    An important omission, I meant to say NO focused debate. Regards.
    Laxman

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    #103957

    Gabriel
    Participant

    Just for the record, I am not absent.
    I am in “stand-by” mode waiting for a thread where I find I have something to say, and there are not a lot of them lately.
    By the way, did you know that in Argentina and some 100 countries July 20th was declared the “Friendship Day” after the first trip of the man to the Moon, which was broadcasted live for all the world and kept nearly the whole mankind awake watching the TV and suffering an anxious stress together with the crew, as if their were our friends up there? (they were) Surprisingly, USA did not (and do not) adhere to this celebration.
    Well, maybe I had something to say after all.

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    #103960

    BeenThereDoneThat
    Participant

    Forum:
    I am an active member of a quantitative finance forum.http://www.wilmott.com/They ask members to post to one of a few different categories such as – software- technical- jobs- student- books- off topic- brainteasers- careers
    It helps focus the discussion and target the audience
    The forum is easy to navigate and search
    IMHO
     
     

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    #103962

    Peppe
    Participant

    Dear All,
    many of you are lamenting about low level over last days or weeks of this forum, but, frankly speaking, I’m reading just lament, not interesting post from Yourself. Instead of lament of absence of good idea, please, provide You, to raise a good SS posts, so we can work on. In the while, please let us discuss and understand about what we think interesting, at leat there is a moderator that can close useless posts.
    Best Rgs, Peppe 

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    #103975

    Ken Feldman
    Participant

    Good idea for the Moderator/Forum Owners based on a previous post.  Some classification seems to be needed as exists in other Forums.  While you do have Channels such as Financial Services, Healthcare, etc. they may not be the most appropriate Channels.  Categories such as Beginners, Advanced, Deployment, Technical and Chat might be appropriate and avoid some of the recent clutter….mine included.  As long as everyone gets a chance to post but allows some stratification to allow for more efficiency might be worth considering.

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