This is more of a question than a suggestion.
My experiences with this site have all been positive, and I'm extremely grateful for the wonderful service provided by the staff members.
I understand that a lot of the questions posted sometimes require a good deal of time and effort to answer.
However I'd like to know why some "Newbie Questions" are answered only after hours, and some after a few days ?
Is there a system or is it just the luck of the draw ?
It also seems like there are a few staff members on this site to handle this heavy load.
My question / suggestion is whether or not there is some possible way to address this issue, and if this issue is actually being addressed currently ?
It would be good if I could tell looking at the list of messages in the Inbox or other folder, to which of them I replied. Also, it would be a nice feature if I could see in the Sent folder whether my message to somebody had been read, or not.
It would be helpful to have a tool bar, menu, or list of links for selecting another forum from within a forum. The current structure requires the extra step of returning to the forum list.
I just tried to download a copy of a worksheet from a MaplePrimes posting. The file has a .mw extension and does contain a Maple worksheet. However, when I clicked on "download the worksheet" (or words to that effect) I saw the raw worksheet file displayed in my browser - I would prefer to have the worksheet open in Maple (or allow me to save it to my local disk).
The HTML code that provided the link to the worksheet was created automatically by the "convert worksheet" utility available within MaplePrimes (http://beta.mapleprimes.com/mwconvert/).
My conjecture is that the MaplePrimes server is not sending out .mw files with a MIME type that allows my browser to recognize it as a Maple worksheet. I believe the correct MIME type is application/maple.
It seems that the posting timestamp is an hour off: my last post appeared to have been posted an hour earlier than it was.
It would be good to have User Attachment Control Panel (as in phpBB) where I could look at my attached files, delete them if necessary, replace, and add files. Especially because the quota is not that big.
this is just my first message here on the new beta.mapleprimes.com, and I hope there will be many more to follow. This site will hopefully be what I was missing for a long time : a user community for all things Maple.
Considering I'm new to the site, I was trying to find what I could all do... so wouldn't it be a good idea to put some suggestions in the FAQ on where to put what? That is, suppose I have a question regarding some function, where's the best place to put it? In a forum, you say? But which one? Or, suppose I found out a neat feature, and I want to share it with all of you, where should I put that? On some forum, or on my blog?
It would be nice if there were a second preview button, this one near the Body: block (maybe aligned with its top right corner. That way it isn't necessary to scroll down to the bottom of the page to preview a complicated input. Leaving the submit button at the bottom is okay, that forces one to see the license section and choose something appropriate.
Would it be appropriate to have a forum dedicated to questions on Maple T.A. (I have many of them!) ? Many of the Maple T.A. issues are not exactly "mathematical" so they don't seem to fit in the other forum topics. Is there enough interest to warrant such a forum? Is there already a forum someplace else I haven't looked?
My Maple T.A. question: Does altering the due date for an assignment after students have started adversely affect any of the student records?
Any help or suggestion on where to post this would be great.
Try to typeset the word "style" in a pre tag, it doesn't work. For example, upon entering
<pre>plot(pts, style=point);</pre> I get
Note: this particular post doesn't exhibit the problem, it merely mimics it. It is posted using the plain text format; HTML tags have no effect.
Though I am able to edit my responses in other forums, I don't appear to have that ability in the Maple Commons forum. I noted a few errors in my recent response
but am not able to edit it. That is, there is no "edit" field available.
I just posted a question on the "How do I...?" forum and when the line is
long it does not automatically wrap to the next line, just as this
does on the first line. It's not a 'big deal' - just a minor
inconveniemce. Or is there something I'm not doing?
Have just previewed this and the output to the forum looks OK. However on input the text goes
into the third column and cannot be seen - that's what I'm talking about.
It appears the output is OK but the input text is only obscured on long lines.
Can we have ... well, there will be a lot of requests :)
At the left and the right there are kind of 'overview' informations
while reading in a forum or a topic. At that time this is not
needed for orientation.
Might it be possible to have that available through a button
or list or whatever in the header so it is shown on user's
That would give much more space for the things to read ... or write
Could you add the option to attach files to reply messages? Currently it is possible only for the initial message of the thread.
As the title states, the pre tag should act like a LaTeX verbatim environment. For those not accustomed to the Joys of TeX, a verbatim environment duplicates the enclosed text. I thought that that was what the pre tag, however, that doesn't appear to be the case. That is, less-than signs (<) in a pre "environment" muck up the html. This makes it quite inconvenient to post snippets of maple code; we have to replace `<' with `>', not particularly convenient. For example,
if x<y then true fi
is rendered, more or less, as