IS \"MY GERIATRIC BRAIN\" BETTER THAN A GOOGLE SUBSTANTIATION?
Thread poster: DR. RICHARD BAVRY

DR. RICHARD BAVRY
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Nov 9, 2001

Or should that be chalked up as a \"Sven\"gali-esque approach?







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Mats Wiman  Identity Verified
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The right of being "gali-esque" Nov 9, 2001

The question of whether \"my geriatric brain\" is a proof of the absolute truth has to be judged by the asker/reader - like with all references.

I sometimes offer \"13 years in Germany\" as my reference. This might not convince some (\"13 years in Germany do not make you an

expert\") but in some cases it\'s the source of my knowledge and what I can say without starting a time consuming research.

As with any reference, the asker is the judge and s/he has to evaluate the answer according to the function



PA = QE * CR * AR * NA



PA = Probability of accepting an answer

QE = Quality of Explanation

CR = Credibility of Reference

AR = Answerer\'s Record

NA = Number of \'Agree\'s



In the Swedish community, IF the asker knows me and the answer is simple and IF I believe the asker can judge the answer solely on its own merits, I sometimes use \"YKW\" (You Know Who) as reference



One answerer constantly uses his own URL as a reference, which I find a bit cheeky



BUT:



Every reference is permissible - for what it\'s worth



Mats



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DR. RICHARD BAVRY
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Nov 9, 2001

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On 2001-11-09 19:30, MatsWiman wrote:

The question of whether \"my geriatric brain\" is a proof of the absolute truth has to be judged by the asker/reader - like with all references.

I sometimes offer \"13 years in Germany\" as my reference. This might not convince some (\"13 years in Germany do not make you an

expert\") but in some cases it\'s the source of my knowledge and what I can say without starting a time consuming research.

As with any reference, the asker is the judge and s/he has to evaluate the answer according to the function



PA = QE * CR * AR * NA



PA = Probability of accepting an answer

QE = Quality of Explanation

CR = Credibility of Reference

AR = Answerer\'s Record

NA = Number of \'Agree\'s



In the Swedish community, IF the asker knows me and the answer is simple and IF I believe the asker can judge the answer solely on its own merits, I sometimes use \"YKW\" (You Know Who) as reference



One answerer constantly uses his own URL as a reference, which I find a bit cheeky



BUT:



Every reference is permissible - for what it\'s worth



Mats







Oh Mats, didn\'t you realize I was just poking fun at good old Sven and his lovable tagline reference!

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Mats Wiman  Identity Verified
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Fun-poking Nov 10, 2001

Dear Richard,



No I did not.



The question has been put by others: \"Why does he consistently refer to MGB?\"



My answer really meant to counter all objections to various references.



Mats


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