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Bad luck with carnivals

April 5, 2009 am30 3:09 am

Maybe I was late. Maybe I was ignored? But my submission did not make it into Math Teachers at Play #4. Shame. It is a really nicely put together carnival. Go take a look. There’s some good pedagogy, and some neat problem solving/puzzle links, including to blogs I haven’t seen before.

I’ve had submission problems with other carnivals in the past. Sometimes my fault. Sometimes not.

Next week, a new carnival of mathematics. I think. Actually, I can’t find #51 or #52. Anyone know? And the week after, edition 5 of Math Teachers at Play. Let’s see if I can make either of those.

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  1. April 5, 2009 am30 5:33 am 5:33 am

    Sorry about that – I hosted this time and just went through all the emails I got for the carnival and didn’t find any under JD2718. Was it submitted under something else I could search? I’m happy to add it to the post if I missed it. This is the first carnival I’ve hosted, so it could be my bad.

    I pretty much used all the math submissions, though I did leave out a couple spam/non-math submissions. The deadline was Wednesday. If you submitted after that, it will go in next month’s carnival.

    Let me know. I’m glad you enjoyed the carnival.


    • April 5, 2009 am30 5:36 am 5:36 am

      First of all, great carnival.

      I didn’t e-mail you, which was probably the problem. I used the carnival tool, and very close to the deadline. That’s pretty much the whole story. I have someone to be annoyed with – me.

      You really did a nice job.

  2. April 6, 2009 pm30 8:29 pm 8:29 pm

    i’ve assumed (publicly) that
    the CoM was probably gone forever.
    have you got better info?
    the last i knew was john cook’s #50.
    this hasn’t made it into alon’s list;
    everything else i know is right there where it oughta be.

  3. April 7, 2009 pm30 5:03 pm 5:03 pm

    If you had missed the deadline, your submission should have been emailed to me, since I’m listed as the next host. So far, the only post I’ve gotten has been a spam submission on finanacial planning. It sounds like the carnival submission tool is messing up again—it used to lose my submissions all the time with the Carnival of Mathematics.

    I try to send an email response recognizing each submission (in addition to the automatically-generated blog carnival receipt), so if you don’t get a personal note from me, please drop me an email to ask if your post came through.

  4. April 10, 2009 pm30 11:54 pm 11:54 pm

    There were a couple of incidents where I thought the host disapproved of my submission, but not here. I will just try to submit earlier next time, that way, if there is no acknowledgement…

    Kate(t) has asked me to write up some of my freshman set theory stuff, which I will do, gladly. And probably in time. And it’ll be good for #5? We’ll see!

    Do you know anything about the CoM? I hope Vlorbik is wrong, but…

  5. April 14, 2009 am30 4:12 am 4:12 am

    I hope the CoM hasn’t passed away, but I haven’t seen any sign of life recently. I wonder if the hosts just wore out and quit volunteering? I can see that being a real possibility, as I begin to realize just what a job I’ve taken on by organizing the MTaP carnival. I didn’t realize how fast every two weeks would race by…

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