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    • CommentRowNumber1.
    • CommentAuthorTim_Porter
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2012
    • (edited Feb 9th 2012)

    As there had been a change to the entry for Ross Street I gave it a glance. Is there a reason that the second reference is to a paper without Ross as an author?I hesitate to delete it as there may be a hidden reason. (I have edited this discussion entry to remedy the point that Todd and Urs have made below. I also edited the title of this discussion!)

    • CommentRowNumber2.
    • CommentAuthorTodd_Trimble
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2012

    Ross who? Street? Or is Ross a last name?

    • CommentRowNumber3.
    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2012
    • (edited Feb 9th 2012)

    Tim means the entry Ross Street.

    The change that he refers to is revision 6 by Mike, which corrected the first name of Kelly mentioned in the first sentence.

    The second in the list of references that Tim is wondering about is

    • A. Joyal, M. Tierney, Strong stacks and classifying spaces, Category theory (Como, 1990), 213–236, Lecture Notes in Math. 1488, Springer 1991.

    (Tim, we could at some point publish a compilation, “Porter’s URL riddles – or: can you guess the link that I am thinking of?” ;-)

    • CommentRowNumber4.
    • CommentAuthorTim_Porter
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2012

    That could be linked to Andrew’s references to British humour, David Roberts to Goons, Pythons etc. … and, Urs, what would you offer to this list of delights?

    I am afraid that I know so few category theorists whose name is Ross that I did not feel it necessary to give the full name.. Mea culpa! The given references to Ross Street’s work are few considering the impact that he has had. (however we do give his publication list via a link.)

    • CommentRowNumber5.
    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2012
    • (edited Feb 9th 2012)

    I did not feel it necessary to give the full name..

    The thing is, even if we can guess part of what you have in mind, it is still not always clear precisely which URL you would like us to look at.

    I vividly remember – if I may recall that – the first times that I was following your non-links to your “Menagerie”. I knew it existed. I was determined to find it. Still, it was a tough riddle. :-)

    And thanks to Andrew, here on the forum it couldn’t be more easy to provide a link: just type the word “Ross Street” with two square brackets around it. That costs you virtually nothing and ensures that virtually everybody who will see your message knows what you are talking about.

    • CommentRowNumber6.
    • CommentAuthorTim_Porter
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2012
    • (edited Feb 9th 2012)

    That I knew. I was just being lazy!!!! or rather in a bit of a hurry.

    What I have forgotten is how (if possible) one renames the discussion to give the full name.

    On a practical level, should that third reference at Ross Street be deleted? Anyone object? It does look as if it is a copy and paste that went slightly wrong!

    • CommentRowNumber7.
    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2012
    • (edited Feb 9th 2012)

    What I have forgotten is how (if possible) one renames the discussion to give the full name.

    Hit “edit” on the first entry. That opens up the edit pane for the title again.

    Concerning that reference: it looks to me like you are right that it should not be there. You can check from the history who added it and ask him difrectly.

    • CommentRowNumber8.
    • CommentAuthorTim_Porter
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2012
    • (edited Feb 9th 2012)

    I have deleted that reference. Here it is in case anyone thinks it should be there:

    • A. Joyal, M. Tierney, Strong stacks and classifying spaces, Category theory (Como, 1990), 213–236, Lecture Notes in Math. 1488, Springer 1991.

    (I think it was Zoran who did the initial edit so the above is addressed to him in particular.)

    • CommentRowNumber9.
    • CommentAuthorzskoda
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2012

    If there is a puzzle with André Joyal, I would go to his entry, Andre Joyal, and observe that a chunk of references, mainly with Street, was pasted from there to Ross Street.

    • CommentRowNumber10.
    • CommentAuthorTim_Porter
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2012

    Thanks, Zoran. That was what I thought had happened.

    • CommentRowNumber11.
    • CommentAuthorMike Shulman
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2012

    While we’re on the subject, I’m curious how Kelly’s first name came to be incorrect.

    • CommentRowNumber12.
    • CommentAuthorTodd_Trimble
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2012

    Mike, I don’t quite follow. Why do you say ’incorrect’? Everyone knew him as “Max” of course. Similarly, my brother’s correct full name is Robert Lincoln Trimble, Jr., but everyone knows him as “Linc”.

    • CommentRowNumber13.
    • CommentAuthorMike Shulman
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2012

    I mean, why did the nLab page say “George Maxwell Kelly” instead of “Gregory Maxwell Kelly”?

    • CommentRowNumber14.
    • CommentAuthorTodd_Trimble
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2012

    It says ’Gregory’ now, on Ross Street and Max Kelly.

    • CommentRowNumber15.
    • CommentAuthorTodd_Trimble
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2012

    Sorry, I guess #14 is something you already know, since you changed it a while back.

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