from the cover (page 1) ) and then you can
Here is what happened:
There seem to be two groups at the Cornell arXiv, which I will call the administrators (www-admin@arXiv.org) and the moderators (moderation@arXiv.org).
In short, the administrators accepted my submission ( a 340 page 4 MB pdf web book whose title ( PhiloPhysics ), author name ( Frank D Tony Smith Jr ), comments, and abstract were known to them, as was the pdf file of the book itself ), but ONLY 4 MINUTES AND 7 SECONDS AFTER ACCEPTANCE BY THE ADMINISTRATORS, the moderators removed my submission and had a removal notice sent to me.
IT IS CLEAR TO ME THAT 4 MINUTES AND 7 SECONDS IS NOT SUFFICIENT TIME FOR ANY TYPE OF REASONABLE MODERATION PROCESS TO HAVE TAKEN PLACE, AND THAT THE REMOVAL WAS A REFLEX ACTION BASED ON ME BEING BLACKLISTED.
In more detail:
To see whether my blacklisting is still in effect, I applied to register as an author. My initial contact was with the automated system, which gave me a username and password, and said that anyone who had two posted submissions on an archive earlier than 3 months ago and later than 5 years ago could be an endorser. Since I have two such posted papers on the general physics archive during that period, I sent my request to the administrators (www-admin@arXiv.org) that I be given endorser status for general physics. The administrators said that I would have to officially claim ownership of those papers. I did so, and the administrators gave me endorser status for general physics.
Then I made a submission ( known as physics.tonysmith.3629 ) which was a 370 page web book with title PhiloPhysics and author Frank D Tony Smith Jr in a single pdf file of about 16 MB.
I then received an automated rejection stating that my pdf file contained some LaTeX code.
I replied to the administrators that the LaTeX code part was only a small part of the file, and asked for reconsideration.
Then the administrators objected that the file size was too large, and told me that I should "... Please try to reduce the filesize, and resubmit. ...".
Following that request,
I then made the resubmission ( known as physics.tonysmith.2884 ), which clearly showed to the administrators the title ( PhiloPhysics ), author name ( Frank D Tony Smith Jr ) and comments
This book about philosophy/physics correspondences is a 340 page pdf free web book (front cover and 339 page body) with no separate figures, but many figures incorporated into the pdf file. Related material can be found on web sites at http://www.valdostamuseum.org/hamsmith/ and http://www.tony5m17h.net/
This book is an exploration of correspondences among concepts expressed in some philosophical systems and mathematical structures related to physics. Due to the wide variety of correspondences, the sections are not intended to be read in any fixed linear order. The reader should feel free to start with whatever section seems most intersting, and proceed non-linearly therefrom. The table of contents and page numbers are provided only for convenience of access: Front Cover-1; Contents-2; Sufism and Physics-3; VoDou, Clifford Algebras, and Physics-16; Cellular Automata-32; Clifford Algebra Cl(8) Idempotents and Spinors-46; Clifford Tensor Product Universe-56; T-Quark Mass and Hyperfinite II1 von Neumann factor-66; Volumes and Shilov Boundaries-131; Neutrino Masses and Mixing-132; EVOs-136; Cosmology, Gravity, and WMAP-142; Pioneer Anomaly and Uranus-156; (1+3)-dim HyperDiamond Feynman Checkerboard-164; E6, Strings, Branes, and the Standard Model-173; Orbifolding E6 String Theory-192; Physics Overview Chart-201; Tachyon Note-202; Penrose-Hameroff Tubulin Electrons-203; Chiao Gravity Antennas-209; Mead Resonance-213; Clifford Algebra Chart-230; Archetypes-231; Vedism and Physics-249; Tarot Chart-272; Moses/Tharbis-Solomon/Sheba-Jesus/Mary Magdalene-273; Klein Quartic Physics-291; Truth Quark, Higgs, and Vacua, in terms of Nambu-Jona-Lasinio-321; CP2 Kaluza-Klein-336.
My resubmission ( known as physics.tonysmith.2884 ) was initially automatically rejected by the automated system, which said in part: "... Repacked pdf filesize 4275kb exceeds preferred limit of 1000kb. ... If this is because your a submitting a long review, thesis, dissertation or series of lecture notes, AND you feel you have done everything reasonable to create an efficient submission, then please contact www-admin@arXiv.org for special dispensation ...".
I then asked the administrators for such special dispensation, saying in part: "... I also looked at other book submissions to arXiv, and found that many of them were, in pdf format, well over 1 MB. In other words, it seems to me that the 1 MB limit is pretty much followed for papers to be submitted to journals, etc., but that special dispensation for web books seems to be a common practice. For example, the book submission gr-qc/0508023 was dated 6 August 2005, and the pdf file that I downloaded from arXiv is shown on my computer to be 4,240,856 bytes, which is similar in size to my physics.tonysmith.2884 pdf file.
Since my pdf file was not produced by TeX/LaTeX, I feel that I have done everything reasonable to create an efficient submission of the pdf web book physics.tonysmith.2884 , so I am by this message asking www-admin@arXiv.org for special dispensation on the basis of the facts stated above. ...".
The admnistrators evidently agreed to my special dispensation, which PROBABLY MEANT THAT THE ADMINISTRATORS LOOKED AT MY SUBMISSION ( they had access not only to the comments and abstract, but also to the pdf file of the book itself ), AND FOUND IT TO BE UNOBJECTIONABLE FOR A WEB BOOK TO BE POSTED IN THE GENERAL-PHYSICS PART OF ARXIV, because
I was sent a message with Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2005 09:20:26 -0400 stating my title, author name, comments, and abstract, saying that my submission would be physics/0508155 and that my "... Abstract will appear in mailing scheduled to begin at 20:00 Monday US Eastern time (i.e., Tue 23 Aug 05 00:00:00 GMT). ...".
Then, by a message with Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2005 09:24:33 -0400 ( NOTE THE TIME - ONLY 4 MINUTES AND 7 SECONDS AFTER ACCEPTANCE BY ADMINISTRATORS ) I was told that my arXiv submission was removed ( was physics/0508155 ), and the message further stated: "... Your submission has been removed upon a notice from our moderators, who determined it inappropriate for the physics archive. Do NOT under any circumstances resubmit to the original arXiv before first explaining the reason to email@example.com AND receiving a positive response. Please direct all questions and concerns regarding moderation to the moderation@arXiv.org address. -- arXiv admin ...".
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