Note, these are user comments and the editors have not verified their accuracy or appropriateness. Please let us
know (using the links on the left) if you have any questions or comments.
Why allow comments?
The purpose of the database is to encourage the sharing of information about prime numbers. Often the large
primes are found for special purposes or using special techniques. The comments should support this
Guidelines for comments:
We would like to see:
We created the comments to allow:
- Proof information for primes this site has not yet verified (usually because the proof technique is long or
- Comments that explain why a prime is *mathematically* interesting (e.g., "this is the eighth prime found by the
Seventeen or Bust project in its effort to prove the Sierpinski conjecture" with appropriate links).
But this is not a place for Prime Curios!, we have an entire database for those.
- Properties of primes that are not archivable yet still have mathematical merit. For example, we have deemed
a very short list of Generalized Fermat divisibility properties archivable. You might list other small bases for which
there is divisibility.
We would like to avoid:
We will remove (and possible block posters from writing future comments):
- Silly names attached to primes: "Caldwell prime of the second kind"
So always use common sense and just post what would be acceptable to the
- Messages between users, attacks, complements, congratulations... This is an informational
database, not a bulletin board.
- Incorrect comments.
- Improper or foul language--this site should be appropriate for learners of all ages!
- Distracting or annoying HTML code.
Who can comment
Currently commenting is limited to those provers in the database that have at least one prime, and who have not yet
lost the privilege to post comments.
User comments are an experimental feature of this database and these rules and conditions are all subject to change at
anytime without notice.