One of my scripts alerted me to a new user on our forums whose email address belongs to a domain where the MX record is set up incorrectly. Although, since the user was able to complete the registration process, this domain apparently can receive email.

I checked out the domain. It belongs to a consulting company that provides services to small businesses.

This new user’s first post on our message board was the sort of messy real-life application of algebra that I saw a lot of when I was spending too much of my time hanging out in the College of Business Administration.

Do we think that this individual works for a consulting company while attending B-school and is looking for help on homework? Or that this person can’t figure out how to use fairly standard techniques in algebra to solve a client’s problem?