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I agree with the general sentiment that there’s overlap between the two sites and we don’t need to close all questions in that overlap. However, I don’t personally think either of these particular questions are good MO questions. (The first is an ok academia.SE question, the latter is just not good for SE format and I’d have voted to close entirely rather ...


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The judgment of whether a question is considered on-topic or not for MO is made by individual MO users. If a question is closed but other users disagree with the reasons for closure, the latter may cast votes to reopen. But there is no blanket answer to your first question. The individuals who voted to close may or may not give their explicit reasons. You ...


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However, I personally feel that this is an interesting and valuable question where the MathOverflow community can provide insight that would not be readily available elsewhere. That argument could apply to lots of off-topic questions, so I don't find it convincing. I suggest that we stop considering "but I want to reach mathematicians, and this is the ...


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In my view, the value of this question lies in the fact that, whereas each one of us is aware of the changes which our own institution has made, it is very likely that each person/institution did things slightly differently. So there's a lot to be gained by exchanging information. For example, how does one deal with undergrad exams under pandemic ...


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This may be a bit provocative, but there's an argument for never sending questions to Academia.SE. The problem with academia.SE is that it is very different in style from MO and other SE sites. The paradigm of SE is that the questions are well-defined enough to have a correct answer, and the answers, well, attempt to provide it. Academia.SE is more of a ...


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I think these close/open fights are very unproductive. Personally I feel like this wasn't a great fit for MO and wouldn't have asked it myself, but I respect André's opinion a lot and if he thinks it's a good question then maybe I'm wrong, and I don't see what the point is having a big fight over it which is never going to resolve (in particular, because SE ...


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