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I agree that it is good to help people who have research-level questions on their hands but lack the language to work well with the current literature. This situation appears often when people doing research encounter problems that require tools outside their areas of expertise. I have seen two ways you can use MathOverflow to connect people with experts. ...


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Let me summarize what was said in commments and in chat. There are a few related feature requests on Meta Stack Exchange, but my impression is that are unlikely to get implemented: Make the “past names” list public info for 30 days after changing your name, Keep short history of user display names. (This one is also related, to some extent: Change all @...


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I think it is good to have MathOverflow as a helpful resource for many people. In order to maintain such a resource, it needs to be helpful to the maintainers foremost. That means providing "MathOverflow quality " responses. Remember that being helpful on this forum is primarily to give succinct answers to questions. We are not a help desk, or a ...


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Request renewed for the 2019 stats (and happy new 2020 to everyone!). I am surprised that this post was not created automatically on MO like on the other sites. EDIT: and tagging this feature-request, otherwise no one at SE will see this (and I am not even sure it is sufficient, but I don't know what else I can do apart from pinging them in an unrelated ...


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I think the issue is more of edit distribution over time, combined with my interest level in the subject. I think the list of the problems from Stanley is good, but as it does not hold my interest for long, I am more aware of the post "being in my way", and pushing other content to the side. I won't put it on an ignore list, and I will tolerate it more ...


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I don't see a problem. I suggest you change the title to a question, like "Is there a classification of reflection groups over division rings?" or "Is there a division ring analogue of the Shepard-Todd theorem?"


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