14 votes

News of potential interest to the MO community

The American Mathematical Society now has a streamlined process for mathematicians who have changed their names and who wish to update their papers published under the old name to be listed under the ...
10 votes
Accepted

Why are some non-research questions so highly upvoted?

This is more of a comment or an observation than an answer, but perhaps it might give you some insights into your question. All questions you have listed as examples are tagged big-list or soft-...
user avatar
5 votes
Accepted

Updated: Is it time to replace links to the UCDavis arXiv frontend?

Thanks for raising this one to our attention. We've now executed the requested changes on Math Overflow. However, it looks like, given the work y'all put in, this change set is relatively issue-free, ...
user avatar
  • 101
5 votes
Accepted

Revamping the closure reasons in 2022

We've now implemented exactly the sort of changes discussed here. (Thanks in particular to Stefan Kohl!). Here's are the new community-specific close reasons: You'll see we've deleted both the old ...
user avatar
  • 49.6k
3 votes

Can (and should) Project Euclid links be replaced in bulk?

There's a minor bug in the tool we use to run these replacements that causes the tool to break for this particular format of link. Unfortunately, this means we won't be able to handle this particular ...
user avatar
  • 101
3 votes

When answers are primarily opinion based, should the question be CW?

I think the answer is "yes", by analogy with the situation of "big list" questions. Essentially, if a question is highly subjective, then it is likely to generate opinion-based ...
user avatar
  • 22.3k
2 votes

Should moderators in some cases remove a question from the network-wide hot questions list?

I didn't see this question when it was first posted a few years ago, and am here now because of a comment on a recent MO question that suggests that upvotes from people who are not normally part of ...
user avatar
  • 65.3k
1 vote
Accepted

Was the custom close reason mentioning Math.SE removed?

We've changed the close reasons; as mentioned, this question came mid-stream. See the answer here for an explanation.
user avatar
  • 49.6k

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible