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If you look at the community-bulletin tag info, you can find a link to this post: What criteria are used to select the links that appear in the community bulletin sidebar block? on Meta Stack Exchange. The post describes in detail, how a question gets into the community bulletin. In short, only the questions from past two weeks, only questions having the ...


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On behalf of the moderator team and the whole community, I would like to congratulate you and officially welcome you to the team!


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The criteria are described exactly in What are the details on the "candidate score" which shows during an election?. Moreover, What would my Election Candidate score be? includes a link to a SEDE query that lets one compute their candidate score.


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You can't migrate an answer without migrating the entire thread, which is entirely inappropriate at this point. You can encourage Joel to take his question to Math.SE, and if there is no suitable question on which he can post it, then he is more than welcome to formulate his own question and post that answer below it. In either case, moving only an answer is ...


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status-review In the activity tab of my network profile, comments on election pages appear without a title or a link that specifies where they were written. See last comment on this screenshot.


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The discussion following Mike Shulman's 2013 post From Set Theory to Type Theory was useful to me to see what to say about this situation type-theoretically while writing section 3.4.3 of my book Modal Homotopy Type Theory. Mike distinguishes between the introduction of the type of complex numbers as a particular type and as an abstract type. As a particular ...


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Could this be the question you mean? It's not exactly about $i$ versus $-i$, but it mentions it as a motivating example. "Co-ordinate-free" mathematics for general structures? Even if it isn't, don't miss the reference there to Shapiro - Identity, indiscernability, and ante rem structuralism: The tale of $i$ and $-i$.


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This question relates directly to issues that are often discussed in the philosophy of mathematics. According to one of the standard accounts of structuralism, what mathematical objects are at bottom are the structural roles that they play within a mathematical system. One might define the equivalence relation whereby element $a$ in structure $A$ is ...


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status-planned I can't see any of the content on the election page due to having under 150 reputation when using the site on my iPhone using mobile Safari. While I can't confirm whether or not people with sufficient reputation can use the voting UI on an iPhone, this is what I see: All I can see on my phone is the standard elements (top bar, header, footer, ...


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Massimo Ortolano is correct in saying that we use Meeks STV to attribute your vote to the candidates. The general overview is that you can rank as many of the candidates as you wish, in the order you prefer. Your first choice candidate will get your vote first and that vote will stay with them until one of two things happens: your candidate is eliminated ...


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From the election page (highlighted links: the second one is a link to a Wikipedia page): We will calculate the winners using OpaVote with the Meek STV method, which automatically weights users' votes in the way that does the most good for the candidates they have selected, in order of preference. Also from OpaVote, Single Transferable Vote Anyway, it ...


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status-completed update: this is fixed now; one piece of info which I think is still missing, is that you should only rank those candidates whom you consider suitable for the position. The way it is phrased now, and the way the voting box asks for "Drag next selection here", might give the impression that all candidates have to be ranked. I copy ...


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Stefan Kohl Here is a link to my candidate statement. For pseudonymous candidates, Are you a professional mathematician? In what capacity? I am using my real name. Should there be a term for which moderators are elected? If elected, how long do you envision serving as a moderator? Yes, I think there likely should be such term, though my feeling for this ...


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For pseudonymous candidates, Are you a professional mathematician? In what capacity? I am using my real name. I am a final year PhD student, I will defend my thesis in a few weeks from today, and begin a job as a professional mathematician shortly thereafter. Should there be a term for which moderators are elected? If elected, how long do you envision ...


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Tim Campion Here is a link to my candidate statement. For pseudonymous candidates, Are you a professional mathematician? In what capacity? I use my real name, Tim Campion (I may sometimes publish as Timothy Campion). I am currently a 6th year math PhD student at the University of Notre Dame working with Chris Schommer-Pries. In the fall, I will start a ...


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What about Denis Serre? Is he already a moderator? He is quite active on MO. After Joseph O'Rourke's answer (thank you) and he is in a different time zone than the other moderators :)


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Personally, I was quite happy with it. I retyped various fragments of my recent answers and found the workflow to be quite natural. I didn't try it on mobile, but I find the current system to be extremely painful on mobile anyway so I don't regard that as a major issue.


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This was covered in comments elsewhere. No moderator is planning to step down. @SamHopkins None of the current moderators are expected to step down. Some of the moderators have reduced their activity on the user-visible end of things, but none have expressed the desire to fully step down. (François G. Dorais)


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For pseudonymous candidates, Are you a professional mathematician? In what capacity? I am using my real name. I am Professor of Mathematics at the University of Notre Dame. Should there be a term for which moderators are elected? If elected, how long do you envision serving as a moderator? I believe that there should be a term. I would serve a 3 year term ...


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For pseudonymous candidates, Are you a professional mathematician? In what capacity? I use my real name here, but I am currently a voluntary college dropout studying math independently. This could potentially present an issue, since someone like me with no formal prestige to their name moderating this site could give an impression of reduced professionalism ...


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Let me start with a positive: AMScd diagrams are supported! It seems I don't even need to explicitly include a \require{AMScd} command (at any rate, when I did, the text "\require{AMScd}" was included in the rendered output as though it were not recognized, and when I deleted it, the diagram still rendered properly.) No xymatrix or tikzcd, though. ...


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For pseudonymous candidates, Are you a professional mathematician? In what capacity? I am using my real name (though I publish as Nyberg-Brodda rather than Nyberg Brodda). I am currently a final year PhD student. Should there be a term for which moderators are elected? If elected, how long do you envision serving as a moderator? Yes, I think term limits ...


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I would like to nominate Iosif Pinelis. He contributes multiple excellent answers almost every day, and I feel that he is particularly helpful to new users. By adding a probabilist to the moderator team, the moderator team would come to include a greater breadth of mathematical subdisciplines.


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This is an important question, thanks! My response is a clarification of @Todd's answer, but it seems better to give it as a separate answer. The board exists because of the need of a legal entity to enter into an agreement with SE. It has seen its role as to have a negligible footprint, although at our annual meeting we always ask ourselves how the ...


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It would be better if there was a way to toggle the rich-text preview.


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Personally, I find it less usable than the status quo, but better than the new editor proposed by SE. So if it is inevitable that we will have to settle for an inferior alternative in future, this is a less-inferior one. Elaborating on what makes it less usable: the cursor jumps to unpredictable positions when one moves up and down, and sometimes becomes ...


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I would like to nominate Carlo Beenakker. He is one of the most prolific contributors to the site, and his quick and excellent answers have been extremely helpful to more than one new user. I am sure that he would be a very active and helpful moderator.


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For pseudonymous candidates, Are you a professional mathematician? In what capacity? I'm using my real name. I have a permanent lectureship at the University of Bath. Should there be a term for which moderators are elected? If elected, how long do you envision serving as a moderator? I think terms are a good idea in general, as they stop the power being ...


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For pseudonymous candidates, Are you a professional mathematician? In what capacity? I am using my real name. I am a professional mathematician. I recently started a permanent position. Should there be a term for which moderators are elected? If elected, how long do you envision serving as a moderator? No. I think that moderators should serve for as long ...


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I nominate Tim Campion. His contributions to the site are consistently pleasant to read in my opinion, whether discussing mathematics on the main site or MO technicalities on meta. He also seems to represent a "no-nonsense friendliness" that I think is good for the MO brand, and a difficult line to walk. As a third point, the amount of time he ...


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I would like to nominate Gil Kalai, a long term outstanding contributor to MO in all aspects. Many times in the past Gil has argued for a kinder, gentler MO and a more open attitude to questions --- I think he would be an excellent and thoughtful moderator.


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The members of the MO board are the six current moderators, Anton Geraschenko, and Ravi Vakil. Whoever becomes a moderator becomes a member of that board.


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Gerry Myerson has been a long time participant on MO -- main, tea, and Meta. I've seen him handle many little problems on the site with good humor. I think he'd be an excellent moderator. This case is a bit tricky, and would need preliminary help from Gerry and the moderators. I believe Gerry is locked out of his original account, and is currently ...


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I would like to nominate YCor. He has made many contributions on main and meta, and is committed to improving the functioning of MO. He would contribute to the geographical/cultural diversity of the moderating team.


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I nominate Francesco Polizzi. It's evident Francesco has contributed to MO for a very long time so I will focus instead on his character. Francesco has been extremely fair, willing to hear out all sides, tries to keep calm when things have gotten hectic, and is even-handed and willing to give people the benefit of the doubt. In sum, he has good judgment. ...


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Alan Turing will appear on the Bank of England's new ${\large\unicode{xA3}} 50$ note -- with a photo, a quote, and some lines from his 1936 paper in the Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society: "On Computable Numbers, with an Application to the Entscheidungsproblem."


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I would like to nominate Asaf Karagila. He has been a very active participant on MO for years. Asaf joined the site while he was a graduate student. He has since graduated but he still represents the younger MO users. I feel that his input and his experience as a moderator on Math Stackexchange would allow him to contribute in a positive and original way to ...


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Martin Sleziak would also be a fantastic addition to the moderator team. And so would David Speyer and Will Sawin.


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I think Yemon Choi would be a terrific moderator. Yemon has been active on MO (Main, Tea and Meta) from the beginning. His comments on Meta are invariably thoughtful and gentle. He would be a patient moderator, who could be relied upon to defuse any tricky situation.


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No. While it is true that in quantum mechanics a "Feynman integral" is a "path integral" (i.e. an integral of functions defined on a space of paths), in quantum field theory Feynman integration is performed on functions defined on a space of fields - so no paths in this case. In fact, you could try the opposite: make "path-integrals&...


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I would also like to nominate theHigherGeometer, aka David Roberts. He, too, is a longtime contributor in both Meta and the Main Site, he perfectly knows the dynamics of MO and its culture, and his opinion is highly respected by the community. He's an excellent communicator, displays great tolerance of varying points of view, and his comments are always fair,...


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What would you consider as the "job description" of a MO moderator? Do you think that there are some things that should be added (or omitted) here: What do moderators do? Which activities, that would fall under community moderation, are you already doing? Are there some things you would like to do, but cannot do as a non-mod? This can be considered ...


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As a moderator you will need to know Stack Exchange software - both the parts available to moderators, but you need also know the stuff available to regular users. Do you consider your knowledge of Stack Exchange software good? In case of problems, where would you try to find information about Stack Exchange software?


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I start by nominating Lucia. They are a longtime user who made several good answers on the Main Site and provided many insightful contributions on Meta discussions. They look patient, fair, and distant from any extremism. Their friendly attitude and willingness to listen to others' opinions make them an ideal candidate for the moderation team.


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What do you see as the biggest challenge for MathOverflow as a site and as a community in the next few years?


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Should there be a term for which moderators are elected? If elected, how long do you envision serving as a moderator?


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A community-specific questions asked in the last election was: As MathOverflow is growing, the diversity of the moderator team might become an issue of interest. As I understand, the present moderators have much in common, and women are, to say it that way, underrepresented. In which way do you think would you contribute to the diversity of the moderator ...


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A community-specific questions asked in the last election was: Do you think women are underrepresented in the MO community compared to the mathematical community as a whole? Is this a problem for MO? If so, what would you do about it as a moderator?


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A community-specific questions asked in the last election was: What time zone are you in?


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A community-specific questions asked in the last election was: Assuming a notion of "culture" as explained here, what would a newly elected moderator do to preserve it? Will there be more efforts to preserve the culture, or more to steer it toward things nearer to "what a Stack Exchange forum should be?"


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