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Gathering comments together into an answer -- There's no problem cross-posting a research-level question from MSE to MO after enough time has passed to give potential answerers a chance to post answers here. When crossposting from MSE to another stackexchange site, best practice is to post links between the two questions to avoid answer fragmentation and ...


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It makes sense to talk about the core communities of each forum, so that it becomes easier to understand the scope and the differences. Not being active on the mathematics forum, I will give my belief, which hopefully matches the intent, of the community for that forum. MathOverflow has a community of professional mathematicians employed in academia and ...


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It's perfectly okay to do this, Praphulla. Usually that would be seen as a service to the community.


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My understanding is that the post was originally flagged with a migration request and one of our moderators processed the flag to meet that request. No, the OP did not ask for that migration; it was someone else who raised the flag. (At the time I was taking a little but much needed break from my usual level of moderator activity, and told my fellow ...


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History of Science and Mathematics moderator here. We've talked it over and have just sent the question back to Math Overflow (I closed it as off-topic on HSM, so that should bounce it back to MO automatically). Over the last six years, we've had a lot of conversations with other STEM sites about their chosen policies on historical questions and what any ...


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Since it seems that this is not common knowledge, I'll add an explanation of one way that gmane can still be accessed. I know there are some people knocking about here who were accessing email in Emacs long before Sir Tim had even thought of the WorldWideWeb, but I wasn't, and in fact I didn't have any idea how to do it until shortly before posting the ...


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This question was asked on MO on May 8 and moved to HSM on May 13. It currently (May 25) has 5 answers, all posted on MO (between May 8 and May 10), and all upvoted (currently from +6 to +44; I can't check exact count because I've got a minimal rep on HSM). It seems to me from the discussion that there is a large consensus that this question was on-topic at ...


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Questions about the history of mathematical concepts are, in my opinion, a good fit for MO. (Well-formulated, focused, not easily answered by internet search etc...) This includes questions about the origin of terminology and notation. Questions which are not about mathematical concepts but other historical aspects (for instance people) seem like a less ...


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I've managed to find copies of 6 links in 5 posts which were archived in the Wayback Machine, and they have been updated (thanks for reviewing!) I might have missed some, but the main challenge is that different versions of the link exist: 101 entries for permalink.gmane.org Note that some links start with http://permalink.gmane.org/, others with http://...


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This question (as well as similar questions targeting computations and numerics) is most definitely welcome at Computational Science, where it was eventually posted. While some Computational Science folks are active on MathOverflow, not all are. So, it might be useful to post it on Computational Science or Computational Science and MathOverflow (not ...


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If you are too forward in your approach, you risk alienating those you wish to solicit. I recommend the MathOverflow user page to state the invitation in full (or concisely with a link to a longer invitation), and then ever so occasionally and with maximum level of relevance and propriety link to it in a comment to another user. If they don't have ...


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I wrote the top-voted answer to this question on MO (it currently has something like 40 up votes) and was a bit surprised to see it migrated to HSM. I don't care about votes or what-not, but in terms of the content of the question and answers, I actually think that this question does belong on MO. It's a question frequently asked by budding researchers in ...


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Èrnest Borisovich Vinberg passed away (“from coronavirus pneumonia”) on May 12, 2020.


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Raymond Hoobler died on April 29 (of covid-19). See the obituary.


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The answer that I found that works for me is backslash semicolon \; I found this answer at https://texblog.org/2014/04/09/whitespace-in-math-mode/


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