31 votes

Publicizing conjectures on MO

The approach which seems to be throwing every conjecture conceivable on the wall and see 'what sticks' should be discouraged, IMHO. There is also a difference between conjectures and conjectures. I ...
Per Alexandersson's user avatar
19 votes

Revising the help page on "What topics can I ask around here?"

The vast majority of people who write the most common low-quality questions are not going to read this page at all. I think the people much more likely to read this page are those, especially graduate ...
Will Sawin's user avatar
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11 votes
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Update outdated links in the list of suggested alternative sites

Thanks for bringing this up. I have replaced the list of sites with a link to the "My question was closed" meta page. I have also updated the FAQ meta answer to reflect the update.
S. Carnahan's user avatar
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8 votes

Publicizing conjectures on MO

I don't think the quantity of conjectures is the problem so much as the rate and the perception generated. For the cases that motivated this question, I agree some improvement could occur. One ...
Gerhard Paseman's user avatar
6 votes

Publicizing conjectures on MO

Instead of using MO to publicize conjectures, I think it is now more appropriate to use other platforms that more specifically caters to this need. I immediately thought of SciLag upon seeing this ...
Jose Arnaldo Bebita Dris's user avatar
5 votes

Revising the help page on "What topics can I ask around here?"

Concerning the first proposed edit, its modifications are unlikely to make things more clear for users asking low-quality questions. In particular, such users rarely have any exposure to graduate ...
Dmitri Pavlov's user avatar
5 votes

affiliation or association (in the wording of the promotion help page)

Yes, in my view "your affiliation" here means "your affiliation with the product", in this case the paper. "If you discuss a paper of yours, disclose that you are the author&...
Federico Poloni's user avatar
4 votes

Revising the help page on "What topics can I ask around here?"

With apologies for the long delay, we've now spruced up this help page a bit. You can see it here. We tried to take into account some of the excellent ideas in this discussion, and also had an eye ...
Tim Campion's user avatar
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1 vote

Revising the help page on "What topics can I ask around here?"

I believe that it is very important to make the phrasing essentially positive, so as to encourage questions as much as possible from the main population of people that might make valuable ...
Joel David Hamkins's user avatar
1 vote

Are all terms clearly defined in Help fragments? If not, who can contribute?

Your post touches on several questions - probably the most important is the question who can edit help center and how can regular users contribute. Who can edit help center? As a rule, most parts of ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar

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