38 votes

How should we react to the existence of Math Educators SE?

I am against making "questions on math education no longer on-topic here". There are some excellent education related questions on this site. We may specify that education questions on MO ...
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 ...
23 votes

How should we react to the existence of Math Educators SE?

I would very much like to keep questions about graduate level courses here at MO. There is a lot of knowledge of how to present various topics which isn't available in books and is only known to a few ...
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 ...
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How should we react to the existence of Math Educators SE?

The Math Educators (MESE) site is still in beta, so there are a few things we can't do just yet. During the beta phase, SE sites are still defining themselves and narrowing down what is on-topic/off-...
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Update outdated links in the list of suggested alternative sites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.
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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 ...
5 votes

How should we react to the existence of Math Educators SE?

Since the contents of the help pages have not been discussed in the answers so far, let me propose a text in the spirit of the other answers. Here is a suggestion for another item in the list of ...
5 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 ...
4 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 ...
3 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 ...
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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 ...
1 vote

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

At least from my point of view, it is not clear what "another mathematical discipline" means. Physics? Statistics? That wording is confusing, in my view.
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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 ...

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