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How much is MathOverflow exposed to recent events on StackExchange?

I think that given the sort of turmoil experienced of late at Stack Exchange, it might be wise for us here at MO to take certain measures to reinforce our status as an entity independent from Stack ...
Tim Campion's user avatar
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28 votes

MO policy regarding pseudonyms that are other people's real name

I think that it makes a difference whether there is any chance that the person using the pseudonym could be confused with a more well-known person with that name. There are a number of users who have ...
Timothy Chow's user avatar
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26 votes
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What is MathOverflow's "agreement" with Stack Exchange?

Suggested in comments but I don't know if this is allowed. In any case: I've used an OCR program to copy the contents of the 2.5 pages below. I've used some minimal editing to keep the format vaguely ...
18 votes
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Altering the question in a way that makes an answer obsolete

As Gerald Edgar said, the most common reason for this situation is that the answer reveals to the OP that they posed the question in a form that did not properly capture what they intended to ask. I ...
Neil Strickland's user avatar
11 votes

MO policy regarding pseudonyms that are other people's real name

It is evidently inappropriate to use someone else's identity to post on MO (or anywhere else!). That said, people's chosen username is a sensitive issue. If someone is legitimately known as "...
François G. Dorais's user avatar
10 votes

How much is MathOverflow exposed to recent events on StackExchange?

The answer to Will the CoC apply here, when it is finally sorted out? seems to be "there is no 'will' and 'finally'". The blog entry posted on october 10th shows (some?) of the controversial ...
Johannes Hahn's user avatar
10 votes

Who decides on a community policy?

I will speak from the perspective of observer and community member. I am not and have never been part of the moderation or management team, either for MathOverflow or for any other forum on or off ...
Gerhard Paseman's user avatar
10 votes

How much is MathOverflow exposed to recent events on StackExchange?

There are very few MathOverflow posts in which anyone might feel a need to use a third person pronoun. If such a situation arose, it is most likely that the writer would naturally use a pronoun that ...
Neil Strickland's user avatar
9 votes

Citing papers in questions/answers

I would say that to some extent this could be simply based on common sense. And perhaps you could take into account your estimate whether you think that your answer (and the link/citation) might be ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
7 votes

Citing papers in questions/answers

I post my comment as an answer: it is definitely good to use the citation helper (see New feature - citation helper). It makes citation easy, and puts all the information needed into the post. Ideal ...
András Bátkai's user avatar
6 votes
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Posting a technical/narrow open question on mathoverflow?

There are clearly cases when the tag open-problem has been used a perfectly acceptable way, for instance asking questions about open problems as a class of problems, or in meta-discussion about a ...
David Roberts's user avatar
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5 votes

How much is MathOverflow exposed to recent events on StackExchange?

It is more likely a question for StackExchange Community Managers than for moderators. I believe the moderators can provide an interesting but non definitive perspective. If the comment linked in ...
Gerhard Paseman's user avatar
3 votes
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Question visibility and reputation

It depends on where you're looking, but in general, the visibility is only determined by the timestamp (either of the last activity, or of the moment the question was created). However, on the ...
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