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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
13 votes

Are well-posed questions about the mathematics job search on topic at MO?

One potential problem with the "each topic in the right forum" position is that different forums are frequented by different communities. I expect that many more research mathematicians are likely to ...
Mike Shulman's user avatar
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Any other site besides mathoverflow and mathematics stackexchange?

The reddit website has several forums dedicated to mathematics. The main math forum has a large audience but there are several others subs such as /r/learnmath, /r/homeworkhelp, /r/cheatatmathhomework,...
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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 ...
Gerhard Paseman's user avatar
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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
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Are well-posed questions about the mathematics job search on topic at MO?

It will appear soon that I was the commenter ;) My view is that by keeping topics separate on separate forums it is easier to find the answer, but that indeed presupposes the role of each site to be ...
Loïc Teyssier's user avatar
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Is there a consensus on whether history of mathematics questions are acceptable on MO?

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 ...
Michael Bächtold's user avatar
4 votes

Why does mathoverflow encourage only research level questions while stackoverflow encourages ANY questions?

The last question "Why is the stackexchange mathematics community against simple/googleable questions, while the stackexchange software community is not?" has not been answered, and it can be answered....
Colin McLarty's user avatar
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Are well-posed questions about the mathematics job search on topic at MO?

I believe the best that can be hoped for is a consensus among individuals. It is not clear by any means what the precise scope of this forum is, and even an imprecise scope will change in rough ...
Gerhard Paseman's user avatar
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Is there a consensus on whether history of mathematics questions are acceptable on MO?

Now that there is a Stack Exchange site dedicated to History of Science and Mathematics, I would suggest asking them there rather than here on MO.
Federico Poloni's user avatar

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