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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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At what point should MO recognise it needs to leave Stack Exchange Inc?

In my opinion, if it were easy for MathOverflow to leave, then we should have done it already. There's no bright line, but it's become clear over the last few years that Stack Exchange Inc is not an ...
Toby Bartels's user avatar
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Are edits performed by external, non-SE robots allowed?

Just to give some background on this project: it's indeed something I'm doing on my own, independent of Stack Exchange. There are more independent 'volunteer' projects around the Stack Exchange ...
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Nudge: the new Stacks editor has significant implications for this site

New Answer: Upon reflection, Emilio is 100% correct: We need to sound the alarm bells. Here's a link again to Emilio's well-thought-out answer on the main meta site explaining this, which is probably ...
Tim Campion's user avatar
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At what point should MO recognise it needs to leave Stack Exchange Inc?

To me, the answer comes down to "what makes life easiest for the mods". I don't feel any loyalty or goodwill to the SE corporation, but I also don't feel goodwill to the deans and provosts ...
David E Speyer's user avatar
27 votes

What would be the disadvantages of a (hypothetical) MOexit?

As the founder of one of the sites on this network, who has put an insane amount of time into building that community of 6000+ users, I want to escape from SE just as much as anyone else, but ...
Nike Dattani's user avatar
27 votes

At what point should MO recognise it needs to leave Stack Exchange Inc?

For one thing, I would consider SE changing drastically the licensing on MO data, or making restricted commercial profit out of it, to be a red line. In my opinion, MO data should remain free to ...
Loïc Teyssier's user avatar
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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 ...
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Prosus' acquisition and its effect on MathOverflow

Here is what Joel Spolsky had to say about the effects on Stack Overflow: Today we’re pleased to announce that Stack Overflow is joining Prosus. Prosus is an investment and holding company, which ...
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What would be the disadvantages of a (hypothetical) MOexit?

In addition to practical issues around making the move and practical issues around whether the new hosts would do as good a job as SE, there's also the major concern of whether the new hosts would ...
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What would be the disadvantages of a (hypothetical) MOexit?

Answering directly to your questions: Would we retain the same domain name? Yes, because the domain name is property of the Mathoverflow foundation. Source How similar would the user interface be? ...
Federico Poloni's user avatar
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At what point should MO recognise it needs to leave Stack Exchange Inc?

I suspect that the only way, in practice, to engineer a "MOexit" is the same way Brexit happened: have a referendum. A MOexit that isn't backed by an election result is surely going to be ...
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At what point should MO recognise it needs to leave Stack Exchange Inc?

I love MO, and have always been a big fan of 'sticking it to the man' whenever possible. That being said, as I get older I'm beginning to feel the effects of constantly cutting off my nose to spite my ...
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Is there a software solution if we do cut the cord from SE?

Converted from a comment: Codidact was born of a previous mass exodus from SE and has some experience with migrating data from SE to their software platform, QPixel.
Federico Poloni's user avatar
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How acceptable is prosemirror-math as an editor style for this site?

Personally, I find it less usable than the status quo, but better than the new editor proposed by SE. So if it is inevitable that we will have to settle for an inferior alternative in future, this is ...
Federico Poloni's user avatar
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Nudge: the new Stacks editor has significant implications for this site

Here is one option put forward by the SE developers: switching from MathJax to prosemirror-math. For a quick look at how it works, I'll just pull this from their readme: Examples Unlike other editors,...
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At what point should MO recognise it needs to leave Stack Exchange Inc?

Converted from a comment by another user: To me, one of the thresholds triggering the "nuclear option" would be SE firing one or more MO mods (the current agreement between MO and SE does ...
Federico Poloni's user avatar
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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
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
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How acceptable is prosemirror-math as an editor style for this site?

Let me start with a positive: AMScd diagrams are supported! It seems I don't even need to explicitly include a \require{AMScd} command (at any rate, when I did, ...
Tim Campion's user avatar
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What would be the disadvantages of a (hypothetical) MOexit?

This probably depends on the way how MO would (try to) continue. As a separate site (with its own hosting and infrastructure), or as a part of some network which hosts several sites. (I.e., something ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
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"Scope" of being blocked from asking

The FAQ post "What can I do when getting “We are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account”?" contains the following paragraph: Will a ban on one Stack Exchange site affect my ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
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Is there a software solution if we do cut the cord from SE?

Converted from a comment: PhysicsOverflow has a setup that's reasonably close to MO. It runs on the Question2Answer software. It was in part set up a kind of exodus from physics.stackexchange
Federico Poloni's user avatar
5 votes

Is there a software solution if we do cut the cord from SE?

Converted from a comment: I would expect the database to be in a form similar to the existing periodic data dumps at https://archive.org/details/stackexchange (not that I have any idea what those ...
Federico Poloni's user avatar
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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
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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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"Scope" of being blocked from asking

This refers to the so-called question ban and it's per site; your questions on MathOverflow do not influence your ability to ask questions on other Stack Exchange sites. Not even Meta MathOverflow; it'...
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At what point should MO recognise it needs to leave Stack Exchange Inc?

There's no such thing as a "line in the sand." It implies that one can define a precise boundary between acceptable and unacceptable behavior, which I think is absurd on its face. The fact ...
Darsh Ranjan's user avatar
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How acceptable is prosemirror-math as an editor style for this site?

It would be better if there was a way to toggle the rich-text preview.
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How acceptable is prosemirror-math as an editor style for this site?

Personally, I was quite happy with it. I retyped various fragments of my recent answers and found the workflow to be quite natural. I didn't try it on mobile, but I find the current system to be ...
Neil Strickland's user avatar

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