Steven Landsburg
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Does the point system encourage flooding the site with questions?
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By and large, the users who have created problems by flooding the site with questions have created equally many problems by also flooding the site with comments. This suggests that their behavior is ...

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On: Graph Theory is the s(c/l)um of Topology (?)
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14 votes

Maybe the solution is to change the title to something like "Derogatory Quote About Graph Theory" and restore the original word scum to the body (but not the title) of the question. Quid is certainly ...

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Is it morally all right to link to a particular bookseller?
13 votes

I think having a hyperlink to a bookseller can be quite useful for the reader, and that's all that matters.

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News of potential interest to the MO community
12 votes

Robin Chapman was a valued contributor to MathOverflow in its early years. He passed away, unexpectedly, on 18 October 2020. An obituary can be found at the website of the Math Department at the ...

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2013 Moderator Nominations
11 votes

Although it's late in the game, I'd be very glad to see any of Tom Leinster, Greg Kuperberg or Douglas Zare on this list.

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2013 Moderator Nominations
11 votes

I believe Timothy Chow would make an excellent moderator. He's an excellent communicator with a broad knowledge of several areas of mathematics and a clearly demonstrated ability to follow ...

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What do you want to do in September for MO's tenth anniversary?
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I will be surprised if there's much demand for a get-together in Rochester NY, but if so I'll be glad to host it at my home, which is well set up for large (and small) gatherings.

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The Secret Cookie Recipe
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3 votes

The procedure appears to be: 1) Have third-party cookies turned off. 2) Log into MathOverflow with the desired account. 3) Clear all cookie data for all sites ending in stackexchange.com 4) ...

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Proposed question: In the math history books of the future, what will be written about the years 1960-2010?
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Case I: The answer is currently known. Then there is no obstruction to those "books of the future" being written today, and therefore they'd be books of the present. Contradiction. Case II: The ...

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Can we migrate users with their questions?
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I am extremely put off by the notion of dumping users we don't want on another site. Yes, I'm sure that some of those users will fit in perfectly well at the other site, but I'm equally sure that ...

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Completely Unexplained Downvotes
1 votes

I did not downvote this question (or vote to close it), but I think whoever did was perfectly reasonable. The question as stated was pretty much incomprehensible, and the downvote is self-explanatory....

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Custom 'off-topic' reasons to close
1 votes

Reposted from another thread at Anton's suggestion: I just voted to close this question as off-topic. On the old MathOverflow, I'd have voted to close as "Not a Real Question". But in the current ...

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Requests for reopen and undelete votes for closed and deleted questions
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[REOPENED] This question about completions was closed pretty quickly, presumably because people thought the answer was obvious or elementary. They might be right, but if so, I'm failing to see the ...

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