Tim Campion
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How much is MathOverflow exposed to recent events on StackExchange?
72 votes

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 ...

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Nudge: the new Stacks editor has significant implications for this site
33 votes

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 ...

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2021 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire
26 votes

Tim Campion Here is a link to my candidate statement. For pseudonymous candidates, Are you a professional mathematician? In what capacity? I use my real name, Tim Campion (I may sometimes publish as ...

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MathOverflow updated site theme is ready for testing!
21 votes

With apologies, I'm not sure this is the right place for the following, but the site-wide meta post on these changes is locked, and this is a bit long for a comment. I've been blithely ignoring all ...

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Can I ask a question on MathOverflow and also on another site?
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17 votes

Cross-posting is discouraged in general, because it can lead to duplication of effort by people answering on different sites. However, it is appropriate under some circumstances. Most of the advice ...

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How can we visually differentiate MathOverflow from MathStackExchange within the constraints of the new design themes?
17 votes

EDIT: Some more information from Catija: This screen element is not currently customizable, so if we wanted it customized, SE would have to implement a new feature. Here Catija indicates that the ...

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Name of the site
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15 votes

I haven't looked that hard, but it's kind of surprising that as far as I can see, this question hasn't come up before on meta. MathOverflow's name reflects our proud history. Although we are hosted on ...

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I don't like the new design and I am not the only one
14 votes

I sympathize with you. Apparently, StackExchange has recognized from the start that the new themes were going to lead to a sense of "missing identity" on various sites. Personally, I would have ...

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MathOverflow to the rescue -- not in the usual way
13 votes

This story resonates with me a lot. For me, when grappling with a new problem, it's really become an integral part of my process to try to formulate sub-problems and related questions as MO questions. ...

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How to deal with answers that don't answer anything?
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11 votes

If you really think that an answer is "not an answer", you can always vote for it to be deleted, or flag for the moderators to delete it. However, I think in this case you have misread the ...

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Is there any process to appeal suspensions?
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8 votes

Here again is the relevant meta SE question on appealing suspensions. Here is some general advice for users who have been suspended. It's natural, when being disciplined, to feel defensive, or to feel ...

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What should the modal window for first-time askers say?
8 votes

Vote up / down if you would / would not prefer to add to Martin Sleziak's proposal some language about cross-posting. Voting for this change does not preclude voting for any other change as well; we ...

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Proposing a change to the close-vote interface
8 votes

Just for closure, here is my slanted summary of the discussion in the comments: It is a feature and not a bug that it takes some digging to actually migrate a question. This is because migration is ...

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Ability to flag user accounts as spam
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8 votes

I brought this up in the Charcoal HQ chat (about Charcoal). They pointed out a few technical hurdles, and also pointed me to evidence that SE has simply decided this issue is not important enough to ...

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What do we mean by welcoming when we're a site aimed at researchers?
8 votes

Late to the party, but two points: There is a specific premise to the question: Part of MathOverflow's "brand", in contrast to, say, Math Stack Exchange, is that we're not about all ...

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How acceptable is prosemirror-math as an editor style for this site?
7 votes

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, the text "\require{AMScd}" ...

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What makes you vote to close a question?
7 votes

Perhaps it goes without saying, but a bad reason to vote to close is "because others have voted to close" or "because others have suggested closure in the comments". I almost wish ...

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What should the modal window for first-time askers say?
6 votes

Vote up / down if you think Martin Sleziak's proposal should / should not be modified to use the phrase "research-level mathematics" rather than "mathematics at graduate level or higher&...

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Why have I been suspended from the ICM chat? General remarks about unwelcoming behaviour on MathOverflow
5 votes

I am not a moderator, nor was I around when you were in the room, but maybe let's start with the very first thing you said when you entered the room: @DylanWilson "Like seriously, some people ...

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Questions, answers, comments or discussions on aspects of politics relevant to mathematicians on MathOverflow (main or meta)
5 votes

I don't want to say anything too sweeping, but here's my perspective on the discussion of the last few days: Martin Hairer's question was on-topic. David White's answer was on-topic. The ensuing ...

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How can we visually differentiate MathOverflow from MathStackExchange within the constraints of the new design themes?
5 votes

We could consider some kind of background theme. I think MSE's graph paper looks pretty good. Of course, the goal would be to come up with something good which contrasts to the MSE graph paper. If we ...

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How should [applications] be applied?
4 votes

Okay, I think maybe there's a bit of a consensus forming. Regarding senses (1,2,3,4) from the OP: There may be a distinction to be made here, but it seems that such a distinction isn't really the ...

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What is the plan for the new site theme?
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4 votes

In the interest of wrapping this up, the answers to my questions apparently are: The new theme is already live. See (1). The beta mode only lasted a week or two -- it was never very likely that we'd ...

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What should the modal window for first-time askers say?
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3 votes

Okay, after several days with no further substantive discussion on this question, it appears that both changes which I suggested as answers are supported by the community. After tinkering with a ...

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What is up with the "Question feed" vs. "Related Questions"?
3 votes

As Martin points out in the comments, this issue has been marked resolved in the Meta SE question. And indeed, I do see related questions appearing even for new questions now. I believe the "...

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How can we visually differentiate MathOverflow from MathStackExchange within the constraints of the new design themes?
2 votes

We could consider choosing some kind of art in the header of the page. MO has always had a "plain" sort of theme, but maybe it's time for something new. If we did this, I imagine we'd want to ...

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What should the modal window for first-time askers say?
1 votes

Vote up / down if you think Martin Sleziak's proposal should / should not be used as-is: To improve the chances of your question getting an answer make sure that it: Is about mathematics at graduate ...

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