Matt F.
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News of potential interest to the MO community
23 votes

Alan Turing will appear on the Bank of England's new ${\large\unicode{xA3}} 50$ note -- with a photo, a quote, and some lines from his 1936 paper in the Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society: ...

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

I think some political discussion is appropriate here. For instance, I thought "how to accelerate progress in mathematical research" was a good question. As one commentator pointed out, &...

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Big list of feature requests and suggestions for a fantasy MO 3.0
8 votes

When someone edits a post, it currently appears in the main list of questions with the editor's name and reputation. I propose that edits appear there with the original poster's or last answerer's ...

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News of potential interest to the MO community
6 votes

There is an "Open Letter on K-12 Mathematics" signed by some 750 people in the past two days, including various MathOverflow users (and two users with top-ten reputations). The letter ...

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The Association Bonus
5 votes

The minimum reputation for setting bounties is 75, which is less than the association bonus of 100. So any person with an association can immediately post a bounty. I suggest that the association ...

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Customize the modal window for the first-time askers
4 votes

I'd add that the current help page on "What topics can I ask around here?" probably isn't helping. After the bolded phrase mathematical questions related to current research in mathematics ...

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Building an MO app?
4 votes

I use the StackExchange app, and I would like something similar which renders MathJax in question titles. That would create the MO app that I want. Here is what I see now in the StackExhange app:

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A question of notation: what does $x\lt y\in S$ mean?
0 votes

The short versions of your two suggested meanings are: $$x,y\in S,\, x<y$$ or $$y\in S,\, x<y$$ Neither require much more typing or space than the original ambiguous expresion.

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Removing greetings and taglines
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I would prefer the site without greetings and taglines. I would especially like to remove signatures with inserted "middle names", since I find them distracting and annoying. MathOverflow states ...

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