I've seen several questions on MSE and MO asking about math models, and it seems that the community is often unable to help as much as they would like. This has been discussed before: Mathematical Modeling and Applied Mathematics Question Policy
I think a mathematical modeling SE site would be worthwhile for the following reasons:
- Very different user base. Algebraic geometry, set theory and general topology are threeof the most popular topics on both websites, and they have a very pure-math slanted user base. A math modeling SE would be designed for all the experts in government, industry, finance, etc. to share tips with more of an SO feel than MO.
- Applied math questions here attract less attention and, often, downvotes.
- The types of questions asked would be very different. Almost no homework questions would make sense on a math modeling SE, and answers would be based on individuals experience with successful models in the past.
This would be a website for experts in a technical area, and I feel it would make a good SE site without detracting from MsE or MO in any way.
What are your thoughts? Why would it or wouldn't it work?
Edit see also this post from SciComp SE: https://scicomp.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/348/computational-modelling-vs-mathematical-modelling