As the title sounds, what is the difference between Mathematics Stack Exchange and Mathematics Meta?


closed as off-topic by Lord_Farin, Aloizio Macedo, JonMark Perry, achille hui, Did Oct 5 '15 at 19:37

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    $\begingroup$ Have you read this? $\endgroup$ – Najib Idrissi Oct 5 '15 at 15:35
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    $\begingroup$ I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is covered in the help centre at length. $\endgroup$ – Lord_Farin Oct 5 '15 at 16:17
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    $\begingroup$ Also, the name "meta" itself is pretty self-explanatory. $\endgroup$ – Aloizio Macedo Oct 5 '15 at 16:24
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    $\begingroup$ @AloizioMacedo Not to everyone. Ask 20 random people to define it. $\endgroup$ – user147263 Oct 5 '15 at 17:05
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    $\begingroup$ @Lord_Farin Calculus is covered at length in calculus books; we don't close all calculus questions because of this. $\endgroup$ – user147263 Oct 5 '15 at 17:05
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    $\begingroup$ @MiceElf However, we do strive to concentrate knowledge in one place through the duplicate mechanism. However, closing as a duplicate of the help centre is impossible. Whence my closevote. $\endgroup$ – Lord_Farin Oct 5 '15 at 17:09
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    $\begingroup$ I had a question closed because it was covered in the wiki. One person answered it and helped me a lot. Once I had sufficient Rep, I edited the wiki to make the help clearer. Sometimes the user reads the help page and still doesn't know. That's why we have questions. $\endgroup$ – Adam Hrankowski Oct 7 '15 at 21:22

The main site, Mathematics Stack Exchange, is meant for questions (and answers) about mathematics, as generally outlined in the Help Center.

Mathematics Stack Exchange is for people studying mathematics at any level and professionals in related fields. We welcome questions about:

  • Understanding mathematical concepts and theorems.
  • Mathematical problems such as one might come across in a course or textbook. ...
  • Solving mathematical puzzles.
  • Software that mathematicians use....

The meta site, Meta Mathematics Stack Exchange, is meant for questions (and answers) about Mathematics Stack Exchange (and the underlying Stack Exchange architecture), as generally outlined in the Help Center.

Meta Mathematics Stack Exchange is the part of the site where users discuss the workings and policies of Mathematics Stack Exchange rather than discussing math itself.

(That there is a mathematical subject called metamathematics may make this somewhat confusing.)


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