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Problem

Okay so this is clearly an important question and a real head-scratcher at that- from what I've seen, with no one proposal at over 4 votes, we still seem to be miles from the answer (if such a thing exists). Now, the SO blog on domain names suggests we brainstorm (ie. no hold's barred, every name we can think of, shove it out there); and I don't think the original thread qualifies as that at the moment: there are now 48 answers, most of which noone newly voting/coming up with ideas will read and the SE system's bias toward questions with a single answer is kicking in big time and ruining any discursive quality.

Proposal

So I suggest a minor hacklet: we should keep that thread for voting on answers that are good enough to make it there and use this one for blue sky/outside of box/ radical thinking- somewhere we can put all of our dumb ideas down until something awesome appears. We do this by assembling a few community wiki answers, filled with similarly themed names from the original question, and add similar stuff that occurs to us as we go. If you sepecially like something leave a comment and if you especially like an overall theme feel free to vote the answer containing it up.

Rules

Ideally put really similar names together, don't erase anyone's name-idea, if you have an idea you don't think fits in any of the answers, try hard to make it fit, otherwise we'll have the same problem again.

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    $\begingroup$ I'm under the impression that MathUnderflow has simultaneously the most votes up and down. I rather like it a lot, and I think it captures rather well what the community is trying to accomplish. $\endgroup$ – 97832123 Jul 29 '10 at 14:10
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    $\begingroup$ @97832123: Actually, that's not true. Checking just now, Mathunderflow has 17 up, 15 down, while dividebyzero has 19 up, 17 down. Mathexchange is not far behind with 15 up, 11 down. $\endgroup$ – Larry Wang Jul 29 '10 at 15:38
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    $\begingroup$ I don't understand who thinks that "dividebyzero" is any good at all. It's so lame and off-point. $\endgroup$ – 97832123 Jul 29 '10 at 17:53
  • $\begingroup$ I'd favour a name which doesn't include the words maths or math, because either way you alienate half your audience. Mathematics would be fine. $\endgroup$ – TRiG Oct 27 '10 at 15:05
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Maths Puns

1 .com is taken; other TLDs are available.

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Maths References

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    $\begingroup$ Bourbaki's Grotto. Haha. Lame. $\endgroup$ – 97832123 Jul 29 '10 at 17:54
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    $\begingroup$ +1. I would really hope we can come with a name that has a mathematics reference in it. $\endgroup$ – ShreevatsaR Sep 16 '10 at 21:07
  • $\begingroup$ Even more boring. $\endgroup$ – Noldorin Sep 18 '10 at 10:12
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    $\begingroup$ @Noldorin: "Maths references" isn't the proposed name here; it's the proposed genre of name. $\endgroup$ – ShreevatsaR Sep 21 '10 at 13:24
  • $\begingroup$ Ok, fair enough. But there have already been plenty of names with maths references in them (not least my own suggestion). It's hardly novel. $\endgroup$ – Noldorin Sep 25 '10 at 21:22
  • $\begingroup$ If there are plenty of names with maths references, edit this answer and add them. $\endgroup$ – TRiG Oct 27 '10 at 15:04
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Variations on Math/Stack Overflow

  • MathExchange
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    $\begingroup$ Why should the name be a variation on Stack Overflow (a term that has meaning to programmers and is good for the programming questions website, but is irrelevant here) or Stack Exchange (just the name of the software running the site, rather than describing its contents)? $\endgroup$ – ShreevatsaR Sep 16 '10 at 21:04
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    $\begingroup$ All terrible, and boring as hell. $\endgroup$ – Noldorin Sep 18 '10 at 10:11
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    $\begingroup$ I also agree with ShreevatsaR here, 'stack' and 'overflow' are both very programming-specific, there's nothing generic about them. 'MathExchange' is the only one that even makes sense logically, but yeah... $\endgroup$ – Noldorin Sep 25 '10 at 21:24
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MathCommunity.com

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