In several recent question it was suggested, that they are more suitable for academia.SE. According to the description at this site: This is a free, community driven Q&A for academics and those enrolled in higher education. It is in public beta at the moment.
IIRC I have seen this mostly in the questions on publishing and perhaps career advice. (See also the list of questions below.)
What is your opinion on this.
- Do you think that there are some questions, that should be moved to academia.SE?
- What are advantages of posting a question there compared to advantages of posting it here?
This meta question is related to some extent: http://meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/2891/questions-about-math-grad-school-and-such
For the sake of completeness I copy here comments from here which lead me to posting this meta question, as I think this is a better place for continuing this discussion, should it be longer than just a few comments.
Zev Chonoles: This seems better suited to academia.SE.
Martin Sleziak: @Zev Is moving to a site in beta really recommendable. (The way I understand it, beta site might be deleted. Or is it only with proposals in earlier stages?) Also, there are various standards in various science disciplines, the OP is probably interesting about moth journals; this can be better answered here. (I've posted just a comment here, I don't think discussion about this is worth a meta thread.)
Zev Chonoles: @Martin: My sense is that academia.SE is doing okay, but if anything, lack of sufficient activity is the main cause of the deletion of beta sites, so I am generally inclined to send stuff their way when there is overlap (questions can be salvaged from them when this does happen, see for example this meta.math.SE thread). Also, there is a small but growing community of people there in academic mathematics. I certainly am also fine with the question staying here. Hopefully others can weigh in on the matter.
Here's a list of question from main where academia.SE was mentioned (at least the ones I was able to find):
- What if your research paper got rejected with few comments given on paper?
- What does it take to get a job at a top 50 math program in the U.S.?