# MathOverflow 2.0 is a-comin'!

Not a question; more of a notification. For those who are unaware, MathOverflow is upgrading to the "new" StackExchange platform.

A recent update on meta.mathoverflow.net:

Anton Geraschenko 3 days ago

Quick update: the incorporation of MO is underway. Unless there are any other surprises, this means we should be migrating within a couple of weeks! Once we've confirmed that there aren't any surprises, we'll post a banner on the main site so that everybody has some advanced notice in the days leading up to the migration.

Personally, I think it'll be great for non-research-level (but otherwise perfectly good) questions on MathOverflow to be able to be migrated here.

• Good news, of course. But being named MathOverflow in the footer of the SE sites may cause some problems for them... SE users will likely interpret it as "like StackOverflow, but for math": that is, math questions at all levels. But the correct parallel would be StackOverflow $\approx$ Mathematics and Programmers $\approx$ MathOverflow. Hm, maybe it's not too late to rename the site as Mathematicians... – 75064 May 13 '13 at 19:24
• Related: What, when and will we migrate questions to MO 2.0? (Warning: rated R for hard language, intense or persistent debate, verbal abuse or other elements). – 75064 May 13 '13 at 19:36
• @75064: I don't know how you've gotten the impression that Programmers $\approx$ MathOverflow, but that is incorrect. MathOverflow is primarily for research-level mathematics, not discussion by professional mathematicians of conceptual questions about mathematics (though that does occasionally happen too). I think a much better analogy would be with Theoretical Computer Science. – Zev Chonoles May 13 '13 at 20:24
• @Zev Good point. Then Theoretical Mathematics could be a more precise title... theoretically, that is. I guess the name of MO is sufficiently entrenched that migration won't change it, possible misconceptions notwithstanding. – 75064 May 13 '13 at 20:45
• @75064: I don't know how "incorporated" MO is going to be into the whole network. It might be somewhat isolated from the rest of the sites, and in any case the title "MathOverflow" is going to remain. I'm not sure that the "stackexchange" suffix is going to be added here. – Asaf Karagila May 14 '13 at 0:14
• @AsafKaragila I presume they will keep mathoverflow.net, like askubuntu.com kept their domain after migrating to SE 2.0. But this is only a cosmetic difference. ¶ I guess not being listed in the footer would solve the problem of clueless SE users wading over. – 75064 May 14 '13 at 0:23
• @75064: That's what I meant when I said that MO might be separate from the rest of the network. To my understanding there has been a legal document written and signed by the relevant parties which describes the transfer of MO to the SE network, and it may or may not include such clauses. – Asaf Karagila May 14 '13 at 0:28
• I'm hoping that the MathOverflow and math.SE accounts can be linked somehow. (Hopefully they are at least that incorporated.) – Douglas S. Stones May 14 '13 at 0:33
• When MathOverflow comes to the StackExchange network, do we get 100 reputation there too ? – Dominic Michaelis May 20 '13 at 15:05
• @DouglasS.Stones Maybe a silly question, but why are there two seperate Maths platforms, namely MSE & MathsOverflow? – Phil-ZXX May 20 '13 at 19:48
• – Martin Sleziak May 20 '13 at 20:14