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Differences between mathoverflow and math.stackexchange.

What are the differences between MathOverflow.net and Math.stackexchange.com? Why two communities for Mathematics? Wasn't one enough?
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Should MathOverflow tag prefixes be used?

It would probably be good to get some sort of consensus on tagging style (pr.probability-theory vs plain probability-theory.) I'...
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Are my SE questions too difficult?

I hope it is OK to ask this like this here. I thought about asking on MO, but then I was warned because once I had a question that was not appropriate. I also was told once how my questions are not ...
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Asking the same question on MSE and MO

Under what circumstances is it acceptable to post the same question on Math Stack Exchange and on Math Overflow? More specifically, I want to know if it is acceptable to duplicate the question if I ...
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How to link math.stackexchange account to new mathoverflow account.

I've been using math.stackexchange for some time, but say I would like to use mathoverflow how can I "transfer" this account over to MO? I tried logging in with the email address I use for ...
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What qualify questions to be in mathoverflow and not in math.stackexchange?

I have read that https://mathoverflow.net/ is only for the very advanced mathematics, such as upper graduate level or research level, counter to https://math.stackexchange.com/ which is for any ...
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Is it appropriate to move a question to Maths Overflow if it is the subject of current research?

My question Determine Max queue size with a time nonhomogeneous customer rate. doesn't seem to be getting much responses and my own searching of the literature seems to indicate that examination of ...
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Answer score on MSE different from score seen on MO profile

My answer to the question What is wrong with the sum of these two series? currently has a score of $39$. However, on my MathOverflow profile, it shows that it has a score of $40$ in the 'Top Network ...
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Question on proofs with text-&-LaTeX images

Two days ago, I saw a stochastic process question which contained images that could be completely $\rm\TeX$ified. Based on several related questions found on this site, I think those images should be ...
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Is it OK to ask a question from stackexchange again on overflow?

Recently, I read a question on difference between stackexchange and overflow and I found out that overflow is more focused on difficult questions. Some time ago, I asked on a stackexchange a question (...
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Reposting on Math.overflow which practice is best

I just deleted a post of mine and reposted it on math.overflow. It was a question which was not very well received here it had 1 downvote and 2 upvotes and 1 favorite. I followed the previous course ...
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Mathematics StackExchange vs Mathoverflow

I was curious about the difference between Maths StackExchange (MSE) and Mathoverflow (MO), because it was never obvious to me. After a couple of minutes it became clear that MSE is aimed at anybody ...
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How to know if a question is good for MATHSE or MathOverflow or Others?

Often a question asked where, no one answer or comment on it. Sometimes I think may be it's better to ask the question for other sites, like MathOverflow. But it is considered non-ethical to ask a ...
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Questions with little traction here that could benefit from migrating to MathOverflow

I've asked three questions here on relatively advanced but esoteric math topics, yet the questions themselves aren't really research level. In each of them I'm seeking some sort of explanation for why ...
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What determines when and if migration requests are granted?

I recently requested two questions be migrated to MO. One received a comment after a few days, and then was migrated by the commenter, and the other (Why is cohomology the direct product of the $H^n$?...
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What is a research level math question? (Ie what types of questions should be asked on MathOverflow and not here?) [closed]

I have some questions about material I learned in a graduate level mathematics course which are largely conceptual, and/or requests for relevant theorems/results. However, in general I am not sure if ...
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Can we move to an unanswerd question to MathOverflow

Two months ago, I ask this question. But no one answered it. Therefore later I offered a +50 bounty for It. Sadly again no answers. Now I think that it might be more suitable for Mathoverflow than ...
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Math Stack Exchange versus MathOverflow for a beginning graduate student

As I understand it, MathStackExchange is for homework level questions and MathOverflow is for research level questions. As a student, I always posted in MathStackExchange unless I had some weird ...
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When migrate a question to Mathoverflow?

I have some questions that received some upvote but no answer in many months. For someone of these I've started a bounty, but without success (one example was: Multitangent to a polynomial function, ...
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Didn't get an answer on Math.SE. How to ask at MathOverflow? II

This question has been asked here but no general solution is given. I have asked a question which has been upvoted a few times, I added a bounty, but now the bounty is finished and I still have no ...
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Since when does MathOverflow become one of SE family? [closed]

I am really sorry, it has been a while since I am back on Math.SE, and since when when does MathOverflow become one of SE family? Won't Math.SE and MathOverflow overlap each other?
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Friendly rivallary with MathOverflow [closed]

Does it exist? I was going to post a question on MathOverflow, but I felt incredibly guilty all of a sudden. Is cross-posting allowed?
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Why two math sites?

Why can't non-research level questions simply be posted on mathoverflow with a special tag? Then people who wanted to answer MSE-type questions would just limit themselves to that one tag. I am asking ...
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Migration from M.SE to M.O by OP

Can one migrate own question from math.stackexchange.com to mathoverflow.net or Conversely? Could this be a help for moderators?
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Update meta.MO links

This meta (and possibly the main site) had quite a lot of links to the meta.MO site, which is now replaced by a modern SE site. The previous meta was moved to http://tea.mathoverflow.net. Is it ...
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What, when and will we migrate questions to MO 2.0?

It was announced on meta.MO that preparations are taking place for the migration of MO to the SE network. In particular this means that we will be able to migrate questions over there, and will ...
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Moving an unanswered question from MathOverflow

If I have a question unanswered in the MathOverflow for over three days, can I post it here to attract more attention? My question is: the (2,2,1) boundedness of a “product” operator. It is in ...
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Etiquette and feasibility of re-asking questions on MathOverflow

I've asked a number of questions here. Some are "good" questions and some I could have reasoned through on my own in an hour or two but didn't manage to figure out on my own. Some get quick, good ...
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Closing as duplicate of MO question (redux)

Relevant old discussions: on MO on MSE It seems that closing as duplicate as the question has an answer on MO is not currently a valid close reason. Coming across ...
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Subjects that, while still being on-topic here, you can get better response on our sister sites:

The On-Topic page says: There are certain subjects that, while still being on-topic here, you can get better response on our sister sites: [...] I suggest adding to this list: teaching ...
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MO-MSE tag incompatibility

When a question is migrated from MO to MSE, the system attempts to retag it using MSE tags (taking into account synonyms on the MSE side only; synonyms are a one-way street). If no MSE tag can be ...
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Exact duplicates of questions posted on MO

I wonder why we can't declare a question posted on MSE (like this) an exact duplicate of a question posted on MO (like this) and viceversa? (I'd find it useful if we could do this.)
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Should Reputation from mathoverflow be carried over.

So I am a user at both MO and here. I visit MO maybe a few times a week, and this site a little less frequently. The point is that most of the questions I come up with are more relevant for MO, as ...
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Reasking a MathOverflow question

I have basically the same question to ask as this MathOverflow question. I have seen what Tyler says there - I've been playing with it for a few days and unable to work it all out. I thought about ...
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How to decide whether a soft/history question belongs to MSE or Mathoverflow

When deciding whether to post a question to Mathoverflow or Stackexchange the general criterion is the difficulty of the question. However, when asking a history or soft question or history question ...
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Is it appropriate to migrate my old question to MO?

My old question was still unsolved though I gave a bounty. No progression was made. Although it's not a research problem of a working mathematician, it seems that the problem is open and challenging. ...
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Difference between math.stackexchange and mathoverflow [duplicate]

What are the differences between MathOverflow.net and Math.stackexchange.com? Why two communities for Mathematics? Wasn't one enough?
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Cross posting, or flag for migration?

Now that MathOverflow is within a flag for moderator away, comes the question. Suppose that you post a question on MSE, and it's a good question and you get some positive feedback. However nothing ...
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Migrating to MathOverflow

Should not Math.SE implement a close option with migration to MathOverflow? Would I be encouraged to ask a question there, that is at the appropriate level, despite having asked it here, where it is ...
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What is the History of Math Overflow? [closed]

I have read vague references to mathoverflow being integrated with stackexchange. Was mathoverflow a separate company or something? Whats the story?
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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 ...
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MathOverflow question links should be auto-converted to the question title

SE software automatically converts short links to questions on the same site to title-based links. For example, the bare URL https://math.stackexchange.com/q/426771 ...
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Closing questions as off topic if they have an answer on mathoverflow?

I think that questions on mathoverflow are in most cases on topic here. Does it make sense to have the question on both sites, with a complete answer on mathoverflow and here it appears as unanswered? ...
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Is considered a bad practice to delete a tumbleweed question and ask again it at http://mathoverflow.net/?

I earned the tumbleweed badge for this question https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/424658/any-reference-to-an-algorithm-for-finding-the-largest-empty-circle-on-a-sphere and I was thinking to ...
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I found MO has been included in SE network today

Is it okay to cross post questions on MO and MSE anymore? How about ask a question on MSE after posting on MO but not getting answers, or vice versa?
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Is there a way to decrease cross-posting issues?

I know there are tons of meta questions about cross-posting already. This question isn't about the cross-posting etiquette per se. It might just be a personal bias or the questions I tend to click on, ...
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What to do with questions that are exact duplicates from MathOverflow?

It sometimes happens that at question asked here already has an answer on MathOverflow. It has been suggested in the Meta.MSE here that a feature should be introduced to close such questions as ...
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Postgrad Mathematics

I've proposed an intermediate level site between Mathematics and Mathoverflow to see if there is any support for this at http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/46802/postgrad-mathematics I think ...
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An open bounty and crossposting

I posted a question in MSE and offered a bounty on it. A few days have passed and I didn't get constructive answers. I know that it is not such a long period, but I also believe this question might ...