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For the discussion related to the MathOverflow site, our sister site for professional mathematicians.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Vote to Close as Exact Duplicate should Accept MathOverflow Question URLs

It would be very helpful if we could vote to close questions as exact duplicates of questions on MO. edit to consolidate some ideas fleshed out in the comments on Thomas Owens's answer: Having the ...
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Is this a scraper site, or what?

What is up with this site: https://mathoverflow.net/ ? Is it a clone or something? I wasn't paying attention and went to login, and it says that my name is unknown... What's up? I revoked access from ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Should we migrate by hand good-but-not-research level questions from MathOverflow?

MathOverflow has a large supply of reasonable to excellent mathematics questions, which have been closed for not being "research level". Should we migrate some of these by hand?
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Moderators and Great People

One of the reasons that MO (also SO) was able to grow so well in the early days is that it had a small dedicated group of people who guided the site through its early stages and kept things on topic. ...
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Why does the latex-code for questions on MSE sometimes not work for questions on MO?

Perhaps there's something wrong with my computer or mathoverflow, but I just would like to point out that I can't just copy my question from MSE to MO. When I do that, the Latex sometimes does not ...
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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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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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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?