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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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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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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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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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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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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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Please point mathematics.stackexchange.com to here, instead of to MathOverflow.

You could say I'm partially (or entirely?) to blame for this for not having done enough research beforehand. However... A while back I wondered if there were a math-related site on the StackExchange ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cloning over questions from MO

It seems that we are getting a lot of questions that are simply copied over from MO. In at least a few cases, the answers we are ending up with here are also just copied over from MO. Do we want ...
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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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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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What to do with a bounty: community wiki answer pasted from mathoverflow

I'm not sure how or whether to award a bounty I started on Double sum - Miklos Schweitzer 2010 - it's been answered by a mathoverflow user, and pasted into a community wiki answer by another mse user. ...
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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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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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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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Badges for sharing questions on MathOverflow

The announcer, booster and publicist badges are awarded for sharing questions (or answers, as has been discussed in this question). According to their descriptions, only clicks from outside the Stack ...
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Is it good to migrate my problem into MathOverflow?

This is an elementary problem which seems difficult, and I'm not sure whether it could be solved out. A higher mathematics overlook might be needed.
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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 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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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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Should we adapt the FAQ from the Mathoverflow FAQ? If yes, how much of it is relevant?

Over at Mathoverflow, we put a lot of time and thought into the FAQ. While a lot of it is not applicable to math.SE, there are a number of ideas there that could be very useful to this site. I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there an automatic way to move questions to Mathoverflow?

I asked this question Lifting isomorphisms between derived categories a few days a go, and I now think that it might be more suitable for Mathoverflow. Is it possible somehow to move this question ...
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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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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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What's the main difference of the feature between StackExchange and Mathoverflow? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Difference between MSE and MO Just as the title said, I want to know what kind of question will be more properly post on StackExchange rather than Mathoverflow, and what kind ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...