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This seems like this is the sort of thing blogoverflow was designed for. SE will host blogs for SE communities if the community is interested and seems energetic and organized enough to keep one going. Check out the mathematica and TeX blogs for examples of successful blogs. As someone who used to be part of an active group blog about mathematics and hasn't ...


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This is an excellent idea! For those not familiar with the area51 process, here's how you can help get this site off the ground: Go to the site and click on "follow" in the upper left. The site needs at least 60 followers to proceed to the next phase of the creation process. Upvote five of the questions, and perhaps ask a few questions of your own. The ...


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As an alternate suggestion, how about Spanish and French (and possibly other) language tags? That way speakers of those languages can filter for questions in their language, while English speakers can simply filter them out. Everyone wins.


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Let me expand on this: At the moment the site is very young. This means that we need to build up a core community in running the site. MSE is one of the main "big brothers" of HSM so asking for some help should not be a problem. If there are any questions related to the history of Math, although they are still on-topic here, it may be worth pointing out to ...


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As suggested, this proposal has been listed on Area51 SE for possible creation, with a few sample questions taken from other SE sites (trying to get ones which were labelled off-topic for the site they were in): http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/57490/mathematical-modeling?referrer=B5TWQ70QNWlDGxDR-o9vQA2. As usual, SE members can add questions they ...


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For the purpose of this post I would consider these two two types of problems with typos and errors in the mathematical books: You are not sure whether it is an error in the book or whether you misunderstood something. You need help with correcting a possible error, filling in missing steps, explaining some details, etc. You are pretty sure that it is an ...


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Mathematics puzzles are already on topic on Puzzling.SE and they form a large part of that site. I think that the golf part does not really work. The example questions you have so far are all on-topic on Puzzling.


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On HSM, we've been attracting some high-rep users (I won't say who) from relevant SE sites, such as Mathematics and Physics. One (from Physics) has taken an active role in shaping the site, in cases of moderation, namely, edits and close/reopen votes. It would be great if we could get some of the more experienced users on these science and math sites (don't ...


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More of an update than an answer, but there is no question. The Physics Problem Solving Area 51 proposal has since been closed by Stack Exchange staff. A comprehensive statement about this can be found in an answer by Robert Cartaino.


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I am not very fond of the idea. In my experience, most math students ($\ge$ secondary school) know at least a little English, usually quite enough to understand answers here -specially considering that "technical" English has a very simple and short vocabulary. It's true that, as one commenter says, lack of proficiency in writing English can be a barrier to ...


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Google -and none other- is not capable, as far as i know, to make good translations. This is why the idea of using another very extended language through the world, like Spanish, is good. To get enough and qualified people to attend; it would suffice to make some good publicity in some of the Spanish speaking countries south of Río Grande, in America and ...


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There had been a proposal for an SE site on Computer Algebra Systems (proposed Stack Exchange area) . It was not successful. You might consider the site on Computational Science. It has a numerical slant, but its scope even would include more algebraic aspects (at least last time I checked). But as always, before you ask there, check the Help Center.


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My puzzle questions in math.se are Evaluation of a slow continued fraction and Evaluation of a continued fraction ... If problems such as these are welcome in math.se, that is great. But if not, perhaps we do need a "Mathematical Challenges" forum.


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I followed the link the Meta.Physics.SE discussion given in the Question, and tried especially to understand the dictum "Presently Physics SE isn't meant for problem-solving." One of the Related items shown there for it is this (fairly well-upvoted and answered) previous Meta.Physics post, Should we allow questions asking the mathematical solution to ...


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Apart from being viable or not, I don't see the point in creating a ''Mathematics in Spanish'' (or any other language) site. This is about sharing knowledge, teaching and being taught: the more people can read your messages the better. Shouldn't we learn english (or any other useful common language) and use it? The important thing is Mathematics. I would ...


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