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Mathematics StackExchange vs Mathoverflow

No, since the noise to signal ratio is going to be terrible. You have a much better chance on a site whose users are all experts and which gets less traffic. A rule of thumb is that if you're not ...
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What qualify questions to be in mathoverflow and not in math.stackexchange?

How can I choose the preferred website to put my questions? I once read something along the lines "If you have to ask whether to ask on MO or math.se, likely you should ask it on math.se." I think ...
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Can we move an unanswered question to MathOverflow?

There are a few things here: In order to migrate a question to MathOverflow one should flag it for moderator attention and request that the question will be migrated. Either the moderator who handled ...
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answered on math overflow tag

While the idea is in principle reasonable, that's not a recommended use for tags on Stack Exchange. It would be a so-called "meta tag". A tag on Stack Exchange should describe the subject of ...
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I asked A question On MSE, Which I now think can receive more attention from MathOverflow

The answer from Alex Ravsky completely answers your question, so there is no need to post on MathOverflow. Your question would not be appropriate for MO anyway, because your question is not about ...
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Why I can ask question in MathOverflow and not here (MSE)?

You cannot ask questions on Mathematics Stack Exchange because you are currently question banned. This ban is automatic and kicks in when some algorithm decides that your question contributions are of ...
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How long should one wait before cross-posting?

Thanks to the helpful links posted in the comments by Martin Sleziak, I obtained a precise answer to the question here. The answer, on MO Meta, was to a question about cross-posting in the opposite ...
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Are my SE questions too difficult?

I have answered or commented on some of the questions of the OP, which are very much in my area. I can propose a possible reason why "most questions are unsolved yet, some of them up to a month old". ...
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What qualify questions to be in mathoverflow and not in math.stackexchange?

There is one more factor which should be taken into consideration when deciding whether to use MathOverflow or Mathematics and that is the level of answers you expect. (IIRC this was mentioned several ...
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Mathematics StackExchange vs Mathoverflow

About the background: MathOverflow is being done by a non-profit organization which pays for the SE for their site. MathSE is an SE site about mathematics, started by the community with the ordinary ...
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Are my SE questions too difficult?

Are my questions too difficult for SE? No. But more importantly, it's not the perceived difficulty of a question that determines whether it's a good fit for MSE or MO. Any math question that's self-...
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Is it appropriate to move a question to Maths Overflow if it is the subject of current research?

It is considered as admissible to ask a question on both sites if all of the following conditions are met: A reasonable amount of time has passed between the two postings (a week). References in ...
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Questions with little traction here that could benefit from migrating to MathOverflow

I would recommend cross posting over migration, both because then you don't have to worry about time limits and because you get more exposure that way. I have done this once (I've only ever posted 11 ...
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What determines when and if migration requests are granted?

You will not receive a notification when your request is denied. To see whether a decision on your flag was taken already or whether it is still pending you check your flag history (see A way to ...
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Asking the same question on MSE and MO

In my opinion, it's not a good idea to compare questions at MSE/MO with pizza/falafel orders. The qualitative difference is that when you "call the local pizza place" you have immediate feedback, and ...
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Asking the same question on MSE and MO

I have always wondered if MSE and MO are that different when it comes to research-level questions: As I take it a true "research" question would require research to answer. - Why would somebody do ...
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Is it OK to ask a question from stackexchange again on overflow?

I've looked at the Question at issue, and I think it not in good shape for Math.SE or MathOverflow. It asks about "how many" functions of three variables cannot be expressed as a composition of two ...
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Should I / How can I move a bountied question to math overflow?

I believe you'll need to wait for the bounty to expire before it can be migrated (or closed).
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Question on proofs with text-&-LaTeX images

There's not much that we can do except downvoting and closing their stuff with a comment that asks them to replace their text images with the appropriate text. When they've made the demanded changes, ...
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Vote to Close as Exact Duplicate should Accept MathOverflow Question URLs

I agree that this feature would be very useful. My main concern is that there is a huge chunk of questions on the unanswered queue that have been crossposted to MO, to a point that browsing the queue ...
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Should MathOverflow tag prefixes be used?

The status end of 2018 is that while the tagging systems of this site and MO evolved somewhat independently, eventually, the MO top-level tags with prefix (with one exception) got introduced on this ...
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