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This looks perfectly suitable to me. A good rule of thumb is that if the underlying question is fundamentally mathematical, and answering would not require any specific non-mathematical knowledge, then the question is suitable here.


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Yes, such things should be posted on [puzzling.se] If the point of the question is to ask about the mathematical substance of a puzzle, generalizations, or alike, then it could still be asked here. Yet, mainly sharing a puzzle that is somewhat math-y is not really a mathematical question, and thus not really on-topic on this site. More generally, I ...


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Assuming the post is otherwise on-topic in both places, where you post it is entirely your choice. If you post it on this site, you're likely to get an explanation of the answer and the post. If it's a purely mathematical question, phrased in mathematical terms, with an interesting question then, regardless of whether you or someone else answers, you're ...


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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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Yes, it is reasonable to flag such comments. Inappropriate suggestions to migrate a question to/re-ask a question on some other site can be a serious bother. You should ask inhabitants of Programmers or Code Review about comments on Stack Overflow suggesting their site if you want to see a strong reaction ;) Nevertheless, I think that often it's better to ...


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I'd like to point out that, in all of the history of math.SE, with its 369k questions, 157k users, only 89 people were awarded the badge "Unsung Hero". Now let's compare with the other top SE sites, ordered by number of questions: $$\begin{array}{lrrr} & \text{Questions} & \text{Users} & \text{Unsung heroes} \\ \text{Stackoverflow} & 8.5M &...


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Mathematica is a software used for symbolic computation and other computational mathematics. It is akin to Wolfram|Alpha (both come from the same company). The Mathematica.SE website is dedicated for that software and its uses. This website is not for questions about mathematical software, as much as it is about mathematics. (It's also not very new, with ...


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Congratulations to all the people who have put so much time and hard work into making this site. Great job and thank you!


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This already exists, somewhat, in the form of an association bonus. Essentially, if you earn 200 reputation on any Stack Exchange site, then each of your associated accounts on Stack Exchange sites will earn 100 reputation immediately. Even if you just create them! This is usually enough to get the basic privileges, such as set bounties (usually 75 ...


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I don't think the Unsung Hero badge is easy to obtain. In fact I'd like to get it, but I have pretty much given up at this point. It's particularly hard if you're not one of those people who informs the users of the possibility of accepting answers in questions to which themselves have provided answers. There are even some who ask the user to consider ...


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I don't know if a bot is needed, but I did write a query on the SE Data Explorer that finds links to deleted posts on other SE sites. As the screenshot shows, there were 343 such broken links on math.SE as of last weekend's SEDE update. I've fixed about a dozen of them since then, but they'll still show up in the results until the next weekly update. The ...


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Click on the StackExchange-logo on the top left part of this page and then click on "more stack exchange communities". You will get to this site, that lists all sites.


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You may ask questions about the history of mathematics at History of Science and Mathematics Stack Exchange, which is currently in beta.


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The main site, Mathematics Stack Exchange, is meant for questions (and answers) about mathematics, as generally outlined in the Help Center. Mathematics Stack Exchange is for people studying mathematics at any level and professionals in related fields. We welcome questions about: Understanding mathematical concepts and theorems. Mathematical problems such ...


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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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Regarding your third bulleted question, for example, a search on the Mathematics Stack Exchange website for the word triplet "proposition theorem lemma" brings up some useful answers here, here, and here. (I omitted "corollary" because I think that everyone would agree that it's a result which relates to a particular theorem as a special case or immediate ...


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We have two sites in the network with a lot of questions about using Debian: Super User (5k questions) Unix & Linux (11k questions) As long as your question is clear and you describe what research you've done, I guess it would work on both sites. This is a fair and (IMHO) balanced answer about when to post on either site. If I may summarize: if you ...


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Looking at the math-software Questions containing Wolfram some are about using Mathematica to get the same output as W|A. These are on-topic, however most of these are off-topic on Mathematica.SE. Those that are primarily on W|A will be closed in Mathematica.SE, so we should probably change the remark to Consider posting questions about Mathematica (not ...


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I'm obviously doing something wrong - approaching 1500 answers I have 36 which would qualify. So there is no way I will ever get this badge even if I try. It rewards people who do good work on the edges of the community, and though it may need retuning, it encourages a broad coverage, rather than a narrowing to the interest of the regulars, and I think that ...


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Moderators of the host site can change the host of a chatroom if they have an account on the intended new host site. I'm going to try that out in a few minutes (I need to create an account on the philosophy site first). The host of your chat room has been changed now.


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From the Help Center article Can I answer my own question?: Yes! Stack Exchange has always explicitly encouraged users to answer their own questions. If you have a question that you already know the answer to, and you would like to document that knowledge in public so that others (including yourself) can find it later, it's perfectly okay to ask and answer ...


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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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As a relatively new user, I've noticed that short and simple hints are more likely to get more upvotes than long and thorough answers. However the OP is more likely to understand and accept the long and thorough answer, provided that the answer is clear enough. I've been in this situation many times, as I prefer to post answers that I feel thoroughly answer ...


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