18 votes

Should all math puzzles go to puzzling.SE from now on?

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. ...
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17 votes

Should all math puzzles go to puzzling.SE from now on?

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 ...
14 votes
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Comments that suggest reposting to an ill-suited SE site: to flag or not to flag?

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 ...
14 votes

History of Science and Math is now in public beta

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 ...
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12 votes
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Why Unsung Hero badge is so easy to obtain here?

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, ...
11 votes
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What's the difference between math.stackexchange and mathematica.stackexchange?

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 ...
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9 votes

Feature request: a reward that is transferable to another stack

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 ...
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9 votes

Why Unsung Hero badge is so easy to obtain here?

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 ...
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7 votes

Where can I ask questions about the history of a result?

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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7 votes

Auto-detecting dead links within the Stack Exchange network

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....
6 votes

What is the right place (on stackexchange) to ask questions concerning mathematical writing?

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 ...
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6 votes
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What is the difference between Mathematics SE and Mathematics Meta?

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 ...
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5 votes

History of Science and Math is now in public beta

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 ...
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4 votes

Which Stack Exchange accepts computer related questions about Debian?

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 ...
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4 votes
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Moving a Chatrooom to another site

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 ...
3 votes

Questions tagged as Maple

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 ...
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3 votes

Tag wiki for math-software incorrectly directs WolframAlpha questions to Mathematica.SE

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. ...
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3 votes

Why Unsung Hero badge is so easy to obtain here?

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 ...
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2 votes
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Is there any Stack Exchange site that allows sharing, review of interesting observations\results made\obtained by students in Mathematics?

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 ...
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2 votes

Why Unsung Hero badge is so easy to obtain here?

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 ...
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