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    • CommentAuthorbasic
    • CommentTimeOct 20th 2010

    The idea of this MOB site is quite simple. The difference of it from MO is that MO requires genuine questions, while on MOB you can just blog (like any mathematical bloggers do). I personally see the advantage of MOB (as contrast to traditional blogs) being:
    1.people can start off easily (you don't have to open a blog by yourself and maintain it regularly)
    2.You can vote on interesting entries.

    The potential disadvantages:
    1.topics can be really off-topic. i.e., it's relatively harder to define what is a good MOB entry. (in contrast, MO nowadays has a very good standard)
    2. users might not be as active as on MO.

    But in any case, it's free, so I just opened the proposal. Have a try if you like. Thanks.

    Is SE the right architecture for a blog? I thought the whole point of SE was that it was made to discourage discussion: comments and answers get reordered,... Anyway, good luck.

    It has since been closed.

    I did get a bit of a chuckle at "closed as not a real proposal".
    • CommentAuthorWill Jagy
    • CommentTimeOct 20th 2010
    There is something to the idea. There are people on MO who essentially write blogs and get their questions closed, but do not start their own blogs. I have come to think that the software problems (I would have no idea how to make a blog) are less important than the sense of legitimacy and the sense of community given by MO.

    The acronym MOB should be reserved for the Mathoverflow bar, which should be like meta I suppose but with more tolerance for off topic discussions and colourful language.

    • CommentAuthorHarry Gindi
    • CommentTimeOct 20th 2010 edited

    Meanwhile, welcome back, Harald! Your absence was noted.