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grp comments on "Appropriate publicity for Math Overflow" (18091)
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http://mathoverflow.tqft.net/discussion/1281/appropriate-publicity-for-math-overflow/?Focus=18091#Comment_18091Tue, 17 Jan 2012 12:44:40 -0800grp If/when it comes out, many of us here would appreciate a link to the blurb, especially a text version. Good Luck!

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Mark Meckes comments on "Appropriate publicity for Math Overflow" (18089)
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http://mathoverflow.tqft.net/discussion/1281/appropriate-publicity-for-math-overflow/?Focus=18089#Comment_18089Tue, 17 Jan 2012 09:53:10 -0800Mark Meckes
I think the MO community is quite happy with publicity in general (see this thread for evidence of that). The major concern would be that it not attract questions of an inappropriate level. As long as you spin it roughly as "MO is a place where mathematicians go to ask other mathematicians questions that come up in their research" (maybe with an aside that it's therefore different from many older sites which are for students looking for help with homework or contest problems), I doubt anyone would object. And of course emphasizing that mathematicians actually do research, and don't just teach calculus, fits in well with your goal of showing that mathematics is alive.
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Jon Bannon comments on "Appropriate publicity for Math Overflow" (18087)
http://mathoverflow.tqft.net/discussion/1281/appropriate-publicity-for-math-overflow/?Focus=18087#Comment_18087
http://mathoverflow.tqft.net/discussion/1281/appropriate-publicity-for-math-overflow/?Focus=18087#Comment_18087Tue, 17 Jan 2012 09:10:16 -0800Jon Bannon Before using MO for a story, I wanted to ask if it is not a good idea to do so (I intend to give a strong warning that questions should only be at the level of research mathematics, and to direct the general populace to Math.SE).

If it is OK to talk about MO, what are some things that should (and should not) be said? (Unless the number one rule of MO is you don't talk about MO...) ]]>