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Will mathematica questions on stackoverflow be migrated to this beta (and if so, when ?)

I expect that this new stackexchange will be successful. There are currently 2,336 questions with the tag "mathematica" on stackoverflow and a few others at physics.SE and math.SE. Not all are ...
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What tags should be used for graph-related and Graph[]-related questions?

EDIT: Be sure to check the update at the end of this post! I propose we never use the tag graph on this site. It is too confusing, and people will keep using it for both graphs (as in vertices and ...
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Posting a question you already know the answer for

I have solved a couple of questions myself in the past, and I think some of them are interesting to the public and will most likely appear in the future. One example for this is the question how to ...
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Proposed tag synonyms [closed]

Until someone has the capability to propose tag synonyms, I suggest we list them here. Over on stackoverflow, some of us began the discussion of the tag synonyms, in addition to the overall tagging ...
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Should my question on syntax transformation be split according to source system?

In a comment to my question Change syntax from other programs to mathematica syntax it has been suggested that this question should be split into different questions for sage, maple, latex, etc. ...
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Posting equations as LaTeX or Mathematica code

I already saw one question about tracing differentiation provide an example equation using LaTeX. As I would like to be able to copy examples straight to Mathematica this is somewhat of a complication....
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Please use explicit examples

I am not a programmer and the one thing that really turns me off most manuals and also many answers on SO/mathematica, is the insistence of not giving concrete examples, but instead assuming that the ...
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What is “mathematical-programming”?

There are currently several questions tagged mathematical-programming, but this doesn't convey much meaning to me. Are there better tags we could use?
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Impressive Mathematica programs

I'm known among my people to be the Mathematica advocate. They spend hours in Origin and use hand calculators when there's a computer at their disposal, yet they never feel like Mathematica is worth ...
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Tagging matrix as list

On this question on symbolic matrix block inversion, the matrix tag is used. Typically in Mathematica literature references are made to Lists rather than Matrices. Matrices are just lists of lists ...
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Vote early, vote often

As a group, we should focus on voting (both on questions and answers) as often as we can, for two reasons: It raises the overall average score, unlike on SO where it is very difficult for a ...
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Mathematica reputation leagues are missing

I was randomly perusing the various pages under Users of the Mathematica.SE site when I realized that the reputation leagues point nowhere. The link in question is: http://stackexchange.com/leagues/...
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What tag should be used to identify posts about `Plot` and related functions?

There's always been some confusion and lack of clear agreement about what term to use to describe figures that depict the set of points corresponding to a function or relation. Is it a "graph", a "...
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What can we non experts do to make beta successful?

Since I am novice to MMA, what can I do to help mathematica.stackexchange.com in this beta version? I mean is it better to ask pre-intermediate or intermediate level question, or not to ask a ...
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How should I include code samples in posts?

What are best practices for including sections of Mathematica code in posts? Mathematica differs from many programming languages because many of us use it in "REPL" (read-evaluate-print-line) mode, ...

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