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Topic: Shutting down sci.math
Replies: 2   Last Post: Apr 30, 2012 10:40 AM

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Robert H. Lewis

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Re: Shutting down sci.math
Posted: Apr 30, 2012 10:40 AM
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> Has anyone put in some serious thought into shutting
> down sci.math?
>
> Is there really a point anymore? The serious
> mathematicians just go to mathoverflow anyway. And
> there's mathstackexchange for the not as much
> research related.
>
> sci.math seems to mostly be a forum for cranks. Is
> having a forum for cranks to vent a net positive?


This is a good question. Certainly the site has been overwhelmed with cranks for a long time. Yet occasionally some good people who don't know any better post here, and several times over the years I have met some interesting people with good questions that way.

Robert H. Lewis
Fordham University



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