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Re: Shutting down sci.math
Posted:
Apr 30, 2012 10:40 AM


> 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



