This might be some duplicate (it should be) but I could not find a good reference..

I believe there are some disputable references to our site math.stackexchange.com.

In particular, on http://math.stackexchange.com/editing-help#latex our site is simply called Mathematics, giving me some slight shivering. However, I could not see any possibility to flag this - is it possible?

I think Math.SE is fine but not Mathematics - the site is not Mathematics. What do you think?

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+1 Mathematics doesn't use MathJax to render LaTeX... –  draks ... Jan 16 '13 at 11:29
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The site is not mathematics (with small m), but I don't see any problem calling the name of the site Mathematics (with big M). –  Willie Wong Jan 16 '13 at 11:30
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I mean, are you going to complain that a rubber-like substance often used to make gloves cannot be run on a computer to typeset documents? –  Willie Wong Jan 16 '13 at 11:33
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@WillieWong I can also see a difference between mathematics and Mathematics. But it is a little pretentious to call the site Mathematics don't you think. –  AD. Jan 16 '13 at 15:04
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@WillieWong To me real mathematics is hard, but Math.SE is more suited for understanding the basics and guidance through the subject. –  AD. Jan 16 '13 at 15:13
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@AD. I disagree that Math.SE is "more suited for understanding the basics and guidance through the subject". There are some pretty tough questions here, and some pretty complex answers... –  user1729 Jan 16 '13 at 15:21
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@AD Mathematics (SE) should be the most comprehensive, most visited, and most valuable mathematics resource on the web. I don't see a reason to shoot for anything less. –  user53153 Jan 16 '13 at 15:30
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@5PM I do.$ $ $ $ –  Alex B. Jan 17 '13 at 10:19
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@5PM I am not saying that this is a bad site at all. The site can however not compete with math.sci.net or wikis like wikipedia - it does not have to compete with these or other sites either. –  AD. Jan 17 '13 at 12:07
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@user1729 Sure, there are harder mathematics here but is less common than "understanding the basics and guidance". (No offence :) –  AD. Jan 17 '13 at 12:13
    
@AD. None take, and I mean none either. There may be more basic stuff here, but there is certainly enough of the hard stuff to keep you on your toes - I answered a question the other day which asked whether the torsion elements in a nilpotent group form a subgroup!...which isn't exactly your standard undergrad plug-and-chug proof...I would say that this site sits between MO and basically all of the other sites in the world (although I have only sampled a small number of these...but then you tend to hear of the good ones, don't you?). –  user1729 Jan 17 '13 at 12:33
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Physics does not seem to have an issue with their name, although they did have a discussion of the mildly entertaining URL meta.physics.stackexchange.com. SE sites in Biology, Chemistry, and Philosophy are named after their disciplines too. Why should Mathematics be an exceptions? // @AD. MathSciNet is off-limits to the majority of the world's population, and probably would not be of much help even if it were open. It is of value only to a very narrow slice of population. –  user53153 Jan 17 '13 at 17:44
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Heh, the new about page says: "Mathematics is all about getting answers." This I don't like, because it's not clear if this statement is about the site or about the discipline it covers. (The LaTeX sentence is not so ambiguous.) If possible, I suggest using italics to indicated when Mathematics is being used as a proper noun. –  user53153 Jan 18 '13 at 0:48
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@5PM "Mathematics is not a discussion forum..." –  FrenzY DT. Jan 21 '13 at 9:21
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@5PM Should be "Mathematics is all about discovering answers." –  treble Jan 24 '13 at 2:00

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It looks like the site is called Mathematics to me:

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Or perhaps MATHEMATICS? –  AD. Jan 17 '13 at 11:33
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Aye, tis spelled MATHEMATICS but pronounced Haddocks' Eyes. –  hardmath Jan 19 '13 at 2:06

By the way: did you know that

maths.stackexchange.com

will get you to MATHEMATICS as well? For the benefit of those guys in the UK who never admitted that the US is superior in every way.

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But there's no stat.stackexchange.com (: –  Douglas S. Stones Jan 18 '13 at 0:54
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How many questions can you ask about photocopying? –  Emre Jan 19 '13 at 7:54

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