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A SO style site for math questions seems like it would do well. It would be a helpful place for questions like this one about the probability of rolling a certain dice combination.

Is there any chance that a math related site will be opened?

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Although not specified the question, you cite, as the asker, I can say it is actually programming related. I'm writing an algorithm to double check a program I wrote. –  Ethan Heilman Jul 29 '09 at 22:29

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There is one for serious mathematics of interest to the academic/research community:

http://MathOverflow.com

Be sure to read its FAQ before posting!

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I think there wasn't one when the question was asked. Judging from comments on other answers, ever StackExchange wasn't ready. –  hasenj Dec 9 '09 at 2:50
    
Yes, there wasn't. However, now, there is! –  SLaks Dec 9 '09 at 2:58
    
Speaking as somebody who did very well as a math undergrad, and has taken math courses since, they've got a special tag for questions I can understand without difficulty: soft-question. –  David Thornley Dec 9 '09 at 18:05
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-1. Mathoverflow is for Serious mathematics of interest to the academic/research community. They do not welcome questions about the kind of math problems/questions that are often asked on this site. IMHO this answer should be unaccepted. SLaks: nothing personal, it's just that mathoverflow gets recommended often w/o people understanding what it's for. There is still a void for a math site to refer people to. –  Jason S Jan 5 '10 at 15:50

We now have http://math.stackexchange.com which is targetted for math at all levels.

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Obligatory answer:

You can start your own with StackExchange.

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Until it's released (in 6-8 weeks, of course) StackExchange is vaporware to me. –  David Locke Jul 29 '09 at 20:09
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@David: Unless they rename it StackExchange Forever, I'm holding out hope. –  Hilarious Comedy Pesto Jul 29 '09 at 20:15
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I doubt the quality of StackExchange sites versus say the OG sites (stackoverflow, serverfault, etc). Stackoverflow has a full team of developers building a framework to solve the exact problems faced by stackoverflow. I really hope this isn't true, but a stackexchange site is likely to be a second class citizen to stackoverflow. –  Ethan Heilman Jul 29 '09 at 22:35
    
Also if you feel like starting one, I'm totally down, 129 a month split 2 ways isn't that costly. –  Ethan Heilman Jul 29 '09 at 22:38

It would be great, but we'd need a VERY GOOD EDITOR to be able to input all of the math constructs.

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texify.com would work nicely –  John Rasch Jul 29 '09 at 20:45
    
Why ? In tex, in mathml, in programming ... in all those, math expressions are expressed using regulra text. –  ldigas Sep 28 '09 at 20:37

If you think there's a good market for it, opening your own using the stackexchange engine is definitely an option!

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