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Where can I ask a question about arrangement of numbered lists of axioms in a mathematical manuscript?

  • tex.stackexchange.com? (i think no, because it is not specific to TeX)
  • academia.stackexchange.com?
  • writers.stackexchange.com?
  • other?
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What is the thing that you want to know?

  • If you're asking about how to actually lay things out typographically using LaTeX, then it would be appropriate for TeX.SE.
  • If you're asking about typical customs in how such things are presented by scientists, then it would be appropriate for Academia.SE.
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Academia is not for domain-specific questions about academic subjects. It's for questions about academia itself.

And just because a Stack Exchange looks like it ought to be the closest fit for a question, does not mean that a question belongs there. Most questions don't belong on any Stack Exchange site.

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    What is your criteria for determining that this is too domain-specific? This site is happy to take some kinds of domain-specific questions. – jakebeal Mar 25 '16 at 13:09
  • @jakebeal this site seems happy with domain-specific stuff as long as it's at the maths/computer science/programming end of things. A legacy of the site's origin. And that makes for an unhealthily skewed culture on the site. – 410 gone Mar 25 '16 at 13:58
  • What criteria would you propose, then? – jakebeal Mar 25 '16 at 14:22
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    For this kind of questions my criterion is: if it's a question of style that does not require extensive technical answers, it's on topic; if, instead, the answer requires the discussion of technical details about the specific subject, then it's off-topic. For me, the OP's question clearly falls in the first category (you don't need math to answer), while, e.g., this question falls in the second. – Massimo Ortolano Mar 25 '16 at 14:37
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    Of course, the boundaries between the two categories are fuzzy and should discussed case-by-case. – Massimo Ortolano Mar 25 '16 at 14:37
  • @jakebeal I propose a criterion that domain-specific typography questions are off-topic – 410 gone Mar 26 '16 at 19:52
  • @EnergyNumbers I was hoping you'd have a somewhat more general principle describing what causes you to judge something as "too domain-specific." Your comment just now essentially just restates your conclusion. If you can explain your reasoning a bit further, it's possible I might come to agree with you, but without explanation that is quite unlikely. – jakebeal Mar 26 '16 at 20:06

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