Where can I propose and discuss ideas, get more mathematicians involved in discussions and propose ideas on a mathematical problem?

I have the feeling that Math StackExchange is not the right forum for it, because it seems problems have to be more concrete or specific and not a place to have more than just one discussion. For example there are places where one has to be a bit more ambiguous and vague to find new ideas to a difficult mathematical problem. I have lots of ideas, but now I don't want to open a new thread each time I get a new one after some research. (And the research I do is about a specific problem in mathematics).

Now I just found a tag named: "mathematical modeling", can I use that for hard problems and idea and brainstorming/mingling?


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  • $\begingroup$ That tag is intended to be used for questions on mathematical modelling, not for "brainstorming" etc. $\endgroup$ – Lord Shark the Unknown Aug 1 '18 at 17:52
  • $\begingroup$ There's always Math Overflow. $\endgroup$ – Adrian Keister Aug 1 '18 at 17:55
  • $\begingroup$ Ok. Then I have to use Math Overflow more perhaps. $\endgroup$ – Natural Number Guy Aug 1 '18 at 17:57
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    $\begingroup$ @AdrianKeister Like m.se, MathOverflow is a question/answer site, not a discussion site. $\endgroup$ – Lord Shark the Unknown Aug 1 '18 at 17:58
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    $\begingroup$ @AdrianKeister Mathoverflow is probably the worst place for this. Thematical chatrooms are possible, but most of them are dead, except, maybe, homotopy one. $\endgroup$ – xsnl Aug 1 '18 at 18:05

In my opinion, live discussions on faculty or during conferences have no online replacement; most mathematicians I personally know have same belief. In isolation from academic society it's very unlikely that you will have possibility for such communication with positive outcome.

I do not know where you live, but if there's a university with decent math faculty nearby, I highly recommend to look for research seminars related to your theme and attend them. (They are usually semi-open to visit, communicating with seminar secretary will probably help.)


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