Originally Posted by
Drexel28 I think the subforum should have posts which feel more like a collaboration of colleagues then a student asking question. Indeed, something like "I can't get this formula to come out right" does NOT belong in this forum. However, something more like "Hey guys, have you ever noticed that by imposing an inner product on the group algebra of a group we've implicitly defined a topology. What do the continuous functions look like? Has there been any work in this area?" or "Hey guys, I'm studying the cohomology of finite groups and am wondering if the cohomology of groups and the cohomology of topological spaces have much to do together" or lastly something like "Hey guys, I was looking at induced representations and noticed that the induced character has a formula which looks like ______ which is unlike any I can find. Is this something obvious or new?" to which someone could reply "Yes, that is an interesting formula, how did you get it?" (which would continue as a conversation about a very serious mathematical topic) or someone could reply "Yes, that is the common formula _____ which is found in ______ on page _____".