For any particular question or answer posted to math.stackexchange.com, is there a quick way to tell which other questions or answers link to it? ${{{{{{{{{{}}}}}}}}}}$


What about the "Linked" section on top the "Related" section? enter image description here

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    $\begingroup$ For a more glorious example, consider this rather popular question, which has a pile of "Linked" questions associated with it. $\endgroup$ Jun 2 '13 at 18:43
  • $\begingroup$ I see a "Related" section on a question I just looked at, but no "Linked" section. I looked. Does that appear only when at least one link exists? If so, I'd consider that a bug. $\endgroup$ Jun 2 '13 at 18:47
  • $\begingroup$ @Michael, could you mention the question that is supposed to be linked to another question, but doesn't have a "Linked" section? Usually, it takes a while to show up, especially if the link was only made a few minutes ago... $\endgroup$ Jun 2 '13 at 18:49
  • $\begingroup$ I don't know of any that is supposed to be linked to another question, but doesn't have a "Linked" section. Rather, I know of a particular question in which I found no "Linked" section. My suspicion, then, is that that is visible only when such a link actually exists. That is what I would consider a bug, if indeed it happens. $\endgroup$ Jun 2 '13 at 18:51
  • $\begingroup$ This problem is that it doesn't inform people. If one is wondering if some other answers or questions link to a particular answer or question, and if it happens that none do, then one does not get informed of the existence of such a thing as a "Linked" section, so one doesn't know that if any such links exist, then one would see such a section. Conseequently one does not find out that no such links exist. $\endgroup$ Jun 2 '13 at 18:53
  • $\begingroup$ Contrast this with what happens in Wikipedia articles: If one clicks on "What links here" under the "Tool" menu, one get a page that either lists the article that link to the one in question, or explicitly states that there are none. $\endgroup$ Jun 2 '13 at 18:54

There is also search functionality, for example you can enter into search something like url:http://meta.math.stackexchange.com/q*/1363/.

AFAIK there are two differences to the automatically generated list of linked questions:

  • Search ignores links to comments.
  • Only questions linking to the given post are shown.

This type of search is used when you click on see more linked questions; this link is available on frequently linked questions where the linked section would otherwise be too large.


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