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HTML links are broken in : "https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/4920685/how-to-calculate-the-curl-for-vec-nabla-times-hata-for-unit-vector-hat"

I have some long website links in my article: "How to Calculate the Curl for $\vec{\nabla}\times\hat{a}$ for unit vector $\hat{a}$ in Cartesian, Cylindrical, and Spherical Coordinates" that ...
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Should we try to prevent link rot?

Some time ago we had problems with Springer Encyclopedia of Mathematics, although they fixed the links after some time: Link Rot Notice: Springer EOM Now I have noticed that many links to PlanetMath ...
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preview doesn’t reflect actual appearance of post when links are on one line seperated by <br> tags

In my answer at Summing a binomial series that arose while counting functions, I listed some related questions like this: ...
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What is the mechanism for earning the 'Publicist' badge?

Every so often, I get a popup in a question that says 'earn the publicist badge by creating a link to ...'. The badge page explains "Publicist" means "Shared a link to a question that ...
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Why many posts here on meta still have links in the old format http://meta.math.stackexchange.com?

Long time ago, the URL for this meta used to be http://meta.math.stackexchange.com - but it later changed to ...
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How does one share a link to a hot question? [duplicate]

Message: "share a link to this hot question to earn the publicist badge". How does one do this?
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Mathoverflow links

Sometimes, I would like to reference a link from MO and it would be helpful if it got immediately turned into the title without having to type it and then include the hyperlink i.e. https://...
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The links on the "How can I format mathematics here" page are broken

On the page https://math.stackexchange.com/help/notation, there are two links: https://meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/5020/tex-latex-mathjax-basic-tutorial-and-quick-reference https://meta.math....
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Stack exchange goes to different question than in URL

When I type in https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/47 into safari/chrome, checking its suggestions did not replace the URL, stack exchange goes instead to Can you recommend a decent online or ...
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Will the closure of Gfycat affect MSE?

Gfycat is a hosting service for (animated) GIF files, which will close on September 1st, 2023. Since some MSE users might have included GIF files hosted on Gfycat in their posts, does the service's ...
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Are `math.meta.stackexchange.com` and `meta.math.stackexchange.com` the same website?

Are math.meta.stackexchange.com and meta.math.stackexchange.com the same website? The order in which the words "math" and "meta" are swapped. math meta meta math
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What [![enter image description here][1]][1] means

So when I add an image, this shows up: [![enter image description here][1]][1] This also shows up: ...
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Link-only answers in LQQ

Apparently there are a lot of old link-only answers on math.stackexchange and recently they seem to be clogging the low quality queue. I have two questions related to that. Has there been a change to ...
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Domains with dead links

It is natural that some of the links in the posts stop working eventually. In some cases, the dead links are fixable. (And there are many editors on this site who try to edit such links.) Perhaps we ...
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Suggestion to mass-replace links to http://math.uga.edu/~pete

Links to various files starting with http://math.uga.edu/~pete and http://www.math.uga.edu/~pete no longer work, but they can be ...
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Is it allowed to answer a question with a (YouTube) video?

I really like to learn math by watching YouTube videos. Especially those of the Khan Academy, here an example of a Khan Academy video. I've been thinking of making a math video in Khan's style myself. ...
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Why users are providing expired link?

I see many old answers contains expired links. Whenever I click on a link it show that links has expired. I'm not getting why users are providing expired links in an answer?
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Is it alright to answer via YouTube link?

One of the questions that I had asked earlier, here on MSE (added at the end of this post), failed to get an appropriate response but a few days later one of my friends whom I consulted later ...
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Questions with broken links

I just noticed that this question has a broken link. Is there a standard way to deal with this? Should we delete the link, add a comment beside it, or fix it? I'm not that good with technology, so I'm ...
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Link Rot Notice: Springer EOM

A lot of us (especially professional mathematicians) here, in posting answers and questions, link to one of the four commonly used resources: Wikipedia, the Springer encyclopedia of mathematics, ...
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Old Links to PlanetMath have Broken

I recently fixed a broken link to a PlanetMath page, by changing http://planetmath.org/encyclopedia/RotationalInvarianceOfCrossProduct.html to ...
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How to appropriately link to a resource that answers OP's question?

So I recently came across this question, where the OP asks for a proof of the uniform convergence of a certain sequence, and I happen to have a link to some lecture notes which contain a detailed ...
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Community ads link to old meta post [duplicate]

I think I've come across a very mild bug. When I click on the comments or stats links on a community ad, it links me to the ...
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Is this a new feature? Mentioning an user with @ becomes a link to their user ID.

In this post, the user @ mentioned a user and that became a link to his user ID. Usually, when we do this, it is not the case. Is it a new feature?
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Sharing MSE posts in other posts

When I want to share a post, I always first remove my user ID (the last number) from the link. Is this recommended or not? And why is my user ID there anyway?
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A link doesn't show up in Linked pages

This answer has a link to another answer, but neither page has a Linked section. Why?
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Animated GIFs in questions

I saw this post come up during review, and my lizard brain yelling ANIMATED GIF ARGH DIE IN A FIRE overcame any rational response. I'm not sure I've seen any GIFs in MSE before that. Here is a prior ...
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How to label equations on the left with mathjax?

In a proper TeX environment, one can use preamble to set the equation labels (tags) on the left for the entire document. There are also tricks to do this locally. On the webpage here, sometimes a ...
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How do I cite some specific section of wiki but not the whole page?

For example here is the wiki page of MathJax. [MathJax](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MathJax) This is how to cite the whole page, but how do I only cite the '...
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Distinguishing between questions and answers in references.

I have noticed that users in the know can refer us back precisely to a question on a page of our site or to any specific answer they wish, on the same page. Here is an example, where we can click ...
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Auto-detecting dead links within the Stack Exchange network

I was exploring this question. The answer in particular links to a CS Theory question (that I assume was similar or the same) that had been deleted/moved. I imagine that there A LOT of questions ...
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Use of citation helper

New edit. I edited again the question following Martin Sleziak's comment below. As he correctly guessed, the question is not about the elementary use of the citation helper, so I found necessary to ...
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Links in comments do not work if they contain space before dollar and also square brackets inside MathJax

The format [text](url) is the standard format for using links in the comments. And it works just fine even if the text contains MathJax. Normally, adding spaces ...
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Can a question's colour or background be changed if I have visited it?

Is it possible to have different colours for the questions that I have already visited, and those which I haven't? It would be better if there is some distinction because otherwise at present, I ...
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Edit of headline caused URL to break?

After posting this question I sent the corresponding URL via email to somebody. In the meantime a user has edited the headline of my question which rendered my old link invalid. I used the URL in my ...
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Regarding giving credit to the source of inspiration of your answer.

If I answer a question whose answer was inspired by a similar question answered by someone else then should I credit that user's name or link to the original question in my answer?
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Can one no longer quote comment with the new design?

I've read a lot of negative reactions to the now all-out so-called responsive design. This question of mine I'm not sure if it belongs to that thread or not as a feature request or bug report, since ...
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Adding a Shortcut Link for the MathJax Tutorial

Can we create a custom "magic link" which points to the MathJax tutorial? That is, would it be possible to have MSE expand something like [help/mathjax] into a ...
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Links down to PlanetMath.org? [closed]

I have been unable to reach PlanetMath for a couple of days now. I get "This site can't be reached; planetmath.org took too long to respond" in my browswer. Has something happened to the site? If so,...
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Why do links in question and answer work differently then links in comments?

Currently when linking to other question, one might use just the [link](http://example.com). This works great in questions, answers and comments. So far so good. ...
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Are there some ways to find sites linking to a specific post or works citing it?

Over the years, Mathematics Stack Exchange became quite popular and certainly at least some of the content provided here is rather useful. It is not surprising that many people link to some stuff ...
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How do I link to a question in another question or in comments section?

I have read this question How do I reference another question and is it OK to post a question as a comment/answer on another question that relates to that question. but I do not think it addresses my ...
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How do I create a link to a MSE post? Please provide detail.

Please explain the following explanation about Links from the MathJax guide (quoted below). It talks about writing links but not about creating them. How does the following change if I want to ...
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Editing non-SE links with HTTPS?

I know that the Community User has recently edited a lot (all?) the links to other questions in the SE network to have the HTTPS url. But today I've seen several suggested edits by a certain user ...
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What could be the reason for external video to not link?

Tinypic link for video in EDIT3 in my answer does not work. What could be the reason?(insecure?) Tractrix post
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Rendering of some past links to meta seems to be broken after recent changing of url of meta posts

I have noticed this problem, probably connected with recent change of url's of the posts from meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions to ...
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Number of links in the question

How many links to the other MathSE questions may I put in my question? Is it allowed to make with these links a context for the given question?
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How to link to a comment?

I was wondering if it is possible to link to a comment? For example, the second comment after this reply Questions about geometric distribution Thanks!
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How do you cite a reference in a comment?

If I want to quote a reference in an answer on this site, I use the syntax [Here][1] followed at the end of the answer by ...
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Color tag for accepted answers on "Related" posts

I have a question about a convenient feature that seems to have disappeared after the last "overhaul" (or whatever it was) on M.SE. I seem to recall that, in the column of "Related" posts associated ...