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For questions on usage of links at MSE (both links to various parts of this site and to other sites).

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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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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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Change the colour of the links in post notifications

I brought this up before in response to the notice about the new design, but it wasn't followed up on. The colour of links barely has any contrast to the surrounding text: I have a strong feeling ...
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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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MathOverflow question links should be auto-converted to the question title

SE software automatically converts short links to questions on the same site to title-based links. For example, the bare URL https://math.stackexchange.com/q/426771 ...
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Links / URLs containing special characters are not recognized by markdown

In this answer, I linked to some page within the Wolfram alpha site, and the links did not appear. For example, I will try to link the last word in this sentence. Here is the URL I was trying to link ...
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Update meta.MO links

This meta (and possibly the main site) had quite a lot of links to the meta.MO site, which is now replaced by a modern SE site. The previous meta was moved to http://tea.mathoverflow.net. Is it ...
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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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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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Visited Links No Longer Distinguishable

Apparently, visited links are no longer distinguishable from the rest. They used to be in a slightly different shade than non-visited ones. Personally, I found the feature to be very helpful, and I'm ...
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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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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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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 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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Policy on hyperlink shortening/redirection sites

While reviewing a LQ post, I found the answer contained a link, purportedly to a video providing a proof requested in the respective question. However the link was presented as a bit.ly "shortened" ...
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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 ...
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How to search for links to a particular external site?

Setup: Cooler heads and wiser minds than mine, please consider. I came across a Question that struck me as chatty and not suitable for StackExchange, much less Math.SE. The initial response was ...
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How to format links in comments

I wonder how to provide nice links in comments, similar to the links in the question/answers. I tried <a href="link">link description</a> and ...
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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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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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Escape brackets in titles of questions when voting to close as a duplicate [duplicate]

When you vote to close a question as a duplicate, the software automatically puts a comment looking like Possible duplicate of [Duplicate title](Duplicate link).. ...
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How to include a link in the text?

I'd like to share a link in a comment/question/answer hiding the link to some paper and showing instead the title, how can one do this? Thanks.
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Typo in site CSS disables visited link color in community bulletin

While looking into the math.SE style sheet for this bug report, I happened to notice a simple typo: ...
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What is the proper way to acknowledge an answer posted on another forum / site?

Hi Math-SE is (obviously) not the only math-discussion forum out there. A poster that wishes to maximize the speed at which his question is answered may well choose to post the same question on more ...
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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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Reference to a question

How to refer to a question or answer in MSE to make easy for someone else to read it? Is it enough to give the date, including hour, or there is an additional number to identify the question? How to ...
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Permalinks vs. duplicate merging

Suppose that I link (offsite) to an answer that I gave to a question that was later closed as a duplicate, e.g. as I just did to my answer here. Suppose that my answer is later merged into the ...
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Is there an option to refer to things previously said anywhere in stackexchange?

I think it would be a good idea if you could point to things by referring them by an special symbol instead of writing it out or copying it. But I'm not sure whether or not there is an option like ...
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Markdown for obtaining the question title from URL

From time to time, I want to cite another thread on MSE inside a comment using an inline link. E.g. See the thread Cross product: matrix transformation identity. In other words, I'll format a link ...
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Markdown doesn't recognize URLs with non-ascii characters

I tried to link to the Wikipedia article on Möbius transformations, at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Möbius_transformation, using the markdown ...
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Would it be possible to use something like Wikipedia's templates here?

DISCLAIMER: I've tagged this feature request, but I am aware that such feature will probably difficult to implement. But I'll ask anyway since, I'd like to know the opinion of other users on this. I ...
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Using automated solutions, such as WolframAlpha?

I recently answered this question copying a solution directly from WolframAlpha. I want to know if this method is considered valid here on MSE because there're similar problems that can be solved ...
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How to quote and link in a comment

Is there any easy way to quote in a comment? You can quote in a question or an answer easily. Just put ">" in front of the quoted statements. However, this does not work in a comment. Similarly you ...
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what links here?

Do we have a "what links here" feature such as that on Wikipedia? One would click on "what links here" and see a list of questions, answers, comments, etc., that link to the question or answer or ...
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Creating a Hyperlink in a Comment Box

I am not sure if this has been asked before. Could anyone teach me how to create a hyperlink in a comment box? Posting URL's (especially those that are very long) seems to be a very ugly way of ...
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What is the preferred way to link references to published material?

I'm asking this since I've already found myself in two minds a couple times about how to refer to a book when answering a question. I've seen many people link to Google Books previews, when available,...
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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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Enable safe `\href` in MathJax

As a follow-up to this discussion, I would like to request the activation of MathJax-safe \href to allow similar URLs to those allowed in ...
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trouble in quoting a page from Wolfram Alpha

I wanted to put a link to Wolfram Alpha. I have plotted $(n!)^{(1/n)}$ (with parentheses included). But ...
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Carets stop hyperlinks working.

The caret symbol, ^, stops hyperlinks working, a phenomenon usually seen in links to Wolfram Alpha. The [description](hyperlink) form: this works, produced by [this works](http://wolframalpha.com/...
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Strategic linking to external math/proof sites

Other things being equal I tend to link to Wikipedia pages for definitions and stock proofs, in part because I've been inspired by researching past questions here to fix things there, and it seems to ...
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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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Why doesn't [link description](URL) work for me in the comments?

I've posted a comment here: The $55$-th IMO, problem $1$ And it doesn't display the format [link description](link URL) properly. What is wrong?
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Hyper referencing in MathJax

I've Googled and searched mathstackexchange, but cannot find out how to insert a blue URL reference in a question or answer. Can you give me an example that I can edit it to look at the Latex code?
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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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Special characters in question body stop hyperlink working

There is a question whose hyperlink does not work, i.e. the mouse pointer doesn't change when I move it over the question title. Here is a screen shot: This is part of the Unanswered Questions list. ...
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Change link of “recent reviews”?

From the front page one can select review to go to the categories of review tasks. For each category one can on the right select "recent reviews". Clicking this link takes one to the statistics page ...
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Flag suspicious-looking links?

The original post of this question included an, in my opinion, suspicious-looking link, which allegedly contained the source of the question. I handled this by writing a comment warning others that it ...
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Link copying causes misinterpretation in mark-down in comments

In a comment to Henry's answer in a recent question I copied a link from Wikipedia directly from my browser window to the comments box. However, upon submitting the comment, the link was ...
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How do I copy weblinks to answers?

I normally just copy paste, but look at what happened in this post: A good example on the wikipedia page: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sturm–Liouville_theory Some people embed it. Can someone ...