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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 ...
Sidharth Ghoshal's user avatar
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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 ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
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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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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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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 ...
Xander Henderson's user avatar
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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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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 ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
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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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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 ...
David E Speyer's user avatar
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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 ...
Georges Elencwajg's user avatar
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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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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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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 ...
Calvin Khor's user avatar
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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 ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
Stratos supports the strike's user avatar
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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 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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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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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 ...
Thomas Klimpel's user avatar
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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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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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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 ...
Lee David Chung Lin's user avatar
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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 ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
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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).. ...
Najib Idrissi's user avatar
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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 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 ...
Makoto Kato's user avatar
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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
Toothpick Anemone's user avatar
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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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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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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: ...
Ilmari Karonen's user avatar
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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 ...
Michael Hardy's user avatar
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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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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 ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
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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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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 ...
Picard Porath's user avatar
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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 ...
Bill Dubuque's user avatar
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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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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 '...
Ethan's user avatar
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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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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 ...
Daniele Tampieri's user avatar
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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 ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
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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 ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar