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Link-only answers in LQQ

There has been no change to the software which would cause these answers to be automatically placed into a review queue. The problem with link-only answers is that they are vulnerable to link-rot. ...
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Why users are providing expired link?

It is not that they provide expired links: they provide live links, time passes, and the links then expire. This happens very often, and that's why we prefer to avoid depending on links when answering ...
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Old Links to PlanetMath have Broken

Because the ideal tool for a job like this, the mass-replacement tool, which can repair posts without bumping them, doesn't work in this case, I have fired up a script (a derivation of the Broken ...
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Regarding giving credit to the source of inspiration of your answer.

Unlike with attribution, where you have to supply the name of the creator and attribution parties, a copyright notice, a license notice, a disclaimer notice, and a link to the material. CC ...
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Links down to PlanetMath.org?

This site has the best granularity for recent PlanetMath outages that I found so far. There is a GitHub developer issues page for bug reports on the PlanetMath software, but it has been moribund ...
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Domains with dead links

This answer is a community wiki — do not hesitate to edit it if there are things worth adding (correcting, updating). Links which can be corrected in bulk The links containing ...
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Are `math.meta.stackexchange.com` and `meta.math.stackexchange.com` the same website?

The network Meta post Network-wide HTTPS: It's time states: Update 2017-03-16 We've redirected all child meta traffic from meta.*.stackexchange.com to ...
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Editing non-SE links with HTTPS?

I'm that user, so let me chime in here. I'm not sure why this process isn't automated like with questions and answers. As a few of my edits were approved by a Stack Exchange employee, I don't think ...
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What [![enter image description here][1]][1] means

As an illustration, I have used the picture from the Wikipedia article "Harmonic series (mathematics)" which is at this URL: https://i.stack.imgur.com/Zxtnn.png Basic information about the ...
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Is it alright to answer via YouTube link?

Link-only answers are not (ever?) appropriate since they typically lack context, and often there is no assurance the target will remain available. In short, they are not self-contained or reliable ...
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Old Links to PlanetMath have Broken

I researched the twenty-four posts that Martin's planetmath.org/sites query finds. One post has three such links (the rest have one apiece), and one linked URL is shared by two posts, but two dozen ...
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Is this a new feature? Mentioning an user with @ becomes a link to their user ID.

As pointed out in the comments, this is not a new feature. The OP of the linked post has just used Markdown formatting to manually add a link to the profile of the user in question. You can see how ...
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Suggestion to mass-replace links to http://math.uga.edu/~pete

Let us collect in this community wiki answer the posts which might need manual editing after the bulk conversion is done. Links which are dead both now and after the transformation The links to the ...
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Suggestion to mass-replace links to http://math.uga.edu/~pete

Thanks for raising this one to our attention. We've now executed the requested change. As with all link replacements, we do expect a bit of routine cleanup work, so be on the lookout for any cases ...
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Can a question's colour or background be changed if I have visited it?

Visited links are now a lighter shade of blue than both the unvisited and hover colors. Thanks for your patience and for bringing this to our attention!
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Auto-detecting dead links within the Stack Exchange network

I don't know if a bot is needed, but I did write a query on the SE Data Explorer that finds links to deleted posts on other SE sites. As the screenshot shows, there were 343 such broken links on math....
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Edit of headline caused URL to break?

You have put a in the middle of the question identifier (that number after /questions/ in the URL), which is why the link didn't ...
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Stack exchange goes to different question than in URL

A network Meta Stack Exchange site search comes up with the related Logic Behind StackOverflow Question IDs, with Robert Cartaino's answer stating Stack Overflow uses one table to hold both questions ...
John Omielan's user avatar
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Questions with broken links

Rather than start a new thread, I'm going to try repurposing this older one as a catalog for reporting medium to large breakage of existing URLs. Apparently Encyclopedia of Math has switched off ...
hardmath's user avatar
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How do I create a link to a MSE post? Please provide detail.

How does the following change if I want to reference a posted Math Stack Exchange question or page? If you want to reference a Math Stack Exchange question in a post it suffices to paste the ...
quid's user avatar
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How to label equations on the left with mathjax?

To copy this from my earlier comment. Generally speaking, this can be done. However, it's only possible by changing the MathJax configuration (cf. TagSide in the ...
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Sharing MSE posts in other posts

Your user ID is there to keep track of how many users visit a link thanks to you sharing it; there is a series of badges for that, namely Announcer for 25 unique visits Booster for 300 Publicist for ...
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Animated GIFs in questions

In the rare cases where a GIF aids the post’s comprehensibility better than a still image could, then the GIF should remain. I’d argue your question is an example of this, although MathJax would’ve ...
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How to label equations on the left with mathjax?

I have used \tag{1}\label{1} and then referred to it with \eqref{1} and \ref{1}. The ...
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Number of links in the question

Users with less than 10 reputations points are restricted to at most two links outside SE network. As far as I know, there is no limit for internal links. Similarly, there is no limit on number of ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
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Distinguishing between questions and answers in references.

As mentioned in another answer, you can get link to specific answer by clicking on "share" just below the answer. Here is a link to a post on Meta Stack Exchange, which also shows some screenshots: ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar
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What [![enter image description here][1]][1] means

I use the two "[n]" things to display a small version of the image while making the original larger version easily available. For example I import a big image this one, shrunk to just under ...
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Will the closure of Gfycat affect MSE?

One possible solution would be to ensure that the posts which include such third-party content get archived on the Wayback machine (https://web.archive.org) By searching for these URLs on the wayback ...
barbecue's user avatar
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How do I link to a question in another question or in comments section?

It seems that you are asking two different things: How to format links to a comment? ...that only displays correctly when I create a new question but not in the comments where it is shown as an ...
Martin Sleziak's user avatar

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