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Formatting citations to the literature on MathOverflow

We'd like to make it easier to cite articles from the literature, on MathOverflow. I propose adding a single button to the edit toolbar while writing posts, which will pop up a search dialog, allow ...
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How to cite comment by unknown user disproving Erdős conjecture?

I believe that fedja has disproved a conjecture of Erdős et al. when commenting on my question Almost monochromatic point sets, but I'm unable to contact fedja regarding this. What shall I do? Shall I ...
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Improving citations of MathOverflow posts

There are already a lot of citations of MathOverflow in the literature. Nevertheless, there is some resistance in the greater mathematical community since MathOverflow is not a traditional medium. ...
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Long-term archiving of MathOverflow

Suppose 'the worst' happens. Stack Exchange folds (commerical entities have been known to), and at the same time the moderators lose all interest and/or decide the despise mathematics. Where would ...
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How does one cite a MO post with an anonymous author?

I asked the question "Averaging $2^{\omega(n)}$ over a region" because this is a necessary step in a research paper I am writing. The answer is detailed and does exactly what I need, and it would be ...
Stanley Yao Xiao's user avatar
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Reference to Mathoverflow

I feel a bit awkward, but my question is this: Someone asked questions on Mathoverflow and I gave answers. The whole thing was not very deep and I could provide rather standard examples to show ...
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New feature - citation helper

At the request of the moderators, we have added a citation helper (based on the citation helper user script by Scott Morrison). If you are familiar with the original script, you will note a few ...
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Formatting a citation to a MathOverflow answer

What's a good way to format a citation to a MathOverflow post in a paper? Here is a first draft (with hyperlink, and assuming it's reference number 16, say), but maybe people can think of ...
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Using MathOverflow to help with referee work

Suppose I am refereeing a paper and wish to remain anonymous as referee. Suppose I had trouble understanding some of the proofs in the paper and made a post on MathOverflow and received a very helpful ...
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Can we make the cite link bigger?

The cite link in the share box is minuscule: Since this is a very important feature for MO, it should have much more visibility. [Related: https://meta.mathoverflow.net/questions/112, Citation ...
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How to "cite" MathOverflow answer?

I am writing a paper at the moment and for one proof I use an idea which I got from a MathOverflow answer (at the time I was asking idle questions but later of course found a way to use it). I of ...
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Request for improvements to the citation bibtex format

According to my bibtex files, I have made citations in my various published articles to 71 different posts on MathOverflow, both questions and answers, often multiple times in different articles, when ...
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Can we publicise the brilliant "insert citation" button? [duplicate]

This question is really just a heads up for the insert citation button. I'm a fairly regular user of MO, but I had no idea about this button until it was mentioned by Joe Silverman in an answer. I ...
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Don't HTML encode quotes when creating suggested BIBTEX entries

If you click the share link underneath a question (on the main site, but not here), you'll then see a cite link, which will ...
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Are there policies to respect in order for MathOverflow Q&As to be tracked back in relevant zbMATH Open reviews?

Are there policies to respect in order for MathOverflow Q&As to be tracked back in relevant zbMATH Open reviews? I am asking this since I noticed that all questions and answers to which I ...
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How to obtain the bibtex item for a question with a program?

Background The FindStat project encourages contributors to provide references for combinatorial statistics. I am currently redesigning the way such references are processed. In future, a contributor ...
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Citing papers in questions/answers

Is there an established policy for how to cite a paper you link to in a question/answer? If not, what does etiquette dictate appropriate for citations? I used to be careful to include full citations ...
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Can we have a "cited by" in a right panel?

For math papers it is possible to check which other papers cite it. Can we have the same thing for Mathoverflow questions/answers? It would be nice to see next to the panels "related" and "linked", a ...
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Stable url for linking

This question probably belongs to some more general meta but since most heavily I use links on MO let me still ask it here. Occasionally I link to materials which may disappear at some point - like ...
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Citing a mathoverflow comment

One can easily cite a mathoverflow answer as there is an option "cite" below every answer. But there is no cite option to any mathoverflow comment to a question. One is then forced to cite ...
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Is there a way to learn when MO leads to actual results?

Where can I find information about MO activity which led to progress in somebody's research? E.g. is there an efficient way to cite MO contribution in a paper in such a way that it will be easily ...
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MO links chopped in gmail pdf viewer

Currently I am preparing the text for a paper (together with two coauthors) where we cite help from MO on two occasions. I am doing this using the cite button. It ...
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referencing a MO reply [duplicate]

In a book or article, how should I reference a helpful reply on mathoverflow? Can I give the web reference to the question? If so, in what form? I would rather do this than the catch all `personal ...
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