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Privacy of software-generated links to questions and answers

Recently I noticed that the software inserts the id of the currently logged in user in the “share” link of any MathOverflow question or answer. When one is logged out, the “share” link comes out ...
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edits with links to material under restricted access

I have seen several times people editing a post to add a link to an article under restricted access/behind a paywall. By this I mean that the article is on some site requiring a login/payment before ...
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Correcting links with university proxy (especially MathSciNet links)

Let me first say, that I consider links to papers referenced in MO posts a useful things. And so do other users, judging by an older discussion on this topic: Is it worth editing old posts to add ...
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What to do with links to arXiv front end?

There are quite a few posts which link to some paper at rather than directly at The front for arXiv at UC Davis seems to be down for some time. (I ...
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Updated: Is it time to replace links to the UCDavis arXiv frontend?

This question from March 2020 points out that many questions/answers link to papers at the frontend instead of at the arXiv itself, but that the frontend had been down a ...
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How do I link to a MO answer?

Sometimes you see in answers or questions a link to an earlier answer to a different question. The url often is a mysterious sequence of digits and letters. How is it obtained? Linking to a question ...
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Should OEIS links be updated?

Historic links to the OEIS are of the form These links no longer work: Neil has retired from AT&T, and in the meantime has set up the OEIS ...
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Can (and should) Project Euclid links be replaced in bulk?

In February 2021, Project Euclid made some changes on their website: Project Euclid Platform Migration FAQs. It is probably a consequence of this that the links starting with ...
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Unfortunate title length limitation when performing dead link maintenance

This question about disc projections has a link to an animation of a Reuleaux triangle spinning inside a square. "That sounds cool, I want to see what that looks like!", I thought. ...
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