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How to cite comment by unknown user disproving Erdős conjecture?

This would not be a first, see arXiv:1909.00177 The citation (which I think follows the best practice) is [6] Fedja, Communication on the MathOverflow website (2018), available online at ...
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How to cite comment by unknown user disproving Erdős conjecture?

The citation (which I think follows the best practice) Indeed, that was a good way to handle it :-) The priority here is, as I said many times, to give the due credit to MO and similar sites that ...
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How does one cite a MO post with an anonymous author?

I think you should just reproduce the argument in your paper while attributing it to the user in question (with a link to the question). As long as you give the correct attribution, there is nothing ...
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Are there policies to respect in order for MathOverflow Q&As to be tracked back in relevant zbMATH Open reviews?

I am in charge of the MathOverflow backlinks at zbMATH Open and can explain how we fetch them: We are using a small Python script, which uses the Stack Exchange API, to get all question, answers and ...
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How does one cite a MO post with an anonymous author?

You seem to view a nickname in the bibliography as embarrassing or unprofessional. There is no reason this should be the case. If you use the built-in "cite" feature of the stackexchange network, the ...
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Reference to Mathoverflow

MathOverflow is a means of communication between professional mathematicians. By standard professional ethics, these should be properly acknowledged in the same way that similar exchanges (informal ...
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Using MathOverflow to help with referee work

I don't think there is anything inappropriate about using alternate accounts to ask questions. I have asked many questions using alternate accounts over the years (for all kinds of reasons, e.g. ...
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Can we make the cite link bigger?

After letting this slip through the cracks for a couple of years, I'm pleased say we've implemented Scott Morrison's solution: (Ignore the "mod" link if you aren't a moderator.) We did talk about ...
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How does one cite a MO post with an anonymous author?

You attribute it to an anonymous author and give the link. So you are not claiming credit and your readers can check the source. I would see no harm in reproducing the argument as well, especially ...
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Formatting a citation to a MathOverflow answer

On the main site, the (nearly invisible) cite button found in the share menu gives an example citation and gives both bibtex and amsref misc entries that are easy ...
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Are there policies to respect in order for MathOverflow Q&As to be tracked back in relevant zbMATH Open reviews?

This is an issue with the specific URL used to cite zbMATH, i.e., https://zbmath.org/?format=complete&q=an:0089.19103 instead of https://zbmath.org/?q=an:0384.26002. Only the latter form is ...
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Citing a mathoverflow comment

Comments are ephemeral on Stack Exchange and I wouldn't suggest citing a comment like you'd cite a question or an answer in a journal paper, if this is what you wish to do. It's true that ...
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Using MathOverflow to help with referee work

On my opinion, if you have a question on the paper that you referee, you may ask only the author. (You can hide your identity if you wish by passing your question through the editor.) A referee is not ...
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New feature - citation helper

It seems to have some trouble with some non-ASCII characters (but not all). For example trying to cite this entry yields: Pascal Lambrechts and Ismar Voli?, Formality of the little $N$-disks operad,...
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Stable url for linking

The Internet Archive Wayback Machine allows you to save some web pages permanently as seen on at a given date and time. For example, I generated the following to save this page as it was before I ...
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Citing papers in questions/answers

I post my comment as an answer: it is definitely good to use the citation helper (see New feature - citation helper). It makes citation easy, and puts all the information needed into the post. Ideal ...
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Formatting a citation to a MathOverflow answer

Users of the biblatex package can use an @online entry type. From the biblatex documentation: online: An online resource. author, editor, and year are omissible in terms of §2.3.2. This entry ...
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New feature - citation helper

The formatting of the citation output is a bit odd. Joan Bagaria and Menachem Magidor, MR 3226024 On $\omega_1$-strongly compact cardinals, J. Symb. Log. 79 (2014), no. 1, 266--278. The MR ...
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New feature - citation helper

I just stumbled over this, and have no idea what it does, and how to use it. So far, all I managed to achieve was that it shows me an animation (three "pulsating" dots), and nothing happend. Also, it ...
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Reference to Mathoverflow

Let me discuss your question from the other point of view: someone who finds himself in the position of using things he learnt on math overflow. I was in this case for a recent article I wrote. Here ...
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Citing papers in questions/answers

I would say that to some extent this could be simply based on common sense. And perhaps you could take into account your estimate whether you think that your answer (and the link/citation) might be ...
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New feature - citation helper

It seems the citation helper only covers journal papers, but ignores books, even if MathSciNet has them. Intentional?
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How does one cite a MO post with an anonymous author?

This blog posting by me was cited in this article on page 12, footnote 2.
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New feature - citation helper

Here is a mild (known) issue that can be easily fixed. In some places \ssf is used instead of \mathsf. This should be easily ...
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How to obtain the bibtex item for a question with a program?

As Brock Adams mentioned in the comments, this is asked and answered at: How to obtain the bibtex item for a question with a program or http request?
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New feature - citation helper

Has the citation helper been disabled? When posting an answer just now, I did not see the icon.
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Formatting a citation to a MathOverflow answer

I am using a nonstandard citation format, primarily for simplicity. An example is: MathOverflow Questions (Number refers to URL, so 37679 expands to "http:// mathoverflow.net/questions/37679") [Note:...
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New feature - citation helper

The button for the citation helper seems to have changed from the pair of links on a black background to a letter "B" just to the right of the "insert image" button. Presumably not intentional?
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Don't HTML encode quotes when creating suggested BIBTEX entries

Since BibTeX has trouble understanding online sources and unicode characters. We should consider recommending users to use Biblatex and output an @online entry type,...
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