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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 ...
Carlo Beenakker's user avatar
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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 ...
Isabel Beckenbach's user avatar
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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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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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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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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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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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Request for improvements to the citation bibtex format

Aside from these cosmetic issues, there are actual serious problems with the BibTeX citation button that are actual bugs: it mangles author names (and post titles, I presume, though I haven’t tested ...
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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 ...
Massimo Ortolano's user avatar
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Request for improvements to the citation bibtex format

On a technical front urldate formatting urldate should not be formatted the way Joel suggests For compatibility with ...
Willie Wong's user avatar
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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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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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Request for improvements to the citation bibtex format

I disagree with some of your requests. It's true, that you and me and many others on the site, are using our real names (or at least the names that appear on our publications). Others do not. If I am ...
Asaf Karagila's user avatar
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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.
Count Iblis's user avatar
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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?
Max Horn's user avatar
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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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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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