I can link to many Stack Exchange sites with syntax like [so] or [math.se]. Now that MathOverflow is a member for Stack Exchange is there a similar markdown link?


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Site-specific magic links take the site URL name add, ".se" and put the entire thing in square brackets.

So, if the site URL is cooking.stackexchange.com, you get [cooking.se] which, in comments and chat (but not in posts), will convert to a link.

Now, Math Overflow is mathoverflow.net but there is a redirect to it from mathoverflow.stackexchange.com, which gives you the information you need so, as animuson said, the magic link for Math Overflow is [mathoverflow.se].

The guide to Magic Links is here; a less complete version is (more or less) part of the Help Center - notably, it lacks a MathOverflow entry.

  • I was unaware of the alternate mathoverflow.stackexchange.com domain. Thanks for the infor. On the other hand, [mo] would be much more convenient.
    – Code-Guru
    Sep 20, 2017 at 18:55
  • I don't know what to tell you... this is a support question, not a FR... maybe ask a new question? I'd love IPS to be [ips.se] because it's way shorter than [interpersonal.se]... but I don't know that it's a good use of dev time to add these. As is, I think they're created by default.
    – Catija StaffMod
    Sep 20, 2017 at 18:57
  • Yes, my previous comment could be a feature request.
    – Code-Guru
    Sep 20, 2017 at 19:28
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    It seems similar thing works for per-site-metas, such as Interpersonal Skills Meta obtained using [interpersonal.meta.se]. I wasn't able to find magic link for MathOverflow Meta: chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/51378317#51378317. Is there one? (I wasn't sure whether to ask here in a comment or whether to post a separate question on this.)
    – Martin
    Aug 16, 2019 at 6:57

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