Last year, MathOverflow has added a pretty nifty "Insert citation" button to the markdown editor, which is very handy for inserting links to (mathematical) papers or books one wants to mention in their question or answer.

Would it be possible to have it activated at SciComp.SE as well, or is that something too specific for MO (which is still not 100% integrated into the SE network, as far as I know)?

  • $\begingroup$ Not sure; will have to ask the SE mod chat room. $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 16, 2016 at 0:15
  • $\begingroup$ @GeoffOxberry Any news on that? $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 16, 2016 at 3:07
  • $\begingroup$ Sorry, following up fell down my queue. I asked the mod chat room, and someone should be answering your question soon. $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 17, 2016 at 4:25
  • $\begingroup$ No worries, it is low priority. Thanks for following up! $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 17, 2016 at 15:55
  • $\begingroup$ @GeoffOxberry and Christian, please note we've updated the feature. Please let me know if anything is broken here. $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 10, 2017 at 4:12
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    $\begingroup$ @JonEricson Awesome, will do! $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 11, 2017 at 8:53

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MathOverflow is pretty well integrated at this point. I've enabled the fancier citation option on Computational Science:

Fancy citations

I notice the textbox overflows the popup. I'll check with a designer to see if we can get that fixed.

I also added the link for including citations in answers:

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Notice something new? ;-)

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    $\begingroup$ I did :) Thank you very much, that's perfect! $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 2, 2017 at 16:55

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