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  2. Has someone just clicked on the link from Dirac measure?

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    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTime6 days ago

    Have added the definition now.

    Has someone just clicked on the link from Dirac measure?

    Almost surely.

    diff, v2, current

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    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTime6 days ago
    • (edited 5 days ago)

    And I have cross-linked now with Dirac measure and with law of a random variable.

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    • CommentAuthorDavidRoberts
    • CommentTime5 days ago

    @Urs #3 I see what you did there ;-)

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    • CommentAuthorDmitri Pavlov
    • CommentTime5 days ago
    • (edited 5 days ago)

    Is it a good idea for a link to a not-yet-created article to automatically create the referenced article?

    This does seem to produce a lot of accidentally created articles.

    Perhaps we could modify the relevant template to instead produce a “article not yet created” page?

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    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTime5 days ago

    Good practice is to at least create a stub entry for each new link you introduce.

    Namely, if you know enough about a subject to refer to it, then you will at least know one reference (and be it Wikipedia), or have at least one sentence to say about it, and that suffices to start an entry.

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    • CommentAuthorDmitri Pavlov
    • CommentTime5 days ago

    Which is what I usually try to do, but sometimes I run out of time filling out all the missing articles.

    However, not everybody does this, and I was speaking from a practical viewpoint: dangling links exist, whether we like it or not, and the current setup causes problems.

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    • CommentAuthorMike Shulman
    • CommentTime4 days ago

    Clicking on a red link does not automatically create the article. It takes you to an empty edit page where you have to write something to be on the new page, click “Save”, and then the article is created. It’s not clear to me that a human being would do that accidentally.

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    • CommentAuthorDmitri Pavlov
    • CommentTime4 days ago

    Yet it appears that this is exactly what happened here (Revision 1 has a single character “2” for the entire text), and also in many other cases.

    What happens is that once you click on a red link, it focuses on the input textbox, and pressing any key will add a character to the input box.

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