According to a Community Manager (in a moderator chat session):

As you may know, on sites where MathJax is enabled, the /editing-help page includes a LaTeX section, with a "MathJax help" link at the bottom of it. By default, this link points to the URL https://legacy-www.math.harvard.edu/texman/. However, I recently discovered that this URL can be customized for each site that has MathJax enabled.

Right now, only a few sites have actually had this changed (several of them link to a post on their own Meta, though a few link to Math.SE's MathJax guide). I wanted to reach out to your mod team to see if this is something that would be useful for your community as well. (Ideally, it'd link to a post on your site's Meta tailored to your own community.)

What should this "MathJax help" link point to?

Feel free to post your recommendations, one per answer. Please upvote the answer(s) you support the most.

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    $\begingroup$ Our Quantum Computing site has also featured a similar request for their site's FAQ. Thanks for asking this. $\endgroup$
    – Rob
    Sep 25, 2022 at 15:01
  • $\begingroup$ Since this never got escalated to us again after the initial discussion here, I've added the [status-review] tag to it myself. :) $\endgroup$
    – V2Blast
    Mar 25, 2023 at 9:50

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I suggest that we change the links to our own link at: "How do I use MathJax on this site?"

Recently I had a discussion with the moderator at Quantum Computing and this was my reasoning:

"User1271772 (& gIS) please note that there's a huge list of extensions offered in this answer at OR.SE: https://or.meta.stackexchange.com/a/235/51 - more than a few of which would be useful here. For example: https://docs.mathjax.org/en/latest/input/tex/extensions/braket.html — Rob 14 hours ago".

Each site has MathJax specific needs that are not met by the default URL, and after asking for the URL change once any additional changes can be added to the FAQ by anyone. The default URL could be added to the end of the FAQ, so nothing is lost.

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    $\begingroup$ The "MathJax help" link on OR.SE (and this Meta site) has been changed to point to this OR Meta post, per your suggestion. Let us know if you encounter any problems! $\endgroup$
    – V2Blast
    Apr 22, 2023 at 0:08

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