So I've got this awesome related question I want to share in a comment. I've got the URL right here, but if I just drop it in the comment, all I get is a URL. So now I've got to paste the link, fiddle with some
s and a couple
()s, then go back and copy the question's title, paste that in there...and that's only because I know how to do that. Plenty of people don't even know the markdown syntax so they just paste raw links.
How about we auto-parse question titles to add the
[Title]() silliness around the question URL when it's pasted in raw?
A previous suggestion Replace links with the current question title in comments was declined because comment markdown is parsed on the fly so these requests would be done each page load. Instead I suggest the system automatically add the markdown, there's no added requests on read, and only the one extra check on write. In the odd case that a comment + the extra link prettification would be too long to post, the parser could just not add the pretty.
I'm not sure how hard it would be to parse, but it seems like it should be fairly easy to at least recognize the
/q/1/ URL formats for the sites we have (most of them under the same domain), and it would make sharing these links so much more pleasant.
Think of all the hideous raw URLs that would instantly be prettied into beautiful, readable, semantic links.