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What is the correct way to link from one Stack Overflow question to another one? For example, if I want to reference another question or answer from my question, how would I do that? Should I just create a static link or is there some way that creates something which is a little more dynamic and understood by Stack Overflow as an internal link? I did not find the answer in the formatting full reference.

example static link: stackoverflows-related-questions

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Wouldn't this belong to meta? – foraidt Nov 13 '09 at 9:53
good one. lets wait for answer :) – Saar Nov 13 '09 at 9:54
up vote 8 down vote accepted

Just create a static link, they don't change (but the question can be moved for some reason)

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And even with a static link, SO could at some point in the future provide any kind of "dynamic" behaviour just by knowing what an SO question link looks like. – Greg Hewgill Nov 13 '09 at 10:12
This sounds fine to me but I want to leave this open a little longer to see if anyone else says anything – Aaron Zeckoski Nov 13 '09 at 14:20
I would like some more detail. On the right hand side of stack pages there are "linked questions". How do those get there? Where does one create this link, in a comment / question / answer / elsewhere? Thanks! – geneorama Mar 21 '15 at 14:21
What about Links to Questions that have their title changed? – elika kohen Nov 4 '15 at 23:12

Since November 2010, raw links from the same site are automatically converted into clickable links with the title that is current when saving the post.


See http​:// for details.

shows as:

See Replace trilogy raw links with the current question title? for details.

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