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Some sites are integrated to chat . What additional sites should the chat support?

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Vine

Chat seriously needs to support oneboxing for Vine microvideos. It's the perfect extension to the existing animated GIF support.

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Anyway we can onebox Strava profiles/activities? They have an API which you can use located here

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DONE

StackOverflow (and only SO's) blog posts. For example:

http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/08/new-tag-info-pages/

Useful when talking about recently announced happenings.

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Awarding this the bounty with the understanding that the Server Fault Blog (proper noun) counts as a Stack Overflow blog (common noun). Same goes for future official-type blogs. –  Pops Sep 2 '10 at 22:08
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What about blogoverflow blogs? –  AviD Jun 14 '11 at 1:04

DONE

Comment links. For example:

http://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/57288#comment-135466

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Usually, comments need context, but being able to preview where you're going is still great. –  alexanderpas Oct 29 '10 at 23:48

GitHub project URIs could show a summary of the project. It has an API which could be used to retrieve the necessary data.

Mockup

Google Code, CodePlex and SourceForge would also be nice, but I don't think they have APIs that can be used to get project information.

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All for this one! –  Moshe Jan 4 '11 at 20:03
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And one for this all! –  mmyers Jan 4 '11 at 20:07

Other Wikimedia sites (though this may not be as easy as it sounds in my head)

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+1 - particularly Wiktionary. –  Dennis Williamson Aug 20 '10 at 16:46

Since a heaps of these chats are of the intellectual sort, I think oneboxing TED talks will be appreciated.

So how about something like this :

enter image description here

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Chat is all about communication and this can help users communicate better on the same frequency

  • Dictionary web definitions. Kind of like the first result in Google when you type define:.
  • Urban Dictionary meaning. Useful when you want to explain a street/slang words like tl;dr.

This could be useful in the English SE and overall chat in general.

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There should be some links about the new version, updates, related to the particular rooms technology. For instance about Android, recently Lint is a newly featured added to Android and still many are unware for that, so there should be links about such new update.

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The iTunes App Store, just like the Android suggestion. Actually, all the mobile markets should get one box support.

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I propose oneboxing support for the Android Market, more specifically for Android apps on the Android Market.

This is the relevant part of an app URL:

https://market.android.com/details?id=org.droidstack

I guess the most important data is the image, title, author, price and the short description. Additionally there is the rating, version and download count.

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Definitely, very useful on android.SE –  GAThrawn Dec 15 '11 at 10:24
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The iTunes App Store should get equal treatment. –  Moshe Jan 26 '12 at 15:18
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And Windows Marketplace, given we have windowsphone.stackexchange.com –  Rowland Shaw Jul 11 '12 at 19:28

Yahoo Answers! But perhaps only to replace the link with a giant troll face.

(Actually I did have one instance in which it would have been useful.)

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I propose Google Plus (Google+) accounts and messages.

If Twitter is supported then G+ should be too.

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IMDB quotes:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090605/quotes?qt0424740

<div id="qt0424740" class="soda-callout-box quote-callout-box">
 <div class="sodatext">
  <b><a href="/name/nm0000200/">Hudson</a></b>: Let's just bug out and call it even, OK? What are we talking about this for? <br>
  <b><a href="/name/nm0000244/">Ripley</a></b>: I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure. <br>
  <b><a href="/name/nm0000200/">Hudson</a></b>: Fuckin' A... <br>
  <b><a href="/name/nm0001663/">Burke</a></b>: Ho-ho-hold on, hold on one second. This installation has a substantial dollar value attached to it. <br>
  <b><a href="/name/nm0000244/">Ripley</a></b>: They can *bill* me. <br>
 </div>
</div>

text gets moved into the box identified by classname quote-callout-box and testing indicates that only one gets that designation. You can see the div from that classname and all its raw children above.

Also $('.sodatext a').attr('href') = 'http://www.imdb.com' + $(each).attr('href'); apparently

I was asked to put something with FHCs so this is for Josh. Or his socks. One of the three I'm sure. Say hi to the socks Josh!

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O'Reilly Product Page, with the image and short description.

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If you support xkcd there is no reason to exclude userfriendly.org ;-)

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and PennyArcade –  jcolebrand Jan 3 '11 at 18:20
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And the Oatmeal. –  Moshe Jan 26 '12 at 15:18

Flickr.com / flic.kr (Would be dead handy for the Photo chat room, and there is the handy API already...)

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@Shog9 The Flickr terms of use say that you can only link to the image if you hyperlink it to the photo's page on the site. –  Rowland Shaw Oct 13 '10 at 19:38
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yes, but chat now provides a tool that will automatically upload the image to imgur and link to that. So, no hotlinking needed. Obviously you should respect the wishes of the copyright owner in cases when the image use is restricted, but that's true regardless. –  Shog9 Oct 13 '10 at 19:50

last.fm so we can share our musics.

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That reminds me, please unfreeze the Tunes room :| –  Reno Dec 16 '11 at 7:21

Tag wiki URIs (not just tags) could display the wiki's excerpt.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news

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What about Le Monde? Der Spiegel? The New York Times? The New York Post? The Weekly World News? –  Pops Sep 2 '10 at 17:34

Area51 proposal URIs. I've just tested them in the sandbox and they aren't already there.

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These have been long available now btw. To be precise, they appeared one day after @C.Ross' comment :) –  balpha Apr 30 '11 at 7:44

AlternativeTo has an API and could be useful for WebApps and SuperUser.

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E-mail addresses. foobar@example.com is not currently changed to a mailto: link.

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This would be great... for spammers. -1 –  Pops Aug 27 '10 at 19:55
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I would think that any screen scraping software can detect non-linkified email addresses just as well. –  Juha Syrjälä Aug 28 '10 at 10:45

RSS links. For example:

http://blog.stackoverflow.com/index.php/feed/

The title, favicon and latest two posts should be fetched.

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The problem is that for every link posted, Stack Exchange must send a HEAD (or GET) request to that server to check if it's an RSS feed or not. –  rightføld Dec 14 '11 at 16:33

probaly difficult, but http://www.wolframalpha.com/ would be cool!

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Very good suggestion, but almost certainly impossible because WolphramAlpha charges for the use of it's API, which sucks. Big time. –  Yi Jiang Oct 27 '10 at 9:02

http://www.instantrimshot.com/

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it should play the sound instead of posting a link ;) –  alexanderpas Aug 23 '10 at 1:19

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