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

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MSDN (if it's not already)

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useless to Food and Cooking, Web Apps, Gaming, Photography, Gadgets.. etc etc –  Jeff Atwood Jul 15 '10 at 17:49
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Perhaps this should be a per-site thing. Is that easy to do? –  Blorgbeard Jul 15 '10 at 17:51
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@Jeff - so? For Food and Cooking, support epicurious and foodnetwork. For gaming, gamefaq.com. If all sites work for all chats, no problem! There's really no harm done. –  user27414 Jul 15 '10 at 18:07
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@Jeff: If that was the case, then almost none of the suggestion here except for Google and Wikipedia and other SE sites would work... –  Yi Jiang Aug 29 '10 at 2:21
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@JeffAtwood. It's useless to them, but so what. It wouldn't hurt them. –  TRiG is Timothy Richard Green Sep 20 '11 at 19:18

Facebook

or is this right time to duck for cover ?-)

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I can't imagine a SE site where that would be useful.. –  Blorgbeard Jul 15 '10 at 18:03
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I understand now. Twitter and Facebook are both places where people blurt out meaningless garbage. However, Jeff and Joel blurt out garbage on Twitter, therefore it is useful. –  user27414 Jul 15 '10 at 18:30
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And just to be clear, my comment just before this proves that MSO is yet another place where people blurt out meaningless garbage :) –  user27414 Jul 15 '10 at 18:30
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Facebook is evil ... it should be tipped into the fires of mt. doom where it was forged. –  Merlin Jan 25 '12 at 22:32

Google searches, like http://www.google.com/search?q=waffles could display the top 3 results inline.

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+1 for taking LMGTFY to the next level :) –  user27414 Jul 15 '10 at 18:05
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Heh yeah there is that to it. Maybe LMGTFY links could also work, and animate inline. That'd be pretty epic. –  Blorgbeard Jul 15 '10 at 18:22
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@TheLQ this site is priceless: waffles.fm/Glass_of_Water –  tzenes Sep 2 '10 at 18:31

WHOIS database

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+1 if only for SE beta sites. –  Pops Sep 2 '10 at 17:32

RFCs. Text like RFC2616 or RFC-2616 is changed a link that point to relevant RFC page. The Rfc title should also appear in resulting message.

For example:

RFC-2616: Hypertext Transfer Protocol -- HTTP/1.1

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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

These are just thoughts, not promises, but possibly:

  • lmgtfy (subst for google)
  • bit.ly, tinyurl, etc; either replace with expanded link, or at least tell them where they are going
  • (process as nested, in case of a lmgtfy behind a bit.ly)
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@Nathan oh it is worse than that; I work here :) –  Marc Gravell Dec 8 '10 at 21:33

I'm not sure how Mathoverflow was missed on this list, but as it is part of the larger SE community (albet 1.0), and a fairly successful site, I think it would be nice to have.

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MathOverflow has now been a 2.0 site for some time, so oneboxing works. –  michaelb958 Mar 24 at 0:54

OData results from SEDE

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

If Twitter is supported then G+ should be too.

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