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When a message containing a onebox is starred or pinned, the star list displays the original URL in a hyperlink.

Onebox being turned into an ugly URL

Instead of a URL, the text should be a descriptive label depending on what kind of onebox it was, when possible.

For example:

  • Stack Exchange posts: "Q: [Title]" or "A: [Title]"
  • Chat rooms: The room name
  • Amazon, YouTube, xkcd, etc: The title/name of whatever being linked to, perhaps?
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Is it required to draw the smiley(frowney?) as if it's an emoticon even when freehanding? Does typeset text now constrain us in every medium?! – jball Feb 3 '11 at 23:08
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YES, DO WANT!!!! Please, please, please fix this Balpha or Marc! Or Rebecca? :-) – The Unhandled Exception Feb 4 '11 at 0:37
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Also, @jball see this answer... :-) – The Unhandled Exception Feb 4 '11 at 0:39
    
@The Renamed Exception Well then. The typesetting mafia controls the world. :) – jball Feb 4 '11 at 0:41
    
I guess technically, it is actually the ugly url not being turned into a Onebox, but that's all the more reason, as that means that it's 'known technology'. – Benjol Jun 10 '11 at 5:19
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+1. Note that these messages do get summary quasi-onebox text when they appear in the sidebar as the last message posted in another room you're in. I don't see why that same technology couldn't be applied here. – msh210 Jun 21 '12 at 18:32

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