I've been searching around for this for a while now. I know I read somewhere that you can use


as a shortcut to insert the following link

Theoretical Computer Science.

and similar for other Stack Exchange sites. However, I was wondering if this, and the other link shortcuts such as [faq] are documented anywhere, or if I just happened to read the answer to a feature request for this. I honestly cannot remember.


2 Answers 2


This functionality is documented in balpha's implementation details, as well as in the expanded Comment Formatting section of the advanced help which is accessible through the "Learn more" link on comment help, and the "advanced help" link on post Markdown help (markdown help button).

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    Oh splendid. I didn't know about the Comment Formatting page.
    – M. Tibbits
    Commented Aug 29, 2011 at 18:04
  • And here I was searching around for it on meta when it was right in the place it should be all along. Oh well.
    – hammar
    Commented Aug 29, 2011 at 18:08
  • Wow, that Markdown help has improved a lot! Very nice!
    – Arjan
    Commented Aug 29, 2011 at 18:16


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