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Allow me to marry text to a onebox in chat

In chat, I can post a link to chat message/question/answer/proposal (area51) etc.

However, I can't add anything but that link into my message if I want it to onebox.

I have to post 2 messages to do something like

Hey jeremy, this one is good
//wait 1 second

I would like to do something like

Hey jeremy, this one is good: http://chat.meta.stackoverflow.com/transcript/message/715745#715745

But if I try this, it isn't transferred to a detailed link as this.

Could this be allowed?

edit it happened just now here


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I would like this feature as well, but on the other hand I don't want every link to onebox. I propose something like the following:

Gets oneboxed

Link by itself (current behavior)


Inline link with some sort of markup, e.g. prefixed with ! (new behavior)

Check this out: !http://meta.stackexchange.com/q/105687/154510

This was actually how I thought it worked when I first started using chat. I think it makes sense to use the ! similar to posting an image in a question/answer, since you're creating an emphasized visual element.

Doesn't get oneboxed

Inline link with no markup (current behavior)

Check this out: http://meta.stackexchange.com/q/105687/154510

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    yes, good idea. I'm with you
    – genesis
    Sep 9, 2011 at 18:49

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