Currently, when a link, such as something being marked as an exact duplicate shows up in the moderator queue, a non-descript url is shown as a note to the moderator:

exact duplicate moderator note

However, I'd like a more meaningful link to be displayed where the title of the question (even if it's an answer) is the text of the link instead of the URL being the text of the link:

improved exact duplicate moderator note

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    What benefit is there? You still need to click the link to make sure it's actually a duplicate Feb 5, 2012 at 6:04
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    From an efficiency standpoint, I can make a quick determination as to whether or not I want to handle the flag at all at that point. There are some duplicates that you can tell are going to be very, very hairy, and if there simply isn't the time for a moderator to process it, this would help them make that determination before it's too late (I agree, you have to click the link at some point). Also, you're focusing on the exact duplicate case, which while probably the most common, isn't the only flag where links from the SE network appear, this feature request applies to those as well.
    – casperOne
    Feb 5, 2012 at 6:53
  • Related.
    – user1228
    Feb 6, 2012 at 15:21

1 Answer 1


All the auto flag types that show lists of posts will now have the title as the link's text.

  • Custom "other..." flags won't have this formatting for their urls - checking into what I can reuse in the codebase to make it happen. Jul 30, 2013 at 19:25
  • I don't mind custom other flags, that's difficult, because you have to parse the message. But automated stuff where you do have the ID, that would be a huge win.
    – casperOne
    Jul 30, 2013 at 19:30

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