Sometimes someone posts a link to an important Meta discussion or another post from Stack exchange in chat. But it looks like this: enter image description here

Visual aid added.

Internal links are already expanded, like so:

Who are the two characters appearing in the background of superhero kids books?

Why can't we do the same for things starred in chat?

Is this possible? Can we prioritise this?

Edit: Before Bounty runs out could we get official word/unofficial word on this? I mean even if it's 'Not any time soon' it'd be a little bit of closure.

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    I occasionally do this manually for starred posts by editing (go go gadget UX mod powers). It'd really be nice it were automatic
    – Ben Brocka
    Oct 27, 2012 at 2:15
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    Everything is possible, it's matter of priorities. Dec 10, 2014 at 9:25
  • @ShadowWizard Got it. Hows it looking now? :p Dec 11, 2014 at 10:18
  • Nicely done, though I doubt that's what will help. But we can always hope! :-) Dec 11, 2014 at 10:20

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I agree that this feature should be desirable and while I don't know if it should be considered a priority (the usefulness/gain is pretty restrict compared to some other more urgent tasks) I also think that probably the implementation effort should be small.

Anyway, I fear that the only ones that can give an actual answer to your question are staff member. As an user I can only support your request and give you my vote. Let's hope someone in the SE staff sees this question and post his opinion.

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