Perhaps [help/mcve] (which would link to /help/mcve on sites that have it), it comes up a lot on SO. Ideally the autotext would be "MCVE" so a sample usage would be:

It's not clear from your question quite where the problem might be, can you create an [mcve]?

which would render as (on SO):

It's not clear from your question quite where the problem might be, can you create an MCVE?

(Re "magic links", see this and this.)

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    The hell is that anyhow? Should just shorten it to [mcve], you know. – user1228 Sep 30 '14 at 15:07
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    @Won't: Yeah, I like [mcve] better, it's just [help/mcve] is in keeping with the others. Note that we're not comparing [help/mcve] with /help/mcve, though, we're comparing [help/mcve] to [MCVE](http://stackoverflow.com/help/mcve) So it really is a lot shorter. – T.J. Crowder Sep 30 '14 at 15:35
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    Just saying, shortest link now is [MCVE](/help/mcve) – nicael Dec 5 '14 at 14:18
  • @nicael: I've previously tried that and had it not work, so I just tried it on SO and it didn't work, so I commented here, and it did work, so I tried it on SO again and it did work. I guess I must be prone to typos! So thanks, that's absolutely easier than what I'm doing now. [mcve] would be even better. – T.J. Crowder Dec 6 '14 at 9:45
  • If there won't be any response, I could write it as an answer because this link is shorter than yours :) And, btw, probably you tried [MCVE](help/mcve) instead of [MCVE](/help/mcve) so it didn't work. – nicael Dec 6 '14 at 13:06
  • No, it isn't shorter. I'm looking for [mcve] or [help/mcve], both of which are shorter (and less fiddly!) than [MCVE](/help/mcve). – T.J. Crowder Dec 6 '14 at 14:15
  • Ok. I mean shorter than one you have tried before :) – nicael Dec 6 '14 at 17:54
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    The same has been requested on meta.pt.so. I left a link to your feature request there, hoping to get this more supporters. – bfavaretto Jan 2 '15 at 1:40

According to this answer this has been implemented on Stack Overflow.

Typing [mcve] in a comment will expand to a link.

  • It has! Just tested it on SO. Yay! – T.J. Crowder Feb 24 '16 at 17:50

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