What is the correct way to link from one Stack Overflow question to another one? For example, if I want to reference another question or answer from my question, how would I do that? Should I just create a static link or is there some way that creates something which is a little more dynamic and understood by Stack Overflow as an internal link? I did not find the answer in the formatting full reference.

example static link: stackoverflows-related-questions


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Just create a static link, they don't change (but the question can be moved for some reason)

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    And even with a static link, SO could at some point in the future provide any kind of "dynamic" behaviour just by knowing what an SO question link looks like. Nov 13, 2009 at 10:12
  • This sounds fine to me but I want to leave this open a little longer to see if anyone else says anything Nov 13, 2009 at 14:20
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    I would like some more detail. On the right hand side of stack pages there are "linked questions". How do those get there? Where does one create this link, in a comment / question / answer / elsewhere? Thanks!
    – geneorama
    Mar 21, 2015 at 14:21
  • What about Links to Questions that have their title changed? Nov 4, 2015 at 23:12

Since November 2010, raw links from the same site are automatically converted into clickable links with the title that is current when saving the post.


See http​://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/49433/replace-trilogy-raw-links-with-the-current-question-title/69483#69483 for details.

shows as:

See Replace trilogy raw links with the current question title? for details.

  • how about links to other stackexchange sites, i.e. a link on stackoverflow.com to another question on e.g. superuser.com?
    – ccpizza
    Oct 9, 2016 at 14:51
  • this method does not work in comment. for me at least Dec 7, 2019 at 22:23

Pretty old question but in case someone is looking, but for a few years now, each question and answer has a tiny share link just on the left below it, which when you click on, gives you a link that you can put on any other site.

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