When you post an answer with more then 200 internal links, only the first 200 are automatically converted to show question titles. All internal links after the first 200 just display the URL.

  • Hmmm... If this was by design, I'd expect it to be listed here.
    – Laurel
    Mar 25, 2018 at 21:50
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    @Laurel That post does mention 5 and 40... The product is 200. Perhaps they went from "at most 40 links for at most 5 sites" to "at most 200".
    – user315433
    Mar 25, 2018 at 22:01
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    @Laurel balpha cleary said "Links to questions on the same site are unlimited" in that answer, so this is a bug. Mar 26, 2018 at 6:46
  • @Sha that post mentions main links on meta in the section about "other sites", which implies they count as other sites... it's a bit ambiguous though so not sure. Either way it's not working as that post says
    – Cai
    Mar 26, 2018 at 8:39
  • @Cai oh, good point. Hopefully the high score here will draw attention of a developer. :-) Mar 26, 2018 at 8:44
  • @ShadowWizard do meta and main sites considered same? Mar 26, 2018 at 19:41
  • @alexolut Meaning? Mar 30, 2018 at 3:05
  • @SonicWizard see Shadow’s first comment. Links posted on meta site refer to main site, so I asked are they same to be unlimitedly supported. Mar 30, 2018 at 4:38

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Those aren't internal links. The answer sits on meta.ru.stackoverflow.com; the links point to ru.stackoverflow.com. Those are separate sites with separate databases and every title lookup has to go through the API as balpha explains here (hat-tip Laurel for the reference).

The limit for cross-site lookups for posts on a meta site is 200 (has been since 2012, but not consistently documented).

  • I've always thought that main site and meta considered as the same site...
    – Qwertiy
    Apr 3, 2018 at 7:24

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