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I've seen people that don't know about these, so I thought I'd post this just a heads up.

There are comment shortcuts like [edit], [mcve], and [tour] that allow you to quickly link to useful pages in comments. [edit] links to the editing page for that question, [mcve] becomes minimal reproducible example, and [tour] becomes tour.


You can use them pretty simply:

  • Please post an [mcve] of the problem.

  • Please [edit] that information into your question

    • Please edit that information into your question.

They're mentioned here in the help, and are discussed here on Meta.


I know that especially on Meta, a lot of people will know about these. I just thought I'd mention them because I occasionally see people writing things like [tour](https://stackoverflow.com/tour) in comments, which isn't very efficient.

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    How do you know these people have written [tour](https://stackoverflow.com/tour) in their comments instead of just [tour]? – Frédéric Hamidi Dec 15 '19 at 22:18
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    @FrédéricHamidi The Android app shows the raw text of comments if you copy them. – Carcigenicate Dec 15 '19 at 22:18
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    @Carc, hey, that's nice, I wasn't aware of that. Too bad the apps are discontinued. Here is a duplicate with the complete (AFAICT) vocabulary. – Frédéric Hamidi Dec 15 '19 at 22:20
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    @FrédéricHamidi They're still more usable than the mobile site 😬 – Carcigenicate Dec 15 '19 at 22:24
  • Or rather "it's". The SO app wasn't great either. The SE app though, despite being super buggy, is still miles ahead of the mobile site. – Carcigenicate Dec 15 '19 at 22:32

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