I find I often want to link to other related questions in comments and frequently use the "Share" link below a question:
Invariably, I also want to share the title for a readable link, so the procedure goes something like this:
- Copy the link as above
()into the comment field
- Paste the link
- Return to the question and copy the title
- Return to the comment and paste the title
Meta Stack Exchange
How can I fix this McGuffin?] (https://somestack.com/q/12345/678901)
- Remove extraneous hidden cruft inserted onto the clipboard title copy
[How can I fix this McGuffin?](https://somestack.com/q/12345/678901)
On desktop this is tedious; on mobile it's much worse.
It would be terribly convenient if the share link also included the option to copy a comment-markdown formatted link in this format. This has come up in the past and users variously have scripting workarounds and other hacks to make this easier, but it would be altogether simpler if this functionality was built right into the site.
Linking duplicates and related content is something Stack Exchange seems to continue to struggle with, with new answers and questions being heavily favoured over redirecting to existing questions and answers. Improving the functionality here would perhaps help to encourage more interaction on this front.
This has been discussed previously, but it has been at least six years since the last time something related was requested so let's revisit. The implementation is trivially simple.