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Some sites are integrated to chat . What additional sites should the chat support?

One suggestion per answer.

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  • I personally think any site with OpenGraph data (complete) and/or an appropriate API should be oneboxed. see related post
    – rlemon
    May 2, 2013 at 22:21
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    I’m voting to close this question because it is an extremely old question asked back when oneboxing support had just been introduced. Much like with announcements with feedback answers asked a long time ago, new requests are better made as new questions rather than as answers here. Mar 27 at 21:09

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GitHub project URIs could show a summary of the project. It has an API which could be used to retrieve the necessary data.

Mockup

Google Code, CodePlex and SourceForge would also be nice, but I don't think they have APIs that can be used to get project information.

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    All for this one!
    – Moshe
    Jan 4, 2011 at 20:03
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    And one for this all!
    – mmyers
    Jan 4, 2011 at 20:07
  • This would be nice to have. Dec 15, 2011 at 11:46
  • it's only missing the number of stars and forks :-) Feb 11, 2016 at 4:50
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RFCs. Text like RFC2616 or RFC-2616 is changed a link that point to relevant RFC page. The Rfc title should also appear in resulting message.

For example:

RFC-2616: Hypertext Transfer Protocol -- HTTP/1.1

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Google searches, like http://www.google.com/search?q=waffles could display the top 3 results inline.

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    +1 for taking LMGTFY to the next level :)
    – user27414
    Jul 15, 2010 at 18:05
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    Heh yeah there is that to it. Maybe LMGTFY links could also work, and animate inline. That'd be pretty epic.
    – Blorgbeard
    Jul 15, 2010 at 18:22
  • How did an empty wiki get first place?
    – TheLQ
    Aug 28, 2010 at 23:54
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    @TheLQ this site is priceless: waffles.fm/Glass_of_Water
    – tzenes
    Sep 2, 2010 at 18:31
  • Oneboxing results is a bad idea ... [google?waffles] link hinting would be better
    – Moog
    Jan 25, 2012 at 22:37
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    Teaching people only to look at the first three Google results is a terrible idea. People fail at research enough as it is. Oct 4, 2014 at 20:46
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I propose oneboxing support for the Android Market, more specifically for Android apps on the Android Market.

This is the relevant part of an app URL:

https://market.android.com/details?id=org.droidstack

I guess the most important data is the image, title, author, price and the short description. Additionally there is the rating, version and download count.

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  • I'll second that.
    – ale
    Dec 15, 2011 at 1:45
  • absolutely agree
    – Sufendy
    Dec 15, 2011 at 7:49
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    Definitely, very useful on android.SE
    – GAThrawn
    Dec 15, 2011 at 10:24
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    The iTunes App Store should get equal treatment.
    – Moshe
    Jan 26, 2012 at 15:18
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    And Windows Marketplace, given we have windowsphone.stackexchange.com Jul 11, 2012 at 19:28
  • Disagree for then we shall give equal respect to Apple iTunes marketplace aswell Dec 5, 2012 at 12:04
  • @Abhishek If the AppStore would features an API why not? I don't have any problem with the AppStore. Dec 5, 2012 at 12:13
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+100

DONE

StackOverflow (and only SO's) blog posts. For example:

https://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/08/new-tag-info-pages/

Useful when talking about recently announced happenings.

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  • perhaps just wordpress blogs? can this be generalized?
    – tzenes
    Sep 2, 2010 at 18:29
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    Awarding this the bounty with the understanding that the Server Fault Blog (proper noun) counts as a Stack Overflow blog (common noun). Same goes for future official-type blogs.
    – Pops
    Sep 2, 2010 at 22:08
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    What about blogoverflow blogs?
    – AviD
    Jun 14, 2011 at 1:04
  • been implemented @AviD.
    – studiohack
    Dec 14, 2011 at 17:02
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http://www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com/

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  • +1, this would definitely be a good one.
    – Andy E
    Sep 8, 2010 at 17:02
  • isup.me would also be nice.
    – user311528
    May 31, 2016 at 19:13
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probaly difficult, but http://www.wolframalpha.com/ would be cool!

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    Very good suggestion, but almost certainly impossible because WolphramAlpha charges for the use of it's API, which sucks. Big time.
    – Yi Jiang
    Oct 27, 2010 at 9:02
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Tag wiki URIs (not just tags) could display the wiki's excerpt.

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Chat is all about communication and this can help users communicate better on the same frequency

  • Dictionary web definitions. Kind of like the first result in Google when you type define:.
  • Urban Dictionary meaning. Useful when you want to explain a street/slang words like tl;dr.

This could be useful in the English SE and overall chat in general.

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DONE

Comment links. For example:

https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/57288#comment-135466

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    Usually, comments need context, but being able to preview where you're going is still great. Oct 29, 2010 at 23:48
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    This is now done. Sep 25, 2012 at 11:13
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Area51 proposal URIs. I've just tested them in the sandbox and they aren't already there.

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  • Please make this so! I expect them to onebox all the time!
    – C. Ross
    Nov 5, 2010 at 14:58
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    These have been long available now btw. To be precise, they appeared one day after @C.Ross' comment :)
    – balpha StaffMod
    Apr 30, 2011 at 7:44
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MSDN (if it's not already)

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    useless to Food and Cooking, Web Apps, Gaming, Photography, Gadgets.. etc etc Jul 15, 2010 at 17:49
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    Perhaps this should be a per-site thing. Is that easy to do?
    – Blorgbeard
    Jul 15, 2010 at 17:51
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    @Blorgbeard Most likely not. Looking at how it is designed, it needs to be custom setup for each site that is supported (you can tell because it says "1 votes" on Stack Exchange links). Which would be taxing to try and setup every individual and unique one on every Stack Exchange site.
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Jul 15, 2010 at 17:53
  • For each SE site there will be a set of links that suite that site (MSDN/JavaDocs for SO, Technet/... for SU and SF). So the real answer is that this needs to be extensible enough to allow growth and the set of recognisers (when to apply) and gatherer/transformer (to display) can be customised by chat site.
    – Richard
    Jul 15, 2010 at 18:02
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    @Jeff - so? For Food and Cooking, support epicurious and foodnetwork. For gaming, gamefaq.com. If all sites work for all chats, no problem! There's really no harm done.
    – user27414
    Jul 15, 2010 at 18:07
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    @Jeff: If that was the case, then almost none of the suggestion here except for Google and Wikipedia and other SE sites would work...
    – Yi Jiang
    Aug 29, 2010 at 2:21
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    @JeffAtwood. It's useless to them, but so what. It wouldn't hurt them.
    – TRiG
    Sep 20, 2011 at 19:18
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WHOIS database

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    +1 if only for SE beta sites.
    – Pops
    Sep 2, 2010 at 17:32
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Flickr.com / flic.kr (Would be dead handy for the Photo chat room, and there is the handy API already...)

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  • You can just post a link to the photo...
    – Shog9
    Oct 13, 2010 at 18:58
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    @Shog9 The Flickr terms of use say that you can only link to the image if you hyperlink it to the photo's page on the site. Oct 13, 2010 at 19:38
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    yes, but chat now provides a tool that will automatically upload the image to imgur and link to that. So, no hotlinking needed. Obviously you should respect the wishes of the copyright owner in cases when the image use is restricted, but that's true regardless.
    – Shog9
    Oct 13, 2010 at 19:50
  • @Shog9 Indeed it does; but for the Photo.SE site, most people would already have the images on Flickr Oct 13, 2010 at 19:55
  • fair enough, I could see this being more useful for a site like Photo.SE where losing context would be irritating.
    – Shog9
    Oct 13, 2010 at 20:13
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JavaDocs in Java Development Kit

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These are just thoughts, not promises, but possibly:

  • lmgtfy (subst for google)
  • bit.ly, tinyurl, etc; either replace with expanded link, or at least tell them where they are going
  • (process as nested, in case of a lmgtfy behind a bit.ly)
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  • What about links that do not lead to an http:// scheme? Tinyurl does allow cross-scheme links for those old sites that are still hostile about the variety of schemas used nowadays on the Internet. :P
    – badp
    Dec 8, 2010 at 19:16
  • @MarcGravell Just a heads up, SE does not care for lmgtfy: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/15650/… Dec 8, 2010 at 19:44
  • @Nathan - yes, that would be the point. To remove them automatically. I am more than aware of the lmgtfy hate... Dec 8, 2010 at 21:07
  • @MarcGravell Ah, that makes sense. I didn't notice you were a moderator before commenting, otherwise I might not have chimed in. ;) Dec 8, 2010 at 21:22
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    @Nathan oh it is worse than that; I work here :) Dec 8, 2010 at 21:33
  • @MarcGravell I can only imagine... Dec 9, 2010 at 3:42
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OData results from SEDE

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I propose Google Plus (Google+) accounts and messages.

If Twitter is supported then G+ should be too.

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  • Indeed! Yet, in contrast to Twitter et al, I’m not sure there’s a G+ API for that. ;)
    – e-sushi
    Oct 5, 2016 at 16:14
  • Not that this Q&A has been active in ages... But Google+ has now also been dead for ages :P
    – V2Blast
    Jun 23, 2023 at 16:51
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Other Wikimedia sites (though this may not be as easy as it sounds in my head)

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If you support xkcd there is no reason to exclude userfriendly.org ;-)

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    and PennyArcade
    – jcolebrand
    Jan 3, 2011 at 18:20
  • Now Christianity.SE is online, I could see a use for Jesus and Mo. *ducks flamethrower*
    – TRiG
    Sep 20, 2011 at 19:20
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    And the Oatmeal.
    – Moshe
    Jan 26, 2012 at 15:18
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The iTunes App Store, just like the Android suggestion. Actually, all the mobile markets should get one box support.

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RSS links. For example:

https://blog.stackoverflow.com/index.php/feed/

The title, favicon and latest two posts should be fetched.

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    The problem is that for every link posted, Stack Exchange must send a HEAD (or GET) request to that server to check if it's an RSS feed or not.
    – user146787
    Dec 14, 2011 at 16:33
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IACR's ePrint

This would be super useful on Crypto.SE and possibly other sites where cryptography gets discussed (Math.SE, Security.SE, and the likes).

For example, one of our users recently published a tutorial there. From the link you can extract title, author, abstract, etc and display it in chat.

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I'm not sure how Mathoverflow was missed on this list, but as it is part of the larger SE community (albet 1.0), and a fairly successful site, I think it would be nice to have.

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  • As a StackExchange 1.0 site, Math Overflow doesn't support the Stack Exchange API, so unfortunately this is not possible.
    – balpha StaffMod
    Aug 29, 2010 at 13:42
  • @balpha lame...
    – tzenes
    Aug 31, 2010 at 18:12
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    MathOverflow has now been a 2.0 site for some time, so oneboxing works. Mar 24, 2014 at 0:54
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IMDB quotes:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090605/quotes?qt0424740

<div id="qt0424740" class="soda-callout-box quote-callout-box">
 <div class="sodatext">
  <b><a href="/name/nm0000200/">Hudson</a></b>: Let's just bug out and call it even, OK? What are we talking about this for? <br>
  <b><a href="/name/nm0000244/">Ripley</a></b>: I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure. <br>
  <b><a href="/name/nm0000200/">Hudson</a></b>: Fuckin' A... <br>
  <b><a href="/name/nm0001663/">Burke</a></b>: Ho-ho-hold on, hold on one second. This installation has a substantial dollar value attached to it. <br>
  <b><a href="/name/nm0000244/">Ripley</a></b>: They can *bill* me. <br>
 </div>
</div>

text gets moved into the box identified by classname quote-callout-box and testing indicates that only one gets that designation. You can see the div from that classname and all its raw children above.

Also $('.sodatext a').attr('href') = 'http://www.imdb.com' + $(each).attr('href'); apparently

I was asked to put something with FHCs so this is for Josh. Or his socks. One of the three I'm sure. Say hi to the socks Josh!

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  • @TheNeedsMoar Aren't they awesome FHCs :D
    – jcolebrand
    Jan 4, 2011 at 21:57
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    Instead of quotes, why not show/movie pages and person pages?
    – MBraedley
    Jan 20, 2016 at 16:19
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Twitter is supported currently, but Tweets with pictures don't show the image(s) in the one box. Please add support for tweeted images, so you don't have to click the tweet to get to them.

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  • I really don't understand why Wikipedia images are oneboxed, but Twitter images aren't. Is it because Twitter can have multiple images in the same tweet?
    – Nzall
    Sep 21, 2017 at 10:47
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http://www.instantrimshot.com/

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    it should play the sound instead of posting a link ;) Aug 23, 2010 at 1:19
  • @alex, if only...
    – Pops
    Aug 23, 2010 at 2:53
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arXiv.org

For the back story, I came across a great paper the other day on Quantum Tokens for Digital Signatures. I posted a link in Crypto.SE's chat. Sadly, it didn't get the first few lines of the abstract, which would have been awesome.

The fisherman caught a quantum fish. "Fisherman, please let me go", begged the fish, "and I will grant you three wishes". The fisherman agreed. The fish gave the fisherman a quantum computer, three quantum signing tokens and his classical public key. The fish explained: "to sign your three wishes, use the tokenized signature scheme on this quantum computer, then show your valid signature to the king, who owes me a favor".

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