Questions tagged [hyperlinks]

HTML links, generally those created within the network on questions, answers, or the site itself.

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Can we have some sort of reminder to archive links in questions and answers?

Some of time that I see old questions and answers with links that are broken and have no Internet Archive or archive.is copy. This can be annoying, as links can be really important to answers. What ...
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Is there an easy way to post nice hyperlinks to questions?

Often I want to link to an existing question on the SE network in a comment or even a question/answer. One way to do this is by using the Share button. The link will be given in the form https://...
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Can we get short versions of URLs in question title links?

The title on all question pages has a link to the question. These are normal links (of the form /questions/{questionID}/{title}), with the question's full title in the link. They would be a lot more ...
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Mobile site shouldn’t change link color of visited links when viewing questions

On the mobile site, if I open a link to a question, the page is marked as visited and is set to change color. When unvisited: When visited: This is great on the homepage and other pages, but on ...
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Don't replace + with %20 in URLs inserted via Insert Hyperlink

If you use "Insert hyperlink" (Ctrl+L or the link toolbar button), it modifies the URL you provide by replacing + with %20 if there's a query part, including in the fragment identifier. This breaks ...
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Search on all sites: tag links lead to the 404 link not found page [duplicate]

Searching on all sites, e.g., https://stackexchange.com/search?q=dokuwiki, gives me a list of questions with tag links. Clicking one of the tag links, e.g., https://stackexchange.com/questions/...
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Can you make the “share” box actually wide enough to fit URLs?

This is a daily occurrence as I use StackExchange. Hit "Share..." Get the popup box, then struggle to select the entire URL. While there may be iOS issues here, the point is the share textbox is ...
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Title changes in HNQs make browsers mark them as 'unvisited'

In the below example it shows one link as visited another as unvisited. However I have previously read both posts. Can the URL be changed either to short form, or to not include the title.
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HNQ links sometimes hard to see [duplicate]

The Hot Network Questions tab exists on many sites. It is (almost) always dark-ish text on a white background. Usually, links that I've clicked on before change color, which helps me keep track of ...
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Should the cross-site link title conversion limit be increased on this site?

I noticed this answer which has seven links to posts on different per-site metas. When typing up the post in the preview, the post renders just fine, and all the links render correctly as titles: ...
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No last activity link when the only answers are deleted

On questions that have answers, links that say "modified x mins ago" point to https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/####/slug/?lastactivity On questions where there are no (undeleted) answers, ...
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Links to IPv6 addresses work as expected in answers, but cannot be used in comments

Sandbox example: https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/328811/192262 I can type http://[::1] in a question or answer, and it'll automatically turn into a link. I can also use markdown to format it as link,...
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Can someone please fix the link in the 'access to moderator tools' privilege page?

I was discussing deletion privileges with someone when I noticed that help/privileges/moderator-tools includes an unformatted link: Can the page be updated so the link reads as the actual title of ...
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Pasting hyperlink as text with leading space leads needlessly to broken links [duplicate]

When inserting a link via the SE editor it happens a lot that a broken link is generated. This seems to happen because a link is selected as text and pasted into the box. The result is a generated ...
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Clicking “cancel” on link insertion dialog submits the post

In an unfinished and not-ready-for-publication post, I tried to insert a link from the toolbar of the SE-internal editor. Unsatisfied with the result, I wanted to just cancel the dialog. That was "...
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Is the site 'i.stack.infuriating.com' affiliated with Stack Exchange?

The (now deleted) questing in Biology SE Why female mosquito not considered as a parasites? appears to contain an embedded image but it is not displaying for me. The URL is shown below, it looks ...
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Clicking on answer item from the achivements dialog doesn't close the dialog

Achivements dialog can contains items linked to the answers (e.g. when your answers got votes or you accept an answer for your question). In that case if you already had opened a page via that link, ...
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Is there a way to link users to their profile page? [duplicate]

Say I'm writing a post on meta, and I want to direct the reader to a specific section of their profile page. One thing one can do is to just link to the profile page of the OP who asked the question, ...
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Formatting problems with double quotes in URLs, mostly affecting the preview

One site I link to (Google) uses URLs with unencoded double quotes (") in them; I usually truncate the URL until it ends in a double quote so it's not as long. This creates problems either way in the ...
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Is there a preferred method/format for replacing broken links with links to archived copies?

Is there a preferred method/format for replacing broken links with links to archived copies. I was viewing this question: Get id of div from its class name and found this answer: https://...
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When linking to GitHub, what's the policy on permalinks (specific commit) vs up-to-date info (master)?

E.g. see suggested-edits/22923009 which changes https://github.com/…/33d6380103576782901c208e68488cc0b5af433b/… to https://github.com/…/master/…. I intentionally put a GitHub permalink in the ...
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URLs for deleted questions get SEO'd automatically - is this a security issue? [duplicate]

When a user visits the link of a deleted questions, he can still see the title in the address bar. For example, when I go to https://stackoverflow.com/q/1, which is a deleted question, it redirects ...
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Links in E-Mails look like phishing

Stackexchange started to use URLs in E-Mails, that look like phishing and have nothing to do with the real stackexchange domains. Example: <a href="http://sg-links.stackoverflow.email/wf/...
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Is dropping the final period in a bare url done by-design?

I have no idea if this is a potentially exploitable security issue or just a nit pick. In this comment: yep! ;-) btw that's A._B._and_C. If you just past the link without the brackets, the SE url ...
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Non-clickable message shows the clickable cursor [duplicate]

Hovering over "comments disabled on deleted/locked posts/reviews" should not show the hand cursor, since it is not clickable (clicking does nothing). One example is right under this question, which ...
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“answered X hours ago by Y” link should go to Y's answer rather than to the top of the question

Each site's home presents a list of recently active questions. For those items that are marked "answered X hours ago by Y", the link goes to the top of the question. When I click on the link, ...
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File Sharing Links, are they allowed, or should they be avoided? [duplicate]

See: Please add a system to allow file uploads attached to questions and answers Question has largely already been answered (in above link); I have found further discussion helpful, as clarification ...
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Formatting of link works in post editor, but not in post itself

I recently answered a question on Stack Overflow where I included a link to a Wolfram Alpha computation. In the editor, I write the link as: [wolfram alpha](https://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=sum+...
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Problem clicking on title of question to link

Consider the title of this question -- it's very long, multiple lines regardless of the size of the browser window.. If I wish to connect to the question, if the cursor is positioned between the ...
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Blacklist globally: https://lmddgtfy.net/*

Please blacklist lmddgtfy.net. It should be blacklisted as the same reasons for Let Me Google That For YOu links. It's shown up in comments on Ask Ubuntu lately, and should be blacklisted like ...
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Question title isn’t obtained from the http link

In the post preview both the http and https links are looked same: At the same time the normal view contains a raw link instead of the question title for http version: Both links are ...
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Make text about earned privilege clickable in user profile

When getting a new badge, the earned badge button is clickable and opens the badge page: However, when gaining new privilege, the privilege isn't clickable. Would be nice to make the privilege ...
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Broken link to approved edit [duplicate]

For example, https://stackoverflow.com/posts/3607018/revisions Link shown as plain text.
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“Edit Approved” links are showing as plain text

I was approving an edit on DIY when i noticed that the "edit approved" link was not rendering properly on any page I could find Example It looks like the node is somehow set to text. FF 64.0.2 (and ...
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Does the user feed actually link to comments?

On the activity tab of a user you can see user feed. This feed seems to include also comments - however, those links are in a strange format. I can just say that when I try them, they do not link to ...
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Some links from the new help page refer to the SO instead of the current site

I noticed that some links from the new page in the help center refer to the SO instead of the current site. In particular: Yet another new page contains an SO link too:
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What's the reason to make link in the spam post bold?

In the deleted as spam post the link to the revision history is bold styled: You can check this one for an instance. Is there a background to make such a link bold or merely an oversight? BTW, ...
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Why are per-site metas under the meta.stackexchange domain instead of their main site's domain?

Let's take for example the Blender SE site. The UI makes it clear that a Meta is an accessory to the main site: (also the word "main" makes a point on its own). The "what is meta" page says: Meta ...
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Linking to subheaders of a help center page

Could we add the ability to link to subheaders in a site's help center? Sometimes it would be nice to be able to reference a specific part of a page so one's audience doesn't have to search around. ...
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Make the review link on the Review homepage clickable again

The "Review" link (upperleft) used to be clickable (hyperlinked). It provided a 1 click only way to easily refresh the review page. With the changes applied today, the hyperlink is no longer available....
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Open “similar questions” links in a new tab [duplicate]

When I ask a question, a sidebar appears on the right suggesting me questions similar to mine. Often, halfway through writing a question, an interesting suggestion pops up and I want to quickly check ...
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Why the links with “leagues/{site-name}” do not work for all sites?

Typically when you go to reputation league, the url looks something like https://stackexchange.com/leagues/{id}/{site} or https://stackexchange.com/leagues/week/{id}/{site}, etc. The link contains ...
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Text after a URL disappears in the preview, but not in the submitted question/answer

I was typing an answer and some text just randomly disappeared in the preview. I've crafted a (hopefully MCVE) example where text in between doesn't render. As @amimuson mentions, the bug seems to be ...
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Preferred link reference format in questions and answers?

Which is the preferred way to format references in question and answer texts?I have now seen 3 variations: [visible text](url) [visible text][n] with n being a number and then at the bottom the ...
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Is it ok to answer a contest post with a list of links to others' content?

I am not sure if my potential post passes muster. I have a fun answer to Time for some more swag! I would like to post the Top 10 Songs of All Time list. This is a top 10 list, so the songs ...
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The Stack Exchange app on iOS not always allowed to open a link in Safari

I opened the answer https://stackoverflow.com/a/47591692/52277 in the iOS Stack Exchange app version 1.6.6.2. The link in comment stackoverflow.com/questions/46019988/… ServiceCollection returns ...
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Is the revenue made by the Amazon Affiliate link rewriting enough to offset the costs of maintaining it?

As most of us active here know, all Amazon links that are posted here (at least for U.S. amazon.com, not for Amazon in other countries, e.g. amazon.co.uk, amazon.in, etc.) are rewritten to go through ...
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Stack Exchange is messing up my links to Amazon [duplicate]

Stack Exchange is messing up my links to Amazon. Example: https://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/hpc/3774321, which works (can't post as link as SE will transform it), is transformed into https://...
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Editor improvements for images and links

We are launching some editor improvements today. These improvements are required as a part of our responsive design efforts, but we think they are generally useful in any case. So we are making them ...
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Links in spoilers appear faster than the rest of the spoiler contents

I don't think it is that much important. In a spoiler, the link fades in more quickly than text. This is an example: I am using the official build of Chrome Version 69.0.3497.100 64-bit. Click here ...