Questions tagged [hyperlinks]

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

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Sites list link in recent Overflow blog post should have the view set to list

In a recent The Overflow blog post, there is a link to the Stack Exchange sites list with the sort set to total "Question Per Day" (https://stackexchange.com/sites#questionsperday). This ...
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No popup for links in mobile chat: Can't copy/preview/open in a new tab

I long tap on links and it usually looks like this: But in mobile chat it does something like this, where the link follows my finger and doesn't allow me to actually look at it (like many people, my ...
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A Share link does not populate the "Linked" questions when added before undeletion

I was perplexed why a shared link to an answer in an answer was not populating the Linked section on the right-hand side. It turns out, it's because I edited in the link while the post was deleted ...
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Issue putting a URL with special characters [duplicate]

I am having difficulty placing the following URL in my post here, which if I copy and paste the link into my Google Chrome, it works perfectly fine. https://www.dsprelated.com/freebooks/filters/...
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Why is there an Ubuntu contact link in the contact pages of many SE sites?

This might be related to the cause of the issue: Change the links in Ask Ubuntu contact page I visited MSE's "Contact" page and noticed this: Why is there an Ubuntu contact link in MSE's &...
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Changing http to https and mobile links for Wikipedia

Many old posts with links to Wikipedia articles contain http rather than https links. As far as I can tell, it is better to have https link rather than http. (After all, internal links have been ...
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Some links in Help Center articles are not being formatted

There are a couple of Help Center articles with unformatted ('bare') links: The Community user deleted my question! What gives? contains a link to an answer by Shog9: https://meta.stackexchange.com/...
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Modifying existing SEDE query to output the post's URL

There is this existing SE Data Explorer query: All my posts on the SE Network The query is awesome and works great with one small flaw (IMO). It outputs a "Post ID" which is useless for me ...
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Comment links don't show up on election pages if there are query strings or parameters in the URL

In Biblical Hermeneutics' election page, the comment links (on timestamps of the comments) are clickable if I visit https://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/election directly. If I visit the election ...
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Prevent Markdown links from escaping the tilde character (~) on Stack Exchange

When supplying a link that highlights the text on a web page (in Chrome, see note below), a tilde character ~ is used as part of the URL to identify text to highlight: https://meta.stackexchange.com/...
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Why does the "feedback" link at the bottom of a Stack Exchange site go to that site's Meta?

Or, in other words, why is the link to Meta called "feedback" and not "Meta"? For every SE site I've looked at on my Android phone in "full site" mode, there is a link ...
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Markdown not recognizing characters in URLs, redux: dollar sign

I have two links which I am trying to use in an answer: [10–4–5 (for Terminal facilities)][3] [6–4–4 (for Enroute facilities)][4] and two URLs which those links should point to: [3]: https://www.faa....
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Why does Stack Exchange use a number in its question URLs?

Stack Exchange question URLs are in the format: https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/36714/logic-behind-stackoverflow-question-ids The number part is the ID of the question. The URL would be more ...
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Wrong Area 51 meta site URL linked in blog post

In the recent blog post Celebrating the Stack Exchange sites that turned 10 years old, end of the post there is a link for Area 51 meta site. The URL is wrongly mapped and it throws a security error. ...
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Make the "Help" icon link to the Help Center

This is just a tiny request to simply change the href attribute of the "Help" icon's link from "#" to "/help". All the other icons/menus have useful links except for ...
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Typos in the blog links prevent some from working

The most recent blog post showcases some of the best questions from the sites that have recently turned 10. Unfortunately, some of the links have typos/formatting errors that break them. Digging into ...
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The “history” link under nominations on election pages is dislocated and larger than the others

Under nominations on election pages, there are three links: link, history, and flag. For some reason the history link is shown in a slightly larger font and also a bit higher than the others: I ...
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A clear policy regarding links to Wikipedia vs. Wikiwand or m.wikipedia.org?

Most people who link to Wikipedia on Stack Exchange sites do so with the regular en.wikipedia.org links, but occasionally you also find www.wikiwand.com/en or en.m.wikipedia.org versions – which have ...
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I can get an already-logged-in window clicking on a post link in chat, but not in another post. I have to re-login a lot; by design? (Safari private)

I use private browsing if/when I use macOS + Safari. When I right-click a link in one SE post to another SE post and open it in a new tab I must log in to SE in that tab all over again. If I don't ...
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Links to HTML versions of RFC's need to move from "tools" to "datatracker"

A helpful user notified me that ~8 links in one of my answers on Cryptography were broken. I quickly found out that the problem is that the HTML version of RFC's have moved. The original HTML versions ...
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Best practices and advice how to shorten links to comments when including them in other comments? Can I safely drop the noredirect=1?

When adding links to comments within other comments I often want to shorten them so that I can add fit more plain text within the character limit. I usually start by removing the words of the title ...
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Why do Stack Exchange URLs expand to include an additional fragment to the route?

A Stack Exchange question URL has the form: stackexchangesitename.com/questions/question-id A Stack Exchange user profile URL also has a similar form: stackexchangesitename.com/users/user-id However,...
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Period (.) after a link renders after the link in preview, but as part of the link in the rendered post, when there are bold/italic markers

This is not a duplicate of this similar, much older bug report, as the Markdown renderers have changed since that report (as a result of the CommonMark transition), and that report was marked ...
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Why do magic links, that work in comments, not work in posts?

DSP.SE ^ is actually [DSP.SE](dsp.stackexchange.com/) As a comment, it renders, but it changes text and inserts the URL separately: What's the deal?
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Can we have a "toast" notification when visiting a direct link to a deleted answer/comment?

Background: Because users with <10k reputation cannot see deleted posts, visiting a link to a deleted answer, silently opens the parent question without a clear indication that the linked answer ...
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Does Cyrillic copy/pasted from a Wikipedia definition kill proper display of hyperlinks in comments, but not in posts?

I tried to quote Wikipedia in a comment: For space-word-deficient folks like myself Zarya (Russian: Заря́, lit. 'Dawn'[b]), also known as the Functional Cargo Block or FGB (from the Russian: "...
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Temporarily block (disable) links in spam-flagged posts

Today there was a spam post (copy for <10k users) to Science Fiction & Fantasy whose purpose appeared to be to induce people to click a malicious link. At least one user did: First of all, ...
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How can I view the links in the profile description of a user without the required 10 reputation?

When a user gets suspended, their reputation drops to 1, which means that the links in their profile description can't be viewed by the readers. Example: profile description before account ...
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What sorts of links to outside sites are appropriate on chat in particular?

I've been told there may be some sort of policy against linking to outside chats from SE chats. Is this true? In general, are there guidelines on which sort of links to outside sites are appropriate ...
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Disable links on expanded user card for users with less than 15 rep

Links on "About me" and "Website link" are disabled for users with less than 15 rep due to potential spammers (ref: Jeff's answer). However, links on expanded user card are still ...
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Can we make the placement of hyperlinks in the migration post notice more obvious?

Today when I saw that the post notice for a migrated post looks like this: Now what struck me as odd was that the word "Migrated" is used as an hyperlink twice. The first occurrence links ...
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What is the view regarding AMP project links being used in posts?

I am of two minds on the subject and this question has arisen out of an answer provided to the question in Psychology & Neuroscience Is there a benefit for humans to lose memory access when under ...
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The pointer turns to hand even when there is no hyperlink

In the reputation tab, while hovering over various activities, the mouse turns to hand when there is a hyperlink like the link to post in case of upvotes and downvotes and the learn more page when ...
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Make "[feedback site]" a proper link in digest emails [duplicate]

The feedback site link is Stack Exchange digest emails is rendered incorrectly. I expected a proper link, as above, and got markdown: Questions? Comments? Let us know on our [feedback site](https://...
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Add link to return to Review queues after reaching your daily reviews limit

After clearing some review queue (i.e. there are no more posts to be reviewed for that queue, and you didn't reach your daily review limit for that queue yet), you get a page which looks like so: ...
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A Theory of Moderation page not found in Stack Apps tour page

In the Stack Apps tour page, the A Theory of Moderation link leads to a 404 error: Red marked line in picture: Reason is that the URL is not rendered, and is showing the raw https://stackapps.com/...
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URLs contain double slash in path for all links within the 'X people chatting' container [duplicate]

I noticed the container that holds the 'X people chatting' content, <div class="s-sidebarwidget mb16 module"> contains links that all have a double slash // in the URL after the ...
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The ability to see which posts lost upvotes when a user was removed [duplicate]

When a user is removed who has not cast too many votes, the votes they did cast are reversed. For example, an hour ago, I lost 40 network-wide reputation points because of this reversal (which is ...
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Changing the site from a full URL redirects to a valid page

While I was viewing this post, I wanted to redirect to the skeptics site, so I changed the earthscience part of the URL to skeptics. This took me to this post. Is there an explanation behind this?
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Replace raw links with the current question title in bounty notice

I just started a bounty on the question with the notice that contains a raw link to the MSE question and the link remains raw. It would be well to replace raw links with the question title, like it ...
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Old question title for (cross-site) links [duplicate]

I have an answer on ruSO.meta. That answer contains a link to the MSE question Steward badge description rephrasing. When I added the link to MSE question the question's title had a typo, in ...
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How can I get URLs and site names for a cross-site SEDE query?

When doing cross-site queries on the Stack Exchange Data Explorer, two of the main problems are 1) getting the URLs right and 2) getting the site names right. For URLs, we have constructions like the ...
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Change site links on our Stack Exchange profile pages to use actual site names, not domains

If you visit your own Stack Exchange network profile, you can scroll down a bit to see your Top Questions and Top Answers. Each of those link to the site the question/answer comes from on the right ...
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Automatically load external images in posts onto Imgur (like GitHub camo) [duplicate]

GitHub uses "camo" (anonymized image URLs) for all external images that appears on GitHub, like when rendered in a README file, in a document, or in issues/pull requests. Using a proxy for ...
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Answer links from search pages do not load the page at the linked answer

This appears to have started breaking in the last four hours or so. To reproduce: Do a search for answers on a Stack Exchange site. For the sake of a demonstration I'll use is:a on Meta Stack ...
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Inconsistent meta site URL format

I couldn't find anything on this - but I suppose people have brought it up in the past. It bugs me that there is inconsistencies when it comes to the URLs of different meta sites. Some, such as meta....
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How does the question seeding work?

When I first found this network (from Math SE), I was questioning why the question seed was combined along with the answers. If I were to look at the revisions, the link would show posts instead of ...
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Why is the error message "You need at least 10 reputation to post more ..." not shown during composing a question?

I did create a long question on Stack Overflow which took me about two hours and then I wanted to publish it. Unfortunately it suddenly showed me then, that I am not allowed to post more than eight ...
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Links to comments when the title has been edited

On a Stack Exchange site, you can get a link to a comment if you click on the timestamp next to the comment. The exact URL might be a bit different depending on the way you arrived to the comment. In ...
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Built-in (or recommended safe) way to post a link to an image inside a comment? [duplicate]

Screenshots are so useful. Is there a built-in way to upload an image that produces a link that can be shared inside a comment (since images can't be put into comments directly)? If not, what is a ...

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