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Questions tagged [hyperlinks]

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

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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 in the preview with double quotes in URLs

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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Make titles clickable for reputation/badges blocks in profile page

On the profile's activity tab there are reputation and badges blocks: Could you please make these titles as clickable links to the corresponding tabs? Reputation Badges There is already link to ...
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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 ...
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Anchor links for sharing specific answers [duplicate]

I want to be able to share answers using anchor links, such that when the link is visited, the page scrolls to the particular answer instead of showing the top of the page. A good example is seen ...
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URL with multiple ending parentheses produces broken links in markdown preview

I tried to create a link to https://docs.racket-lang.org/reference/Filesystem.html?q=rktl#(idx._(gentag._305._(lib._scribblings%2Freference%2Freference..scrbl))) using Markdown in this way: [example]...
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Tag links are broken on stackexchange.com [duplicate]

Search results on stackexchange.com may contain questions which have tags. These tags are clickable, but refer to 404 page. Seems related to old one: Links on tags on stackexchange.com are ...
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Create a page for useful links? [duplicate]

A lot of the time, it's handy to use outside resources to post information relevant to a question or answer, like SQL Fiddle or Pastebin. On the one hand, link rot is a consideration, but would it ...
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All links are not clickable in the post when commenting in iOS app

When commenting edit box is opened on some post, the all links in such post are not clickable in iOS app. For example: App Version: 1.6.6.2 Device: Unknown (iPad7,3) OS Version: Version 12.0 (...
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Auto-rendering of links stops working after the fifth link … or does it? [duplicate]

This question contains ten links to other posts on the Stack Exchange network. On Meta Stack Exchange, bare links like these are replaced by the question titles. However, on that particular post, it ...
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Add setting to change default link colors

Can there be a setting for users to change the color of links that they have not followed, the ones they have followed, and the ones they hover over? When I am on the active questions tab of a site, ...
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In mobile view comment link selectable when not logged in, in desktop view there is helpful pop-up

I found a user interface inconsistency between mobile and desktop view. When not a member of a community and visiting (for one specific example) Law.SE, using Firefox Android 63.0b3 with "Request ...
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Add links to anchors in Code of Conduct

It's possible to link to certain sections in the Code of Conduct. For example, the link https://meta.stackexchange.com/conduct#unacceptable-behavior will scroll directly to the "Unacceptable Behavior" ...
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Add easier links to meta sites

I am using the Worldbuilding site as an example. As of now, there is no way to easily get from the main site to meta (or back). To get there, you either have to change the URL in your browser or click ...
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Adding a search bar for page numbers [duplicate]

Sorry if this is a duplicate, but could we have a search bar next to the page numbers so that we can easily find the nth page? For example, there are 740 pages in Meta SE unanswered, so it would be ...