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Distinguish between in-app permalinks and external links on StackExchange mobile app

I love the StackExchange mobile app - its low data usage, intuitive navigation and easy access to the most used features means it's often much better than the mobile site. When touching a permalink ...
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Link to a question, answer or comment

In writing a question, answer or comment, how can I include a clickable link to cross-reference another question, answer or comment?
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Shall we make it easier to find the links to comments? [duplicate]

If you are the author of a post, or you are @Mentioned, you are notified when there is a comment, and are given a link to it. However, if you just want a link to the comment, there is no way of ...
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Permalink short URLs lose HTTPS

Here's something I noticed while testing a client-side fix for this issue. If you follow a permalink / shortcut URL with an https: protocol, like: https://meta.stackexchange.com/q/223725 you'll get ...
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Improve the usability/intuitiveness of direct comment links

I have seen many people share links which go directly to a specific comment. I wanted to do this too today but I couldn't figure out how. I had to search here on Meta to find this Q&A: Direct ...
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Why don't the “short permalink” URLs use a shorter domain, and why aren't the decimal IDs converted to a higher base?

I was going to share a link to one of my SO questions when I realised that the actual question URL (without the human-readable title) is the same length as the "short permalink" URL after my user ID ...
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Are the friendly links to question always valid no matter how much time the title has changed?

I've noted that after the title of the question is edited, so change the friendly link, but the old friendly link is still valid and results in redirection to the new link. According to the question ...
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Add a second 'share' button to posts with comment-ready links

I'm very often in the situation of having to link to another post (mostly questions) from comments. As moderator of TeX SE, I often link to related or duplicate questions. I can't use the "close as ...
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“Link” link on review page - unexpected behavior

I discovered this over on gamedev.stackexchange, but I've reproduced it on Stackoverlow and here on meta. When reviewing a question in the /review page, clicking on the "link" link should provide a a ...
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How do I link to an Answer, rather than the Question? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I link to a specific answer? I was trying to include in one of my responses a link to a prior SO answer to give the right credit. However I couldn't find any ...
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Make a link to another answer in the same question without reloading [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Please make links to other answers in the same question link to the anchor instead of the full URL Proposed Solution Same idea from the duplicate, but less words and a ...
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Are friendly links to SO questions permanent?

Googling for programming answers will typically show friendly links to SO questions. For example, googling "freely available programming books" shows this as the top answer: stackoverflow.com/...
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Post ID is listed twice in SO permalinks

Why is the post ID duplicated in permalinks on SO (or any other Stack Exchange site)? For instance: http:// stackoverflow.com/questions/1732348/regex-match-open-tags-except-xhtml-self-contained-...
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Show a short link for Answers too… not just Questions

Currently, when you hover over the link link for a question you see a shortlink. For example for this question, hovering over the link for the question shows you: AJAX inconsistency in IE 8? and ...
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The “link” link when clicked redirects to a page that immediately redirects back to a different URL

Try with this question, for example. Click link and you'll be redirected back to a different URL again. This means that the only way to get the link you are supposed to share a question or post with ...
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Links to specific answers break my ability to scroll on the page

I clicked an link to an answer today, my browser (win7, chrome 5) was scrolled all the way the bottom and would not scroll up. When I tried, there was a "flicker" effect as each scroll up was ...
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Citing Stack Overflow discussions

I want to cite Stack Overflow answers in scientific publications. For example, I could be tempted to cite an answer that has provided a good benchmark analysis to a special problem (e.g. arrays vs. ...
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Permalink to answer not working (possibly because the answer is not on the first page)

This URL (obtained by right-clicking "link" below the answer and selecting "copy link location"): Designing function f(f(n)) == -n leads to a blank page. I assume it is designed to go to whatever ...
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What's the “link” under each answer used for? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does the “link” thingy do? I've noticed a link entitled, "link" under each answer (beside the "flag" link). When I click on it, nothing happens. What's the ...
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2answers
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How can you get the permalink for an answer to a question?

I wanted to link to an answer to a Stack Overflow question, but couldn't find a way to do it. I couldn't get the ID of the answer in order to create the link. How can you get the permalink for an ...
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6answers
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Direct Link to a Comment

The increase in the character limit of comments has led them to become as important as the questions and answers that spawn them. On several occasions (especially on meta) I've found reason to want to ...
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How can I link to a specific answer?

Is there a permalink I can use for answers/comments?