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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Spam links in an already upvoted answer of a locked question [closed]

An answer to a question, which is locked as historically significant, has a link pointing to a completely unrelated site about drugs: Docu: http://nubyonrails.com/articles/about-this-blog-beanstalk-...
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Underline appearing for hyperlinks

All the hyperlinks in the Post and Comments in the site are displaying with an underline. Sample link. Previously the hyperlinks are displaying without an underline. While edit the post, in the "...
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Why did the format of full-form URLs to answers change?

As I pointed out in this answer, the URL scheme for full-form links to answers has changed from: https://site/questions/question-id/question-title/answer-id#answer-id to: https://site/questions/...
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How to find and/or change a set of hyperlinks on a site?

One of the sites which people reference on Buddhism.SE is Piya Tan's "Dharmafarers". The URLs of reference material on that site have changed, for example: Old: http://dharmafarer.org/wordpress/wp-...
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Stack Exchange newsletter links don’t open in the app

I have the app downloaded on my iPhone and I find it easier and smoother to use. The problem is in the Stack Exchange links from either the newsletter or when clicked on from an iMessage. I don’t have ...
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Does the post editor secretly delete other links when posting an image? If so, why?

I sometimes write long posts with dozens of links to both images via imgur and web pages. From time to time a link will "disappear" or get eaten by the UI. I believe this is happening when I upload an ...
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“Improperly formatted code” when adding an additional image in an edit

I made a question on Stack Overflow and then tried to edit it so that what I entered in the entry box was the exact text shown below in the code block. The system would not let me post it, throwing ...
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Need a special link in the sidebar

At Spanish Language Beta we have an extremely useful "Resources for Learning Spanish" page. We need to get a link to it into the sidebar, and it would be nice if it would stay put, i.e. stay there ...
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Profile page on some Sites don't show link to Meta User page

I recently joined to the Project Management Beta site, and I noticed that there is no link to my meta user on the user tab: However, this does show up on other Beta and non-Beta sites I frequent, ...
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How to mark a non HTTP/s schema URL as clickable on Stack Exchange sites? [duplicate]

How to mark a non HTTP/s schema URL as clickable on Stack Exchange sites? For example, some Chrome setting has the following URL: chrome://settings/syncSetup Tried several ways to mark it as URL but ...
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Why this url search does not work - url:*doi.org/10.1007/BF02684339*? How to modify it to find what I am looking for?

The following two posts both contain the link https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02684339 quasi-finite group schemes (revisions, source) and Criterion for constancy in Mazur's Eisenstein ideal paper (revisions,...
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Editing posts automatically changes HTTPS to HTTP

Background I edited this question on this site and submitted for review. (I knew the edit was kinda bad, but the previous editor did the same thing and the edited was accepted probably due to the ...
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Why cut off some of the question's title in the link?

Take the hyperlink for this question, which is: https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/277369/a-terms-of-service-update-restricting-companies-that-scrape-your-profile-informa which is missing, ...
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Question that was deleted as spam doesn't have a clickable title

This question was deleted as spam or offensive. And its title, which was replaced with the 'This question was marked as spam or rude or abusive and is therefore not shown', is not clickable now. ...
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Wrong URL leaked through blacklist?

In this question, cnst tried to edit a question on SO and was responded with × Body cannot contain "http://www.domain.com". Please use example.com (or .org or .net) for fake URLs. More info: ...
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How do redirects from Meta Stack Overflow to here work?

One of the comments in the AutoReviewComments userscript contains a link to Meta Stack Overflow: https://meta.stackoverflow.com/q/8259 which automatically redirects to a Meta Stack Exchange answer. ...
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SO link in answer doesn't auto-translate to title

When I'm writing an answer in Stack Overflow, and I want to refer to another SO question, I can usually just past the URL into the answer, and it will be displayed as the title. But sometimes this ...
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How to add PHP Fiddle link in my answer

I am a PHP developer. Sometimes I answer questions tagged php. So I test the code on PHP Fiddle and then put my answer. But if I want to refer the reader to my PHP Fiddle sample, then how do I do that?...
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What is a shortened URL and which are banned from being used in posts?

I recently encountered this message while editing an answer on Gardening: This problem with shortened URLs is interesting but over my head. Sorry. Is this 'ban' new? How can I undo a shortened ...
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Direct link to full vs. mobile chat

Is there a direct URL that can be used to link to the full and mobile versions of chat? The "mobile" link in the bottom does some JavaScript stuff and looks like it makes a POST request to /mobile/on ...
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Links in markdown cause code validation failure

Below you'll find some markdown that I tried to post as the answer for a question. When I tried to click submit I get the validation error which is also below regarding a malformed code block When I ...
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Make the links in the “suggested edits” view clickable

It would be nice if links in the "suggested edits" view were clickable. This would allow to check the new links more efficiently. Example:
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Why is there a difference between rendering of links in tag-wiki and in editing preview?

I have recently edited this tag-info on MathOverflow. Only now I have noticed that links are shown as bare urls: On the other hand, when editing, the links are rendered as titles of the question in ...
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How to link a specific part of a particular page? [closed]

Like these words 'the human eye has less dynamic range' in the 2nd footnote of this 1st answer to this question are linked to that Wikipedia's 'Dynamic Range' part of the 'Human Eye' page, how to link ...
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Can I use links in comments? [duplicate]

I tried and failed here. Please tell me, what am I doing wrong?
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Start a bounty link color

Why "start a bounty" link color looks like simple text, not as a link? Also color for "start a bounty" link is not changed after mouse over, like for another links, e.g. action links block below ...
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How do I make this URL ending in a period work in the comments?

With this URL: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IdeaLab/Transform_LaTex_formulas_in_spoken_words_and_make_it_readable_with_text_to_speech_programs. It is broken unless I add a \ to the end in ...
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Do spammers actually increase their Google “page-rank” from posting links on SE?

I've spent some time in the review queue lately, and I've noticed that quite a few bots/spammers try and sneakily hide links in answers/questions. Presumably they do this to boost the Google score of ...
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Why aren't protocol relative links recognized as linked questions?

Yesterday someone edited my question and converted all of my un-encrypted http:// links to protocol relative //. At first I was like "Sweet catch!" because I'm always getting on to our webmaster for ...
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Why does this number show up as a link?

I posted the following number in an answer to a question, and surprisingly it is showing up as a link (as it does here)! 150103844.77 Out of curiosity, I clicked the link (something you should ...
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What are R-Ads? [duplicate]

It seems like certain links from SE sites to certain other sites get implicitly converted -- or used to be -- to links of the format http://rads.stackoverflow.com/site_name/click/token_number_thingy. ...
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Dragging a selected hyperlink to cut/paste in a comment doesn't work

When adding or editing a question or comment, if I select the text of a URL and drag/drop it, as if to move it somewhere else in the comment, the pasted URL is shortened to just the domain, losing any ...
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How to search for raw URL [duplicate]

How do you search for a "real" URL when it is obfuscated with markdown? For example, if someone has this in a post: [bar](http://foo.com), searching for url: *foo* will return nothing. I guess this ...
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How to switch to meta.stackexchange from other SE sites?

The context of this question is that I have being thinking of reporting a bug I have found on another SE site, so I need access to this meta.SE site. When I try using the site switcher in the top ...
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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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Find links to the current post/question elsewhere on the SE network

I'd like to locale all places that link to the current post or question: linked-questions the other way. It's less important if it produces: things that reference a post specifically or anything in ...
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Do shared links to one question/answer on multiple outside webpages all count toward the same Announcer, Booster, or Publicist badge?

If I share a link such as this one: http://christianity.stackexchange.com/q/40032/20394 to a question or answer on multiple outside webpages, are all the incoming visits to this link from all ...
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Why are the links in my About section not working as on Stack Overflow

I wrote my About section on Stack Overflow. When I interacted with Meta Stack Exchange the first time, it asked if I wanted to sync the info from the first accounts. I said "yes". That ...
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How can I insert a link to tag from tag wikis (NOT excerpt)?

I'd like to make a link to tag (questions tagged) from tag wiki: E.g. link to questions tagged operating-system: Here is the link to windows tag. How can I make such a link?
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Is it possible to link to the reputation tab on <user who clicks the link>'s profile?

I was writing a comment on a meta post to the effect of: A user could also visit their [reputation tab](link) on their profile to view the breakdown of their rep changes. I'd like to link to the ...
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Clickable email address

I've found that there are some cases where an email address or a phone number may need to be specified in an answer, however, it doesn't seem possible to make that email a clickable link. Is this ...
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What is the best way to refer to another post?

To refer to another Stack Exchange post (in this case, my own first question), should I just use the question number? copy-paste the URL? other?
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How to write URLs that are not automatically linked? [duplicate]

When I write a bare HTTP URL on a SE site, it's automatically linked. For example: http://example.com shows as: http://example.com But when the URL is not real, I don't want to make it a link. But ...