Questions tagged [hyperlinks]

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

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Discourage URL shorteners in comments: don't add link's href size to the total comment size

If a comment has [short title](http://lo-o-ong.example.com/url) link, then http://lo-o-ong.example.com/url is counted towards the total comment length limit. The answer to the same issue (to ignore ...
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Adding a link with a space in front causes the link to not work

When you paste a link into the "Insert Hyperlink" box, it adds it automatically as a citation link: [Example 1][1] [1]: http://example.com But when you paste a link starting with a space , it ...
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More info on “For more info visit Meta” required

The current wording for content dispute notices is: This post has been locked while disputes about its content are being resolved. For more info visit meta. To me, the emphasised part isn't ...
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Does restricting the number of links for new users do any good?

New users with 1 rep face the following restrictions on all SE sites: What are the new user restrictions? New users cannot: post images post more than two hyperlinks at a time, ...
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Help readers understand what “link-only answer” is in canned comments sent from Low Quality queue

I noticed that the canned link-only answer message is currently plain text, while some other messages have links helping reader better understand used concepts. For example, current message for not ...
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Prevent 0 character links

SmokeDetector drew our attention to this former spam post on Biology Stack Exchange. Here's a screenshot of how it looked like: At first, I thought it was just another 'not an answer' post, but one ...
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Be able to specify a particular room in the chat magic link

From Add data.SE style "magic links" to comments there are several very useful magic links that show up in comments. In particular, there's [chat]. [chat] – link to the current site's ...
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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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Anonymize or hash the user ID part of a shared link so that users can earn badges for sharing links without having to leak their account on the site

The "share" link underneath a post includes the sharing user's ID for the purposes of awarding the user with Announcer, Booster, and Publicist badges in case enough users from different IP addresses ...
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Links to answers are not formatted to show the title automatically

When including a link to a question in a post (question or answer) by copying the Link URL at the bottom of the question, the link is automatically formatted to appear as the question title: For ...
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Linked StackOverflow blog posts should automatically convert to title

e.g. http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2011/08/gorilla-vs-shark/ Should auto convert to Gorilla vs. Shark, like SO posts do. This will largely help meta, moreso than SO, but it would be helpful.
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A bot script needs to be run to convert meta.[site] URLs to [site].meta URLs

The Community bot already ran through posts to convert internal http:// links to https://, which is great, but it needs to be run one more time: this time, it needs to convert links of this format: ...
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A call for MATLAB link maintenance

I recently noticed that the documentation pages for MATLAB on the MathWorks site have been updated to a new format. Unfortunately, this also involves a new format for many of the page URLs, breaking a ...
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Make Link markdown with whitespace-only content for the 'link' text auto-delete itself

There was a questionable post caught by SmokeDetector containing an invisible link set forth on white space like follows: [ ](hxxp://some-nsfw-image-link-or-spam-link) ... which renders pretty much ...
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Visibility of links with uppercase letters in protocol section is inconsistent

Any link is visible in post preview despite of case in protocol section. But only links where protocol in lowercase are visible in result. Here is the link with uppercase letter in protocol section: ...
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DOI support for hyperlinks

The Digital Object Identifier system is a way to identify content objects in digital networks. Among its advantages are that the DOI number is relatively short (compared to many URI on websites) and ...
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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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Please link to chat room when mod moves comment to chat

In a recent discussion about a question, a moderator moved the numerous comments to chat, and left a comment with a link to the room. However, a bunch of us were left wondering why there isn't an ...
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Can we make the link formatting more obvious in the suggested edits queue?

Link in a suggested edit show up as such: You can't even tell that it is a link. It isn't obvious until you mouseover the text and even then, you can miss it really easily: I've rejected a couple ...
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Unclickable links in stackexchange.com leads to an unusable profile

I noticed that, unlike my profile on every SE site, when I push the profile changes to stackexchange.com, there are no links and nothing is clickable. This appears to be by design, as an anti-spam ...
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Room description isn't formatted on kick page

The page that a user sees when they are kicked from chat shows the room's description, but links in the description are not clickable. We want users who are kicked to read our rules, which are linked ...
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Shouldn't the SE quality check block posts that are only a link?

I'm part of the MSE TAVERN ANTI-SPAM CLUB and this question *now deleted was just a link: Just a link. The entire body of the post was within the outbound link. Can/should the SE quality check block ...
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Separate “share” from “direct link”

Background Often I wish to quote other answers in my own answers or comments, at that time I need a direct link to the answer. That is of course what the share button is for. Crazy work arounds ...
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Make it clear what triggered a bump when user follows the link

Currently, when you click the Active: Today link following a bump event, you will mostly be shown what event triggered the bump. I think this works well for new answers and comments. You navigate to ...
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Dead link hunter-killer

Did a quick search for similar, sorry if I duped. Feature suggest for any SE site: run a cron task... that checks all posted links for dead-ness... using methods suggested here or elsewhere if link ...
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Can we post links to Monica's GoFundMe page again now that donations to it are closed and she's reached an agreement with SE?

In mid-November, SE began removing links to Monica Cellio's GoFundMe campaign, under the direction of their legal team. However, today, the campaign has been closed and is no longer accepting ...
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Unable to set non-Latin website link for profile

Non-Latin website link is not acceptable for profile. E.g., I'm trying to set site the address to http://россия.рф/: After saving the changes I see a message that all saved succesfully: Your ...
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Link to a Certain Part of an Answer

I've been looking around SO and Google for a way to link to certain parts of an SO question or answer. For instance adding to the top of your question/answer links to header tags that are further down ...
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Add a [deleted] tag to links in chat that are 10k+

When in chat, there's quite a few links flying around that are deleted, and only viewable (well, without the edit trick) by 10k+ rep users or those with access to mod tools. Since the links are ...
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Improve the url mangling of special character combinations (like C++, c#, …)

The URL to post that contains C++ in the subject are mangled as C. I really like the feature that appends the mangled title to the post id since it enable to fast-read it. But often I get fooled by ...
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“question eligible for bounty in x days” link has an invalid HTML id

Under your own question, if it isn't old enough (2 days) for a bounty, a link is shown: question eligible for bounty in x days The ID of this element (bounty-link bounty) does not conform to the ...
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Can we stop counting link text in comment word-counts?

I have recently posted a comment which linked to a Google Ngrams search of some word uses. [Ngrams](https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=caught+flu%2Ccaught+the+flu%2Ccaught+measles%2Ccaught+...
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Can we have a working route if we use the id from the Badges table?

tl;dr I would like to have a route to a badge based on the id in SEDE. In SEDE we have a table Badges(Id, UserId, Name, Date, Class, TagBased). For me the first few badges look like this: Id | ...
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Add a link from Meta /review to its main /review

On a main site’s /review, there is a link to the /review of its Meta site: Meta Reviews Visit the review queues on Music Fans Meta Stack Exchange. On a Meta site’s /review, such a link to the ...
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Markdown parser does not recognise all valid URL paths

Hyperlinks which contain any of the dollar symbol $, the asterisk symbol * or the apostrophe/single-quote symbol ' cause various things to break: http://foo.com/$bar produces http://foo.com/$bar1 ...
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Should the Amazon affiliate URLs be improved by including titles?

Some time ago when answering a question about learning resources, I posted a couple of Amazon links. To my dismay, I noticed that the links were converted to rads.stackoverflow.com/amzn/... Then I ...
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Link to old community go.stackexchange.com now directs to www.golinks.io

In 2011, I posted a link in the comments of https://boardgames.stackexchange.com/a/5511/60 At the time, this link connected to another question on the same website, which was go.stackexchange.com, ...
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Beautify Wikipedia links

There is some support on SE for rewriting links to a question with the question title; for instance, if I add a bare link of the form https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/49433/replace-trilogy-raw-...
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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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If a link title contains a URL, the link is rendered incorrectly in the chat transcript

TL;DR: If you use the [text](URL) syntax in chat and the text part contains a link, then this is rendered correctly in the chatroom, but not in the chat transcript. I am aware that it is rather rare ...
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In chat, links surrounded in square brackets are rendered incorrectly

In chat, when you surround a link in square brackets ([ ]), the left square bracket gets rendered as part of the link, while the right bracket does not: [[Test](http://google.com/)] produces this: ...
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Link to the actual comment in my network-wide activity

On this page, under the comments subtab, there's a giant list of comments. However, they only give links like http://stackoverflow.com/questions/####, which open the page the comment is on but don't ...
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Magic Links to questions within comments

I'm a big fan of the Magic Links in comments. Heck, I'm going to wear out my f, a, and q keys shortly after I wear out [ and ]. I very often find myself putting links to other questions (and answers) ...
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Should shorthand tag links link to questions or wiki?

The editing help explains that one can link to tags with shorthand links such as [tag:foo]. Currently such shorthand links to the relevant tag's questions page. In many contexts, one wishes to ...
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Approving post edits: Links invisible

I was just approving some edits on SO, when I noticed that hyperlinks are almost invisible. This would make it pretty easy for spam links to slip through unnoticed. This can be seen very well in this ...
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Automatically populate title in all internal links

It would be nice if all internal links had the title tag auto populated, so instead of: Advanced Syntax Ideas link You would have: (hover for effect) Advanced Syntax Ideas link
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Timeline page should make it easy to go to specific answer

I was looking at the timeline of What can we do to encourage downvoting? on Meta.SO. This is a big question with lots of answers. In the timeline I saw an answer that I was interested in reading ...
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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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Either fix edit preview display to render bare links to more than five sites just like the post renderer, or convert all links

This is probably easier to show than tell... On the recent question Is asking for user stories off-topic on meta sites?, I see the following: As you can see, the first five links render properly, ...
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Enable internal link translation for all Stack Exchange communities

On Meta Stack Exchange, I can post a link to any question on the Stack Exchange network, and it will be automatically translated into the correct question title. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/...

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