Questions tagged [hyperlinks]

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

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Rewriting “local” URLs automatically

I think that URLs like https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/31776/why-do-we-tag-questions could be automatically rewritten by Stack Overflow and other sites into a nicer form. It could be ...
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Let /m/[number] link between Main and Meta

Proposal http://judaism.stackexchange.com/m/1473 should link to Meta.Judaism.SE post #1473. http://meta.judaism.stackexchange.com/m/1473 should link to Judaism.SE post #1473. And, of course, ...
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Relative URL links break when a question is migrated

Recently, I posted a comment on a question, which contained a relative link to another question on this site (i.e. a link of the form [link](/questions/3122/formatting-sandbox)). The question was ...
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Include original link on error page [duplicate]

Recently I've tried to open my profile, but there was a problem with a server. So I've been redirected to: https://ru.stackoverflow.com/error?aspxerrorpath=/users/15479/suvitruf-says-reinstate-monica. ...
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How can I link to a specific answer?

Is there a permalink I can use for answers/comments?
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Clicking on code could hyperlink to the documentation for that code

It would be nice if when clicking on code it could hyperlink to the documentation for that code. I.e. when I'm viewing this question: Programmatically generate video or animated GIF in Python?, ...
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How do I view the pre-existing community for a current Area 51 proposal?

A proposal on Area 51 was recently closed by a staff member with a comment that contained Please do not disregard the community requirement when submitting a proposal. When you submit this proposal ...
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Why is linking bad?

I've seen many people refer to linking to pages on SO and even other sites as being bad and saying things like "I hope they don't mind". Why is linking a bad thing? I did just read all about Google ...
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Automatically have links archived in the Wayback Machine

In a recent (now deleted) question, I proposed having a little reminder of some sort to archive links that are put in questions and answers, as they can die and much of the time there is no archive of ...
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Links to URLs containing parentheses

How do I add a link to a URL containing parentheses () (or "round brackets" by heathens)? For example: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa752574(VS.85).aspx The parentheses around "VS.85" ...
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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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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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What was the reason behind changing copy-link edit box behavior?

tl;dr: What was the reason for disabling Ctrl+X shortcut on text field used for sharing URLs to each question and answer. This change and the force to use Ctrl+C instead seems to me very odd and ...
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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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Given that Stack Exchange no longer adds its referral code to rewritten Amazon links, can we get rid of the link rewriter?

Since 2009, Stack Exchange has been rewriting links to products being sold on Amazon.com (only the U.S. site, not other international Amazon sites) to add in its own affiliate referral code to the ...
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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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Do comments that promote a user's post fall under spam?

Our current definition of spam focuses mainly on someone trying to sell you an off-site product. What makes something spam and when should I flag it? A post should be marked as spam only if it ...
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Protocol-relative and relative URLs should be considered “Linked”

Currently, neither protocol-relative URLs, nor relative URLs, are recognized by the system as pointing to questions to be added to the "Linked" list for the current question. Given the pending switch ...
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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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Superuser.com should better-identify as authentic Stack Exchange site [duplicate]

Suggestion: superuser.com should forward to superuser.stackexchange.com or something with stackexchange in the name, and should very-very-clearly be branded as part of the SE family. I eventually ...
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Make external URLs more transparent for mobile users

When viewing hyperlinks, users are not able to see the URL or destination host, only the text that the poster decided to write. For example: gee, I wonder where this link goes... I consider this an ...
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Help users create dummy links that are not to unrelated commercial sites

A search for domains like mysite.com provides thousands of results on Stack Overflow and hundreds on Drupal Answers. I sampled some. Each and every one I checked was a post by someone ignorant about ...
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When a question is closed as a duplicate, could we add a link to the original question?

In situations where a question has been closed in relation to another post, could there be a simple addition of a link to the related post? closed as exact duplicate by Daniel Pryden, Cody Gray, ...
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Android app crashes when clicking a link in Preview mode

While using android mobile application found a bug in it, also had an email redirecting me here to post question and drive solution finding process Here goes some information about this issue: Env : ...
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Memofy links considered harmful?

I'm seeing more and more answers linking to memofy, instead of containing the answer directly. Is this spam? I have not created and do not want to create a memofy account, so all I ever see is the ...
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What is the threshold for removing rel=nofollow from links in posts?

Since late 2011, Stack Exchange has stopped using the rel=nofollow attribute on links from posts with a high enough score. However, the precise details of what counts as "high enough" were not ...
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Are answers that just contain links elsewhere really “good answers”?

I have often wondered at the practice on Stack Overflow, Server Fault, and the other sites where someone will ask a question and an answer will come in that says Look here: http://link ...
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Show preview of link target in a tooltip with popup effect

Description of the problem Many times a post links to another answer. Example : So far everything is correct. But what happens if there are several links to a post, and that post contains links to ...
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Convert to edit feature messes up link numbers

I recently converted a post into an edit to the question (where it belonged). Both the post and the question had at least one link [1]: http.... The system did not reassign he number scheme, so the ...
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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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Emoji in URL breaks “insert hyperlink” tool in editor

I just happened to notice that entering a URL that contains emoji or other non-BMP Unicode characters into the "Insert Hyperlink" dialog in the SE Markdown editor will fail with an uncaught URIError. ...
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Auto-inserting Stack Overflow affiliate into all Amazon links [closed]

We have officially discontinued the Amazon book affiliate remnant ads, since despite our best efforts they don't perform well for our audience and cannot be made to perform well. We've often wondered,...
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Can the title of the question not be a link when viewing a single question (and its answers)?

The title pretty much says it. Question's title while viewing a single question and its answers currently is a link that leads to the same page and usually browsers make it really hard to select (and ...
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Add “Hot Questions” link in stackexchange.com navigation tabs

I reached All Sites list on stackexchange.com and wanted to move to the Hot Questions page. I looked around for Hot Questions link and didn't find any. The one and only way to see the Hot Network ...
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Can we get a current user link for flairs?

My profile has a link to the flair page on it, so others can use them. However, it is a link to the flair page for me, because the /current trick (which replaces "current" with the logged-in user's ID)...
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Allow mailto in the user card

With the advent of the user card which explicitly supports links for twitter, google+, and others, we should also include explicit links to the most used form of communication on the internet - email. ...
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Add link styling to the latest activity link in the question stats

With the new design of putting the question stats under the post title, it's not obvious at all the latest activity time is a clickable link. The current style blends in with the non-link labels on ...
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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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Creating an image link in Markdown format [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: recommended syntax for an image with a link How can I create an image link using the Markdown format? I want an output like <a href="" rel="some text"><img src="/path/...
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Is there an easy way to post nice hyperlinks to questions?

Often I want to link to an existing question on the SE network in a comment or even a question/answer. One way to do this is by using the Share button. The link will be given in the form https://...
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Can we get short versions of URLs in question title links?

The title on all question pages has a link to the question. These are normal links (of the form /questions/{questionID}/{title}), with the question's full title in the link. They would be a lot more ...
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One Boxing Not Occurring in Chat

I just posted a link to a question in a StackExchange chatroom, and the abbreviated text ( superuser.com/questions/... ) was distinctly unhelpful. And actually, that's exactly what I posted: ( How ...
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Greasemonkey: highlight your username in red wherever it appears (find your own posts more easily) [closed]

Install it on userscripts here The posts of the person who asked the question are highlighted in blue, so why can't our own posts be highlighted? It makes finding my stuff much easier. Highlights ...
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Are there any URL shorteners for Stack Overflow and/or Stack Exchange in general?

Site-specific URL shorteners would be so handy, especially when I'm writing tweets: Instead of: Wiki software for documenting APIs Or: http://bit.ly/e2oLNN I could post: stackoverfl.ow/...
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Trackbacks from SE to the arXiv.org?

Is it possible to implement trackbacks from SE sites to the arXiv.org? Example: Here is a list of trackbacks to the arXiv preprint arXiv:0905.2658 from various blogs. My feature-request is that if a ...
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“Linked” posts with no titles

When linking to an SO answer, I sometimes leave out the question ID if I'm trying to conserve space in a comment (i.e. http://stackoverflow.com/q/answer-id instead of http://stackoverflow.com/q/...
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Search on all sites: tag links lead to the 404 link not found page [duplicate]

Searching on all sites, e.g., https://stackexchange.com/search?q=dokuwiki, gives me a list of questions with tag links. Clicking one of the tag links, e.g., https://stackexchange.com/questions/...
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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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Can you make the “share” box actually wide enough to fit URLs?

This is a daily occurrence as I use StackExchange. Hit "Share..." Get the popup box, then struggle to select the entire URL. While there may be iOS issues here, the point is the share textbox is ...
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Title changes in HNQs make browsers mark them as 'unvisited'

In the below example it shows one link as visited another as unvisited. However I have previously read both posts. Can the URL be changed either to short form, or to not include the title.