Questions tagged [hyperlinks]

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

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Web presence link flows through profile info in the network profile

I went to the network profile of a certain user, and saw that their web presence link flowed right into their Network Profile info: Shouldn't it go to a new line?
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A Skeptics Stack Exchange query in Google search is not returning with the exact link of the site

From last few day's it's been observed that when we type Skeptics Stack Exchange in Google search bar the search is not returning with the link of the Skeptics Stack Exchange site. Instead, it is ...
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Placeholder text for “Insert hyperlink” is still HTTP, when editing a tag wiki [duplicate]

(This might be something to do with old/new editors, but I'm not sure.) The screenshot below: Shows that the placeholder text for inserting a hyperlink into a tag wiki is still http://, and not https:...
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Markdown doesn't ignore colon in the end of bare URL address

If a hyperlink is followed by a colon, the colon is treated as a part of the hyperlink. An example: https://meta.stackexchange.com/contact: If you have a question about a Stack Exchange site, the ...
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How do you alert users properly that a URL is outdated or broken? [duplicate]

I have been searching for answers on Stack Exchange websites and I frequently see the answers providing links to other websites. This is in itself not a problem. The issue is that I also frequently ...
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Followed question comments have incorrect formatting, in the network profile Inbox page

Looking through my inbox page in the Stack Exchange network profile, I keep seeing that some of the comments I've received on a followed post aren't showing the links in them, which you can see at the ...
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Underlining of hyperlinks doesn't extend to private moderator messages

A couple of years ago, hyperlinks in Stack Exchange posts started to appear underlined as well as in blue text. (I can't find the official announcement of this change, but it seems to have been in ...
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URL of Meta Stack Exchange chat room transcript (which I opened from inbox) contains 2 slashes after “chat.meta.stackexchange.com”. Why?

I was chatting in a chat room and I went offline after some time. When I came back online, I checked my inbox and there was a chat reply in the chat room. The URL of the transcript (which I opened ...
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Link to GitHub StackExchange.DataExplorer has incorrect formatting, in Applications profile tab

In my applications tab, I noticed that the link to the GitHub StackExchange.DataExplorer had incorrect formatting (the bit where it says [open source]: It doesn't actually look like it has incorrect ...
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“Helpful Links” should be more visible in Ask Question page, Area 51 Discussions

The text color of the links to How to ask a good question, and The help center on Area 51 Discussions Ask Question page are way too dark: Dark enough, in fact, to be mistaken for regular text and not ...
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Ask Question page “Tips to improve question” link overflows sidebar, has incorrect formatting, has incorrect URL on Math SE

Poking around on the Ask Question page on Math SE, I got a notice saying I should improve my question title, and the links to the resources not only had incorrect formatting but also flowed over the ...
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Link to feedback site in tag filter email does not have the correct formatting

I noticed that the email I received for a tag filter I created on Stack Exchange has the following footer: Questions? Comments? Let us know on our [feedback site](https://meta.stackexchange.com). ...
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Difference between links in revisions and in current body of questions

I found an odd bug. Apparently sometimes there are differences between the body in the post in the revision, and in the actual post, regarding presenting hyperlink in the body. Examples: look at this ...
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Should bare URLs to SE posts show up as links in bounty messages, the same way that they do in comments?

From the answer to How does the bounty system work? Can I use Markdown formatting in the bounty remarks? Can I edit the remark? Bounty notices support the Markdown mini format used for comments, with ...
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License links are not HTTPS in README files of Developer Surveys

I was having a look at the 2020 Stack Overflow Developer Survey Results and noticed that the license links in README_2020.txt are not HTTPS. The links seem to be the same in the previous surveys too. ...
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Can you see how many times a link in your question or comment was clicked?

If you posted a link in a question or in a comment, can you see how many times the link was clicked?
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Hyperlinks in code formatting no longer follows site color

Earlier code used to follow site colors, for example, Orange on Ask Ubuntu[Click on image to open corresponding cached page/post] : and blue on Unix & Linux But now they no longer follow site ...
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Make the “Highly active question” banner link to the “remove new user restrictions” privilege, not the “protect questions” privilege

Currently, the "Highly active question" banner links to the "protect questions" privilege when clicking on the linked text. Example here: Boundary of Siegel modular variety But ...
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Inconsistent Markdown rendering between preview and final post

When I attempted to edit this revision of a post, I noticed that the preview is different from how the post appears: Preview rendering: Post rendering: Markup: The actual URLs of the links are also ...
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How can I link to a specific section/part to a specific answer on a specific page? [duplicate]

I was able to add <a name="JavaEnvVar"></a> name-link inside (or top-of) the section related to "Setup Java Environment Variable" in my own answer. My answer post is a ...
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Can't insert links or images: “Permission denied to access property ”apply“” [closed]

For a few days now, I've been unable to insert images or links using the formatting toolbar above the post input textbox. When I press one of these two buttons, I get: Error: Permission denied to ...
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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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Hyperlinks not handled in comments in interaction with MathJax followed by some specific characters

On at least some¹ MathJax-enabled websites, in a comment² with a MathJax sequence immediately followed by a / or + (but not a space or a -), a subsequent [text](url) is mishandled if followed by ...
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Why wasn't this link in the chat made clickable? [duplicate]

https://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/54730117#54730117: Why wasn't this link in the chat made clickable?
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Link renders differently on client and server side when preceded by a special character

When editing a question on History of Science and Mathematics, I observed that a link which was not rendered in the post was hyperlinked in the edit preview (see pictures below). I tried reproducing ...
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Stack Overflow Business is down

On a lot of the SE sites (notable exception being Stack Overflow itself), there's a link to Stack Overflow Business in the footer. It links to https://stackoverflowbusiness.com. However, that site ...
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Which URL structure should I use when archiving questions in the Wayback Machine?

There are several URLs one could use to get to a question. For example: https://money.stackexchange.com/questions/124409/can-stocks-trade-at-negative-prices https://money.stackexchange.com/questions/...
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A link where the content of the ask-page modal dialog can be seen

Not too long ago, the new modal dialog displayed to users who were asking their first questions was added. The relevant announcement can be seen here: The new ask page is now live on the network! ...
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Is it acceptable to copy my own answer? [duplicate]

Is it generally accepted to copy my own answers across questions / exchange sites? (assuming the questions are not duplicates and the answer solves both questions) Should I link back to the original?
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What's the URL format that shows all comments expanded for all SE sites?

I want to archive some questions. But some comments are hidden because of the mechanics of how SE's UX work i.e. I have to click on show X more comments below each post. So, like superuser.com/a/...
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Why is the auto-replace for on-site question-links with the respective question-title only enabled in posts but not in comments? [duplicate]

When you paste an url in a question or answer (i.e. a post), its link text is automatically replaced with the title of linked-to question, like so: Replace trilogy raw links with the current question ...
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Link to “help us create it” on tag info page is barely visible on Beta Meta sites

The tag info page of a tag without a wiki and an excerpt has a request in place of the excerpt, of the form: The moderator-training tag has no usage guidance, can you help us create it? The link ...
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The 6 character edit threshhold and replacing links

Say you come across an old post and linked in it is this URL: https://docs.python.org/2.7/library/shelve.html Updating the URL changes only three characters and doesn't surpass the edit threshold: ...
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Should the text of answer short links automatically get prettified like the text of other links?

If I paste the URL for a Stack Exchange answer (with or without the anchor), the text of the automatic hyperlink is automatically populated with the title of the question: https://meta.stackexchange....
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When I wrote “X<CD” instead of XKCD the link in the line didn't display. Why?

In the question Can the COVID-19 genome really fit into a social media post (XKCD 2299), is this ever done in practice? I had a typo which caused the link not to show: X<CD 2299 [Coronavirus ...
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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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Are Stack Exchange URL parameters defined anywhere? [duplicate]

Are the parameters used in Stack Exchange URLs defined anywhere? For example, I just encountered a stackexchange.com URL with rq=1, and I frequently encounter stackexchange.com URL's with cb=1.
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Pre-2017 meta links remain broken in 2020

Back in 2017, SE changed their meta URL hierarchy, so their URLs are no longer meta.site.stackexchange.com, but rather site.meta.stackexchange.com. While the Community user did a good job fixing all ...
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Showing Links to Answers

Is there a trick to showing links to answers? I notice that they all have a distinct id, so it’s 90% in place already. Sometimes it would be helpful link to an answer rather than a question. I have a ...
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Amazon links are broken network-wide

Clicking on book recommendations in this SO answer currently redirects one to https://stackexchange.com/site-not-found. A couple of links from that answer: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0131103628 https:...
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How can I diminish the link, writing few words? [duplicate]

When I copy a link and paste it, it can be so long. I need to shorten it. How can I do that? How can I make a link from one word? For example, the word here.
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Why are the colors of visited and non-visited links on Academia.SE so different?

On Academia.SE, the color of non-visited links is blue, and the color of visited links is red: However, on every other SE site I have visited, the color of visited and non-visited links are slightly ...
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A break is needed between two URLs if they include $ (if the site is mathjax enabled)

vs Link to post. Thanks to @MarkKirby for identifying that a line break solves it (first time that was needed for me). I'm guessing status-bydesign, unless there's a fix for it. I'll leave it ...
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Square brackets in hyperlinks is broken in comments

On all Stack Exchange websites, using square brackets in a hyperlink like in the following Markdown code is correctly translated into HTML in questions and answers, but not in comments: [[class....
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Should linked questions be more visible?

Every now and then I remember that there are actually links to other questions on the right hand side. For people who don't know: Whenever you post a URL to another question, the question that links ...
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Underline Overflow™ in links under answers

It looks like the CSS for links in the UI has recently changed, and most of the links are now always underlined: This is a little heavy IMHO, and is not consistent with other links on the page (e.g. ...
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Clicking on full site loads mobile chat again

I was switching from mobile chat to full site to upload an image on chat room on my mobile. Clicking on full site still gives mobile chat after a page refresh. I tried several times but the result ...
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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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How can I refer and link to other posts in my post?

Several times, when asking a question or posting an answer, I have to rely on another question/answer (or even a comment!) somewhere in the site. I generally do this: ... as mentioned in [this answer]...
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Hyperlink without underline in deleted answer's post notice

Recently I deleted one of my post (10k+ users only). After it deleted, there is a inconsistency with the hyperlink in the post notices. The deleted question link contains a hyperlink, whereas the ...

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