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

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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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Temporarily block (disable) links in spam-flagged posts

Today there was a spam post (copy for <10k users) to Science Fiction & Fantasy whose purpose appeared to be to induce people to click a malicious link. At least one user did: First of all, ...
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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?

tl;dr: There is very little, if any, purpose to maintaining the current rewriting and redirecting mechanisms for Amazon links in Stack Exchange posts, since the redirecting mechanism no longer adds SE ...
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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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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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Prevent Markdown links from escaping the tilde character (~) on Stack Exchange

When Linking to a Text Fragment, :~:text= is used as part of the URL to identify text to highlight: https://meta.stackexchange.com/q/370143/#:~:text=to%20identify%20text%20to%20highlight%3A When ...
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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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Block fumacrom.com from appearing in posts

The domain "fumacrom.com" is an alias for "adf.ly", which I just came across as a spam link on Stack Overflow. Since we already have adf.ly on the blocklist, we should add fumacrom....
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Can we have a "toast" notification when visiting a direct link to a deleted answer/comment?

Background: Because users with <10k reputation cannot see deleted posts, visiting a link to a deleted answer, silently opens the parent question without a clear indication that the linked answer ...
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A Theory of Moderation page not found in Stack Apps tour page

In the Stack Apps tour page, the A Theory of Moderation link leads to a 404 error: Red marked line in picture: Reason is that the URL is not rendered, and is showing the raw https://stackapps.com/...
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Make visited post titles a more distinct color on Meta.SE

When you visit a post (eg. from /questions or from the home page), the link to that post is changed to be a different color to mark that you've visited it. The benefit of this is that it visibly tells ...
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Would I be allowed to post links to services that bypass paywalls?

Every now and then, mainly on sites like Skeptics, I come across a Stack Exchange post that links to a paywalled article. This isn't great, because even if the post is quoting the linked material like ...
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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 ...
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Why are there separate copies of the Terms of Service per site, if the link in each site just goes to Stack Overflow's version?

I noticed that each site in the network has its own copy of the Terms of Service, e.g. https://stackoverflow.com/legal/terms-of-service, https://meta.stackexchange.com/legal/terms-of-service, https://...
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Linked StackOverflow blog posts should automatically convert to title

e.g. https://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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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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Emails are autolinked in the new Stacks editor

I just recently submitted an answer written in the new editor that contained an email: [email protected] After I posted it, I clicked 'edit', switched to rich text mode, made some changes and submitted my ...
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Typos in the blog links prevent some from working

The most recent blog post showcases some of the best questions from the sites that have recently turned 10. Unfortunately, some of the links have typos/formatting errors that break them. Digging into ...
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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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Could the citation helper include DOI-links as https rather than http?

The citation helper usually includes some link in the citation. Specifically, it includes a link to zbMATH. And a link to a paper - quite often as DOI. However, the DOI-links are in the "old"...
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Why is the error message "You need at least 10 reputation to post more ..." not shown during composing a question?

I did create a long question on Stack Overflow which took me about two hours and then I wanted to publish it. Unfortunately it suddenly showed me then, that I am not allowed to post more than eight ...
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Why is the URL advanced search operator only finding lowercase URLs?

Consider the search url:DarthFubuMVC (even searching globally). It returns posts that have that GitHub username in lowercase (https://github.com/darthfubumvc/htmltags), but not ones like A: fubumvc - ...
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Links should not look the same as plain text

This image shows three users in the comments on German Meta: One of them is deleted and therefore lacks a link to their profile. However, all of the links look like regular text so it's impossible to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Changing http to https and mobile links for Wikipedia

Many old posts with links to Wikipedia articles contain http rather than https links. As far as I can tell, it is better to have https link rather than http. (After all, internal links have been ...
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Broken tooltip for question link with non-Latin symbols in comments

If I put a link (from the browser) to a question with non-Latin title in the comment, then I've got not URL decoded text with incorrect right border (in FF): I would like to see correct title ...
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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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Old links to answer sort orders became broken after the change to answer sort tabs

I previously posted this as an answer (10k-only) to the announcement Revisiting changes to answer sorting menu: better use of space, moving menu into a dropdown, ascending/descending sort options, ...
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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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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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Shortened URL is not listed in the Linked section

Within a certain site, when I link to any question or answer for a reference, I've been using short URL's like /q/12345 or /a/12345, and these are linking and redirecting correctly. But the linked ...
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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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