Questions tagged [hyperlinks]

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

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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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How can I link to a specific answer?

Is there a permalink I can use for answers/comments?
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Inline links in comments

Can we please have these? I would like to be able to write something like [Inline Link](http://example.com/) and have it work in a comment instead of "Inline Link - http://example.com/". Case in ...
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Ban LMGTFY (let me google that for you) links

I've just asked a question on Stack Overflow which was a prime candidate for googling. I admit it was a poor question and with a little bit of research I would have found the answer. It annoyed me ...
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Adding links to Comments

While giving comments many times I wanted to add links to my comment. But instead of using some short hand like Read "this" (this is a link in this case) I had to write Read "http:\\www.somelink.com". ...
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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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Remove the shortened URL from the Post-Ban-Message [duplicate]

The message informing users about the post ban carries a shortened URL: Sorry, we are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account. See http://goo.gl/C1Kwu to learn more. Can it please ...
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Replace links with the current question title in comments

In questions, links get converted into question titles (see Replace trilogy raw links with the current question title?) Can the same functionality be added to comments?
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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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Direct Link to a Comment

The increase in the character limit of comments has led them to become as important as the questions and answers that spawn them. On several occasions (especially on meta) I've found reason to want to ...
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What shortened URLs are available through s.tk?

It was announced on the Stack Exchange Podcast episode #23 (at 1:05:26) that Stack Exchange has its own URL shortener, http://s.tk/. Users can't create their own, they can only use the ones that are ...
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Ban URL shortening services

Related: Ban LMGTFY links | Shall we spam-flag lmgtfy-links? | URL Shorteners cleanup Ban URL shorting services from being used in questions/answers. I have three major reasons to request this: It's ...
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What's the recommended syntax for an image with a link?

What's the recommended syntax for an image with a hyperlink? I tried doing it with the markdown toolbar buttons and the image and link buttons conflict with each other, so I had to resort to HTML. ...
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Let Me Flag That For You - URL Shortener Cleanup [closed]

The Request I set out on the Crusade for the Holy Grail of no-redirections (named by Denilson Sá) to eliminate every shortened URL on Stack Overflow. But the foreign hordes are overwhelming me, ...
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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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Auto-inserting Stack Overflow affiliate into all Amazon links

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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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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Can and should Stack Overflow automatically rewrite bit.ly links? [duplicate]

Quite a few people paste in bit.ly links into comments or answers, sometimes even for linking to other pages (or answers within the same page) on Stack Overflow. This way, you do not see where the ...
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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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Remove nofollow on links at a certain age [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remove nofollow on links deemed reputable I propose that after a certain amount of time has passed since the last edit on a question or post, that all links within that post ...
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Is “stackoverflow em Português” for Brazilians only?

Why is the URL for stackoverflow em Português (or Stack Overflow em Português?) https://br.stackoverflow.com/ rather than https://pt.stackoverflow.com/? br is the language code for Breton. It's also ...
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“$” is silently removed from links used in comments

I was trying to post something similar over on Super User: … [images](http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:$wgAllowExternalImages)? However, the comment was rendered as: <a href="http://www....
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Please do something to encourage people to scale down their giant heavyweight photos

Once conveniently posting photos at imgur.com was introduced I see many users uploading photos right from their camera. For example, here the second photo is 2,5K by 2K pixels and has size of 680K. I ...
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Blogs.sun.com is dead

Long live https://blogs.oracle.com. It appears that blogs.sun.com URLs no longer work. They are now blogs.oracle.com. An Oracle employee is working his way through the relatively small number on ...
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Can we not rel=nofollow links in profile About Me for users with 3000+ rep?

Presently, users with reputation over some threshold don't get rel=nofollow on their "official web site" link in their profile, which is nice. Can the same apply to links in the About Me section of ...
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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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Citing Stack Overflow discussions

I want to cite Stack Overflow answers in scientific publications. For example, I could be tempted to cite an answer that has provided a good benchmark analysis to a special problem (e.g. arrays vs. ...
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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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Which links and sites are handled specially in chat?

There is a special linking to some sites in chat, also known as "onebox". What is the full list of supported and integrated sites? Return to FAQ index
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Warn new users earlier that they cannot post links or images

First impressions are important, and one specific restriction SE places on new users can easily lead to a very bad first impression (see here for a recent example). If you add more than two links or ...
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Is there any support for mass link editing?

My old blog is no more. Existing links will (slowly) give a 404. I'm working on getting a new domain structure which I control, so that in the future I can put my own redirects in place etc, but I can'...
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Replace trilogy raw links with the current question title?

It often happens that people will refer to other questions by simply pasting the full link to this question, especially on Meta. Would it be a good idea to detect such links, and replace them ...
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HREF Overflow: A tool to find cross-references between the trilogy sites [closed]

Update 2010/04/25: A built-in feature like this seems to be around the corner. Note the "Linked" column on the right – this has been deployed exprimentally on Meta, but I suspect it won't be ...
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Free meta from the tyranny of nofollow!

(Yes, the title is obviously hyperbole. See comments below.) In this comment, Shog9 confirms that all links from meta sites to outside the Stack Exchange network are marked with rel=nofollow, causing ...
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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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Visited links should be more visible

(This is mainly for Stack Overflow, I did personally not check out color schemes on the other sites. But a similar issue has been raised for beta sites.) I don't think the current style for visited ...
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For what purposes is my user id used when sharing a link?

My user id on StackOverflow is 50776. I just noticed that when sharing a link, it's appended to the end of any link when I try and get a link for a question/post: I'm curious what purposes this is ...
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Can the links be disabled in the vote-to-close dialog?

Over the time I've been able to vote for closure on SO, I've gotten into the habit of clicking on the reason itself in order to select the radio button corresponding to it. Since the reasons have ...
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Adding a new link to a post messes up indexes in square brackets in code already present in the post

In an answer, I was adding some links to the documentation, after I wrote some PHP code. As result, the code was altered. Take as example the following Markdown with an indented code block. if (...
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Support showing image in original size in overlay

It would be nice to support showing images in their original size when they where automatically resized because they are too big to fit in a question or answer (Example). I envision it just like in ...
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Knowing Your Limits: What is the maximum length of a question title, post, image and links used?

There's one question in SO I'm planning to answer with a really long answer. While I'm still baking my post, these questions dawned to me: What is the maximum character length of a post? How many ...
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What happened to the broken link review queue?

For a bit there was a sort of "beta" review queue for broken links at yoursite.se/review/links, you can still see the stats for that queue at https://meta.stackexchange.com/review/links/stats. However ...
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Replace links with page titles when referring to most linked sources (MSDN, Wikipedia, …)

Both MSDN and Wikipedia are very referenced documentation resources. Would be possible to automatically replace not formated links, like: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.text....
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Make it easier to link to documentation for common technologies

(This is related to "Advanced Syntax Ideas" but not quite the same.) I don't know how many links I add to docs in one day of posting, but it's a lot. I've made this somewhat easier with "smart ...
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Make links in Stack Overflow answers more obvious?

The color/decoration of links in answers on Stack Overflow (light blue, no decoration) is not very clear at all if one just links them in context (like I did there). Could we make them more obvious? A ...
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Automatically convert links to popular mobile pages (such as the mobile Wikipedia) to point to the corresponding regular pages

This issue came up here on Worldbuilding: If somebody is on a mobile device and wants to cite, e.g., Wikipedia, they usually insert a link to the mobile Wikipedia instead of the regular one. This is ...
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Keeping links to the closed sites

Is there any way to keep links from the closed sites, so they can redirect to the migrated questions? See here for the migration of the recently-closed sites. The problem is with links on external ...
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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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Ban LMGTFY links across the Stack Exchange network

Periodically, someone on Programmers.SE gets the "clever" idea to post a LMGTFY link to a question that they don't care to answer for real. It's a silly practice and terrible for all the reasons ...
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Please don't ask us to act on other websites in a way you made impossible on yours (aka be fair about nofollow)

Currently ToS requires, that when we reuse content from Stack Exchange sites: You will ensure that any such Internet use of Subscriber Content Hyperlink each author name directly back to his or her ...