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Magic link for MathOverflow in chat and comments

I can link to many Stack Exchange sites with syntax like [so] or [math.se]. Now that MathOverflow is a member for Stack Exchange is there a similar markdown link?
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Add magic link for Stack Apps

Comments and chat messages have shorthand 'magic' links for all Q&A sites, e.g. typing [so] will produce a nicely formatted link: Stack Overflow and [apple.se] will produce Ask Different. All Q&...
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Add shorthand links for MathOverflow and all non-English Stack Overflow sites to comment formatting help page

The editing help for comments currently lists a few shorthand links which can be used to link to other sites: [so], [pt.so], [su], [sf], [metase], [a51], [se] – link to the given site. Link text is ...
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Magic link [reprex] doesn't render in iOS App

I searched but couldn't find this reported. The magic link [reprex], documented here, doesn't render in comments on the iOS app, you just see [reprex] App version: 1.6.6.2 Device: Unknown (iPhone11,6)...
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Localization of magic link MCVE is broken

We saw that there was a wording change on how to handle MCVE. Since this change went live, we saw that the wording on international sites is broken. Since we didn't have a full discussion about this ...
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Add data.SE style “magic links” to comments

Ask yourself how many times you typed the following in a Comment: [meta](https://meta.stackexchange.com) Me, personally, I'm sick of it. Can we have some data.stackexchange.com-style "magic links" ...
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Add a [contact] magic link to the Contact Us form

Sometimes, a user has created multiple accounts by accident. In these cases, I often post a comment starting with something like Please use the Contact Us form to have your accounts merged. with ...
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Can we have magic links for comments that link to help center of the site we're recommending?

I love using magic links for referring someone to a more appropriate stack. However, if I'm recommending that someone check out another Stack, often times I want to give them a direct link to their ...
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“[so]” shouldn't auto-expand to “Stack Overflow” in chat and comments

If you type [so] in chat, it auto-expands to "Stack Overflow". This is a problem in http://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/95/english-language-usage, since you might type "so" in brackets to indicate an ...
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Make magic links to help sections consistent

As per Add data.SE style "magic links" to comments, currently, some help link require the help/ prefix while some don't: [ask], [answer], [mcve], [tour] don't require it. [help/on-topic], [...
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Add a [conduct] shortcut similar to [help] and [tour] to link to the code of conduct in comments

I like the [help] and [tour] shortcuts to concisely direct people to a specific section of the help in whatever site I’m commenting on. Can a [conduct] or [code] or similar magic link to create a ...
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Can a community have its own internal magic links?

I'm talking about magic links, which are very useful while posting comments. We frequently use [tour] , [help], [ask], [ans] etc. while introducing new users about How Stack Exchange works. On ...
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Magic link new [about] pages in comments

We already have the ability to have certain links auto-expand in comments as per Add data.SE style "magic links" to comments. Can the new about pages also be added using the [about] format ...
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Complete list of help center magic links [duplicate]

Where is the complete, canonical list of magic links to the Help Center? The list in Laura's answer here seems quite short.
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Magic links not working for alternative URLs on meta

In chat just now, I was trying to mention some meta sites using the magic links. Just as [maths.se] and [fantasy.se] and [thefinalfrontier.se] should (and do!) render as links to Mathematics SE, Sci-...
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Area 51 Discussions magic link shows wrong title

When magic-linking to Area 51 Discussions using [discuss.area51.se] or [area51.meta.se], the link shows up as: Area 51 That should be fixed to say "Area 51 Discussions" instead, because the actual ...
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A couple issues with magic links

I noticed that some magic links in comment section have weird unfolding. In particular: [tour] can be used with any case for any letter. Result links will keep these cases. Probably because of this ...
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Improve the link text of the magic link [help/on-topic]

The link text of some magic links is a precise phrase, for example [ask], linking to /help/how-to-ask, will have the link text "How to Ask". But [help/on-topic], linking to /help/on-topic, will have ...
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`[metaso]` expanding to MSE instead of MSO

See my comment below. Since Meta Stack Exchange was separated from Meta Stack Overflow in 2014, it no longer never makes sense to expand [metaso] to Meta Stack Exchange. Also there's currently no ...
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Markdown shorthand for Stack Exchange sites in questions and answers

I know that most (if not all) SE sites have a shorthand link in comments. For example, [SO] for Stack Overflow, [Math.SE] for math.stackexchange.com, and [SoftwareEngineering.SE] for ...
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Add data.SE style “magic links” to questions and answers [duplicate]

When writing comments or using chat, users can use "magic links" as markdown shortcuts. [help] – Help Center [tour] – Tour [chat] – Meta Stack Exchange Chat [answer] – How To Answer [meta.se] – Meta ...
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Allow custom text for magic links [duplicate]

What about allowing things like [Edit this question][edit] [What's on topic?][help/on-topic] [The proposal site][a51] So they look like Edit this question What's on topic? The proposal site ...
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Magic links are not localized in app

My comment to the post contains a magic link [mcve]. On the web this link translated to Russian: But in app this link remains untranslated: Same for android app: I think any of magic ...
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Will [meta.X.se] magic links stop working in favor of [X.meta.se]?

When I'm here, on Meta.se, I often guide people to specific child metas using the magic link syntax [meta.foo.se]. For example, in this comment, I typed [meta.math.se] and it automagically expanded ...
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Expand magic tag-links so all sites can be specified [duplicate]

Apparently after the split, all the tag-links (once they are fixed) will point to MSE instead of SO. It seems like many questions will want to reference tags on a particular site. We already had the ...
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“help center” magic link isn't click-friendly

There's a magic link I use all the time: [help/on-topic]. If you didn't know it, when posted in a comment, it renders as help center - which is great! Except for one thing: from a UX perspective, it'...
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Magic link for OP (original poster)

I just found out about magic links today and think they're awesome, but one additional type of magic link I would find really useful is the ability to reference the question author if commenting on a ...
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Alias mvce to mcve [closed]

"Please ask a [mvce]". Let's link that to mcve to help avoid confusion, especially to new users. From the mcve page: You may have been told to include a MCVE by some helpful commentatory, or ...
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Make magic link descriptions less ambiguous

Currently, all the help center magic links have the same text: "help center". This isn't helpful. There's a big difference between [help/dont-ask] and [help/behavior] or [meta-help]. Could we make ...
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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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Please add a `[editing]` magic link in comments

In a comment, I'd love to be able to say: please foo the bar information by [editing] your question. but I can't. The closest I can get is: please foo the bar information by [edit]ing your ...
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Adding magic link for Meta Stack Overflow?

In comments here on Meta SE I can use the magic link [so] to link to http://stackoverflow.com. Consequently, I would have expected the magic link [meta.so] to link to http://meta.stackoverflow.com ...
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Accept magic links wherever a URL is accepted

Currently, one can make short links to some common SE-related locations with the magic-links syntax: [magic-keyword] Essentially, it fills the same niche as Interwiki in MediaWiki. But, the feature ...
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Magic link for Stack Overflow in Spanish

Unlike other localized SO sites, which have magic links [pt.so], [ja.so], and [ru.so], Spanish Stack Overflow does not seem to have one: I tried [es.so] and [sp.so] to no avail, either in chat or ...
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Adding quick link to user profile (same like [tag:taghere] mechanism)

I think it can be cool to have something like this: [User:Shadow-Wizard] Parsed as link to the user profile page, much like the tag links that we already have. What do you say? Comments are welcome. :...
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The [chat] shortcut in comments links to all rooms instead of the main site room

It has already been requested that the magic link insertion when typing [chat] in a comment be improved to allow specifying which chat room (as a site may have a number of rooms). In addition to this,...
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Are magic links broken, or am I using them wrong?

Twice in the past two days, on AU and Math.SE, I've tried to make some comments using Magic links, which I want to come out like this: As it currently stands, this does not provide an answer to the ...
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Allow customizable “magic links” on a per-site basis. [duplicate]

When writing comments, you can type certain "magic links" to link to common help pages. For example, if a new post is lacking a minimal, complete and verifiable example, I can just write Please ...
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Add magic link for MCVE [closed]

Perhaps [help/mcve] (which would link to /help/mcve on sites that have it), it comes up a lot on SO. Ideally the autotext would be "MCVE" so a sample usage would be: It's not clear from your ...
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In all chats, “[Chat.SE]” expands to a Server Fault link

As the title says. Write "[Chat.SE] roflcopter" in the input box. Press enter. Chat message appears, rendered as "Server Fault roflcopter". Roflcopter.
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Add a magic comment link for help/formatting

The magic comment links are extremely useful. However, the one page I most often find myself linking to in comments is $SITE/help/formatting. Unfortunately, [help/formatting] doesn't work. Could we ...
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Extend comment “magic links” syntax to allow arbitrary link text

The magic links are awesome. How much more awesome would it be to be able to make a comment linking to one of the URLs covered by a magic link, but with custom text? Since the square-bracket link ...
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Can we have an “edit question” magic link for answer comments?

Yet another request for a magic link. In the following situations: I answer a question, the asker replies to me in a comment, and I want to reply to them asking them to edit certain information into ...
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Can custom close reasons make use of magic links like [edit]?

ELL is writing up a replacement for one of its close reasons and ran into the question of whether it's possible to put a link to each question's own edit page within the reason itself, so we can even ...
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Magic links for Stack Overflow in Japanese and Russian

We have the magic link [pt.so] which expands to Stack Overflow em Português in comments and chat. However, two other languages are less fortunate: [ja.so] does not work in chat In comments, [ja.so] ...
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Chat link broken with [chat] as well as in dropdown

In two different ways, the resolution of "chat" to the site specific chat is broken. First, if you leave a comment with [chat] in it on a site, it will resolve to the name of the site but link to ...
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Target Linkable Help Content

I was just looking around to respond (via comment) to an off-topic post on StackOverflow and wanted to point a user to a direct paragraph as to "why" the Question was off topic. What I propose (and ...
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Is there a comment magic link for tag wikis?

When writing comments (particularly to new users) it is helpful that there are shortcuts to point people towards various site features: [tour] -> tour [help] -> help center [tag:something] -> ...
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Make the `[edit]` pseudo-link in comments easier to see

The [edit] pseudolink in a comment turns into the word "edit" linked to the edit page for the post that the comment is attached to. However, I find that by default, the link isn't very easy to make ...
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Site specific magic comment links

I would like site specific magic links. Currently you can write [so] in a comment, and it links like this: Stack Overflow. I would like to be able to have site specific ones, so for example: ...