Questions tagged [magic-links]

Abbreviations for common hyperlinks in comments and chat

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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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Custom magic links in SEDE

There are currently 4 "magic columns" for query results: [Post Link] [User Link] [Comment Link] [Suggested Edit Link] Which are great. However, it would be beneficial to be able to create a "magic ...
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Can we have a [tour] magic link?

We used to have an About page, and accordingly, an [about] magic link. That's pretty handy! The About page is gone now - or at least it's no longer called About. It's now a Tour in the help menu and ...
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Clicking “download csv” when using “magic” columns returns JSON

When data includes a "magic" column, clicking "Download CSV" causes the magic value to download as JSON instead of a "plain" value. For example, when running the query: select id [Post Link] from ...
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Missing Magic Link for Stack Overflow in Portuguese

Looks like it got lost in translation/development. I've tried [pt.se] [pt.so] [portugues.se] but none renders into a Magic Link in the Comments box. I've opened a pt.Meta question, but, as this is ...
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Issue with magic site links in comments on migrated posts

When a post is migrated, its comments are persisted to the target site. The "magic" comments, such as [so], [meta] are supposed to be migrated as well. However, there seems to be a problem when ...
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Can we get help center magic links in chat, just like in comments?

I just noticed that magic links to the help center (help and the like) don't work in chat. Can we fix this? Magic links make it so much easier to help users understand how the site works without ...
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Magical site hyperlinks broken

I just tried leaving a comment for a user; normally when I type [su] in a comment, it automatically expands to the correct Stack exchange site; however, that doesn't seem to be happening now. The ...
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Privileges magic link for comments [duplicate]

In Add data.SE style "magic links" to comments a number of 'magic links' were added. These translate things such as [help/on-topic] into https://meta.stackoverflow.com/help/on-topic in the ...
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Why doesn't [se] always get replaced?

If you place the [se] magic link in a certain position, why doesn't it resolve to Stack Exchange? Make a comment: ...
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Redirect old magic [faq] links to /about instead of /help

There has been some discussion on server fault that the help homepage isn't the best place to redirect these old links. We are thinking about redirecting [faq] links to point to the /about page but ...
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What other magiclinks would people find useful?

I think that magiclinks are an excellent feature, but I wonder if there might be room for a few more. In particular, I would like to see magic links for the different sections on the What kind of ...
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We used to be able to do [faq#how-to-ask], what's the alternative with the new Help Center? [duplicate]

Say I want to refer a user to /help/how-to-ask, With the older, [faq] syntax, I could have done it easily using a hash after the word "FAQ": Please check the [faq#how-to-ask] How can I do the same ...
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Magic links to helpcenter subsections [duplicate]

Could the magic links be updated so that we can link to help center subsections? In the past, [faq#section] used to work, now neither [help#section] nor [help/section] work. Could this be added? As ...
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Is there any magic link like [faq] to use in comments for the page listing the topics for which questions can be asked?

When I close a question as off-topic, I generally add a link to the What topics can I ask about here? with a quote of the description that applies to the asked question. (For example, "Implementing a ...
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Replace [faq] magiclink with [help]

With the new addition of the help center, the FAQ is now a part of the help center and the link up top has even been replaced with "help" instead of "faq". Now the [faq] magic link still reads "faq",...
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Add [privileges] to magic comment links

I have been viewing a lot of first posts from new users. I often see answers such as "thanks", or "me too", or they are asking a different question altogether. I like to point out the fact that they ...
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Are there more things like [faq]? [duplicate]

When you type [faq] in a comment, it resolves into a link to the site's FAQ. I was just wondering if there are more short-style links to commonly used things. I don't remember how I found out about ...
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Can we add the '[about]' or '[tour]' magic comments to chat please?

Recently the new "about" page was rolled out and was soon added to the list of magic links. However this doesn't seem to work in chat, just comments: Could we please expand this to chat? I use ...
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Can we have square bracket snippets for posts?

We've all (well, most of us) used the square bracket snippets in comments and chat. Things like [main] [meta] [faq] [about] [so] [mso]. Can we please get them for the main posts as well? Especially ...
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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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“[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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stacktrace link tag for comments / answers / anywhere for Stack Overflow

I've reached my limit of the number of "please read my stack trace to me" questions posted on SO. It's essentially like someone wanting you to read to them. I keep answering politely, but there must ...
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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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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. :...