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Questions tagged [onebox]

A feature of StackExchange chat, "oneboxing" automatically inlines links that are posted on a single line by themselves.

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Posting a site URL in chat results in old logos

When posting a link to a site's homepage in chat, the link automatically oneboxes to the site's logo. However, I discovered a couple of related bugs with it. First, the logo for beta sites has been ...
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Why do XKCD comics onebox?

I'm curious as to why only XKCD comics are eligible for oneboxing in chat. XKCD is not the only webcomic out there, but as far as I know no other comics onebox by default.
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Feeds bot posts announcements without user flair links

The bot posted 2019 Community Moderator Election Results in the appropriate channel but the links to the two users' profiles were lost in translation. Perhaps it needs a filter to replace the user ...
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Full-form links to answers are no longer oneboxed in chat [duplicate]

I have noticed that a link to an answer is no longer oneboxed when used in the format https://site/questions/question-id#answer-id. They are still oneboxed in the format https://site/a/answer-id. You ...
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3D Printing posts do not onebox in chat

Posting a link to a post on 3D Printing site, for example https://3dprinting.stackexchange.com/q/5736, does not produce a onebox in chat. I suppose it's because the chat does not expect there could ...
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Amazon oneboxing broken in chat

It seems like Amazon oneboxing in chat is broken completely at the moment. Even tried links that previously oneboxed that don't onebox any more. Here are some test links: https://chat.stackexchange....
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Preserve newlines in Twitter Oneboxes

For several years now, Twitter supports newlines in tweets. However, when oneboxed in chat, the lines are lost and it's showing everything in one line. For example, compare the following: Can ...
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Was change in the way tweets are oneboxed intentional? Is the old way or the new way better?

Twitter messages are among the types of content that can get oneboxed when posted in chat. I have noticed that the way twitter posts are oneboxed changed not too long ago. You can see the difference ...
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Room oneboxes with pings in search results/transcript are messed up

When a room link is posted into a room, it oneboxes: But when this shows up in search results, it shows up all messed up: and And in the transcript as well: I'm using Google Chrome version 58.0....
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Oneboxes appear to be broken in chat [duplicate]

Across SE chat, oneboxes appear to be broken. And feed items are being posted differently: Can we please have our oneboxes back to normal?
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SEDE [Post Link] magic column not compatible with chat one-boxing for answers

I am filing this as a bug report but I am not sure if the "bug" is on the SEDE side or the chat side (or if this should be a chat feature request). Issue: SEDE links to answers (or anything that isn'...
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Please allow us to disable oneboxing in chat

I'd like to propose a setting for chatrooms that prevents link-only messages from being transformed to oneboxes. Oneboxes have a purpose, and generally speaking they're - sort of - nice to have in ...
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What are the differences between oneboxed and regular messages when searching?

There are several types of chat messages which can be oneboxed. I have noticed that sometimes there are differences between searching for messages which are oneboxed an which are not. I did not try ...
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Stackoverflow.blog posts not oneboxing

Stack Exchange/Stack Overflow blog posts are supposed to onebox, as per this meta post but it looks like anything with the .blog TLD doesn't onebox anymore. (See this chat message for an example). ...
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Amazon onebox thumbnail picture is broken

I posted an Amazon onebox here, and this is the result: The onebox thumbnail points to this URL, which does not exist. If it matters, the original URL which was oneboxed is: https://www.amazon....
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What determines whether a feed item becomes a post onebox in chat?

I am testing a feed that consists of comments posted by selected users. When the feed is used in a chatroom, some items get posted as intended, with the author and text of the comment: Others ...
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Comments don't onebox

Here is the problem. For some reason Arqade comments don't onebox (I tried with http and https) I tried to onebox the comment https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/257112/how-do-i-change-my-name-...
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Amazon onebox too large [duplicate]

It seems that the Amazon onebox doesn't truncate text. Pasting a product link with a particularly long description results in a rather large onebox: For comparison, a long question from somewhere on ...
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Short post links with a trailing slash don't onebox in chat

Post links of the form http://{site}/q/{PostId}/ and http://{site}/a/{PostId}/ do not onebox in chat. I think they should. (Origin of such links: I'm in the habit of deleting UserId from short links, ...
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One-box is messing with my URL

Not sure if this is a bug or a feature, but I noticed today that if I link to a room's info page, it annoyingly one-boxes a link to the room, which is not a link to the info page! That's it. I'm ...
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Can we one-box etymonline links in ELU/ELL/Linguistics/Lang Learning chat?

For all the English Language sites, ELU, ELL, Linguistics, Language Learners (did I miss any), etymonline is a pretty heavily used resource. It provides very short definitions and longer etymologies, ...
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Chat oneboxing is broken for feeds from Medium

Worldbuilding has a blog hosted on Medium, and we have a chat feed for new posts. It used to onebox those posts, but 6-8 weeks ago that broke and we now get text posts with no links, which makes it ...
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onebox image broken for blog.stackoverflow.com

When oneboxing a blog post from http://blog.stackoverflow.com/, the image source is missing the domain, and thus showing a broken image. For example in this message: And the cause is this image ...
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Pinged by a comment link in chat

The other day, someone in chat posted a link to a comment that pinged me. To clarify, the comment contained the text @DJMcMayhem, but the chat message did not. When they posted the chat message, I ...
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Inconsistent auto-linking in transcript

I was looking through a chat transcript when I came upon a link that was not auto-hyperlinked. I did some more digging in the Sandbox and it appears that only in message one boxes, links are not auto-...
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How does OneBox decide which image to pull out of Wikipedia article? [duplicate]

I posted a oneboxed Wikipedia link in chat, and the image picked was seemingly a random image from the article. It wasn't the first image in source HTML it wasn't the first image in rendered HTML it ...
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Room links in chatrooms 'eat' the rest of text [duplicate]

Is it intentionnal that the chatroom 'frame' eats any text around? http://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/30455443#30455443
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Oneboxing OEIS entries

In math.SE as well as in codegolf.SE we quite often use OEIS (Online Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences), which the standard reference for sequences in combinatorics and number theory. I think - and ...
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Bookmark onebox is hiding the reply arrow

When posting a direct reply in chat, there is an arrow indicating this, which links to the replied message. However, then the reply is a bookmark link, the bookmark onebox is swallowing the arrow: ...
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The “apple-touch-icon” not displayed in older messages in chat/transcript

I do not know what the correct name is (perhaps favicon), but is seems that the image shown in oneboxed posts in chat seems to have changed url from the format http://cdn.sstatic.net/_site_/img/apple-...
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Can we get oneboxing for Steam store pages?

I realize that this is pretty niche, and that pretty much the only users would be The Bridge, the primary chat room for Arqade, but it should be pretty straight forward to include the name of the game ...
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Limit the size of images uploaded into chat

I noticed that in some chatrooms there can often happen to be uploads of rather large images, usually animated GIFs. Now of course I don't want to inhibit anyone's right to upload images into chat, ...
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Chat Onebox Raw Text File Links

Oftentimes, while testing code or linking to raw GitHub, I find myself wishing that raw text or program files would one box. For example, the link: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/VTCAKAVSMoACE/...
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XKCD onebox broken in new mobile chat

Since the interface is not beta anymore, let's open a bug that's bothered me for a while :-) The xkcd onebox isn't responsive at all. Half of the comic will be too far on the right. Probably a small ...
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Some definitions don't one box nicely

define: everyone define: helping In chat, this looks like: Yea, broken icons - but that's not the issue. Its how its rendered. Helping is nicely rendered. Everyone is not. The Wikitionary for ...
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Oneboxing has suddenly become too eager (aka oneboxing links formatted as code)

Here are a few examples of something I just noticed today, none of which previously became oneboxes: http://chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/info/240/the-nineteenth-byte asdfasdf This is a link to ...
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One-box links in chat that have valid meta description and title tags [duplicate]

I was thinking about this a short while ago, to expand what links onebox in SE chat. Essentially, anything that has a valid <meta name="description" /> tag should be able to be one-boxed. The &...
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Onebox should not require the title slug in URL to be at least 10 characters

I was trying to onebox this question in chat, so typed the direct URL, expecting it to onebox: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/34548762/void-f It didn't. Messing around in the chat sandbox, I ...
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Can we make oneboxing optional on mobile chat?

As the title says. It'd be nice to have oneboxing optional on mobile chat, especially if it were something like click/tap-to-reveal. Why? Well... my data plan is crying at the tens-of-MB GIFs that ...
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Somehow display XKCD title text in the OneBox

SE Chat already knows how to render xkcd links: you get the comic image, hyperlinked to the URL, with the title text behind the image: <div class="onebox ob-xkcd"> <a rel="nofollow" href=...
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Add support for images to Twitter oneboxing [duplicate]

When you do a Twitter onebox, it embeds the twitter text nicely. However, if the tweet is mostly for the sake of sharing an image, that text isn't really useful, and you then need to click the link ...
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stackexchange.com profiles don't onebox

Profiles from stackexchange.com (the 'main site' for the meta here) don't one box when posted into chat. See, for example, this message from the tavern (I figured if the onebox was going to work ...
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posting links with dollars in chat will not including anything after (and including) the dollar [duplicate]

This might be a collision with markdown support in chat, but it gets very annoying when you want to post images from e.g. ebay as they almost always contain the dollar sign, e.g. http://i.ebayimg.com/...
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In chat, a oneboxed question/answer goofs out with a bad link when it's within a oneboxed message [duplicate]

This is a little confusing to see and explain. Let's take this chat message. Someone posted a link to an answer in the Tavern, and that link got oneboxed: This works fine. There's nothing amiss ...
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Oneboxing should take into account whether the source uses MathJax [duplicate]

While it's reasonable to not add MathJax to chat (Any chance of MathJax in chat?), one-boxing does all the heavy-lifting once, on the server, so those reasons don't apply. And currently all posts ...
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Oneboxing comment links extracted from pages opened via Facebook doesn't work

I've opened a question using a facebook link: http://programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/298117/why-are-the-sizes-of-programs-so-large?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&...
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Hot network questions onebox is invisible in chat [duplicate]

I tried to link to the front page of Stack Exchange in chat today—in other words, to the Hot Network Questions list. Unfortunately, it ended up looking like this: The white-on-light-blue ...
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SE blog onebox image overflows

When oneboxing SE blog post, the image overflows: The image is too tall, and there's a strange white border around it… (taken from the blog image) When hovering over it, it becomes even more ...
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OneBoxing badges [duplicate]

I'm not sure if this is the right term, but we can OneBox tags like [tag:tag-name] and [meta-tag:tag-name]. It would be nice to be able to do this for badges as well.
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Oneboxing for MSDN/GitHub

We have oneboxing for Wikipedia, Twitter, and a few other sites. It would be nice to have oneboxing for MSDN and GitHub links.