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

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Incomplete support for webp images on chat

Recently support was added for webp images across all the network. Yet, chat was left out. As a result, webp images used in chat do not get oneboxed like other images. I don't know if this is a small ...
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Some images uploaded in chat cannot be visited via the link

This is an intermittent failure and I cannot find a good way to reliably reproduce it. Some times when uploading an image in chat it shows up but the link leads to a page that says "oh no, that ...
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Blog onebox always showing the same author, even when the post is written by someone else

For a while now, all the blog posts oneboxed in chat (which is a 50/50 chance, but that's a different issue) appear to be written by Ryan Donovan. However, that's not always true. The latest case was ...
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Chat oneboxes are being inconsistent for certain users

For the past few weeks, I have been running a bot in the Sandbox while testing it to replace another, currently broken, bot that posted new posts and challenge sandbox posts in The Nineteenth Byte. ...
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Now that internally shared link clicks count toward publicity badges, can we please keep the user ID referral in oneboxed links posted in chat?

I recently posted a shared link to an answer in chat that contained my user ID, in order to try and earn a publicity badge (e.g. Announcer) for sharing the link (taking a chance even if it's unlikely)....
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Oneboxes of bookmarked chat conversations overflow on to the side

A bookmarked chat conversation's onebox overflows onto the side when the screen is skinny: As you can see, other kinds of oneboxes (there's a question there) resize properly. However the white box of ...
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Chat username highlighter is too eager

When a post link is shared in chat, e.g. here, it expands into a 'onebox'. It seems the script that highlights your username (when a user replies to your chat message or 'pings' you with e.g. @...
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Where's John gone? (aka Blog post onebox showing only one author while there are more)

When a blog post is oneboxed in chat, we see only one author: (example onebox) However, the blog post itself has two authors: Can this please be fixed?
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Links to comments in chat are not oneboxing

Posting a link to a comment as the sole body of a chat message allows the comment to be one-boxed. However this is currently not working.
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Comments from user feed link to the parent post instead; confusing onebox in the chat room

Recently, we (moderators on Android.SE) started adding some users' feed to our mod's chat room for moderation purposes. After a while, the users' posts were onebox-ed as expected, but then seemingly ...
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Ubuntu manpages oneboxing has broken, insecure icon

Oneboxing from the Ubuntu man pages site appears to be using a broken, insecure icon: The broken link is http://manpages.ubuntu.com/favicon.ico. Not only is it attempting to load the icon ...
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Answer links copied from search result pages don't onebox in chat

Once, I searched for a previous answer I wrote here to help out someone who was asking about a similar thing in chat. I copied the link to the answer I was looking for from the search result page and ...
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Chat makes old per-site meta links HTTPS and broken

I was looking at an old chatroom when I found a link from a feed that was from before per-site metas switched from meta.%.stackexchange.com to %.meta.stackexchange.com. This link, however, was changed ...
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Onebox of blog posts is broken

Trying to onebox new blog posts from https://stackoverflow.blog fails, the message stay as a plain link to the blog post and does not onebox anymore. Example. Oneboxing of older posts is still fine. ...
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YouTube Oneboxing Broken [closed]

Twitter Oneboxing in chat appears broken, and now YouTube links don't onebox as well (1, 2). Making bigger neaters things in chat to click is very important! Could someone look into this, please? SE ...
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Twitter Oneboxing in chat appears broken

Twitter Oneboxing in chatrooms appears to be broken at the time of posting. Pasting a Twitter link in chat does not change the chat message to a onebox of the tweet in question.
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Posting a SE site URL in chat results in old logos being oneboxed

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 ...
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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). Can ...
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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.co.uk/...
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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 gonna ...
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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 https://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? https://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, when the reply is a bookmark link, the bookmark onebox is swallowing the arrow: To ...
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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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