Questions tagged [onebox]

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

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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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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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Include YouTube video title in OneBox

Could we get the YouTube video title added to OneBox in chat? This could either be on a line underneath the video preview, or a tooltip on the image similar to the way we get XKCD tooltips. It's ...
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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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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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Site oneboxes are often white, invisible

Oneboxing of site links is often not visible, especially on beta sites: Many sites, like Ask Ubuntu and Sharepoint also have predominantly white logos in oneboxes. These images should have a ...
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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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Which links and sites are handled specially (oneboxed) 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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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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Can ideone.com links be previewed in chat?

Often in programming discussion, we share code snippets with each other using sites like ideone.com or pastie.org. The chat already has cool previewing features that show the contents of a link of ...
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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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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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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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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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Move starred onebox images to separate section in starred message list (aka StarScript)

We on Anime&Manga like images in chat, but we also like to still see relevant content in the starred chat message list. We just installed a chat bot that posts anime pictures from time to time and ...
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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 results 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 results, and ...
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Amazon logo in oneboxed Amazon links is pixelated

When I post a link to an Amazon product page in chat, the Amazon logo in the onebox is very fuzzy: Can someone increase the resolution of the Amazon logo?
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Chat room image instead of link

How can you post an image in the chat rooms instead of providing its link? There should be a "How to Format" within the chat rooms as well.
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Can oneboxing questions/answers use the site's favicon instead of the scaled-down apple-touch-icon?

I've noticed that when you post a link to a question or answer in chat, and it oneboxes it, it doesn't use the favicon, but instead uses the scaled down apple-touch-icon. Here're some comparisons, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Able to view any deleted or private chat message, with 20 rep

Normally, if you try to view a deleted message or a message from a private room, you will not be able to view its content. Deleted messages show as "(deleted)" in the room itself, are absent ...
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The Amazon is huge, but that doesn't mean the oneboxes need to be

Recently, animuson was dissatisfied with his clock. Therefore, one of our illustrious members sought out an Amazon link to a clock that would solve all of animuson's needs. And this happened: It's ...
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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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"closed" indicator does not show up properly in chat onebox

I recently posted a onebox link to a closed question in chat. I noticed one weird thing, though: the "[closed]" indicator does not show up in the chat onebox: I'm expecting a similar problem to ...
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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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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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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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What sites should have hyperlinking (onebox) support in chat?

Some sites are integrated to chat . What additional sites should the chat support? One suggestion per answer.
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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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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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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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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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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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Oneboxing Wikipedia section should quote the relevant part of the page

I was trying to link part of an article on wikipedia - specifically this to refer to a specific section of the wikipedia entry. It quotes start of the article, as opposed to the part of the article I ...
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Can we add chat oneboxing support for arXiv preprints?

SE chat has a support for oneboxing non-SE links like Wikipedia, I was hoping that this support could be extended to arXiv. For those that are not familiar with arXiv, it is a website/service that ...
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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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Fix Oneboxing for Area 51 links with referrals

I was trying to drum up support for the Indian Culture proposal in an Indian-language chat room I'd found. Anyway, I realized that while I could post the image and the hyperlink, I couldn't post a ...
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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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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 ...