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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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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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Which links and sites are handled specially 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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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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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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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 from the ...
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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 that isn'...
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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....
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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). ...
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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 ...
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Chat room links with text after them get converted into one-boxes

Whenever you post some link that usually converts into one-box, if there's any text after it (space character between the link and text) then it doesn't get converted. Except for chat room links. Try ...
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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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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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Tags should onebox

Tags should onebox. I suggest those be simply triggered by writing the tag name between brackets. The output would be something like: c++ 51k questions, 11k followers. C is a general-purpose ...
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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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Bringing chat-like question linking (onebox) to questions and answers

You know when you insert a pasted link into a chat there is a nice info tile. Why isn't there something like that in the actual sites? I think it would be great for when you think there is a relevant ...
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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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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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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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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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Disable GIF Auto Play in chat

I think that having the user to click the GIF to play it in chat when oneboxed, would make the experience more user-friendly and bandwidth-friendly. Can this be implemented here? I saw it on a few ...
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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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Spurious scrollbars in chat GitHub Gist onebox

Not sure when this happened, but can't find any recent complaints about it. The oneboxed gist has vertical and horizontal scrollbars even though it has no need of them. I'm using Firefox 31.0 on ...
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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 ...