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

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Make chat onebox HTTPS links

When I paste a link like http://www.xkcd.com/975 on chat, it promptly oneboxes the comic. However if I post the HTTPS version of that https://www.xkcd.com/975 it doesn't. This is true for all other ...
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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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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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Display onebox title in starred/pinned messages list

When a message containing a onebox is starred or pinned, the star list displays the original URL in a hyperlink. Instead of a URL, the text should be a descriptive label depending on what kind of ...
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Oneboxing a Stack Exchange post using HTTPS does not work

When you post a link from Stack Exchange into the chatbox using HTTPS, the link does not onebox. However, if you change the link to HTTP, it works. See the screenshot below: HTTPS URLs should onebox, ...
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Overrides/preferences for chat oneboxing

Chat oneboxes kind of a lot of things - many SE features, images, twitter feeds, etc. This is a great feature. However, sometimes it's not so great. Many times I find myself in the position where ...
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Chat oneboxes Github gists too big

Case in point: gist in C++ chat. It fills the whole screen. Or, as DeadMG puts it: whoah, giant wall'o'text I suggest reducing the max-height by half, i.e. 300px. That should be enough.
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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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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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YouTube Mobile Links in Chat Not Oneboxed Correctly

Recently, I have been chatting on my mobile device more frequently, and have noticed a slight error in the way that thumbnails of Oneboxed videos are displayed. I tried to post a mobile video, using ...
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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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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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Why do I have godlike gist powers?

I thought chat oneboxed gists. And in fact, it does. I oneboxed gist #5363882 some minutes ago. Someone was surprised at that, and gave it a try—his link didn't get oneboxed. And then the Lounge<...
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Can we onebox TVTropes?

Because, you know, that would be fun: Perhaps only in Gaming/SciFi/TV&M?
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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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Automatically cull oneboxed deleted posts (especially spam) from chat

Scenario: There's a spam post that's lingering on a site. Someone links to the post in a chatroom, to attract more spam flags. The post gets hammered off. But the onebox of the post remains in the ...
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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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Community♦ profile doesn't onebox in chat

When I post a link to the Community♦ profile in chat, it doesn't onebox. I'd wager that this has something to do with the negative user ID, but the Stack Exchange API seems to handle it just fine ...
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Area 51 commitment onebox typo

That should be "committers", with an extra t.
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Allow /# when oneboxing comments

Oneboxing comments in chat is broken when there is a forward slash before the number sign. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/19894363/expecting-a-declaration-c/#comment29596719_19894363, for example, ...
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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. http://cdn.sstatic.net/...
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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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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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“define:” oneboxing selects completely bogus data

I found this weird word, "burke", and decided to check it out. It turned out it was an alternative spelling of "berk". This is what define: berk in chat expanded to: So, according to that, "berk" as ...
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Posting Edited Questions in Chat

I've recently noticed an issue in my chat room where if I post a link to a question that has been edited that the one box feature no longer shows the question details and instead shows a standard link....
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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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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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Onebox suggested edits/revisions in chat

A picture is worth a thousand words: I would find it helpful to get a quick diff, the edit summary and any retagging in the onebox. Usually this would be enough to tell why the mentioner wants to ...
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Setup starred feed to replace oneboxing link's display text with onebox text content

Right now if you have oneboxable links, if starred, the feed panel will display this, usually, mangled and hard to read link without any indication of content. (So we lose the benefit of oneboxing ...
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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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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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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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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.
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Onebox in chat is exposing HTML tags in the title of the onebox

In this example, the <em> tag is not rendering properly:
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Disqus Comments should be Formatted in Chat

In room-15 on SO, we have recently started a blog. We used Disqus to power comments, however, when we try to post them in the chat room, they aren't formatted the way comments on this site do. Not ...
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Make chat oneboxing smaller and less obnoxious - click to enlarge instead

From what I've seen, the majority of oneboxes are for inane things such as image macros, question dumping, and twitter quotes. Now, don't get me wrong, I enjoy this stuff quite often, but not when it'...
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The “?cb=1” added to questions accessed via CB prevents one-boxing in chat

I noticed something on the SE sites and I don't know if others did (no MSO questions on it, though) so I'm taking it to the public. If you access a Meta question, the address bar will show a ...
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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 have “onebox” links like chat on the meta sites?

It'd be nice to have onebox or "magic" links when on meta sites. If we post a question about another question on the parent site, the onebox preview like on chat would be helpful. For example, when ...
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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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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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Chat doesn't onebox meta.se comments with newsletter code in the URL

I don't know whether this is network-wide or just on SO, but chat doesn't onebox meta.se comments when I've come to the post through the Meta newsletter and so ?newsletter=1&nlcode=x is in the URL ...
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Onebox for Trello Boards

There is currently a onebox for Trello Cards. Cards look kind of like this: It would be nice if links to Trello Boards were oneboxed also, to tell you the board's name, show its icon, and what ...
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Additional chat one-boxing for Google Play and App Store

I've noticed in chat that Google Play apps and iOS App Store apps don't get oneboxed. I feel like these would be good candidates for oneboxing, as things like tweets and Amazon items get one boxed, so ...
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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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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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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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Let the user choose to turn off oneboxing

Recently I've moved from a large 1080p screen to a smaller one, and I never noticed this before, but holy crap, oneboxing is incredibly annoying if you don't have a large quantity of screen space. ...
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When an avatar is displayed in an expanded question link in chat, it doesn't have a hat

When you paste a link to a question into chat with no surrounding text, it gets oneboxed. Duh. There's an avatar in the onebox. It doesn't have Winter Bash hats. It maybe should.
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Can we get oneboxing for Kickstarter in chat?

I am seeing more and more links to kickstarter projects in chat, at least on The Bridge, and I saw that Kickstarter videos gets embeded when linked on Facebook. I was wondering if we could get some ...