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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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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 ...
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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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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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Oneboxing a onebox from a different chat server generates a weird URL

So if you try to onebox a onebox from a different chat server, this weirdness happens. Basically, it generates this URL: http://chat.stackexchange.com//stackoverflow.com/questions/25609915/php-sql-...
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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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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 for Spotify links in chat

I realise that Spotify could not directly be called a programming resource, but in some rooms we like to share songs quite frequently and a pleasing onebox would be much nicer than a bunch of ...
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Chat oneboxing support for Soundcloud?

This is a bit of a silly request, but since SE has recently been posting their Podcasts on soundcloud, I feel like I now have a legitimate reason to bring this up. Would implementing oneboxing ...
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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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Allow image description text in chat, so that starred images have meaningful text description

Right now only link-only messages can get oneboxed into 300×300px images. If you add any text before or after an image link, it's not oneboxed. The main site markdown: ![fascinating optics phenomenon]...
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One-box repositories, issue tickets and such on GitHub in the chat

GitHub links are posted in chat quite frequently, but the support of the appearance is somewhat poor: <html><head><link rel="stylesheet" href="http://cdn-chat.sstatic.net/chat/css/...
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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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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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Links to comments from review don't onebox

Last night, I tried copying a conversation from comments into chat, so it could be discussed there. However, the comments didn't onebox. A little bit of experimenting in the Sandbox revealed that the ...
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Oneboxing is broken with the new blog

Good news: we have a new blog! Bad news: this kinda broke oneboxing... Can chat be updated to accommodate for the new blog?
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Incorrect path to Wikipedia favicon in chat onebox

In Stack Exchange Chat, the wikipedia icon does not show up correctly in the onebox: I checked the code on the Stack Exchange chat page and it points to //en.wikipedia.org/favicon.ico. This doesn't ...
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Tag Overflow occurs in the one boxed user

Note: for me it happens only if the window width is less than 1242 px; the monitor width is 1920 in px E.g. As you can see, something bad has happened to the reputation tag and it is split and ...
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Pasting permalink to deleted chat message reveals deleted content

In Chat, if you delete a message, and then paste a permalink to that message, the onebox will show the full content of the "deleted" message. This works for non-moderators (verified on chat.SO). It'...
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Feeds's opening message in an auto-generated chat room leads to a page with comment links that won't onebox in chat

Have a conversation going in comments on an answer (whoops) SE asks you to migrate to chat. Accept. Chat opens. First line is from Feeds, with a oneboxed link to the answer. It's like this: http://...
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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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Add Instragram oneboxing to chat [closed]

If you paste a link to an Instragram photo in chat, it is merely a link. It doesn't become the image, or become an embedded Instagram dealy. It'd be nice if it was oneboxed, and since Instagram ...
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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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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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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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One-boxed content is blank in the Android app [duplicate]

See the accepted answer in this question: What happens if you choose GLaDOS' way in Portal 2? There is a YouTube link at the end of the post which doesn't appear (neither the link or onebox).
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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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Youtube onebox overlay title and ► symbol are not displayed correctly in a reply message

I'm talking about the black semi-transparent overlay thing:
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Careers onebox seems outdated

Afaik, "Careers 2.0" is the old name for Careers.SO, and there is no logo where it usually is in oneboxes, just text. So the logo is not working and all instances of "Careers 2.0" should probably read ...
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In-line code tag not properly displayed in chat preview

Proof of the bug: I'm sorry I have no theory as to what could be the cause.
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Add captions to onebox images in chat [duplicate]

When I share images with the folks in The Nineteenth Byte, I frequently find myself double posting just so that I can explain what the image is about or why I bothered posting it. For example: ...
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Tags in oneboxed messages are broken [duplicate]

I oneboxed this message that contained tags. The result is here. But the tags in the onebox don't go to the tags on the site, they go to: http://chat.stackexchange.com//codegolf.stackexchange.com/...
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Please Onebox Wikiwand

Wikiwand is a really nice plugin that beautifies wikipedia, but it does so by automatically converting wikipedia URLs to wikiwand URLs. These don't onebox. It's possible to get the unaltered ...
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Add Wiktionary to Chat Onebox

Chat already oneboxes Wikipedia links, so it would surely be quick and easy to add support for other MediaWiki sites. I'd particularly like to see Wiktionary added. Please.
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One boxing comments from advertised network questions doesn't work

So, say you've found a network advertised question: And you click it... And then you find a comment you like and want to paste that in to chat (one boxed): but when you do, it doesn't ...