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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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Wiktionary oneboxing badly [duplicate]

The Wiktionary oneboxing doesn't capture all the definitions. (I seem to recall seeing an instance where it captured something that wasn't a definition, too.) And the definitions it does capture can ...
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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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Add support for .gifv format in chat onebox

Recently Imgur announced to drop the legacy GIF format with the new GIFV format. Why GIFV? It's lightweight Being a video format, it also allows more flexibility like not autoplaying or autoloading ...
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Special symbols break oneboxing in chat

It appears that the onebox (and link-detecting, for that matter) mechanism is broken by special symbols (see here). For example, the URL https://stackapps.com/questions/2177/stackexchange™-...
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“define:” oneboxing is still not quite ok [duplicate]

So, apparently the wiktionary oneboxing feature had a little makeover and now it doesn't just onebox into some ugly dump straight from the page. Except when it does. As you can see, "they" expanded ...
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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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XKCD oneboxing over HTTPS [duplicate]

When posting an xkcd link in chat, it doesn't get oneboxed when using the https version of the URI: http://xkcd.com/660/ vs https://xkcd.com/660/ The first one gets oneboxed, but the latter just ...
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Block quotes in blog posts do not render in chat one-boxes

I linked to a blog post today in chat. That blog post contained a block quote, which appeared early enough to appear in the one-box. However, the text of that block quote was entirely omitted from the ...
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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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Oneboxing doesn't work for questions from Related/Linked panel

As the title says. How to reproduce: Open any question. Click any question in the Linked / Related right panels: Copy-paste the link into the chat. It doesn't work because the link address is ended ...
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MyAnimeList onebox for Anime&Manga chat

How about MyAnimeList onebox? It's a comprehensive source of all important information on any anime including: User rating (very reliable, most recomend MAL for anime ratings, like IMDB for movies) ...
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Wikipedia Chat One-Boxing doesn't always pick the correct image from the article

This is Where does the chat get the thumbnail on Wikipedia links from? turned into a bug post Someone was complaining their head felt heavy in chat so I decided to link them to a possible solution: ...
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Incorrect oneboxing for Wikipedia page

This Wikipedia page is not displaying properly when oneboxed in chat:
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Numbers mysteriously stripped from inlined Wikipedia articles in chat

Case in point. For those too lazy to click, the original Wikipedia article reads: The Mariana Trench [...] is currently estimated to be up to 10,971 m (35,994 ft) deep. [...] The trench is about 2,...
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Oneboxing Wikipedia includes processing instructions like __NOTOC__

Someone oneboxed the Wikipedia Poblano article in chat, and it showed up with NOTOC in front: __NOTOC__ is a MediaWiki processing instruction, of course, and really ought not show up in chat. (Also, ...
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Wikipedia onebox is dropping random text

Random text is getting dropped from Wikipedia oneboxes. See this example. Screenshot: This occurs regardless of HTTP/HTTPS and of whether a redirect URL is entered into chat. I initially thought the ...
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Chat misses some words when oneboxing Wikipedia info [duplicate]

Did you know Australia was home to megafauna 40-50,000 years ago? They were huge! Our Giant Wombat, which is very appropriately named, was a wombat that stood taller than an adult. So too did our ...
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How to post a link into Stack Exchange chat so that its details get shown?

When other people post a link to their question in Stack Exchange chat, they get a rich link with wonderful decorations, tags, description, excerpt, and large fonts: When I try to do the same, I just ...
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Specific-Revisions could use a onebox

Very similar to: Onebox suggested edits/revisions in chat I often find it helpful, especially when sorting flag-disputes and discussing posts to link to specific revisions of a post. This is ...
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If there's query parameters after a user profile link, it won't onebox

I just pasted a user profile link into chat. This works: http://unix.stackexchange.com/users/77119/frew This doesn't: http://unix.stackexchange.com/users/77119/frew?tab=answers&sort=votes
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Posting a link to chat.mse (or chat.se or chat.so) in chat gives unexpected results

Whenever you post http://chat.meta.stackexchange.com/ on a line on its own in chat, it will open to the logo of Meta Stack Exchange and link to https://meta.stackexchange.com/ instead. (Effectively ...
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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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Allow to post link to question, answer, proposals etc with description? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Allow me to marry text to a onebox in chat In chat, I can post a link to chat message/question/answer/proposal (area51) etc. However, I can't add anything but that link into ...
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Secure Wiki Oneboxes don't link to secure Wikipedia pages

Thank you very much for adding support for secure Wikipedia pages in Onebox. However, I've noticed that secure Wiki links get converted to normal links when they're Oneboxed. Can this be fixed?
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Wikipedia oneboxing only works for languages with a two-letter code

While idly chatting over at Software Recommendations (boring room name, I know. Anyone have any better ideas?), we noticed that Simple Wikipedia articles (like this one) don't onebox. There just shown ...
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http://stackexchange.com/ onebox is white [duplicate]

I just oneboxed http://stackexchange.com/, but the image was pure white (I think): http://chat.meta.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/1984006#1984006. Thinking that this may have been a MSE-only ...
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Add onebox support for Vimeo [duplicate]

As the title says, can support for oneboxing Vimeo links in chat be added? Here's one to test with: http://vimeo.com/58200103
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HTTPS urls don't onebox in chat [duplicate]

When posting an HTTPS url like https://stackoverflow.com/..., it does not onebox in chat. For example: http://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/12317079#12317079
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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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making the chat help for inline references more clear

The chat help includes the line "Some links will be automatically inlined if posted on a single line by themselves, such as": I interpreted this "oneboxing" as only having to do Shift+Enterpaste-in-...
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Area 51 commitment onebox typo

That should be "committers", with an extra t.
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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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Oneboxing Github Repos [duplicate]

In chat, there have been several times that we have passed around links to Github repos, to access others' code and resources. Could theses be oneboxed, possibly just including the person's username, ...
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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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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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Ability to minimize oneboxes in chat [duplicate]

Often times chatrooms can get overrun by oneboxes. Room owners and mods can move irrelevant oneboxes to a bin but sometimes these messages are relevant and shouldn't be binned. It would be really ...
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ThinkGeek onebox support for chat

I think it would be fun to have ThinkGeek products onebox in the chat system. We already Have other shopping sites like Amazon there, and this site is directed towards 'geeks'. Albeit this wouldn't ...
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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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support for oneboxing OpenGraph data in the chats

I had originally asked for ThinkGeek products to be oneboxed and the answer provided made me wonder why support for oneboxing OpenGraph data in the chats does not exist? At the moment we get ...
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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 ...
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Gist oneboxing in chat is broken again.

I attempted to paste a link to a Gist in chat: http://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/9098399#9098399 As you can see, neither URL is working, even though they both should: Gist support ...
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Reduce how finnicky YouTube oneboxing is in chat

I recently posted a link to this YouTube video in chat: http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=ieFVN-PKLSA Here's the link to the message in chat that didn't onebox: http://chat.stackexchange.com/...
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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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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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Wikipedia Onebox breaks formatting

It seems our Wikipedia onebox doesn't know what to do with Wikipedia's style markup: This was the linked article. It's catching the Table of Contents here, which is also annoying, but Wikipedia's ...
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Gist oneboxing is broken since the recent changes to gist

GitHub recently made some changes to gist. It's more awesome now but unfortunately oneboxing of gists is now broken.
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Launchpad oneboxing doesn't work for bugs specifying a package

Chat supports oneboxing for Launchpad bugs for projects other than Ubuntu. For example, linking to https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/889421 shows the bug description. However, bugs in Ubuntu ...
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Gist oneboxing does not work when username is included

Gist oneboxing fails to work when the url of the gist is like this: https://gist.github.com/nathan-osman/4942570 (see here) But they work fine when the url is like this https://gist.github.com/...
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Can we change how UX.SE appears in the chat rooms? [duplicate]

The chat rooms "onebox" certain links, which is another example of why StackOverflow is so much fun to use. If we post a link to the home page of a StackExchange site, it's replaced with the logo of ...
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Let any site onebox with <meta> tags

Oneboxing is a handy feature in chat for quickly previewing links, but the list of supported sites is very small, and occasionally boxes for sites such as Wikipedia can break and fetch any image/text. ...