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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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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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Can we onebox TVTropes?

Because, you know, that would be fun: Perhaps only in Gaming/SciFi/TV&M?
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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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Add support for secure Wikipedia pages to Onebox

I use HTTPS Everywhere in Firefox, and so all of my requests to Wikipedia (among other sites) get automatically re-directed by the browser to their secure site. This gives me headache when I want to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Oneboxing in chat is broken

Oneboxing in Chat - be it Stack Exchange Chat or Stack Overflow Chat or Meta.SO Chat seems to be broken - questions, answers, users - none of them seem to be Oneboxing. Other remote URLS seem to ...
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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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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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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 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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Stack Exchange / Overflow blog messages don't onebox [closed]

There was a new blog post on the Stack Exchange / Stack Overflow blog today, but the Blog bot's message didn't onebox anymore: In fact, blog.stackoverflow.com links don't seem to onebox at all, ...
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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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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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Onebox Blogoverflow links for chat

It would be nice if the Community Blog sites (i.e. *.blogoverflow.com) are oneboxed like the StackOverflow blog links, questions, and so forth. Jeff mentions that this only works with a whitelist of ...
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Oneboxing of deleted users' comments in chat results in empty links

For the funs, I wanted to link to this comment in chat. On-site, the user name is not clickable since the account has been deleted. In chat though, the username is linked to: The link is ...
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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How does oneboxing work?

I'm wondering how oneboxing on chat works. Do you fetch the data from an API of a site for which oneboxing is implemented or do you scrape the content of that page and extract the desired data?