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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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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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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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Preview new HTTPS Wikipedia links in chat

In chat, Wikipedia links normally get oneboxed. A while ago, support for secure Wikipedia links (https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/) was added: Add support for secure Wikipedia pages to Onebox. ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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Chat makes old per-site meta links HTTPS and broken

I was looking at an old chatroom when I found a link from a feed that was from before per-site metas switched from meta.%.stackexchange.com to %.meta.stackexchange.com. This link, however, was changed ...
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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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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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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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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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Chat room image instead of link

How can you post an image in the chat rooms instead of providing its link? There should be a "How to Format" within the chat rooms as well.
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Onebox support query

There's a bunch of questions about adding chat onebox support for this, that, and the other. ThinkGeek onebox support for chat Add support for secure Wikipedia pages to Onebox Gist support for chat &#...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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When replying to @username posts from transcript doesn't get oneboxed

When linking a message from the chat transcript or a comment it doesn't always onebox it. When you type @username {link to message / comment} it is displayed as a link, but when clicking on reply in ...
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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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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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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 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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Links to comments in chat should be oneboxed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Add chat oneboxing support for comment links Since we can now easily link to comments, could they be oneboxed when linked to in chat? Since comments are short, it would avoid ...
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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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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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A slight update to oneboxing on chat

At the moment, if you you post just a link to a web site, such as Wikipedia, it will be 'oneboxed'. It would be nice if it could be extended so you could write something like wiki:<article name>...
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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 ...