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Links to election nominations don't work after nominations close

If you go to the election page for an election that's past nominations but still incomplete (for example, Gaming), and then go back to the nominations tab, the individual nominations still have links: ...
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Random sorting appears to screw with answer permalinks

Go figure, no sooner do I write up a loving description of how answer permalinks solve the problem of linking to answers when there are multiple pages of them... ...than I discover this maddening ...
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When clicking the permalink in Chat, HTML entities are wrongly escaped [closed]

When you have an HTML entity in a chat message, the normal Chat Window will interpret it normally (if "normally" may mean: it is parsed as an entity). I.e.,   becomes a non-breaking space ...
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Privacy leak in permalink?

Update (Jan 8, 2019) This is now 8 years old but still getting occasional upvotes/attention, so I thought it's worth giving a summary of the current state. Despite originally being "status-declined",...
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Provide a permalink to a query with parameters

I've noticed that sometimes I get a "permalink" for a query that includes the parameters I gave. This is very inconsistent, and I failed to find out when it's provided and when it isn't. So I have to ...
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How can I link to a specific answer?

Is there a permalink I can use for answers/comments?
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Show warning or 404 when following permalink to deleted answer

When following a permalink to an answer that has been deleted, most viewers get to see the question instead. (The browser cannot find the <div id="answer-xx" ...> to scroll to, unless one has ...
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When following a direct link to an answer, the sticky top bar will cover up the top of it [duplicate]

When I follow a direct link to an answer (a share link, or I click an "answered 1h ago" or "modified 1h ago" link in the active questions list), the sticky top bar will cover up the top of the answer, ...
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Direct Link to a Comment

The increase in the character limit of comments has led them to become as important as the questions and answers that spawn them. On several occasions (especially on meta) I've found reason to want to ...
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Get the best of both worlds when sharing a link

A post share link and a normal post link have these orthogonal advantages: Share link: has poster ID => get a sharing badge/track its usage short => useful in a severely space-constrained media ...
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Distinguish between in-app permalinks and external links on StackExchange mobile app

I love the StackExchange mobile app - its low data usage, intuitive navigation and easy access to the most used features means it's often much better than the mobile site. When touching a permalink ...
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Add a second 'share' button to posts with comment-ready links

I'm very often in the situation of having to link to another post (mostly questions) from comments. As moderator of TeX SE, I often link to related or duplicate questions. I can't use the "close as ...
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Permalink short URLs lose HTTPS

Here's something I noticed while testing a client-side fix for this issue. If you follow a permalink / shortcut URL with an https: protocol, like: https://meta.stackexchange.com/q/223725 you'll get ...
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Shall we make it easier to find the links to comments? [duplicate]

If you are the author of a post, or you are @Mentioned, you are notified when there is a comment, and are given a link to it. However, if you just want a link to the comment, there is no way of ...
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How cost effective is it to have the option to generate a permalink for every chat comment [closed]

I am a beginner to the process of URL generation and its money aspect, but recently while chatting on a chatroom for a SO question, I realized that there was an option to generate and have a permalink ...
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Why are links to comments not permalinks?

When sharing a question, the link given by the share button is of the form https://meta.stackexchange.com/q/[question ID]/[user ID] (e.g., https://meta.stackexchange.com/q/5436/178179) Why are links ...
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Link to a question, answer or comment

In writing a question, answer or comment, how can I include a clickable link to cross-reference another question, answer or comment?
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Improve the usability/intuitiveness of direct comment links

I have seen many people share links which go directly to a specific comment. I wanted to do this too today but I couldn't figure out how. I had to search here on Meta to find this Q&A: Direct ...
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Are shortened URI to Stack Exchange questions stable?

URI to questions on Stack Exchange may be shortened from: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/123456789/my-popular-question to: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/123456789 Suppose you've been ...
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Replace Amazon.com links with amzn.com permalinks

Did you know? Everything on Amazon has a permalink. Not many people know about this, and so many questions and answers are littered with complicated Amazon URLs which are probably more fragile than ...
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What's a permalink used for?

I didn't see anything different whether or not to permallink to a question.
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Get the complete link with an id of a particular post [duplicate]

Is there a proper way to get the id of a particular answer without using the built-in DevTools of the browser? Like for example, I want to refer that specific answer in some post, so when someone ...
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Are visits to permalinks by an account still attributed to it after it's merged?

Account 4145951 was merged into account 1333493. Instead of a permalink with trailing /4145951, the user will now be offered a trailing /1333493 by the "share" link / "share a link to this answer" ...
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Difference between [share-this], [permalink], [short-links]?

This site (MSE) has three tags without a wiki page which look very similar: [share-this], [permalink], [short-links]. Do all of them refer to the "share" link / "share a link to this answer" dialog? ...
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Can we add a feature enabling us to save our favorite chat messages in one place?

I visit a number of different chat rooms where I find specific messages interesting. Because there are so many, and I tend to forget which room they came from, I'd like to be able to save them in one ...
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Are links to Questions perpetually permalinks even after migration? [duplicate]

At https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/10250/142333 It states one side-effect of migration is: The question is left as a stub, or pathway to the new site, for 30 days, after which it is automatically ...
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Use another colour for highlighting a permalink chat message

The yellow is only somewhat disruptive when it's a single line message, but with larger messages it hurts my poor eyes. Can you pick another colour?
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Provide an easily discoverable way to get the full URL to an answer

Since late November 2011, clicking "link" "share" for anwers yields a short (traceable) URL in the "share a link to this answer" dialog, such as https://meta.stackexchange.com/a/75963/84237†: These ...
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Citing Stack Overflow discussions

I want to cite Stack Overflow answers in scientific publications. For example, I could be tempted to cite an answer that has provided a good benchmark analysis to a special problem (e.g. arrays vs. ...
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How and when does the tracking of shared links work?

My two main questions: Are all URLs that include your User Id tracked? Can the visitors who use the tracked URLs have Stack Exchange accounts? Specifically: Recently the ability to earn badges for ...
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Show a short link for Answers too… not just Questions

Currently, when you hover over the link link for a question you see a shortlink. For example for this question, hovering over the link for the question shows you: AJAX inconsistency in IE 8? and ...
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Pagination might cause permalinks to open the wrong page, no matter what sorting is used

Very often, but not always, clicking the permalink of the 30th answer on some page (using whatever sorting), gets one to the page after that answer, where then obviously the #anchor of the linked ...
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How can you get the permalink for an answer to a question?

I wanted to link to an answer to a Stack Overflow question, but couldn't find a way to do it. I couldn't get the ID of the answer in order to create the link. How can you get the permalink for an ...
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Election comments have no permalink link

There were previous questions on this already, and according to those it’s also implemented by now. And when looking at the source, I can indeed see an ID being set for every comment on election pages....
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Starred messages aren't showing their stars in the transcript if you use their permalink [closed]

In Firefox 29.02a, if a message is starred, and you visit it via its permalink, you won't see its stars in the transcript. This includes the messages in the starred message list on the right hand side ...
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Why can't I obtain links to comments on the moderator page? [duplicate]

Is it deliberate that I can't click on the timestamp of a comment on the election page, to grab a link? I could earlier tonight! The feature is useful for sharing comments in chat. FF26 WinXP SP3
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Why do I see permalinks instead of slugs on Google? (i.e. /q/ and /a/)

Lately, I've seen many search results in the form of https://stackoverflow.com/q/<id> and /a/<id> on Google. Why do I see these slug-less permalinks instead of the full URL? For instance, ...
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Why does Stackoverflow redirect permalink URLs and URLs with an old question title?

Not sure whether it is due to SEO or for a security reason. But according to what I have found in an answer to a question here, it says: Leave it as it is. Google will figure out the canonical url ...
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Can't Permalink to text results in data explorer

When you: compose a query in the Data Explorer check the Text-only results checkbox run the query the permalink hyperlink looks like this: http://data.stackexchange.com/user%20experience/query/...
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Why don't the “short permalink” URLs use a shorter domain, and why aren't the decimal IDs converted to a higher base?

I was going to share a link to one of my SO questions when I realised that the actual question URL (without the human-readable title) is the same length as the "short permalink" URL after my user ID ...
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Comment permalinks should work even when they don't go to a different page [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Comment links within the same question Clicking a link to a comment that is on the same page as the link may not cause the browser to scroll to that comment nor to highlight ...
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wrong permalinks for comments on English.SE review page [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Comment links on review page lead to nowhere, when they exist On the English.SE review page, when comments are displayed, their permalinks are wrong (different, and don't work)...
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Post ID is listed twice in SO permalinks

Why is the post ID duplicated in permalinks on SO (or any other Stack Exchange site)? For instance: http:// stackoverflow.com/questions/1732348/regex-match-open-tags-except-xhtml-self-contained-...
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Comments on election page don't have a permalink [duplicate]

I can't share some hilarious comments posted on the ongoing Super User election page. Please enable permalinks for comments on the election page. Thankyouverymuch.
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Using the live refresh links breaks the permalink button

I noticed on SO earlier that clicking on any of the various live refresh links causes the permalink button on the bottom left of a post to misbehave. I specifically noticed it with: The this post has ...
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Are the friendly links to question always valid no matter how much time the title has changed?

I've noted that after the title of the question is edited, so change the friendly link, but the old friendly link is still valid and results in redirection to the new link. According to the question ...
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Permalink URLs disallowed in robots.txt, causing PageRank dilution

Below each question and answer on Stack Exchange, there's a "link" button which generates a short permalink URL to that post for convenient linking and sharing. These URLs look like this: https://...
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Can you get reputation when people follow links to questions or SO sites?

One thing I really like about StackOverflow is how professional the responses can be. I like the dedicated sub sites that are being created too. Could there be an Evangelist badge? Could we get ...
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How are question title slugs generated so magically? (ß)

I was just looking through some old posts and I noticed that a "ß" in a question title magically turns into an "ss" in the URL slug. What function is being used to format the slugs? Clearly it has ...
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Can there be way to see details on where all the visitors to my question are coming from?

I know there are badges for X number of times a question is viewed via a personal link to it. Is there any way (with the data explorer or something else) to view all of the referring pages for all of ...