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Leaving the title out of the URL entirely works fine. The title is simply for clarity for folks posting raw URLs. You can also shorten /question/ to just /q/, so the complete URL: https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/330464/can-we-get-short-versions-of-urls-in-question-title-links can be quickly shortened to: https://meta.stackexchange.com/q/...


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Is there an easier way to do this? I use a FireFox extension for this called Copy as Markdown. To get the link for this question: Right Click (outside of the edit box) Select "Copy [Page Title](URL)" Paste from clipboard Result: Is there an easy way to post nice hyperlinks to questions? - Meta Stack Exchange. Another couple of mouse clicks to add ...


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The title content in the links is something I find quite valuable. People rarely add a title to their links, which makes knowing where the links go difficult. Fortunately, since we encode the title into the URL that means that I can hover over the link, read the URL and actually know which question is being linked to without clicking on it. I haven't managed ...


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You can use @JasonC's More Share Links (Markdown / HTML / BBCode) userscript as a workaround. The userscript creates additional fields in the standard Stack Exchange share dialog: For some reason, it didn't work for me right away and I had to fix a couple of things. I've uploaded an updated script on Github: Source code Installation link You'll probably ...


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