Questions tagged [hyperlinks]

HTML links, generally those created within the network on questions, answers, or the site itself.

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How do I recommend software in my answers?

I have a piece of software that I would like to recommend as a solution to problems. I'm trying to avoid answering with "link only" answers, and so I need help on how I can answer valid ...
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Should answers suggesting a tool that is no longer available be flagged?

While reviewing a different answer to the same question, I noticed this answer: The answerer is providing a solution using a software they wrote themselves, but the link to that software has gone ...
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Why was my flag on this link-only answer declined?

I flagged this answer as not an answer because it's a link-only answer: My flag was declined as "a moderator reviewed your flag, but found no evidence to support it". According to Shog9's ...
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What's the right flag if a link has malware

I flagged an obvious spammer whose site was blacklisted by google for malware. Its straightforward since it is spam on the other hand What would be the proper action if a legitimate user posts a link, ...
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How to link to URLs contaning strange unicode chars

In my question I wanted to link to http://ldn.linuxfoundation.org/blog-entry/aligning-filesystems-ssd’s-erase-block-size and it didn't work. Note that the link as displayed here http://ldn....
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How should I deal with link-only answers where the information in the link can't be copied?

Usually link-only answers are considered low quality and their author is encouraged to edit them to include the relevant part of the linked page in the answer itself and if they don't do so, their ...
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How are the referrals tracked for the Announcer badge?

I'm looking down the badges list and see the Announcer badge: And so what I was wondering was how tracking/obtaining this badge is possible. Is there some kind of referral link somewhere that I don't ...
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Question migrated to Meta.SuperUser has incorrect URL in the Global Inbox permalink

Soon as a question is posted on meta, diamond mods get a notification of that in their inbox. I just migrated a question from superuser.com to meta.superuser.com and found that the question ...
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Is there is a limit of how much "quoting" a linked reference I can have in an answer?

This was actually prompted while I was editing an answer that was link only, but there have been times that I myself have found a useful site with detailed instructions. Most times, when I'm ...
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Webapps link missing in SU

I can't see webapps link in super user screen bottom section. Same link is present SO, API/Apps. Even serverfault doesn't have this link? I'm not sure about bug tag, still i'm making this question ...
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Is there any way to see how many unique views a page I linked to has got?

Is there a way to see how many unique views a linked question has got. i.e. if I click link and then tweet the url e.g. Can I set "Treat all wireless networks as public" before i even ...
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Super User does not detect links which use internationalized domain names

In my answer here, I was explaining about Internationalized country code top-level domains. Unfortunately, standard links for some reason do not allow users to click on such links. Such addresses are ...
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To hide links or not to hide links: that is the question

Should I slightly obscure links continually? Should I obscure long links? Should I obscure all links? Should editors be obscuring my links? This is my first meta question here; the FAQs is well ...
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Is it OK to downvote link only or link/copy/paste answers? [duplicate]

This is related to this question from Diago last year. I have seen a lot of answers with either a link only, or a link with a short description copy/pasted from the developer's website. Personally ...
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What links count for the 2 link limit for new users?

According to the help center, new users with less than 10 reputation can't post more than 2 links: New users cannot: post more than two hyperlinks at a time, either in a post or their user ...
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User spamming - intentional or not?

I feel that a user is asking questions without the purpose of gaining an answer, but to rather link to several other sites. Multiple links in almost all of his / her questions with less then half of ...
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Is link posting broken if the link includes a caret?

I think including links is broken if the valid URL includes a caret symbol ^. See as below this link to Wolfram Alpha for computing 2^25: http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=2^25 It is a valid URL ...
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Link redirects from answers?

Not sure if there's a problem... I had a link in this response: How do I convert a .vhd disk image to work with VMWare Fusion 2? The link was edited out with a claim as too many redirects. I checked ...
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Vote to close dialog does not handle links to answers

These URLs work in a vote to close » duplicate dialog: http://superuser.com/questions/231273/what-are-the-windows-a-and-b-drives-used-for http://superuser.com/questions/231273/what-are-the-windows-a-...
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Edits which simply change the way URLs are referenced

I've had an edit suggested to one of my answers which changes the hyperlinks I put in from: http://wwww.somewebsite.com/question_about_something.html to: Question about something | Some website ...
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URL href in comments didn't work this once

Recording Skype conference calls on OSX? Why the link on my comment on the above link wasn't highlighted?
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What is a "linked" question?

If you take a look at this question How to scan and detect spying software you can see that on the right column, just above the list of "related" questions, there is another one listed as "linked". ...
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The problem of the no longer working links

After some time it is physiological that answers may contain outdated links. And it is a pity. I see a couple of identification strategies: A script that actively runs across the entire database to ...
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Is my redacting potentially harmful links the "right" action?

I've redacted the links in this question, because they did not link directly to content, but to a website from which to download the content the website in question opened advertisement popups with ...
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SU Meta Community Link pointing to SO Meta Community

Since yesterday i.e October 8th, 2010, I unable to see meta site link for SU and SF. We have meta community link in SF and SU but both points to SO meta Community. Am I missing anything here? ...
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Close as Duplicate still counts as linking?

When voting to close because of Exact Duplicate, SE does a nice notion of linking the question in a comment. More of a theory then practice question, but would these links count towards the Announcer, ...
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Where have all the links to the meta site gone?

Typically, from a user's home page (has tabs for Profile, Activity, Settings) near the top-right corner, underneath all the site buttons, there are two links: Meta User Network Profile If you are ...
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FAQ Link Missing From Top of Page

I remember before that the FAQ link was at the top of every Stack Exchange site. I'm sure it use to be near your username in the top right corner. Why has it been removed? Can someone send me the ...
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Default or editable link target in editor

Is there any way you can specify the target of a link (to _blank forinstance) in the editor on this site? Or could we maybe have all embedded links opening in a new window? I have got in the habit ...
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Can we support internal "chrome://" URLs?

Is it possible that we could support the internal chrome:// URLs used by Google Chrome and Chromium? There are many questions where one has to access an internal page used by Chrome to solve the ...
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"closed as exact duplicate by" - suggestion

When a question is closed by a moderator as a duplicate, I believe that a reference should be made within the area below that states where the original Q/A resides. closed as exact duplicate by ...
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How do I bypass the automatic affiliate linking on Amazon links? [closed]

Is there a way to bypass the automatic Stack Exchange affiliate linking when I post an Amazon link?
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