Questions tagged [hyperlinks]
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Provide way to link to headings from within both Questions and Answers and from comments
Use-case: Intra-Question and Intra-Answer Linking As a user posting either Questions or Answers, I would like to be able to add a link within that Question or Answer to another heading within that, or ...
Broken links starting with http://%20https://
An edit suggestion like this pretty often appears in the review queue. These edits are generally fixing http://%20https:// to https://. (%20 means an escaped space in URLs.) Does anyone know why ...
Should Ubuntu Software Center links be edited?
Sometimes I encounter answers that suggest installing packages from Ubuntu Software Center written before 2015, for example, this answer. Ubuntu Software Center was discontinued in 2015 and now all ...
Change in domain name
My domain name changed from bodhizazen.net to bodhizazen.com All the .net links now apparently point to spam. I got a message about this in the comments from your staff here /usr/sbin/update-info-...
What's the reason behind ubuntuupdates.org? Who runs it?
I have seen search results coming up for this site on Google and other search engines. I mostly ignored it because it doesn't add anything substantial — nothing at all – from my point of view for ...
Broken links containing half the article [duplicate]
I have ended up at this article and I wanted to review the link to see if it's something that solves my problem - but it's broken. Usually I would edit the article remove the link and reword things, ...
Why are new users allowed to post links?
Although you may argue that they are limited to one link per post, they are actually able to post more than one link by enclosing it with ``s (and other ways), so making it so that they are not ...
Give AskUbuntu its own "magic link": [AU] instead of [ubuntu.SE]
You know those "magic links" you can use in comments or chat? You type [se] and get Stack Exchange or [so] for Stack Overflow. In comments, there is also e.g.  which links to the current ...
How do I add URLs to comments and what are available aliases like ?
I can't quite get how to add inline links to comments. There are some aliases like but I see that people add other useful links this way. Where can I find list of these aliases, or add inline ...
Is there a reliable, release-agnostic way to link to manpages?
Linking directly to a specific manual page in the Ubuntu Manpage Repository is not ideal, because the URL points to a manpage for a specific Ubuntu release, which will become obsolete and may even one ...
Can I use URL shortening (in comments)?
Would be a OK(™) to use shortened URLs in comments? If i try posting a link (or two) in a comment, with a explanation about it, I often run out of characters as the links take up half the length of ...
Add launchpad quick link
For the comments we have lots of links, such as [se] and [ubuntu.se]. Here is a list of requested redirects, from me and the comments: [launchpad] goes to https://launchpad.net/ubuntu and shows as ...
How to insert hyperlinks in comments?
Maybe I'm just making some silly mistake, but how do you create a hyperlink within a comment? I have tried the regular html syntax, but that doesn't seem to work in comments, but it does work in ...
How to find the URL of particular answer of a question
Say a question have five answers. I want to refer the third answer. How to get that particular link? I have seen to refer such links like http:// <some address of askubuntu>#<some number>...
duplicate question review management
When you click on the close button on a question and select duplicate you can then search for a question and get a result list. If you select a question that is on hold/closed for being a duplicate ...
Can we have "tools" link at the top of Ask Ubuntu site?
For users (not moderators) who have more than 10,000 reputation and who have access to o moderator tools why doesn't exist a link for tools at the top of Ask Ubuntu site? How can we have it there? I ...
why the color different?
We have closed a question but the names are shown in different colors. May I know the reason? Why does Seth have a different color?
More black links on deleted question page
This is a continuation of this question: Black links on new duplicate banner are counter intuitive. On Ask Ubuntu, when users with less than 10k view a deleted question they land at a page that ...
A call to uphold accessibility by not shortening links to "here"
As far as I see there has been some discussion about the shortening of links. While keeping the complete URL visible in the post can clearly be distracting (especially when used inline), I want to ...
Are user-contributed hyperlinks always nofollow?
I learned (from Jorge Castro) that links on Ask Ubuntu are nofollow. Thus linking to some page (say, spam) in a post here doesn't increase that page's rank in search engines. Is this the case for ...
Should posts be edited to have readable links?
When reading, i find it infuriating to see links posted http://www.example.com/ rather than Example. Should questions and answers be edited to make links more readable, or is this not really seen as ...
How to obtain a direct link to an answer?
Is there any way to obtain a link to a concrete answer? Like this: GUI works but the console's (CTRL-ALT-F1-F6) "don't" (but I obtained this link via the Stack Exchange notifications)...
What to do with answers that are just a link to a page that requires registration/login to view?
This answer is an example of an answer that is just a link, and to a page that requires a user account just to view. Creating an account on that external site is free. You can even log in with a ...
Hyperlinked answers with no content
I've noticed a lot of questions where an individual has linked to external content to answer a question without bringing in the actual information. Some of these questions, the links are dead (even ...
Using Wayback Machine of internet archive
I have read on a different meta post that there is a system being implemented to fix bad links systematically. Could it be set up to automatically use the Wayback machine to automatically redirect ...
matched parentheses in hyperlinks are not handled correctly
When a hyperlink contains a ( character that is matched at the end of the URL by a ) character, AskUbuntu should recognize that the final ) character is part of the URL. However, currently that is not ...
Linkify Launchpad project links
I've just pasted a link to the code of a Launchpad project to an answer, and I noticed it remained as plain text. It would be nice if Launchpad shortcuts could be linkified automatically to point to ...
How to link to a post in chat, to be accessed outside chat?
In chat, there is an option to link my next chat message as a reply to this. But I do not see a way to get a hyperlink to the chat transcript, at a particular post. I know this is possible (that is, ...
How to make link open in new tab
I know that in posts(answers/questions) I can use html, but when I try to write: <a href="http://some_link" target="_blank">Link</a> its not working, how to fix that?
Are the shorthand links only supported when used in comments? If so, why?
A bit ago I read the Comment Formatting section in the Markdown help and actually used some shorthand links in a comment. At the time I just assumed that these shorthand links would also work when ...
Link to etiquette is broken
If I go to https://askubuntu.com/faq and click on this FAQ, it doesn't take me to another section of the page.
A new user is missing their edit, comment, etc. links on their question
I encountered yet another question where the poster had submitted their response to my comment as an answer. As usual, I directed them to add the answer as a comment on their question instead. However,...
Use of download links in answers
Hi this may be a question that has been asked before but after a bit of searching I could not find anything this specific so I have taken the liberty to ask just in case. I have just answered a ...
How can I link to a specific revision?
Sometimes I want to refer readers to a specific revision of a question. Can I accomplish this with a single link?
Is Ask Ubuntu linked in the ubuntu.com website?
I found a lot of peoples that does not know Ask Ubuntu yet, so I start looking if this important resource is linked in the main ubuntu.com web site and I was unable to find it.
How to link to manpages?
What would be the best way to link to (and highlight) manpages when answering questions? I frequently want to refer back to manpages, and I'd like to get it right. (For example, in an answer, I'll say ...
How can I add a link within an answer on AskUbuntu.com to download a package? [duplicate]
Possible Duplicate: How to post links that install software via apt? I want to create a link in my answers that automatically open the Ubuntu Software Store with that package pulled up. I've gone ...
Make links visible on escaped text
There is no visible difference between AskUbuntu and AskUbuntu, even though the first occurence points to a link and the second doesn't. It could be argued that it is not necessary, but stackoverflow....
Add support for apt:// link schema
Instead of having to remember the whole apt.ubuntu.com/p/package shebang, it would be easier to just support apt://package links.