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This is a very decent proposal but I'm not sure it's worth the effort. Personally, I very rarely link to man pages. Instead, I tend to do something like this: As explained in man ls: Quote the relevant section of the man page here. This has several advantages: It teaches people how to fish as opposed to just feeding them (man ls). I can be ...


12

Click on the "share" link on the answer that you want to share, copy the link, and use this: People who use this link will be taken straight to the answer you shared, provided that answer doesn't get deleted at some point. So, for example, using the share link on this question for this answer will take you to the answer by RapazP on the question "What ...


11

Many times you can go too simple on the links, for example - Read this article for more information: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/01/12-default-ubuntu-phone-apps-to-be-community-created Is a bit too long, but if you edit it to - Visit this article for more information. You have lost all the context for where the article is from, or about. So ...


10

If there is sufficient interest in adding this feature, I could easily implement it as a UserScript. The script could scan the WMD editor immediately before submission and convert lp:whatever to the appropriate markdown. Alternatively, I have developed a script that adds some buttons to the editing toolbar - one of which already provides an easy way to ...


9

There is a policy, stated in the how to answer page which is linked from the FAQ: Provide context for links A link to a potential solution is always welcome, but please add context around the link so your fellow users will have some idea what it is and why it’s there . Always quote the most relevant part of an important link, in case the target site ...


9

If: you think the post will be better overall by collapsing a link into text, and the text is easily found and clicked on, and the text (or the context) is sufficiently detailed that it's clear what someone would be going to by clicking on it ...then I think you should submit the edit, even if it's the only thing about the post that you're changing. With ...


9

Basically, people don't like to be tracked, and we have no right to track them. Using URL shorteners would allow you to get loads of user details (depending on the service you are using, they can even be personally identifying information), so privacy issues would be a problem. Data that can be obtained can be, and not limited to: IP Browser OS Country City ...


8

The /tools link was removed some time ago (that screenshot is from Jan '12) , and /review is there in its place. The whole point of the feature is to make it easier for mods/editors to find stuff that might be worth checking out, and /review is more efficient at that, so it gets a prime spot at the top.


8

Use the following code to place inline link: [link description](http://example.com). This also works in regular posts. However, placing too much links that way makes them hard to maintain.


8

I reckon this happens sometimes while adding a link using the "insert hyperlink" tool (either by clicking the button or pressing Ctrl+L) instead of using Markdown. The input box contains https:// (which is selected) by default (and I believe it used to have http:// by default previously). So usually while pasting the link, it overwrites the https:// with ...


7

Providing a link that sends someone directly to a particular answer (rather than the top of the question) is often quite useful. I know of several ways to do this, depending on your preferences and the specific kind of link you want. To Get a Short Link You can click Share at the lower-left corner of the answer, then copy the link in the text box. Or ...


7

As jokerdino♦ says, this is because your browser shows links to pages you've visited (via the exact URL the link uses, that is) in one color, and links to pages you haven't visited (in this way) in another color. (This is not related to cookies though.) Specifically, the darker-colored usernames are links to profiles you've visited, and the lighter-color ...


7

.1 matches .1posix because a * is tacked on to the search string: path = "../www/manpages/%s/%s/man%d/%s.%d%s*.html" % (d, lr, i, t, i, extra) As to why the ordering is weird, it's because they use glob.glob, which has weird ordering. One quick fix would be to sort by length, which would return shorter (and presumably more exact). In any case, a "fix" from ...


7

I like this idea and it seems to me to a be reasonable request and quite likely a far from onerous task. [au] seems a reasonable choice to replace [ubuntu.se] and I think we could all appreciate saving a few keystrokes (certainly my sloth-like typing speed would benefit.)


6

I'm not too sure whether you've noticed the hyperlink which says "help" underneath the Add comment while you're commenting on a question. Clicking on that will give you the best explanation and usage. Pretty simple but most do not notice it. :)


6

I do not think this would make the site better. It is irritating if a link opens in a new tab (or window) if you do not want it to. If you want it to open in a new tab you can simply open it in a new tab by choosing that (e.g. Ctrl+Left click or Middle click). See When should you use target=“_blank” on your links? for arguments of why you should not use ...


6

-6 and no answers, I'm no expert or mod, but here are my musings on why links are allowed by new users. It is simply the lesser evil in the situation, we need some way for them to give us screen shots (you can imagine what horrors could pop up if anyone could post a screen shot), also what about things like bug reports or sys logs? We need to see these to ...


5

If I'm editing something and the opportunity presents itself to also do that, I do. Otherwise, I don't think it's worth it JUST to take the url out.


5

This only needs registration because it's now an archived thread. Ubuntu Forums segregates off old content like this to stop it being archived by the search engines indefinitely. And once you do log in, you see a banner like this: Hello, <username> You are browsing a READ ONLY archive of the main support categories pre 4/21/2008. You will not be ...


5

This is indeed a bug, and should be addressed. There's a workaround, though... [Wikipedia - Ubuntu (Operating System)](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu_(operating_system)) yields this: Wikipedia - Ubuntu (Operating System)


5

I find that most answers with just links are pretty much the terms the person asked in the question put into google and then the link is regurgitated as an answer, which is usually incorrect and/or out of date in a place that we can't fix it. This is the sort of junk this site set out to fix so I usually downvote this kind of stuff. If it's a link to ...


5

The links in content generated by users are by default nofollow. This, however, changes once the post exceeds a predetermined vote and age threshold. The exact number of votes and the age has not been made public for concerns of gaming the feature. I am not sure if there are any distinctions between an external link and a link to another post in the same ...


5

I don't see the issue here, it was already pointed out that it simply links the default repos, so I won't go over that. As far as I can tell, it is just a facelift for the default repos, it may not be to everyone’s taste but for newer users, it is great as it has big icons to click, you can do an apt install, get the debs and look for bug fixes, just ...


4

From this Meta.Se post: [meta] – link to the current site's Meta; link text is the site name (e.g. "Super User Meta"). Does nothing if the site doesn't have (or already is) a Meta site. [main] – like [meta], just the other way around. [edit] – link to the edit page for the post the comment is on, i.e. /posts/{id}/edit. Link text ...


4

See URL detecting error with address like "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octet_(computing)" on Meta Stack Overflow for details; long story short: After the next build of the site, this will work as you had expected.


3

There are two cases. If the link is to a site that is recognized as relevant for the community (for example the Ubuntu forums on AU, or Springer on science sites), this is a run-of-the-mill non-answer. Edit the answer to indicate that the link requires registration, then flag it to have a moderator convert it to a comment or delete it outright (if you know ...


3

If the link is broken the the answer probably needs to be updated, why not just fix the answer to be correct?


3

What to do with comments... I don't know if there's a better approach available than just manually removing all the comments that link to the old domain (and have thus become spam) and replacing them, in cases where it makes sense to do so, with new comments. As I mentioned, moderators can delete comments, but I don't know if they have any automated means ...


2

Click on the grey down arrow on the post and then copy the permalink on the pop up box.


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