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Is there a reliable, release-agnostic way to link to manpages?

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 ...
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Can I use URL shortening (in comments)?

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 ...
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8 votes
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How to insert hyperlinks in comments?

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.
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Broken links starting with http://%20https://

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:// (...
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Is there a reliable, release-agnostic way to link to manpages?

.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 ...
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Give AskUbuntu its own "magic link": [AU] instead of [ubuntu.SE]

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 ...
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How to insert hyperlinks in comments?

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. ...
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Why are new users allowed to post links?

-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 ...
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What's the reason behind ubuntuupdates.org? Who runs it?

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 ...
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How do I add URLs to comments and what are available aliases like [edit]?

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. ...
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Change in domain name

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,...
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Broken links starting with http://%20https://

The problem seems to be caused by copying a link with a preceding space into the Insert Hyperlink dialog. The software adds http:// in front of it and a broken link starting with http://%20https:// is ...
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Should Ubuntu Software Center links be edited?

Treat these answers as if version-specific1. For example, we don't want to edit answers for 13.04 release to add information for 18.04 release ( unless it's absolutely necessary and relevant ). Same ...
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Should Ubuntu Software Center links be edited?

I'd say it depends on the question. If it is still current it should be fixed. I would rather see someone do this directly on the database instead of editing every question manually. Try not to ...
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More black links on deleted question page

The site has had several design updates and this is now fixed.
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