Apparently it is possible to use [crypto.se] to resolve to Cryptography, with a link to https://crypto.stackexchange.com/ where the .se is short for Stack Exchange.

What other smart links can be created that are useful in comments on the Cryptography site, our Meta site and within chat?


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Beware that this list is not exhaustive, please see the answer on magic links for more options. These are just the most useful ones for our site.

Within comments

For comments on posts we have:

  • [tour] links to the site's "Tour" page, useful for newbe's
  • [ask] links to the "How to Ask" page, works even in chat
  • [help/on-topic] links to "What topics can I ask about here?" (/help/on-topic)
  • [help/dont-ask] links to "What types of questions should I avoid asking?" (/help/dont-ask)
  • [edit] links to the edit page for the post the comment is on, i.e. /posts/{id}/edit
  • [chat] links to the list of chat sites at https://chat.stackexchange.com/?tab=site&host=crypto.stackexchange.com, which includes our main chat room "the side channel"

So most of these won't work in chat, unless mentioned explicitly.

Of course the old [tag:tag-name] points to a specific tag, even in chat and posts, that hasn't changed.

Pointing to sites

These also work in chat!

For our own site, these generic links are useful:

Then there are two shorthands for the most visited sites:

More generic are sites that end with stackexchange.com, or .se in the smart links:

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    $\begingroup$ I've verified each and every one of these, but feel free to edit the wiki answer if you find you are using an additional link often, if any of the mentioned smart links don't work, or if it becomes more available, e.g. for Q/A posts or for chat. $\endgroup$
    – Maarten Bodewes Mod
    Oct 26, 2020 at 8:29
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    $\begingroup$ Test: Cryptography $\endgroup$
    – Maarten Bodewes Mod
    Oct 26, 2020 at 17:43

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