I find myself linking often to a specific SE blog post. This one is fairly commonly linked as a close reason and for a number of other reasons. Is there a way we can get an easy shorthand to link to it and other SE blogposts? in this instance I would love to see it be [Good Subjective, Bad Subjective].

  • Evernote. ~ ~ ~
    – Ryan Frame
    Aug 10, 2013 at 0:32

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You can use the standard markup to turn comment links into readable text.

If you enter

[Good Subjective](http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/09/good-subjective-bad-subjective/)

the text of the comment will look like this

Good Subjective

  • I know this. However I'm looking for an alternative to looking it up every time I reference it.
    – wax eagle
    Aug 25, 2011 at 18:37
  • @wax welcome to my world on Programmers :)
    – user72
    Aug 25, 2011 at 18:44
  • @Wax eagle: Ah, no. There is nothing like that nor is there likely to be. You would have to go to the blog post to assure an exact title match for it to work, so it would be just as easy to enter the URL markup. And blog posts/titles can be editing after the fact so that would break everyone's shortcut links. I could see a feature that a blog post URL cold be automatically "oneboxed" where a raw URL could be automatically converted to the post title, but that would still require you to go look up the URL. Aug 25, 2011 at 18:46
  • @Robert thankfully its the first google result for "Good Subjective Bad Subjective" :P. Hopefully it stays that way
    – wax eagle
    Aug 25, 2011 at 18:48
  • @wax eagle: I find it easier to start at blog.stackexchange.com and search from there. Guaranteed results. Aug 25, 2011 at 18:52

There exist a number of services which create short URLs.

I have created http://tinyurl.com/stacksubjective for http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/09/good-subjective-bad-subjective/

It's reasonably easy to remember and a little easier to type and get right than all those digits and hyphens.


I use this a lot:

Welcome to C.SE. When you get the chance, I'd invite you to check out our [about] and to learn how we are different than other sites.

Per suggestions above, I've created a link http://tinyurl.com/csedifferent

(that is /csedifferent ) to make that easier.

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