Often, we put things in comments like "related: judaism.se.com/question/1244" (e.g., Garments that unintentionally require tzitzit).

In a "post" (question or answer) these get rendered as the title of a question (e.g., Garments that unintentionally require tzitzit). In a comment, however, it's simply related: https://judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/5269/.

Is there any way to do give the reader a way to understand the link in the comment without clicking? For example:

  • Automatically change the text in comments just like in questions.
  • Automatically give a title attrib to the comment's link
  • Note that the URL http://judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/5269/garments-that-unintentionally-require-tzitzit includes a modified version of the title.
    – msh210 Mod
    Jun 3, 2013 at 17:57
  • @msh210 .... but notice the link in judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/5269/… which does not. Jun 3, 2013 at 18:00
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    Yes, I know. I'm just saying that this longer URL is one solution: people can (and perhaps should) use it whenever feasible.
    – msh210 Mod
    Jun 3, 2013 at 18:02
  • @msh210 My understanding of human nature is that we're only about 80% reliable on a good day. Machines are generally more reliable. Jun 3, 2013 at 18:05
  • @msh210 Also, since we're all obviously here for the badges and nothing else, we all post the links that include our account numbers so we can get the publicist badge :)
    – Daniel
    Jun 3, 2013 at 18:29
  • @Daniel, in-network links of that form don't count for badges
    – Isaac Moses Mod
    Jun 3, 2013 at 18:30
  • @IsaacMoses Dang. No wonder I haven't gotten there yet :)
    – Daniel
    Jun 3, 2013 at 18:31
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    @Daniel, yeah, the feature is nicely designed to recognize you when you, you know, publicize the site. :)
    – Isaac Moses Mod
    Jun 3, 2013 at 18:36
  • @msh210 clarified to remove title of q in link Jun 3, 2013 at 18:54
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    It would be nice, but it's unfortunately just a little too expensive even for the convenience.
    – Tim Post
    Jul 25, 2013 at 10:42
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    @TimPost thanks and that's fair. Btw, regarding the dubious claim your profile, I have received a 418 when I curled BREW coffee://judaism.stackexchange.com/users/2445/tim-post Jul 25, 2013 at 16:57

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This has been declined on Meta.StackOverflow: Replace links with the current question title in comments

However, @TimStone has been kind enough to write a userscript that accomplishes this, and I've been using it for a while. It only replaces them on submission though, so this is a userscript for the writer, and not the reader.

  • I actually think a combination of these two may be ideal. A userscript that looks in the "related" questions and inserts a title or updates the content for each linked reference Jul 25, 2013 at 22:02
  • I'm up for it, are you? :D
    – HodofHod
    Jul 26, 2013 at 1:14

You can look in the sidebar, in the "related" section. There the title of the question is displayed.

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    But there's no way to know whence in the question/answers/comments those sidebar "related" notes are linked. Jun 3, 2013 at 21:34

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