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Main post I've written a userscript that accomplishes this locally (i.e., no server call). It allows you to use a markdown-like syntax to automatically create a link to anywhere in Tanach, Talmud Bavli, and Mishna Torah. The Tanach links go by default to Chabad.org, but you can make it go to Mechon Mamre if you so desire. Talmud Bavli goes to HebrewBooks....


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There are some requests on other sites (mostly academic sites), all in a similar vein of handling and smoothing the process for citations. We're currently looking into methods for handling this on a much broader scale. As progress is made on that front, we'll be able to look into how we may be able to integrate the system you've found here, into whatever our ...


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This is supported by the platform, but we'd need a bit more evidence that this feature would actually be useful, not detrimental to the site. We want to allow for videos where they make sense in answers, such as a frequent need to demonstrate how to do something. We don't normally enable it unless it's clearly needed because people tend to say "Oh look, ...


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Shortcuts are intended for comments as msh210 speculates. In posts, you have the benefit of the full blown editor and (unless writing a book) no real concerns about character limits. The shortcuts addressed the needs of people (mostly) being helpful to new users in comments like the following: Your question would be more on topic for [site], I've flagged ...


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The reasons, I guess, to have the shortcut in comments is (a) that links to SE sites are much more common in comments than in posts on the main site (though this reason doesn't really apply to the Meta site) and (b) that comments have a low character limit, so shortcuts are very useful. That doesn't mean having the shortcuts available in posts ...


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