This userscript adds a way to quickly link to posts, help pages, privileges and links across the Stack Exchange sites.

It uses @M'vy's idea of having a basic format of [SITE:type:id], and works the same way across the network.


  • SITE is SF, SO, SU, meta, metaSU with default to the current site
  • type can be user, post, faq with default to post
  • id can be the id of a post, of an user and anchor a HTML anchor like in the FAQ, or a comment, or a anwser.

You can only use default values from the left. If you specify SITE you have to specify all.

(quoted from his post)

SITE can be su, so, sf, or any other SE site by using their API sitename (the thing before .stackexchange.com), eg. [pets], [chess] will expand to the link to that site.

type (followed by anchor) can be user (followed by user id), post (followed by post id), help (followed by help page name in URL), or priv (followed by priv name in URL).

Install it from GitHub Gist

(or view the source)

Examples (if posted in a comment on Meta Stack Exchange):

  • [274240] => [Adding magic link for Meta Stack Overflow?](https://meta.stackexchange.com/q/274240)

  • [so:post:1732348] => [RegEx match open tags except XHTML self-contained tags](http://stackoverflow.com/q/1732348)

  • [so:post:1732454] => [RegEx match open tags except XHTML self-contained tags](http://stackoverflow.com/a/1732454)

  • [meta.so:post:321111] => [How to help less-skilled developers?](http://meta.stackoverflow.com/q/321111)

  • [user:260841] => [ᔕᖺᘎᕊ](https://meta.stackexchange.com/users/260841/%e1%94%95%e1%96%ba%e1%98%8e%e1%95%8a)

  • [pets:priv:trusted-user] => [trusted user](//pets.stackexchange.com/help/privileges/trusted-user)

  • [stackapps:help:dont-ask] => [Help Center](//stackapps.com/help/dont-ask)

  • [help:dont-ask] => [Help Center](http://meta.stackexchange.com)

  • [meta.so] => [Meta Stack Overflow](//meta.stackoverflow.com)


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