# Is there a shorthand version for posting links to other questions in a comment?

I read the comment formatting help and there are several shorthand links available to refer to pages within the SE network.

Quite often I post links to related questions in a comment and this turns out to be rather ugly. See the comments on this question as an example.

Is there a shorthand version to link to a specific question within the same site? Eg. something like [#15256] to insert a link to the question with the given ID? It would be nice if the system would replace that shorthand link with the title of the question and an actual link to it :)

Or maybe the pasted URLs could be parsed and replaced with the actual Title of the question?

Is such a thing already in place? I was under the impression that something like this was already implemented at some point.

• I didn't know that shorthand existed, so that's awesome.
– user1430
Oct 24, 2012 at 23:31

http://meta.gamedev.stackexchange.com/questions/575/is-there-a-shorthand-version-for-posting-links-to-other-questions-in-a-comment
http://meta.gamedev.stackexchange.com/questions/575/