How do you link to a news article or wiki so it shows up in a box in the thread?

I’ve used the hyperlink doo-hicky to link to news articles, but it just comes up as a link. I’ve noticed other posters posting to news articles and it comes up in a box in the thread, with the headline and first paragraph.

How do you do that?


Just paste the link on a line by itself, like this:

Yep, just post the bare naked URL alone on its own line.

If you quote a post (like this one) you can see how they did it.


thanks, all!

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Hi! To find out what I can do, say @discobot display help.

Is there a way to tell disco_bot where he can put the badges?

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Note that the target webpage must contain OpenGraph or oEmbed HTML tags for this to work, but luckily that’s fairly common on the open web these days :pray: