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In this comment OP wanted to share some SQL and one of the tables was called [Answer] but it was turned into a link to the How to Answer page. I tried it myself and indeed this works. I've never seen this trick before. Are there more such shortcuts supported in comments or maybe even answers?

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  • \$\begingroup\$ I've found [faq], [help], [tour], [ask], [answer] faq, help center, tour, How to Ask, How to Answer \$\endgroup\$ – Peilonrayz Aug 21 '17 at 16:34
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Peilonrayz have you just tried some words or did you find an offcial list? How about writing a brute-force script for finding them ;-) \$\endgroup\$ – t3chb0t Aug 21 '17 at 16:35
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Peilonrayz there's another one [chat] Code Review Chat and another one [meta] [meta] which interestingly does not work on meta :-] \$\endgroup\$ – t3chb0t Aug 21 '17 at 16:42
  • \$\begingroup\$ ...and there's the [edit] edit \$\endgroup\$ – t3chb0t Aug 21 '17 at 16:50
  • \$\begingroup\$ I just found some random words, and knew some of them. :) \$\endgroup\$ – Peilonrayz Aug 21 '17 at 16:58
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There's a list of them on Meta.SE. They are also known as 'magic-links'.

Some examples of these are [meta], [main] and [edit]. However, the above link doesn't contain them all. In this meta.se question, it shows that you can also use [faq#dontask], rather than [help/dont-ask], which comes up as faq, rather than help center.

In case you're wondering [codereview.se], works on other sites to link to us!

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    \$\begingroup\$ Another I'm particularly fond of is help center [help/on-topic]. \$\endgroup\$ – Mast Aug 21 '17 at 18:25

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