On SO and pretty much any other SE site, linked code is clearly distinguishable from non-linked code:

Example from SO

But on programmers (and meta.programmers), the two are completely undistinguishable:

Example from programmers

You have to hover over the link to find out it's actually a link, but there's nothing suggesting that.

I think that the two cases should look obviously differently, probably by making the linked code blue, just like on SO.

Live sample:

text text Code text Linked code text

  • Not reproducible on mobile version of the site. Also no repro in the android app
    – Vogel612
    Jul 6, 2014 at 16:17

1 Answer 1


For reference, this is the view on an iPhone:

iphone screen

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