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Can the Magic card auto link feature be improved?

Some Cards Generate Multiple Results If the entire name is contained within the name of another card, then linking the former card will return a result with both cards. An example can be seen with ...
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Switch Magic autocard over to a different search engine, Scryfall

So... we've had a history of bugs with the autocard feature linking to Gatherer. Whatever way we try to link to it, there's always new and different arbitrary cards that break for some reason. Today ...
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Can the Autocard feature be improved (again)?

This used to be an answer. Now it is a feature request. The Autocard feature for Magic: the Gathering was updated in 2016. Since then the community has discovered a couple of bugs. We also found a ...
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Please add support for the Magic AutoCard window

This was discussed and dismissed previously because no official API was provided, but an API does exist for automatic hover over images and links. The Wizards published API service called AutoCard ...
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Some autocard names don't execute correctly

[mtg:Grafdigger's Cage] fails to find any cards (Try it: Grafdigger's Cage). I've double-checked it a few times. I think it's something about the ' in the card name. (This is very minor) [mtg:Sun ...
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How do we create an autocard link to a card with an apostrophe in the name?

In Infractions/Player Communication - Infernal Tutor and Lion's Eye Diamond, it would be nice to link correctly to Lion's Eye Diamond. Using an apostrophe character, as in [mtg:Lion's Eye Diamond] ...
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Mass-fix broken links from old usages of autocard functionality

We have a nice autocard feature, which lets you easily link to Magic: The Gathering cards like Lightning Bolt with the following syntax: [mtg:Lightning Bolt] When this feature was first introduced, ...
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Please add support for MTG autocard plurals/short names

The current autocard link syntax works great, but it can be a bit awkward to use with plural names. It's easy to change [mtg:Lightning Bolts] to [mtg:Lightning Bolt]s. Getting correct links to cards ...
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Autocard not working for Platinum Angel

The generated url is: http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Search/Default.aspx?name=%2b%5bPlatinum%20Angel%5d Which somehow returns no results. If you add quotes around it (best approximation for our ...
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Why are the card links broken?

I've seen here many people use a specific syntax to have a link added automatically: example: Lightning Bolt The problem is that those links, pointing to Wizard's website are broken. Who's in charge ...
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Do we still want to switch to using Scryfall as the autocard service?

This 2017 post makes some compelling arguments for switching over to Scryfall. But it's 4 years (and a change) out of date. Before we commit to mass-fixing the currentlybroken gatherer links, can we ...
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