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When I hover the mouse pointer over my Gravatar on SO, I see a statement signed by Vladimir Bulatov:

enter image description here

While my original text is:

Using [Steve Jessop's][1] statement as a recursive function:   

... blah ... blah ...  

grAvatar made by [**Vladimir Bulatov**][2] 

Edit

'About me' text edited as per Marc's suggestion

[grAvatar made by **Vladimir Bulatov**][2] 

Problem solved.

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Looking at it in Firebug, I see that that link is placed in an extra span labeled um-links. This seems to be afeature, not a bug. Not visible links in the description seem to be extractd into that extra field. – Time Traveling Bobby Sep 25 '11 at 17:41
    
@Padded Ok. Let's call it Unexpected behavior ... but I don't see such a tag :) – Dr. belisarius Sep 25 '11 at 17:47
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Note that your content on SO is licensed under a creative commons license. I don't think you can override that. – hammar Sep 25 '11 at 17:57
    
@hammar: Yes, the content...but not the Avatar. I doubt that it falls under the CC licensing. – Time Traveling Bobby Sep 26 '11 at 7:19
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The footer contains the first few links that weren't in the shortened text. In your case, perhaps extend the link to include the full context, i.e.

[gravatar made by **Vladimir...
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Ok. I wasn't aware that the link was a 'footer'. Thanks – Dr. belisarius Sep 25 '11 at 17:48

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