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If a moderator summons site mods on chat, chat doesn't convert markdown in the message into HTML:

Screenshot of the bug

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closed as too localized by random Dec 6 '11 at 17:46

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You cast a spell at the moderator. Unfortunately, your spell summons a dragon and you die. – tvanfosson Dec 6 '11 at 17:08
You cast a spell at the devs. Unfortunately, your spell summons a Wedontgiveaflipasaurus and you die. – Won't Jan 9 '12 at 20:08
up vote 6 down vote accepted

Since this is a chat feature that only works in the moderator room and given the way it's implemented, I really don't want to spend any time on making something work that isn't even remotely vital for this feature.

Do you want to contact a moderator of another site, or do you want to have awesome formatting in your message?

Update: After a recent change to how reply bots are implemented, this works as expected now.

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Any chance of an exception for links? I often contact other sites' mods to ask them about a specific question. Not a big deal if it's too complex to implement, but it'd be a "nice to have". – Adam Lear Dec 6 '11 at 17:48
as @AnnaLear said, links are pretty important, can we at least have link formatting? – studiohack Dec 6 '11 at 17:50
@AnnaLear Links work. [markdown](links://) don't, but just posting a URL will linkify it. – balpha Dec 6 '11 at 17:50
I second @AnnaLear statement and I've asked for that specifically in chat; most of the times I've used it and seen it used to summon mods, it was to show them a link for migration (and I don't just include the link, I link the title), and enabling the link helps make it much easier for all of us. – casperOne Dec 6 '11 at 17:51
@balpha I meant the formatting. Like I said, not a big deal, but if you ever have some free time... :) Come to think of it... would it be hard to make it recognize that a link points to a question and linkify it with a title (kinda like what happens when a link is pasted into a post on the site)? That'd probably make for the most immediately readable/useful mod messages. – Adam Lear Dec 6 '11 at 17:52
@AnnaLear It would probably be easier if they made all chat-enabled markdown work there rather than add an exception to links. – NullUserException อ_อ Dec 6 '11 at 18:01
If its important you can ping them twice. Really important three times, and if it is super duper important keep on pinging them until someone shows up. – Won't Jan 9 '12 at 20:09

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