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In trying to understand how this answer made it past the trivial answer checker, I noticed that the operation that checks for the presence of a network link doesn't seem to consider the answer link short form (/a/\d+) as matching the criteria.

Posting the same answer with a full link to an answer or a short link to a question will trigger the auto-conversion to a comment, so the answer short link should as well.

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6 - Oh... wait a second... – animuson Jul 19 '12 at 5:25
up vote 6 down vote accepted

This feature (trivial answer => comment) pre-dated the answer short-link format, thus why it wasn't included.

I've adjusted the check - it will take effect the next time we deploy (rev > 2012.7.18.3411)

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