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I tried to copy-paste the following google search url in comments:***%22&sbtn=Search

But it shows like this*%22&sbtn=Search

Maybe this is due to markdown syntax (** **). But, it should be taken care of, right?

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I guess meta is sleeping right now :D – nvl Mar 18 '10 at 22:07
There's always someone lurking... – Mark Henderson Mar 18 '10 at 22:11
Actually that's a lie, I'm not lurking, I'm avoiding a problem customer – Mark Henderson Mar 18 '10 at 22:11
It's interpreted as intra-word emphasis… - Try to escape the asterisks. – Ladybug Killer Mar 18 '10 at 22:39
@John Smithers: okay,thanks. =) – nvl Mar 18 '10 at 22:48
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To steal John Smither's answer-as-a-comment: you'll want to escape the asterisks in the URL, or use a URL shortening service.

We usually discourage URL shorteners, but you have enough weird characters in this one that it's probably OK.

Edit: Also note that this works fine if you use the link button (or Ctrl-L) to insert the link.

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jeff atwood stealing! :D – nvl Mar 19 '10 at 0:35

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