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A parenthesized link:

([Foo](http://stackoverflow.com/))

works in an answer, but not in a comment.

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(test) – user27414 Nov 3 '10 at 13:19
    
(Another test) – user27414 Nov 3 '10 at 13:20
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Why do people use all these fancies ways to post links in a comment? – Ladybug Killer Nov 3 '10 at 13:26
    
@Lady - you're just jealous. – user27414 Nov 3 '10 at 13:27
    
( Foo) <-- The bug is with the first parenthese, not the second. – Tom Wijsman Nov 3 '10 at 13:30
    
@Jon: Jealous of comments? – Ladybug Killer Nov 3 '10 at 13:31
    
Oh, look, @Tom is cheating. :) – Ladybug Killer Nov 3 '10 at 13:32
    
These pretty much always get closed as [status-bydesign] – Michael Mrozek Nov 3 '10 at 14:57
    
    
Related question with answer by Jeff: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/49201/… – Pops Nov 3 '10 at 17:51

Do this instead:

[(Foo)](http://stackoverflow.com)

(The parentheses will be part of the link, but I think that's close enough to what you were trying to do)

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sigh... I "solved" it in the same way that TomWij did -- by inserting a space after the open paren, which is even closer. But still, I would consider any differences between the markdown in the two cases to be a bug. (Yeah, some things are not sensible in a comment -- better to error or intentionally ignore them than to behave differently.) – Eli Barzilay Nov 3 '10 at 18:47

I just stumbled over this post. This was fixed a long time ago, as the first comment under your question shows.

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