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When a mod converts a post to a comment, if the post contains a link of this form:

Check out this [awesome site][1]

[1]: http://stackoverflow.com/

the comment will try to use the same syntax, but fail since that doesn't work in comments. Can it automatically convert to this syntax instead?

Check out this [awesome site](http://stackoverflow.com/)
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If you think about it, the logical answer to any Stack Overflow question is to link them to Stack Overflow. It's where they'll find the answer they need, after all. –  Grace Note Jan 14 '11 at 21:57
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@Grace I'm going to spam "Belongs on SO" comments on every SO question I can find –  Michael Mrozek Jan 14 '11 at 22:05
    
Just FYI, Tim Post also requested at ♦ Moderator dashboard too - meta.stackexchange.com/questions/72202/… –  YOU Apr 12 '11 at 2:38
    
FYI This is happening again, at least on money.stackexchange.com. See meta.stackexchange.com/questions/90161/… –  Alex B May 6 '11 at 16:20
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@Jeff There's a comment and an answer about how this isn't fixed (I haven't run into it again) –  Michael Mrozek Aug 9 '11 at 13:56
    
@Jeff - This is not fixed. At least not for automatically converted answers. meta.stackexchange.com/questions/112742/… –  Oded Nov 22 '11 at 22:19

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up vote 8 down vote accepted

OK, we now do a best effort to convert footnote style links to inline links prior to changing posts into comments.

Be advised that converting a post with complex formatting to a comment is .. not really a good idea, in the big scheme of things.

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This is not fixed.

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Be advised that converting a post with complex formatting to a comment is .. not really a good idea, in the big scheme of things.

Then stop doing it.

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