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The comments help says:

Hyperlinks can be formatted as [basic links](

Then I write [This is a link description]( and the result is unexpected.

(You can see my comment here.)

What am I doing wrong?

If the comment help is ambiguous, how do I notify StackOverflow to turn it better?

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Ok, trying again: link to this question. Did it work? – Sony Santos Mar 31 '11 at 1:56
I also experienced that a comment with a mix of raw link and a nice link causes the raw link not being parsed as a link. – BalusC Mar 31 '11 at 1:56
Yes, it worked! Even with my original link: link. I don't know what happened. It seems I can't edit that comment now. I guess I must close this question. – Sony Santos Mar 31 '11 at 1:58
@Chichiray: raw link: Nice link: this is a nice link. Mixed link: Oh, I got it! I will try with ony a raw link. – Sony Santos Mar 31 '11 at 2:08
This is actually unrelated to your actual problam :) – BalusC Mar 31 '11 at 2:10
This is a raw link: (Sorry for using this comments for testing; if there's a sandbox, I don't know it.) – Sony Santos Mar 31 '11 at 2:11
Sandbox is here, but you can test as much as you want on your own posts, as no one gets @ notified and you can just blow away the comments when you're done. – Jon Seigel Mar 31 '11 at 2:23
up vote 4 down vote accepted

The only way I could reproduce the exact comment is with a missing open round bracket:


Try again using the complete syntax.

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After some tests, I believe that is what happened. Thank you! :) – Sony Santos Mar 31 '11 at 2:13
@Sony: Glad I could help. – Jon Seigel Mar 31 '11 at 2:13

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