What limitations does converting question links to links with titles have?
Here is what I do not understand. When I first ask a question if I want to include a reference to another question, it seems all I need to do is add the URL for the question.
For example, when I add the text
https://meta.stackexchange.com/q/7931/147712 to this question it becomes: FAQ for Stack Exchange sites
No markdown needed, the link just gets ... dereferenced?? (I am not sure what the correct terminology is.) That is sooo nifty, neat, and cool.
So why does it not work when I edit a question? Under what circumstances is it intended to work? When is it not intended to work?
Here is a link to a question where this feature did not work for me: How can I move a discussion from comments to chat after the 'move this discussion to chat' link has disappeared?
(But it is still working in this question. My head is beginning to hurt.)
Reply to comment from BoltClock's a Unicorn:
preview always appears to exactly match what you will get. That is, if the title for the link is shown in
preview then that is what you get when post/save the question. If all you see in
preview is the URL, then that's all your gonna get unless you dress it up with markdown.