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I've stumbled often over [link](http://example.com) because the link is not the "link", but the text that is linked. I often find myself putting the URL in the link part because it is confusing.

Proposed changes

Here are two alternatives to make the help text for that tag a bit clearer; maybe the community can identify better ones.

option 1


option 2


What do you think?

  • +1 And while this might be immediately obvious to the more tech savvy, note that there are now many sites in SE where the audience might be misled by this description. – NullUserException อ_อ Oct 18 '12 at 23:03

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