I have recently noticed that when using the automated feature to add links, or to add images:

enter image description here

That instead of getting:

![enter image description here][2]

You get:

[![enter image description here][2]][2]

And I often find the same with links too. This appears to be a bug as there is no functionality for these extra bits and they didn't used to appear.


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This has been added recently to images, so they can be easily opened in another browser tab/window.

This does not happen with links - don't know where you encountered that.

  • Here I thought it was a bug and I was removing the extra characters every time. Good to know.
    – Matt
    Commented Aug 3, 2015 at 2:19
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    Looks like it confuses many users, especially veteran, who end up removing this and thinking it's a bug. Maybe add a checkbox in the uploader (e.g. above "Add Picture" button) labeled something like "Auto link to full size image"? (ticked by default) Commented Aug 20, 2015 at 14:18
  • And yet another innocent victim. :) Commented Jan 12, 2016 at 10:41

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