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I have come across comments such as below.

enter image description here Which contains link to external website but http url does not show up in the comment instead user provided word come up, upon clicking that word will lead to external website(example "help center", "Minimum, Complete and Verifiable example").

marked as duplicate by Sonic the Anonymous WizHog, Mithrandir, Community Sep 22 '18 at 20:38

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It's a simple markdown pattern, just type [word](link).

For some of the words there are even (site specific) predefined link expansions, e.g. [MCVE] will expand to the linked source with wording Minimal, Complete and Verifyable example.

  • thank you – kiran Biradar Sep 22 '18 at 19:31
  • I tried [MCVE](link ) on stack overflow but it did not expand. Am I missing something? – kiran Biradar Sep 22 '18 at 19:37
  • @kiranBiradar Be sure not to have any blank characters at beginning or end of the link. – πάντα ῥεῖ Sep 22 '18 at 19:38
  • Yes I am sure.. – kiran Biradar Sep 22 '18 at 19:41
  • @kiranBiradar Then I don't know what's gone wrong, it works just the same way as you did here usually. – πάντα ῥεῖ Sep 22 '18 at 19:42
  • [MCVE] (stackoverflow.com/help/mcve) This worked for me. We need to have space between [MCVE] and (link). – kiran Biradar Sep 22 '18 at 19:48
  • @kiranBiradar The [MCVE] magic tag only expands at the Stack Overflow site. – πάντα ῥεῖ Sep 22 '18 at 19:51
  • Yes, Indeed. There only I have tried. – kiran Biradar Sep 22 '18 at 19:52

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