I have a proposal for the FAQ, section "Editing and Formatting": What is the recommended way to refer to another question?
- If I copy the title, no link is "automagically" created
- If I copy the link, an ugly link appears without the question title (not even as hover information, it seems)
So the only way seems to be manual creation of a link. However, considering that this is a frequent activity as well as a recommended one, I cannot believe that there isn't an easier way to get the pretty result.
Finally (a bit off-topic): When someone refers to a question, and that question is closed (e.g. as duplicate) later, the reference remains. It seems like a good idea to me if the referrers were notified if the referred target changed status (maybe to update or replace it then). For example, Where to ask "office like" (e.g. LibreOffice Calc) questions refers to a "-4" question for a recommended answer.
As the original question was downvoted, here's what made up my confusion:
The preview while editing this question (the link text is "ugly"):
After saving the link text, it is no longer "ugly":