There is a broken markdown link when you click the "Mod" link on a suspended user's meta profile:

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In case it's relevant, the link in the broken part has dashes in it (that is, the username contains spaces). However, this text doesn't function as a link even when the username doesn't contain spaces or punctuation.

For comparison, the link for "Contact user privately" works fine:

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Note that the latter links to https://codegolf.stackexchange.com/users/message/create/<USERID>; I don't know if that has anything to do with it.

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    I can confirm that this still happens even if the username has no spaces or punctuation in it.
    – goldPseudo
    Commented May 19, 2021 at 2:00
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    I wonder if its been broken for ages and no once noticed :D Commented May 19, 2021 at 2:44
  • @JourneymanGeek I can't think of a recent change that'd affect this and I only found this more or less by chance so... quite possibly it has been like this for a long time :P Commented May 19, 2021 at 2:46
  • I would be highly surprised if markdown works in their razor views at all. I guess the dev meant <a href="url here">main site</a>
    – rene
    Commented May 19, 2021 at 6:44
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    Yep, looks like this is still happening. I'll forward this to the relevant dev team.
    – V2Blast
    Commented Mar 14, 2023 at 20:10

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This was a proper 'chuck it at the new guy' fix.

And as the new guy, I'm pleased to report that it's sorted - markdown does work in our templates, but this one had for some reason been set as a string. Go figure.

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    Thank you! As the new guy, can you also please change the tag on this question to [status-completed] instead of [status-review]? Thanks! :)
    – Mithical
    Commented Mar 23, 2023 at 12:56
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    Certainly can - good catch, cheers!
    – cart StaffMod
    Commented Mar 23, 2023 at 16:48
  • Haha, well, welcome! Thanks for getting this fixed! Commented Mar 24, 2023 at 20:47

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