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Can we please have these?

I would like to be able to write something like [Inline Link](http://example.com/) and have it work in a comment instead of "Inline Link - http://example.com/".

Case in point (not my comment):

Long link

Doesn't that look smashing?

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    If you need to put that much information, why doesn't a full-fledged answer work for you? – random Feb 1 '10 at 7:08
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    Related: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/6407/… – Ether Feb 1 '10 at 7:22
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    +1. This would make some comments shorter and easier to read. Why the downvotes? – Perpetual Motion Goat Feb 5 '10 at 10:03
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    random: Because many comments are not answers. – bignose Mar 23 '10 at 11:48
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    -1 no freehand circles (just kidding, +1 good idea) – quack quixote Mar 30 '10 at 11:06
  • Yeah Thats Sooooo Cooooooool! – YOU Apr 1 '10 at 8:53
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    Thanks Jeff for implementing this! – Alex Budovski Apr 1 '10 at 8:57
  • So this is done? Yes! – Josh K Apr 4 '10 at 17:30
  • hella good! – bobobobo Aug 23 '10 at 21:41
  • I gave up on this a long time ago and haven't check back until now. This is great. Thanks, guys :) – macek Sep 6 '10 at 18:40
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    Inline Link – Umer Hayat Jun 26 '12 at 12:52
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    It's heavily annoying that comment link markdown is different than post link markdown !! – metadings Apr 19 '13 at 10:44
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    I have to try this. – Shashank Gupta Sep 25 '13 at 13:54
  • Is there any way to link to other answers with fragment URLs? E.g. [this question's accepted answer](#37761). – opello Jun 28 '14 at 22:13
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    Does anyone know why this change didn't retroactively render old comments following the appropriate syntax as hyperlinks? E.g. see the first comment here. – Kyle Strand Nov 30 '15 at 21:26
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Looks like this was added. You do it just as described in the question:

[Inline Link](http://foo.com)

  • This definitely wasn't added on the 26th of February, it's been around much much longer than that. With the status-completed tag on the original question, why was it necessary for you to answer this? – Richard J. Ross III Mar 22 '13 at 13:04
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    Sorry, I didn't notice the status-completed tag, I just looked at the accepted answer...but it seems that at least two people must have missed it also and found my answer helpful, so I don't see the harm in leaving it... – Matt Browne Mar 22 '13 at 23:40
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    Make that 3 people :) – Paulpro Apr 2 '13 at 4:50
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    Inline Link – GLES Dec 18 '13 at 14:24
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    Make sure there are no spaces between the closing ] and opening ( though. – Kerem Jan 7 '15 at 2:12
  • Make that 179 people :) – Ergwun Dec 7 '17 at 11:17
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    if your link comment like this [ Inline Link](http://foo.com) , this will give you error because you have space near on the bracket,you have to remove those space to avoid error link comment – Rhalp Darren Cabrera Apr 20 '18 at 2:10
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I think this should be allowed. If you can add links (and you can), why can't you give them meaningful names?

Take Æther's post as an example, he could have just said "related proposal". Looks much better.

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    I got the Insight badge for this... Good since my answer was very insightful – Thomas Bonini Oct 28 '11 at 19:23
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I know I've wished for this feature a number of times, for adding a link to someone else's answer. Particularly because it was a comment to someone else's answer, it wasn't appropriate to add a separate answer.

Comments should generally be short—true. I think allowing this feature would make comments shorter and more readable.

The comment length limit should still be a valid incentive for people to keep comments short (I assume the links would continue to "use up" the comment length limit).

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    yes, shorter and more readable is always an excellent goal -- implemented! – Jeff Atwood Apr 1 '10 at 9:39
  • Nice Amswer, and glad you guys championed this. – ouflak Jul 18 '17 at 10:14

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