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To reproduce:

  1. Start typing a message.
  2. Press Shift + Enter to create a new line in the same message.
  3. Type a link on this line (e.g. [foo](http://example.com))
  4. Send the message.
  5. You will notice that the message appears as [foo](http://example.com) instead of appearing as foo with the text linked.

Here's an example: http://chat.webapps.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/907#907

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It assumes multi-line posts are pastes (from arbitrary sources), so markdown rules don't apply. This is by design.

Just send multiple messages, or don't use fragmented sentences.

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