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URL inside parenthesis are not automatically hyperlinked

Similar to this question. While cleaning up some URL shortened links, I noticed that links are not automatically hyperlinked when enclosed in parens. For example, (http://meta.stackoverflow.com) and ...
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Link button in post editor escapes square brackets in code

The link button in the post editor incorrectly escapes square brackets in inline code. To reproduce: Write the following MarkDown in the editor text text `function[]` text text Select `function[]`,...
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Please improve the auto-linking to allow square and round brackets

For example, this won't work with the linking feature: http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/docs/api/java/util/Arrays.html#binarySearch(int[], int) If I try and [link it][1] this is the result. [1]: ...
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Display title of question rather than its URL when posting internal links in comments [duplicate]

Ok, this is a really simple one and will be well worth doing IMHO. When you put a link in a comment you get something like this: Pretty similar (if not dupe) to stackoverflow.com/questions/...
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Autolink @username in comments to most recent relevent post with #comment-123546 style anchor

When somebody puts a @username reference to somebody, could the system find either (in this order): The comment above the one with the reference. Or, the most recent post of any kind on the page by ...
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Require link text for hyperlinks in questions and answers by disabling automatic hyperlinking of bare URLs

This feature request is partially a response to the following: URL inside parenthesis are not automatically hyperlinked. I propose requiring link text for all hyperlinks in questions and answers (and ...
Chris Frederick's user avatar
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Stop turning bare URLs in RFC 2606 domains into links

The Problem Sometimes on Stack Overflow (and —how meta­— on meta) you talk about URLs and use an RFC 2606 domain (such as 'http://example.com'), but you will never mean this to be a hyperlink. These ...
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