Leaving the title out of the URL entirely works fine. The title is simply for clarity for folks posting raw URLs. You can also shorten /question/ to just /q/, so the complete URL:
can be quickly shortened to:
Is there an easier way to do this?
I use a FireFox extension for this called Copy as Markdown.
To get the link for this question:
Right Click (outside of the edit box)
Select "Copy [Page Title](URL)"
Paste from clipboard
Is there an easy way to post nice hyperlinks to questions? - Meta Stack Exchange.
Another couple of mouse clicks to add ...
The title content in the links is something I find quite valuable. People rarely add a title to their links, which makes knowing where the links go difficult. Fortunately, since we encode the title into the URL that means that I can hover over the link, read the URL and actually know which question is being linked to without clicking on it. I haven't managed ...
You can use @JasonC's More Share Links (Markdown / HTML / BBCode) userscript as a workaround.
The userscript creates additional fields in the standard Stack Exchange share dialog:
For some reason, it didn't work for me right away and I had to fix a couple of things. I've uploaded an updated script on Github:
You'll probably ...