I seem to have trouble using the link option when sourcing a question or answer. The actual link works but does not show up clean ie it basically looks like when I copy & paste from the other web page. Can someone explain how to link properly using hyperlink provided? Thanks

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To include a link in a post or comment, put the link text in square brackets followed immediately by the link (URL) in parentheses, like this:

[this meta question](https://judaism.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/4346/trouble-linking-something-properly)

That renders as:

this meta question

(There's another way to indicate links, but I find the one I've shown you to be easier to work with.)

You can find more formatting tips by clicking on the "?" icon above the editing box on the right.

  • This way works across the board, whereas the other way only works for posts.
    – user9643
    Commented Jun 2, 2017 at 4:34
  • Thanks! I tried your suggestion & it worked.
    – Earl
    Commented Jun 4, 2017 at 16:35

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