I just tried to add a Comment to this question. My proposed comment contained a basic link to expatriates.stackexchange.com. The form of the comment was the basic link formatting for Comments, but the formatting didn't take.

When I try to type here what I typed there, my typing is truncated and doesn't appear completely. Here's an image of what I typed:

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I typed the above, but the comment appeared just as the image shows it, the word "Expatriates" not in red and not as a link.

Anyone know what's up?

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    presumably just because you need https://?
    – Mark Mayo
    Commented Apr 24, 2021 at 3:55
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    @MarkMayo Thanks, that was it. Including "https://" makes the link appear correctly. Commented Apr 24, 2021 at 4:22
  • Urls "should" be copied and pasted...and any link clicked to test ;) Commented Apr 25, 2021 at 6:35

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@MarkMayo was correct: the comment didn't format correctly because I had omitted the "https://" part of the URL. With the entire URL included, the comment formatted correctly.

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