In my recent question, I had added 3 links. But the links didn't go well. The references are visible at the bottom of the question and the link descriptions aren't clickable.

As far as I remember, I didn't do anything wrong. So why did this happen? Is this a bug?

  • This is very strange. I attempted to fix it for you, but I can't. I played around with it a while, and there seems to be something about the URLs themselves that the editor doesn't like. The URLs work fine if I paste them into my browser, but they don't when I make them a link in your question. And it's not the question itself because linking to something like google.com works just fine. I have to go do something else right now but I'll play with it more when I get back.
    – Carey Gregory Mod
    Jan 7, 2023 at 19:27
  • @CareyGregory Does the browser I work with have anything to do with it? I'm using Google Chrome for Android. Jan 7, 2023 at 21:29
  • No, doesn't work with Chrome or Firefox on Windows either.
    – Carey Gregory Mod
    Jan 7, 2023 at 22:53

1 Answer 1


The problem was a spurious right parentheses in the first URL. See how the URL below no longer looks like a link after the ")" character?

[1]: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/depression/in-depth/ssris/art-20044825#:~:text=How%20SSRIs%20work,reuptake)%20of%20serotonin%20into%20neurons.

Once I removed that all the links worked. Apparently, a close parentheses without a matching open parentheses confuses the editor.

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