https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Davu

Plain URLs not working in comments?

I just tried pasting a simple URL like http://www.google.com in a comment and no link was created. The Markdown method works: Google.

February 18, 2014

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bchan

That is currently the case - you cannot mix Markdown and plain urls. Hopefully we'll implement an in line editor to unify the two methods, but the assumption was that people would not be trying to use both in one post. Guess we were wrong =P

February 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Davu

What is the rationale behind the link colouring? Plain URLs are coloured blue and Markdown links are normally coloured grey, like Davu, but why is Google blue in my link above and grey here?

February 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hohenems
February 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Davu

Maybe that's the problem - you can't use both styles in the same post!

February 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hohenems

Could be. Let's try again:
http://www.biology.ualberta.ca/bsc/ejournal/tm_08/chrysops63.htm
C. excitans

Edit: That seems like it might be the case!

February 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Davu

Thanks. Without your post I wouldn't have spotted that.

February 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wataya

Yep, I was surprised how quickly Bchan could come by with a workaround for the escaping issue. Seems like they just deactivate the interpretation of raw urls if corresponding markup is present in order to avoid the ">" problem. Makes sense once you know it.

February 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Samsta

Yep, that's it. I noticed that a few days ago on a different post; you can't mix.

February 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

It worked for me yesterday using [title] (url) <---take out the space between the two

Testing A Guide to Duolingo Guides it worked.

February 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dibdin
February 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dibdin

It works for me here, but i cannot make it work in comments, am i missing something?

February 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Davu

Yes, the Markdown way works fine for me, but if I use that style, then any plain URLs I quote in the same comment do not generate links.

February 19, 2014
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