When posting links that contain special characters like e.g.:


the closing ')' is not included in the URL displayed.

  • 1
    See also this and this.
    – Tim
    Jun 4, 2011 at 10:20
  • Not just in chat - here too.
    – misterben
    Jun 4, 2011 at 10:26
  • ty @Tim N this how to overcome the problem.
    – Takkat
    Jun 4, 2011 at 10:26

1 Answer 1


This is by design; some URL formats, including plain, can't deal with ending parens.

Links to URLs containing parentheses

For other linking formats that will work properly with ending parens.

In particular, using the editor URL toolbar button (or pressing CTRL+L) will work fine.

  • Wow. Jeff honours our humble little site. ("D'uh. Of course I know him. We're practically pals. He left a comment on our meta site!")
    – musiKk
    Jan 27, 2012 at 9:02

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