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I want just the text to show up as a link, no URL. I've tried the basic HTML

<a href="www.bing.com">Check out this new website I found</a>

but it doesn't work.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Welcome to the internet, but Google is not a new website. ;) \$\endgroup\$ – Nick T Feb 10 '11 at 16:08
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    \$\begingroup\$ @ Nick T - Edited accordingly \$\endgroup\$ – Joel B Feb 10 '11 at 19:38
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Like this:

[Link text](http://www.example.com)

The same syntax also works in questions. See this meta.SO feature request for the original request.

Also, you can always click the 'help' link at the bottom-right of the comment box to bring up this text:

Comments use mini-Markdown formatting: [link](http://example.com)
 _italic_ **bold** `code`. The post author will automatically be 
notified of your comment. To notify a previous commenter, mention 
their user name: @peter or @PeterSmith will both work.

See also this question for known bugs.

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    \$\begingroup\$ This is, quite possibly, the most helpful answer I have ever received on StackExchange (and it's in the Meta no less). Thank You very much! \$\endgroup\$ – Joel B Feb 7 '11 at 20:49
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Joel - It's also, quite possibly, the least effort and knowledge I've ever put into an answer. :) \$\endgroup\$ – Kevin Vermeer Feb 7 '11 at 21:20

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