I haven't tried adding a link for a long time. I don't know if the "insert a link" is still working, that's how I add links here but it usually goes for approval.
Why would someone bother to ask question and not read the answer to it?
-maybe they forgot that they even asked that question?
* I just made a post and tried adding a link using the "insert a link" it went for approval. Now I tried doing the same post again, this time I tried typing it as you've said and it worked. My post was posted together with the link without going for approval. Now I just hid the first post I did. *