I am seeing posts that suddenly lost their image URLs, leaving markdown that jusst sits there and gives a useless

Enter image description here

like this post, because the user changed it to code, or more commonly, removed the URL at the bottom. Can we somehow have the line entered as

<!-- Please do not edit this line-->[! Inserted image]

and put the [1] style URL's at the bottom like so:

<!--Please do not edit below this line-->
[1](http://stack.imgur.com/aaaaa)

or give the URL inline with the warning not to edit the line?

Alternatively, does anyone think we should implement a checker for broken image or markdown syntax?

If anyone has any other ideas, feel free to add them.

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closed as too localized by hexafraction, Ringtail, N.N., hhlp, Tom Brossman Jan 5 '13 at 10:03

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Putting the URLs inline would fix this (same for hyperlinks). But there's probably some reason they decided on the [1] format. –  Mechanical snail Sep 28 '12 at 8:26
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That example was a bad one - they just indented the image enough so it was interpreted as code. I removed the indent, the image is alive. –  Oli Sep 28 '12 at 9:17
    
@Oli Sorry. I'll look for a new example. –  hexafraction Sep 28 '12 at 9:23
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Is this really widespread? –  jokerdino Sep 28 '12 at 12:18
    
I prefer the [1] syntax just because they are easier to read an re-edit later –  Anwar Shah Sep 28 '12 at 13:00
    
@jokerdino Not really, but it usually causes an uncorrectable (without OP intervention) problem when it happens. –  hexafraction Sep 28 '12 at 19:10
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