I’m referring to this kind of linking:
[see this article]
… which is the Discourse default, as opposed to this type of linking:
[see this article](http://example.com/article)
I’m curious, why are you opting for the footnote style of linking? Is it just a remnant of the StackOverflow days?
I find the
[title](link) syntax to be much less error prone. It makes it considerably easier to change or remove links, and it’s most likely the syntax you’ll adhere to if you’re formatting the entire link by hand.