I usually use in-text citations putting the linked text in square brackets followed by the link in normal brackets. This prevents the link showing. However for a recent post I thought I would use numbering and group the links at the end. (All links related to other SE posts.) According to the edit Help the format for this is text in square brackets followed by number in square brackets. When I did this the first link immediately referred to the source of the first image I had on the page, which uses a similar system.
Am I doing something wrong? If so what? If not, is there a work-around?
The instructions for linking are shown in the screenshot below:
which is marked up as:
Now if I add a link to the page this is on marked up as:
[a link to the page this is on]
typing at the bottom:
kills the image link. I also do not see the reference number.
Now I am trying to link using Roman numerals:
[using Roman numerals][i]
This works in that it gives a link that doesn't kill the image. But this is not what I had in mind. I see I misunderstood. Will answer my own question.