CowTowner, the link it just fine.
What seems to happen is that some folks try to copy the text that is visible and paste that into their browser, when quoting from another post. When doing that, they are copying a truncated link. Most internet board software will shorten (truncate) long links to make it appear shorter than it actually is.
Looking at the above link, you will see a set of dots (...). That is the part that is hidden from view. Look at the link, below:
See what you missed? Same link (only this one is not hyper-linked) as above, just not hidden.