i can't tell you how it goes wrong, but i can help with your "links out of normal words" problem.
when you want to put in a link, but not have the full url showing, it should look like this:
of course, the url and word can change, but that's basically how it works.
a thought on "linking gone wrong": it could be just a problem with the website itself, and not necessarily the link. i don't know for sure, but it's a thought.
having actually now seen the post in question, i think i understand why it didn't work.
i believe your problem was the fact that you were trying to link to a ZIP file instead an HTML file or other such thing.
further review (and some screwing around w/ your post) has shown it to be not your fault, but garret gilchrist's.
you can blame him for putting an apostrophe in the url, which screwed it up on here.
so, problem solved. i hope.
and btw, and your post is completely intact.