OK . . . I finally got the images to work. After messing around with it for some time (and Rick, I guess you popped in during one of my many failures), I got it to take. This time instead of the simple straight brackets I had used before I used the HTML coding character. It finally worked when I did that img src= coding AND used backticks. Very confusing because, as I just said, it did not work as it did before. This time it was completely different.
And, as you can see, Scott's method didn't work. Curiously, the LookyHereScott links to the Wiki here, not the Wikipedia site.
If you can take a look at my image here of the source code for that. I pretty much followed your image. Here's my coding:
Your surmise that this thing is not consistent is correct based on my experiences. And I was curious about bolding and italics, so your experiment showed that didn't work.
Anyway, Scott the Mod, can you see where I messed up on that li thing with putting text along with a link?? I thought I did it as your graphic showed, but apparently not, or else this board software gets fickle within an hour between posts.