yeah, so I just checked lj on my phone to see how that last post came out and well, that right there is one of the reasons why I don't really use livejournal anymore. the damn thing can't parse a simple fucking link. jesus.
Maybe you need to trundle across to Dreamwidth if you haven't already? It's still at the beta stage but seems a whole lot less clunky (and isn't covered in ads). I have spare account codes if you'd like one? It's also easy enough to post from DW to LJ.