I find that the "Make Link" feature exhibits the same odd placement errors that cutting and pasting does. Probably the same gtkspell bug that breaks cutting and pasting (maybe you even used actual cutting and pasting calls... I dunno).
Whatever you'd been typing now gets erased if you log out; is that a feature? With the old version I could type some stuff, decide I wanted to post it to a different journal, and re-login and it would still be there.