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Remove the "Must have 5 posts before posting links"

Postby kanzure » Sat Jul 07, 2007 1:23 am

Some of us really do have good links- what would you have registered members do, jump through hoops to make it all work? Hyperlinks are an important part of the WWW and forums, so I see it as rather extreme when we have to exclude links from discussions just to avoid spambots.

Otherwise, without links, members (such as me) will contribute +5 posts without useful links. Sounds basically the equivalent to spam to me, except this time with no links to follow. Rather detrimental, isn't it?

Please? :)

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Postby mith » Sat Jul 07, 2007 1:22 pm

put a ! in the url

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Postby kanzure » Sat Jul 07, 2007 4:08 pm

That method does not generate valid hyperlinks.

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Postby mith » Sat Jul 07, 2007 6:17 pm

Nope, but you can tell OP to remove the offending character


*insidiously, I've made you reach more than 5 posts, congrats*
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Re: Remove the "Must have 5 posts before posting links&

Postby dr. dugmore » Mon Sep 10, 2007 9:06 am

kanzure wrote:Some of us really do have good links- what would you have registered members do, jump through hoops to make it all work? Hyperlinks are an important part of the WWW and forums, so I see it as rather extreme when we have to exclude links from discussions just to avoid spambots.

Otherwise, without links, members (such as me) will contribute +5 posts without useful links. Sounds basically the equivalent to spam to me, except this time with no links to follow. Rather detrimental, isn't it?

Please? :)

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hmmmmmm,
you a bot?
its for the good of the forum surely you can see that!
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Postby alextemplet » Mon Sep 10, 2007 3:48 pm

I agree with keeping the 5+ post requirement; getting that many posts isn't hard at all. You can probably post 10 or more posts per day in the "Last Person to Reply Wins!" thread, and nobody would complain about how useless those posts are. An introductory post in the "Introductions for Members" thread counts as one already, and if you absolutely must post a link, you can always just type the url and don't worry about making it an actual hyperlink. That's why God invented copy and paste. :wink:
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Postby MrMistery » Mon Sep 10, 2007 5:24 pm

God invented copy and paste?
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Postby mith » Mon Sep 10, 2007 6:29 pm

Thought it was Al Gore...
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Postby alextemplet » Tue Sep 11, 2007 4:29 am

No, it was definitely God, not that imposter who claims to be god.
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Re: Remove the "Must have 5 posts before posting links&

Postby pian » Tue Sep 25, 2007 1:21 am

kanzure wrote:Some of us really do have good links- what would you have registered members do, jump through hoops to make it all work? Hyperlinks are an important part of the WWW and forums, so I see it as rather extreme when we have to exclude links from discussions just to avoid spambots.

Otherwise, without links, members (such as me) will contribute +5 posts without useful links. Sounds basically the equivalent to spam to me, except this time with no links to follow. Rather detrimental, isn't it?

Please? :)

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I agree with your suggestion. This is my 5th post anyway so I can post links.
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