Remove the "Must have 5 posts before posting links&quot

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    • #7919
      kanzure
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      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? 🙂

      – Bryan

    • #74416
      mith
      Participant

      put a ! in the url

      http://www.help!com

    • #74419
      kanzure
      Participant

      That method does not generate valid hyperlinks.

      – Bryan

    • #74424
      mith
      Participant

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

      *insidiously, I’ve made you reach more than 5 posts, congrats*

    • #75925
      dr. dugmore
      Participant
      quote kanzure:

      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? 🙂

      – Bryan

      hmmmmmm,
      you a bot?
      its for the good of the forum surely you can see that!

    • #75936
      alextemplet
      Participant

      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. 😉

    • #75940
      MrMistery
      Participant

      God invented copy and paste?

    • #75944
      mith
      Participant

      Thought it was Al Gore…

    • #75952
      alextemplet
      Participant

      No, it was definitely God, not that imposter who claims to be god.

    • #76304
      pian
      Participant
      quote kanzure:

      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? 🙂

      – Bryan

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

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