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The no URL post limit

By bitamea
Mar 23, 2009
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  1. im not sure i really agree with this rule (being a new user) the reason i signed up was because i need help with something (obviously) and Im having difficulty explaining a problem because i cant post urls yet, although its only 5 posts which is no big deal i have to spend time comming up with a good reason to post 5 times.
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    It's to try to stop spammers until they have posted at least 5 posts (kinda like get to know them first)



    By the way I see you've made 4 threads in 25mins, wow slow down a bit
     
  3. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,906   +90

    oh the irony

    sorry, i could not pass up the irony of you telling someone to "slow down" on posts................:):haha:;). and no im not bieng a jerk:grinthumb
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

  5. slim82x

    slim82x TS Rookie

    I understand the point of this rule, but it is indeed annoying. I've attempted to post 2 URLs so far, one to assist in my post regarding my "broken" laptop, and one to help somebody. Both got stopped with "RAWR URLZ R NO 4 U!". Oh well. I've been looking for some threads I can post on without "spamming"

    EDIT: Post #4 :)
     
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Is that the message that everyone gets ? :suspiciou :rolleyes:
    Hmm it could be reworded a tad. (well totally) I wonder why they left out "CU L8TR" in the end :D
     
  7. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,630   +321

    I understand your frustration, but the overall benefit to the forum outweighs the inconvenience to a few posters.

    I'm pretty sure there would be a way to rephrase your problem to better explain it without needing a link. Or if a link is 100% necessary you can actually type it out with some strategically places spaces and ask people to copy paste and remove the spaces. The whole point is to prevent it from being incredibly easy to spam links.
     
  8. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,446   +324

    hmm; Web forums are not cell phone texting devices ... plain english might be useful:rolleyes:
     
  9. bobcat

    bobcat TechSpot Paladin Posts: 688   +67

    I dare say because it’s misspelled. ;)
    The correct spelling is "CU L8R". :D
     


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