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Old 02-24-2006, 06:05 PM   #1
Uzma
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clicking back on failed post returns to blank textarea


It's rather annoying that, when I tried to post my first post on this board, I got an error message saying I couldn't post URLs until after posting 5 times -- and then when I clicked back, my post was gone.

I understand wanting to cut down on spam.

But, it would be polite to have returned my post to me for editing instead of just discarding it.
 
Old 02-24-2006, 07:08 PM   #2
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I've had the same thing happen - but because I have a flakey mail client at work I've gotten used to typing posts in a text editor and copying/pasting into a compose window.

Probably though, once you're over your 5 posts, you'll never strike the problem again.
 
Old 02-24-2006, 09:16 PM   #3
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just a reminder to all newbies out there- please post constructive posts to get up to five urls. You'll be liked better.

If the post was returned to you, then a spammer could post a broken url and spam spam spam. not good.

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Old 02-25-2006, 11:26 PM   #4
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just a reminder to all newbies out there- please post constructive posts to get up to five urls. You'll be liked better.

If the post was returned to you, then a spammer could post a broken url and spam spam spam. not good.

titanium_geek

Yeah, I understand the spamming problem.

The biggest problem I had was I wanted to post constructive posts right off the bat -- by offering URLs with the solution to other users' problems.


I also know I won't have to worry about it anymore. And, I don't really care about not being able to post the URLs -- I just told about the site instead of offering a link.

What I really cared about was loosing the post I typed.
 
Old 02-25-2006, 11:48 PM   #5
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Minor workaround for those who want to post legitimate URLs while still having less than five posts: Just remove the http and the www part before a URL and you can still post a readable URL. Only thing is it won't be a clickable link

Example: link to this thread:

linuxquestions.org/questions/showthread.php?p=2124262#post2124262

Last edited by vharishankar; 02-25-2006 at 11:49 PM.
 
Old 02-26-2006, 04:57 PM   #6
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man, trying to be useful and getting burned with the 0 link policy? ouch. I guess that's the price we pay for keeping out spam. I guess 5 posts is easy to get under your belt though, and after that you can spam -er- post links as much as you want. I have known forums that had even stricter multilevel restrictions (ie - 5 posts till can do this, 10 till can do that) etc.

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Old 02-26-2006, 06:16 PM   #7
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i believe that this is down to the software now used - AJAx and all that. Something that I like to suggest is to write your post (particularly if it's a long one) into a text editor and then copy/paste it as a workaround to this.
 
Old 02-27-2006, 12:49 AM   #8
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yeah -- I know now, and will do the workaround ... and I wasn't terribly annoyed, just annoyed

plus this is the Suggestions & Feedback section of the forum, so I was just leaving constructive feedback
 
  


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