thesaurus wrote:I also think a 100 post minimum is pretty high for hyperlinks permission, but then again I'm not sure of how big of a problem this could be. And perhaps new users should only need their first five posts approved, as most spammers seem to be one-shot operations.
Hm, did I miss something? I thought that the current forum rules state that "links or site suggestions" are legal
after the first 10 posts. Has that changed without being reflected in the written forum rules?
4. New Textkit users are prohibited from posting images and links or site suggestions in their signatures until they have made 10 posts. <-- This will get your account deleted
5. No-Follow commands are placed on all forum links until the Textkit user has made 100 posts.
Being able to cite other Internet ressources is very important. I am, for example, working on re-creating Paul Diederich's "Basic Vocabulary" with the English translations taken from other Public-Domain dictionaries (mostly Gonzalez Lodge). Once I am finished I intend to post a hyperlink to the file on my web-site as it might be of use to others. If I had to wait until after the first 100 postings, I probably would not be allowed to do so until 2012. That can't be really the intention, can it. Damn those spammers that having to think about this sort of things is even necessary.
By the way, what is a "no-follow command"?