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Who Am I Really
how is it that other users can post links

but I can't post anything that even resembles a link
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    Michael Jay

    sometimes it lets me link sometimes not so much, I will try right now;
    http://www.techrepublic.com/forum/discussions/102-396754?tag=forum-selector;discussion-table

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    Who Am I Really

    when I tried to post
    the link to DFT
    I got bounced out to "verify your account" and nothing was posted

    when I changed the link to the garbage below the answer posted:

    h t t p : / / w w w . h g s t . c o m / s u p p o r t / i n d e x - f i l e s / s i m p l e t e c h - l e g a c y - d o w n l o a d s # D F T

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    so what I and others do most of the time is insert a space between say
    www.somesite. com (note the space after the period in front of com),.
    then include the instruction to remove the space before com and paste
    the link into your browser. The problems with links are a side-effect of
    attempting to deal with the spammers, and as a result we semi-regular
    members got caught in the crossfire.

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    Deadly Ernest

    I've never had a problem posting links, but do sometimes use the space process just to be on the safe side. Also, there are some domains that are often used by spammers and I believe the system is set to delete all links to those domains.

    Sure way to post a link is to make it a non working link and leave a space before the dot at the .com point.

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    I used to leave off the "http://" and just post "www.techrepublic.com/forum/discussions/102-396754". That resulted in a live link until the last site update took away that capability.

    Your best bet is Colin's suggestion of adding the space between the domain name and the top level domain.

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    Slayer_

    But many others do not.
    For some reason TR blocks likes to Microsoft or MSDN

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    mcnmm

    Seems you can only post links that stay within this site.

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    Who Am I Really

    that spammers can post working links
    (sometimes pages of 'em)

    but legitimate users can't add one link to a legitimate site

    the whole business of
    add a space to post

    delete the space to make it work
    is just a tad annoying

    and the fun I had yesterday after making the 2 posts with the fried link
    I got bounced out to can't access the site
    - pages wouldn't load
    and
    - attempts to log in again
    only got me a blank page with some long cryptic error code

    can't TR just disable the link parser?
    so that links aren't posted as links
    but rather are just posted as regular text

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    Michael Jay

    sometimes it lets me link sometimes not so much, I will try right now;
    http://www.techrepublic.com/forum/discussions/102-396754?tag=forum-selector;discussion-table

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    Who Am I Really

    when I tried to post
    the link to DFT
    I got bounced out to "verify your account" and nothing was posted

    when I changed the link to the garbage below the answer posted:

    h t t p : / / w w w . h g s t . c o m / s u p p o r t / i n d e x - f i l e s / s i m p l e t e c h - l e g a c y - d o w n l o a d s # D F T

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    so what I and others do most of the time is insert a space between say
    www.somesite. com (note the space after the period in front of com),.
    then include the instruction to remove the space before com and paste
    the link into your browser. The problems with links are a side-effect of
    attempting to deal with the spammers, and as a result we semi-regular
    members got caught in the crossfire.

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    Deadly Ernest

    I've never had a problem posting links, but do sometimes use the space process just to be on the safe side. Also, there are some domains that are often used by spammers and I believe the system is set to delete all links to those domains.

    Sure way to post a link is to make it a non working link and leave a space before the dot at the .com point.

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    I used to leave off the "http://" and just post "www.techrepublic.com/forum/discussions/102-396754". That resulted in a live link until the last site update took away that capability.

    Your best bet is Colin's suggestion of adding the space between the domain name and the top level domain.

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    Slayer_

    But many others do not.
    For some reason TR blocks likes to Microsoft or MSDN

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    mcnmm

    Seems you can only post links that stay within this site.

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    Who Am I Really

    that spammers can post working links
    (sometimes pages of 'em)

    but legitimate users can't add one link to a legitimate site

    the whole business of
    add a space to post

    delete the space to make it work
    is just a tad annoying

    and the fun I had yesterday after making the 2 posts with the fried link
    I got bounced out to can't access the site
    - pages wouldn't load
    and
    - attempts to log in again
    only got me a blank page with some long cryptic error code

    can't TR just disable the link parser?
    so that links aren't posted as links
    but rather are just posted as regular text