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    • JadeySams
    • By JadeySams 18th Jul 17, 2:01 PM
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    When can you post links?
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    • 18th Jul 17, 2:01 PM
    When can you post links? 18th Jul 17 at 2:01 PM
    Just wondering how long it takes before a new member can share links in their posts?

    I am trying to contribute a little with some competitions but feel a bit of a pain not providing links for everyone.
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    • mjm3346
    • By mjm3346 18th Jul 17, 2:08 PM
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    • 18th Jul 17, 2:08 PM
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    • 18th Jul 17, 2:08 PM
    As per the forum rules

    new forum users can't initially post links. This is to help deter spammers advertising on our forum. The point at which forum users will be able to post links is "top secret" for the same reason
    • Misslayed
    • By Misslayed 18th Jul 17, 2:13 PM
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    • #3
    • 18th Jul 17, 2:13 PM
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    • 18th Jul 17, 2:13 PM
    As mjm says, it's one of comping's great mysteries! If you're not a self promoter or spam merchant, just carry on posting as normal, someone will always help out with the link, we've all been there. Then one day, when you're least expecting it, you will be able to post!
    Hi. Martin has asked me to tell you I'm a (novice) Board Guide on the Competitions, Site Feedback and Campaigns boards. I volunteer to help get your forum questions answered and keep the forum running smoothly. Board guides are not moderators and don't read every post. If you spot an abusive or illegal post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com (it's not part of my role to deal with abuse). Any views are mine and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.com.
    • JadeySams
    • By JadeySams 18th Jul 17, 2:51 PM
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    • 18th Jul 17, 2:51 PM
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    • 18th Jul 17, 2:51 PM
    No problem, thanks for your responses.
    • Ms Dee
    • By Ms Dee 18th Jul 17, 3:51 PM
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    • #5
    • 18th Jul 17, 3:51 PM
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    • 18th Jul 17, 3:51 PM
    It doesn't matter how long you've been a member for, you can post links once you've posted 10-20 posts. Thanks for contributing
    Thank you to everyone who posts competitions and good luck to everyone who enters.

    Challenges 2019 - 34/55
    • MadalinaAJ
    • By MadalinaAJ 19th Jul 17, 3:07 PM
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    • #6
    • 19th Jul 17, 3:07 PM
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    • 19th Jul 17, 3:07 PM
    I just joined today. And I was really excited about posting, in a way is not a bad rule to be more active on the forum, but it can be frustrating.

    Happy posting!
    • Ms Dee
    • By Ms Dee 19th Jul 17, 3:13 PM
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    • #7
    • 19th Jul 17, 3:13 PM
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    • 19th Jul 17, 3:13 PM
    Welcome to the forum JadeySams and MadalinaAJ
    Thank you to everyone who posts competitions and good luck to everyone who enters.

    Challenges 2019 - 34/55
    • JayJay1874
    • By JayJay1874 19th Jul 17, 3:47 PM
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    • 19th Jul 17, 3:47 PM
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    • 19th Jul 17, 3:47 PM
    Just keep posting in the chat then by the sounds of it you'll be allowed soon enough.
    • mjm3346
    • By mjm3346 7th Apr 19, 9:42 AM
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    • 7th Apr 19, 9:42 AM
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    • 7th Apr 19, 9:42 AM
    No I still don't understand why they have to block links from newbies
    To help stop SPAM/self-promoters etc and there is no need for newbies to be able to post a link as someone can always add one if it is required.
    Last edited by mjm3346; 07-04-2019 at 1:33 PM.
    Internet goodness 26901
    • Rhinowalk
    • By Rhinowalk 17th Apr 19, 7:12 AM
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    this post is really helpful, thx
    • Annak789
    • By Annak789 2nd May 19, 8:18 AM
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    Same here
    • icomp
    • By icomp 3rd May 19, 10:45 AM
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    Thanks for the info, new user getting some posts in
    • sleepyjones
    • By sleepyjones 3rd May 19, 10:57 AM
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    If you hang out of your bedroom window by your feet on the second phase of the Waxing Crescent Moon and recite "post linky boopy on forumy" 5 times, you'll be able to post links.

    #TrueStory



    You do this at your own risk, I, nor MSE, the MSE forum team or MSE forum users will take any responsibility for people falling on their head
    Last edited by sleepyjones; 03-05-2019 at 11:00 AM.
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    • peterhalo111
    • By peterhalo111 23rd May 19, 2:58 PM
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    It doesn't matter how long you've been a member for, you can post links once you've posted 10-20 posts. Thanks for contributing
    Originally posted by Ms Dee
    Thank you for clarification.
    • John121
    • By John121 19th Jun 19, 5:17 PM
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    Thanks for the info. Does this count as 1 post?
    • Misslayed
    • By Misslayed 19th Jun 19, 5:27 PM
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    Thanks for the info. Does this count as 1 post?
    Originally posted by John121
    Every post counts towards the top secret magic number - unless it's spam!
    Hi. Martin has asked me to tell you I'm a (novice) Board Guide on the Competitions, Site Feedback and Campaigns boards. I volunteer to help get your forum questions answered and keep the forum running smoothly. Board guides are not moderators and don't read every post. If you spot an abusive or illegal post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com (it's not part of my role to deal with abuse). Any views are mine and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.com.
    • dolmitas8
    • By dolmitas8 22nd Jul 19, 11:01 AM
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    Helpful thank you
    • FrankieBaz
    • By FrankieBaz 13th Aug 19, 12:50 PM
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    Thanks, as a newby too I was wondering when I can start to share links as I'm always finding amazing restaurant deals to share.
    • sleepyjones
    • By sleepyjones 13th Aug 19, 9:27 PM
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    Restaurant deals probably wouldn't be posted in this forum unless they're competitions to win something.

    The full forum list is here : https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/

    For restaurant deals you'd maybe want the Grab it while you can forum or maybe the Discount Codes and Vouchers forum .

    This particular forum is for competitions, but yeah ... welcome
    *Good Luck * Be Lucky * Stay Lucky*
    • UncleFeushy
    • By UncleFeushy 30th Aug 19, 9:01 AM
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    I sort of understand why they block newbies from posting links but I've already commented over 20 times on other post how long will I have to wait for. Once ya posted or commented like 5 times you should be able to post links
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