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    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 2nd Nov 18, 9:00 AM
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    Link posting loophole for Newbies
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    • 2nd Nov 18, 9:00 AM
    Link posting loophole for Newbies 2nd Nov 18 at 9:00 AM
    Letting the Forum team know about a loophole in case they already didn't know about it.

    While new members are not allowed to post links until after a certain time and number of other posts made, there is a loophole that allows them to share youtube links even on their first post.

    See this thread.
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    • Misslayed
    • By Misslayed 2nd Nov 18, 11:33 AM
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    • 2nd Nov 18, 11:33 AM
    Thanks, I've alerted MSE Towers
    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.
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 2nd Nov 18, 11:44 AM
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    • 2nd Nov 18, 11:44 AM
    I could have emailed them rather than make it public but as they never replied to my last email...........
    • VoucherMan
    • By VoucherMan 3rd Nov 18, 7:59 AM
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    • 3rd Nov 18, 7:59 AM
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    • 3rd Nov 18, 7:59 AM
    I could have emailed them rather than make it public
    Originally posted by Wizard of Id

    I wouldn't worry about it. As far as I can see youtube is the only external site available with the BB codes, so the worst anyone could do is spam a load of youtube links, although I could have some fun with some of the other codes.

    This Forum tip was included in MoneySavingExpert.com's weekly email!

    MSE must agree
    Last edited by VoucherMan; 03-11-2018 at 8:02 AM.
    • Former MSE Andrea
    • By Former MSE Andrea 6th Nov 18, 2:00 PM
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    • 6th Nov 18, 2:00 PM
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    • 6th Nov 18, 2:00 PM
    Thanks for letting us know Wizard of ID.

    Please do keep emailing us. We don't usually reply to emails but flagging this kind of thing via email helps us keep track of queries.

    If you receive an auto-reply you can be sure we've received your email and will investigate.

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    • PaulineE
    • By PaulineE 19th Nov 18, 6:49 PM
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    • 19th Nov 18, 6:49 PM
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    • 19th Nov 18, 6:49 PM
    Why do I get "Sorry as a new user you are not allowed to post with links. This is done to stop spammers clogging up the site. Please edit your message below to continue." when I've been a member of this forum for over ten years?
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 19th Nov 18, 8:05 PM
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    • 19th Nov 18, 8:05 PM
    Why do I get "Sorry as a new user you are not allowed to post with links. This is done to stop spammers clogging up the site. Please edit your message below to continue." when I've been a member of this forum for over ten years?
    Originally posted by PaulineE
    Simply that you have not posted enough times.
    • Former MSE Andrea
    • By Former MSE Andrea 20th Nov 18, 2:36 PM
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    • 20th Nov 18, 2:36 PM
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    • 20th Nov 18, 2:36 PM
    Hi, as Wizard of ID has mentioned, if you post a bit more you should be able to post links as well as text.

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    • UncleFeushy
    • By UncleFeushy 30th Aug 19, 10:03 AM
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    • 30th Aug 19, 10:03 AM
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    • 30th Aug 19, 10:03 AM
    I've posted more than 20 times and still can't post links
    • savemoney
    • By savemoney 30th Aug 19, 10:07 AM
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    Thats because you have just joined and already made substantial posts. Which raises red flags as to why so many posts in a day, your posts certainly come across as

    Posting links maybe based in how many posts and the time you joined



    I've posted more than 20 times and still can't post links
    Originally posted by UncleFeushy
    Last edited by savemoney; 30-08-2019 at 10:13 AM.
    • sarah1972
    • By sarah1972 30th Aug 19, 10:27 AM
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    I've posted more than 20 times and still can't post links
    Originally posted by UncleFeushy
    There is no specific number of posts, its how long you have been a member along with posting numbers.

    By posting over 20 posts in a matter of hours doesnt help your cause.

    You can post links by putting spaces in it and another member will put the click up for you,

    ie. w w w . money saving expert . com
    Last edited by sarah1972; 30-08-2019 at 10:33 AM.
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    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 30th Aug 19, 11:52 AM
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    I've posted more than 20 times and still can't post links
    Originally posted by UncleFeushy
    But you only have 8 posts credited to you - so 12+ must have been taken down as spam (or suspicious for being made simply to increase post count).
    A kind word lasts a minute, a skelped erse is sair for a day.
    • BenSherman
    • By BenSherman 15th Sep 19, 8:42 PM
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    Damn, I'm new and wanted to send videos from YouTube through this loophole, and you took it and told everything ..
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