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    Default incredibally stupid....

    how insanely stupid is it that i cant write a post with links.
    i just spent 30 mins typing up a great question. only to find out i cant get help..

    great site here.... ehhem...

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    I think you need to have 10 posts.
    also, it doesn't have to be a link, just give us the address...

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    20 posts. but i had a complex question. with no links. just the addresses. however it was lots of java and stuff. so i dont know if the bbs thinks its a link or what. :(:confused:

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    Well, you can always spend time and answer 20 questions first. That way when you need help, you don't have to worry about the limit.

    Also, there is no need to include links when asking a question. The problem description should be simple and straight forward. If you do need to post some code then it should be simple code that demonstrates the problem. Its called a SSCCE

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    Before we had the 20 post limit, we were inundated with spam posts. I think that most members prefer the limit as is. And I agree with Rob -- you should strive to distill your problem into the smallest bit of compilable code possible. If it's too complex to be distilled, it may be more than a free forum can be able to answer. YMMV.

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    the internet is supposed to be free and shared information. i will try to post something again this weekend. as i really need help on this.
    not even sure if im at the right forums

    I have questions on java search functions. basically trying to send queries to another site.
    Ill explain more later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tek0011 View Post
    the internet is supposed to be free and shared information. i will try to post something again this weekend. as i really need help on this.
    not even sure if im at the right forums

    I have questions on java search functions. basically trying to send queries to another site.
    Ill explain more later.
    This forum is free, both in cost and in that freedom is exercised. However, with freedom comes the need to limit - an oxymoron, I know. Without limiting freedom, you cannot defend everyone's rights.

    As Fubarable mentioned, the policy was changed to serve our needs (as users), not their needs (as forum moderators) - no one wants to go to a forum full of spam. In other words, to protect our rights, they limited some of the them.


    In a more specific case, most questions should not need to reference a website, or if it does, you can always, as collin389 mentioned, still give a link - it just won't be clickable.

    For example, "go to example.com to find a PDF that explains my problem". For my knowledge, this forum won't parse sites without the "http://" as websites. So, you can still give a site, that we could copy and paste into our web browser, without needing to meet the minimum post limit.
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    It should be a simple case of replacing the http references in your code (they're just strings anyway, and we're incredibly unlikely to run them) with a paceholder string...like "this is where the address would go".

    Actually, if you put your code in code tags I don't think (though can't guarantee) that the forum software would pick them out in any case. And if you're not using code tags and were about to post slabs of code then you would get little help since unformatted code is almost unreadable.

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