Can't post links in forums

I'm trying to post my team's sitrep of the glyph challenge we completed on Sunday, however the forums are telling me I need to be "around a bit longer" before I can post links.

Well, I can't post images directly into the forums, so how on earth else am I supposed to submit this sitrep?



  • ArtilectZedArtilectZed ✭✭✭✭

    Until you reach level 2, you can remove the HTTP(S):// from the start of the link, and it will let you post. It won't be a clickable link, but most browsers these days will allow you to highlight and go to the page.

  • AstargAstarg ✭✭

    I just made level 2 a couple of days ago. I only had 25 points. I currently have 27.

    In the mean time, you can post the rest of the url after http://www. and most browsers will understand what to do.

  • RobdoggzRobdoggz ✭✭✭

    I did the smart thing and got the agents in my op I was paying the sitrep for to come bump my points up 😉

  • RobdoggzRobdoggz ✭✭✭

    I know, right?! Frustrating as hell.

  • KadahKadah ✭✭✭

    This. 👆️

    Also this is a test to see if I can finally quote.

  • ArtilectZedArtilectZed ✭✭✭✭

    Because the quotes have links in them (that are broken)

  • I mean I understand them not wanting spam and such, but it's incredibly frustrating trying to post links to videos of bugs, and having to just spell it out. Maybe if you're a level xxx(whatever they deem appropriate) ingress player, your account automatically can do all that stuff? I don't like making "fluff posts" just so I can "level up" and post legit info.

  • VaneLilyVaneLily ✭✭

    True that it is necessary to acquire score, but there are people like me who find already solved questions. I read what was previously written and therefore do not create useless spam.

    If I need to create a post with a link, I have to ask who already has a score of 2.

    I am sorry to be forced to comment for acquiring points.

  • VaneLilyVaneLily ✭✭

    It annoys me a little. It is not a social media where more nice and more like photos I have. I agree with useful feedback / spam / abuse but not with the like rating limit.

    I can create interesting content with a link even with a rating star, depending on the time you spend.

    But if the content is valid I do not see why it is forbidden.

  • RobdoggzRobdoggz ✭✭✭

    When you consider that these forums are adopted to be replacing G+ for such things, and that often people don't actually have any need to use them otherwise, it's certainly a counter intuitive rule.

    As for why, I do believe it's because they don't trust us to be grown ups and be responsible with what we post from outside the forums. I mean, I get it a bit, it potentially cuts down the time they need to put into moderating, but the flip side is that you need to have an Ingress account attached to your email address to sign up, so how much abuse is there really going to be?

  • @Trminator I've been doing this, since some agent who didn't like that I played a part in his completely fabricated home portals (gym and 2 stops) getting deleted, so he and his "brother" have been flagging most of my posts, so you can actually go from Level 2 down to Level 1 and lose the ability to post links, images, and quote a previous post. So the @ign seems work in it's place for the quoting, but still annoying. I'd tag all of the NIA folks, but that would just get me ignored by them or warned, lol.

    But fixing a broken way to use the forums, should be easy. Unless they need approval before they can move on. I wonder who the PM is for the Community Forums?

  • RostwoldRostwold ✭✭✭
    edited September 12

    I also suffer from being unable to post links or pictures. I can't find instructions on how out how to 'gain points' or increase my rank.

    I feel the need to imitate those annoying youtubers who beg for likes and subscriptions.

    If you agree, don't forget to 'like' and ring the 'insightful' bell below!

  • How. How did this decision make it past "smart people" or even user testing. I cannot believe that I can't @ mention someone or quote someone in a reply until I've spammed around a bit looking for likes. Bafflingly stupid idea.

  • PhantomR1982PhantomR1982 ✭✭
    edited September 24

    I've noticed that if you even try to reply to a person's post that has the (at) username of the member to alert them also gets detected as a link on these boards as well,so having to write a post and then get it flagged and having to reset the post form without the username in is just as annoying...the 7 days as a member sounds ok from "NianticCasey" or even a few posts to establish yourself on the forum would work eg..7 posts in a one week period like the game badges.

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