Quote someone in a post.
Try to post the comment.
You will get the "You need to be around longer to post links."
However, go back to the message through "My Drafts"
Submit comment and it succeeds.
That doesn't seem to be the case on mobile. I can't quote directly or via my drafts link.
This does seem to be a big and I hope it's fixed soon Niantic know's about. However you can fix it yourself by making it to level 2.
Unfortunately making it to level 2 seems to be gated by faction biased comment Like's.
Really, Niantic, you didn't see this coming?
What bias? People on here know it's a benefit for agents of either faction.
Odd thing is that this bug also bypasses the level 2 restriction.