Yuk! That anti-spam thing is junk, it is (all but) preventing me from posting a link to a CNN article, and that’s not the first problem. In engineering tradition, it is a joke to call a bug like that a “feature” if you just write it into the user manual! Ha Ha Ha! Turn the bug off until is is functional, please. Functional means that the filter PASSES all the messages in the history of this forum, that are not SPAM.
I don’t know how the thing works, but if it flags something as spam it is supposed to allow an Admin to let the thing through if it’s not. But since I’m not around 24 hours a day it might have to wait until I’m back.
Let me know what shows up when you try to post. I don’t see anything show up in the spam filter.
I should add that we’ve had transient issues with people posting links in the past. If you just get some error message through the Forum software it may be that same thing again. AFAIK there’s no fix, though it would be helpful if you could send one of us the URL so we could check out the problem.
You know once a protocol is agreed on, it works out.
If we lose the ability to embed links behind labels of our own choosing,
it’s not so bad just posting the URL below the title,
especially since the URLs are being treated as hot links.
I can see where that’s a good thing; right from the git-go you see the address…
no more sneaking The Onion articles in on us poor unsuspecting souls.