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Does this annoy anyone else or is it just me?
joined:Nov 12, 2005
If you would like to share a "working" example of your problem you are free to sticky anyone who is willing to help.
Mods "err of the side of caution". :)
Honestly? There have been times I have wanted too also post urls.
And so have every spammer on the net. Also, your competitors could be showing your url here to get you in hot water with your affiliate programs and/or search engine. The system only works - and you want to ask your fellow webmasters opinion - if the system has respectable integrity. That can only happen if we play by a clean playing field.
> when that could be accomplished in no time with a simple link
The number of "do my homework - solve my problem - get me my raise" posts would skyrocket. We would rather educate one another to solve our own problems that 'fix your one time' bug or project.
Read the classic: Professional Forum Spammers Thread [webmasterworld.com...]
Although it takes time to develop the problem when a "link drop" would save us so much investment, the return for future readers with similar issues is priceless.
What this does do, however, is give people an incentive to put their problem as concisely as they can, within these limitations.
Also, don't forget that there's a mail system here at WebmasterWorld. If you've got a problem, hunt through some threads until you've found a couple people who you think could help guide you, and then PM them. In there, links are just fine.
Of course, you have to be careful who you're talking to ain't a SE rep (if you're misbehaving) or a competitor (if you're on to something). Them's the breaks ...
to post a link they only need to be able to cut and paste
having to verbalize an issue so other members can understand without seeing it will educate the poster more and help them be able to further their knowledge instead of just having someone else do their homework
this way we the poster does the homework but gets a bit of tutoring
I just wish there was some way to not limit the geniune users and still keep the spammer away.