Hyperlink button and all hyperlinks removed from the mains?

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si1ly PM si1ly
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Posted: 10/4/2012 10:13:49 AM
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Posted: 10/4/2012 10:22:25 AM
A big part of our ability to operate, update and moderate this forum at Covers.com comes from the relationship with our advertisers.  Recently those advertisers have begun to crackdown and set higher standards for content where their ads display on a daily basis.  In order to appease our advertisers who are very valuable to the future growth of this forum, we need to implement some updates to the Community Forum guidelines.
 
We love porn and nudity just as much as you, but any images, avatars & links containing nudity or pornographic material are now banned from the forum.

Users are no longer able to post active links in threads. You can still post the URL you want users to view, but now other users will have to copy the link and paste it in the browser themselves. Don’t be lazy; it’s just one simple step.

Lastly, remember that we’re always watching what you post. We reserve the right to remove and ban any users we feel are not meeting the guidelines. We don’t want to do it, so please don’t give us a reason to.

Please take some time and review the full Community Manifesto http://www.covers.com/postingforum/forum_manifesto.aspx.

Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.

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Posted: 10/4/2012 10:25:09 AM
Understood.  Thanks for the prompt reply.
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Posted: 10/4/2012 10:26:07 AM
No worries.

Enjoy
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Posted: 10/4/2012 10:27:32 AM
I should bring it to your attention then that the 'LINK' button is still active in the Start New Topic widget.
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Posted: 10/4/2012 10:37:06 AM


anything that was said in here should not have any relevance to the penalty box 




















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Posted: 10/4/2012 10:51:29 AM
Is hyper-linking really the problem? I would be more concerned with the lack of e-mail verification that is making is easy for all of these scammers run wild.
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Posted: 10/4/2012 10:55:56 AM
It also makes it much harder to post links in the Help Section for the Covers-Team to take care of. Can links still be posted in Private Messages?
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Posted: 10/4/2012 10:59:31 AM
I also do not understand what is the reasoning behind the hyperlink banning?
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Posted: 10/4/2012 11:02:02 AM
This is the only site that I know of that requires no e-mail activation for new accounts, no picture posting and now no working link posting. What is this 1999?

Most sites are constantly evolving and updated with new servers to offer their members new features and this one seems to be going backwards.
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Posted: 10/4/2012 11:10:41 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Slovak:

Is hyper-linking really the problem? I would be more concerned with the lack of e-mail verification that is making is easy for all of these scammers run wild.


I see what you're saying but that can be easily done by making another email address. But I think more so the ability to hide your IP, should not be allowed. You know what I'm saying because it's very simple to use an IP blocker or even an IP that is not yours
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Posted: 10/4/2012 11:13:25 AM
I believe my breakdown sheets threads are the only prominent examples of hyper-linking in the mains.  I can only assume that the removal of hyperlinks is somehow in response to my posted work on google.drive.  

Certainly links to 'pornography' is not a real concern of covers, I do not know the last time that I stumbled across an inappropriate link on the mains.  Wouldn't it be a more productive solution to this problem to remove inappropriate hyperlinks on a case by case basis?  The number of useful links far outweighs the inappropriate ones.

Hyperlinking is the best way to share my work - work that has benefited countless covers community members for months with no issue.  Is it just a coincidence that hyperlinks were removed just a few days after my NFL sheets first appeared on the NFL main, whereas I had published daily links to similar sheets in the MLB mains since June.
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Posted: 10/4/2012 11:18:17 AM
Can you imagine if BMA was still posting here? He would have killed himself.
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Posted: 10/4/2012 11:20:01 AM
I have to echo the the statements being made here. Banning hyperlinks does not make any sense. If this is to try and stop spamming then email verification and a captcha is the standard on the Internet today. 

I also don't feel that implying WE are lazy (for having an issue with this)  is appropriate. This is 2012 and there are certain bare minimums that a website should meet and quite honestly this shouldn't even be on the table. No offense to your developers but this is a really lazy way to achieve whatever you are trying to achieve here (it still isn't clear) 
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Posted: 10/4/2012 11:20:13 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Stiln:



I see what you're saying but that can be easily done by making another email address. But I think more so the ability to hide your IP, should not be allowed. You know what I'm saying because it's very simple to use an IP blocker or even an IP that is not yours


Yeah, but it takes much more work to create a phoney e-mail address than it does to just make up a new name. This is without a doubt something that a website that revolves around people's money should be doing to at least deter the scammers.
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Posted: 10/4/2012 11:21:33 AM
And you don't have to copy and paste anything into your browser.. All you have to do is highlight the link and right click and select "Open Link"
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Posted: 10/4/2012 11:55:55 AM
Are the post by "paid cappers" who randomly post in our threads apart of covers advertisers? Or just spam?
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Posted: 10/4/2012 12:08:49 PM
WTF, why was this moved from Help section to PB?
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Posted: 10/4/2012 12:11:06 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by kaponofor3:

WTF, why was this moved from Help section to PB?


Really makes you question the integrity of this website.
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Posted: 10/4/2012 12:15:52 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Slovak:

And you don't have to copy and paste anything into your browser.. All you have to do is highlight the link and right click and select "Open Link"



or using the GO To option if using google chrome 
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Posted: 10/4/2012 12:16:25 PM
My son really appreciates the Spirit Halloween Adds that screw up every other webpage you click on Covers.com



I friggin hate it.



But my son loves it.

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Posted: 10/4/2012 12:27:39 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by kaponofor3:

WTF, why was this moved from Help section to PB?

If you have to ask... you probably already know the answer.


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Posted: 10/4/2012 12:48:15 PM
Funniest thing is CT has the balls to talk about setting a higher standard for the advetisers, but they refuse to do anything about these SAF's!
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Posted: 10/4/2012 12:50:36 PM
I must say this is rather foolish.
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Posted: 10/4/2012 12:51:13 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by wmi799:

Funniest thing is CT has the balls to talk about setting a higher standard for the advetisers, but they refuse to do anything about these SAF's!


I have come to the conclusion that they want the SAFs here because it creates smoke and mirrors of having many more members than there actually are.
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