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Remove number of links restriction for new users

So my wife likes to debunk the whole Roswell UFO non-sense, and she tried to make an answer. When she hit submit, the site told her she had too many links and couldn't include pictures. it was all I could do to keep her from closing the browser and just telling stack exchange to kiss her grits...

Isn't that a rather silly rule to impose on a first timer who may have a great answer as their first contribution? And wouldn't it prevent a person from earning reputation on an answer that doesn't have the requisite citations, thereby preventing them from getting to the point of actually being able to submit a good enough answer? Sort of a catch-22.

I would suggest this requirement be relaxed for this site in particular.


marked as duplicate by Oddthinking Apr 20 '12 at 2:54

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I agree that this restriction can cause a spectacularly bad first user experience here, I've tried to have it removed and I'm making a new try now. – Mad Scientist Apr 20 '12 at 5:42
You didn't want to hear the names my wife called Stack Exchange after she put so much into her answer. I had to rescue it as she just walked away. Not sure if she will come back... – Larian LeQuella Apr 20 '12 at 7:10
Totally agree. There are plenty of posts on meta decrying how off-putting our attitude is to new users. Who cares, when the site takes care of that by itself? – Konrad Rudolph Apr 20 '12 at 11:45
@KonradRudolph I was planning to discuss this issue again with someone from the community team once I get the chance to. They're having some big meeting this week though, so they're not really available for non-emergencies right now. – Mad Scientist Apr 20 '12 at 11:52
@LarianLeQuella just break the URLs and ask someone to edit them ww w.example. com – ajax333221 Apr 22 '12 at 23:20
@ajax333221 It was my wife answering. If she has to "waste" any time and effort, she will quickly kick the offending site tot he curb... – Larian LeQuella Apr 25 '12 at 22:53
@LarianLeQuella, What are some examples of these "names" are you talking about? – Pacerier Jun 10 '15 at 5:59

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