★ TouchArcade needs your help. Click here to support us on Patreon.

URL tag not working?

07-23-2014, 09:47 AM
#1
Joined: Jul 2014
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 34
URL tag not working?

I apologize profusely if this is a commonly known issue, but I read through the rules post and searched the forums but have not come across anything.

Whenever I try to use the [url] tag in posts or my signature instead of creating the actual link it just displays the tags and url in text. Is there something I have to do in order to enable this on my account?

Example:
http://www.google.com

Thanks!

Last edited by joew; 07-23-2014 at 09:52 AM.
07-23-2014, 01:28 PM
#2
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 2,291
You won't be able to post links until you have a certain number of posts, I forget how many exactly, I think it's like 15 or 20. We enabled that to try and help fight against spam accounts. Not sure if it's working or just making life harder for new members

EDIT November 7th: Guys, I just wanted to reiterate that the purpose of this whole thing is that you need to be a member of our community before you can start posting clickable links to your stuff. Putting a post count minimum on links has had the unintended consequence of developers essentially just spamming zero content posts everywhere to hit the minimum. Please don't do this. People will be far more interested in your game if you set out to be a respected and resourceful member of our community, versus just looking for a couple dozen threads to post "Looks neat!", "Can't wait!" or whatever else in with the sole purpose of those zero-effort posts being to be able to post your own links.

Fondle me on Twitter:@JaredTA

07-23-2014, 02:19 PM
#3
Joined: Jul 2014
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boardumb View Post
You won't be able to post links until you have a certain number of posts, I forget how many exactly, I think it's like 15 or 20. We enabled that to try and help fight against spam accounts. Not sure if it's working or just making life harder for new members
Actually I think it's a great idea, that way at least people aren't clicking the spam links by accident, which in turn could ramp up the spamming x10.

Thanks for letting me know
07-23-2014, 10:42 PM
#4
Joined: Jul 2014
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 34
I'm actually at 20 posts but still unable to use the URL tag, which I'd like to use in threads regarding our upcoming game. So I was just hoping to check on this to make sure there is nothing else I need to do?

EDIT: I hit the magic number, thanks again

Last edited by joew; 07-24-2014 at 06:13 AM.
07-28-2014, 07:07 AM
#5
Facing the same issue, but thank you for the explanation. I like the idea!
07-28-2014, 08:50 AM
#6
Joined: Sep 2013
Location: Koblenz, Germany
Posts: 274
Hey guys,

UPDATE: seems to be working now. Thanks

same problem here as well. URL tag not working and I have quite a bit over 20 posts. Great idea with the 20 posts rule.

The Way Home - Incredible Time Travel Arcade Adventure [FREE]
You can also find me on Twitter!
Have a crazy day :P

Last edited by Bleau; 07-28-2014 at 08:57 AM. Reason: It works now :P
07-30-2014, 11:33 PM
#7
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Sarasota, FL
Posts: 23
I'm having the same problem. Assuming it's because I'm also a low poster ( for the moment! )
08-15-2014, 02:15 PM
#8
Joined: Aug 2014
Location: SoCal
Posts: 4
I just signed-up today and experienced the same issue. But after looking into the forums a bit more, I now understand the logic behind the rule. Thanks for sharing this!

Currently Working: Juggle Buddies 1.7 (iOS/Android)
08-21-2014, 09:01 PM
#9
How to post a clickable link in TA?

I posted a new thread yesterday but the links in it can't be clicked on to direct to the sites, so you have to copy and paste the links on your browser, which is quite not convenient.

For example, here is the link to our fb: https://www.facebook.com/shineconegames/.

Does anyone know what I should do to edit it? Thanks!!!

1.02 version of Fish Coming is released on Canada and New Zealand iTunes Store!
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shineconegames
Twitter:https://twitter.com/shinecone
08-22-2014, 02:08 AM
#10
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 2,390