Limiting "new users" to just 2 links in a post is exactly how you keep newbies in a community from writing properly sourced and cross-referenced first posts.
Those of you who run a Discourse forum might want to keep that in mind.
@mattcen Please note, this is after the "new user" verifies their email address, sets a password, and logs into the site. Plus, a spammer that does go to that trouble (or an automated bot) will happily spam your forum with just a single link or two in a message.
So yes, it's a silly and user-hostile default, albeit thankfully an overrideable one.
@mattcen Also, it actually encourages new users to post unnecessarily terse or poorly sourced messages when they first expose themselves to a new community, which may well make them look (to established community members) as less competent than they are.
@xahteiwi oof, yeah, I see your point;b it's definitely sounding like a far less sensible restriction in that light! I wonder how they decided on this!
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