Opened 17 months ago

Closed 17 months ago

Last modified 15 months ago

#24120 closed enhancement (fixed)

"Maximum number of external links per post exceeded" is cramping my style

Reported by: dcf Owned by: qbi
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Internal Services/Service - trac Version:
Severity: Minor Keywords:
Cc: Actual Points:
Parent ID: #24191 Points:
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Description

I tried to edit doc/MetricsTimeline, adding 6 six external links to lists.torproject.org domains. I got the error "Maximum number of external links per post exceeded" with a captcha; but even after solving the captcha it doesn't let me post.

The workaround is tedious: break one edit into several edits that each add only a couple of links.

A cypherpunks recently ran into the same problem while making constructive edits and filed #23999. They are working around it at org/projects/WeSupportTor by writing links as https:!!example.com instead of https://example.com.

I realize that the link limit is probably an anti-spam measure. I don't necessarily expect you to remove it. I just want to report these false positives to help you tune it. I know this ticket isn't actionable. I won't be upset if you close it as wontfix.

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Change History (5)

comment:1 in reply to:  description ; Changed 17 months ago by dcf

Replying to dcf:

The workaround is tedious: break one edit into several edits that each add only a couple of links.

Even the workaround fails when an edit needs to be split into too many pieces. I had an edit that needed to be broken into 4 pieces (181–184 at doc/MetricsTimeline?action=history). When I attempted to submit the 4th edit, I got "Maximum number of posts per hour for this IP exceeded". I had to switch to another circuit in order to submit it.

comment:2 in reply to:  1 ; Changed 17 months ago by arma

Replying to dcf:

Even the workaround fails when an edit needs to be split into too many pieces.

I just made you a GRP_admin experimentally -- maybe it makes things better for you, or maybe spam handling is not tied to the permissions.

In the past I have solved things by voodoo adding people to GRP_devel. :)

comment:3 in reply to:  2 Changed 17 months ago by dcf

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Replying to arma:

Replying to dcf:

Even the workaround fails when an edit needs to be split into too many pieces.

I just made you a GRP_admin experimentally -- maybe it makes things better for you, or maybe spam handling is not tied to the permissions.

Thanks, GRP_admin seems to work in recent edits.

comment:4 Changed 17 months ago by arma

Great. I opened #24191 in case we can show more people the love.

comment:5 Changed 15 months ago by cypherpunks

Parent ID: #24191
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