Links not working on (5)

1 Name: Bitch Goddess : 2012-03-30 09:21 ID:TGvuA5To

Has anyone else had this problem - links on your profile (say to other stories or concept art or something) suddenly aren't working? Months ago the e-mail link on my beta profile stopped working, but since I couldn't find a way to fix it I just forgot about it. Now, all the links I have on my regular profile for the stories that I beta and my concept art have just suddenly stopped working. Completely. As in they aren't even links anymore, they're just words.

Anyone know why this is happening? Or how to fix it?

2 Name: Moonphase : 2012-03-30 12:21 ID:qITW8Szb

Yes, it's really really annoying. I emailed them to find out why but I may as well be pissing in the wind as they never fucking well answer anyone.

3 Name: Gin : 2012-03-30 15:30 ID:M+tvdpR+

Actually, they've said why on the front page:

January 27th, 2012 -- We are taking temporary preventive measures to stop the increasing trend of spammers targeting the site. For the time being, external links within user profiles will be disabled until a long term solution is devised.

Either it's taken them longer than anticipated (2 months? seriously?) or ... well, FFN's being its usual self.

4 Name: Bitch Goddess : 2012-03-30 16:19 ID:TGvuA5To

>>2 Yes, it is exactly like that. I've sent e-mails for three or four things over the years and have never once heard back from them.

>>3 Gotcha. I guess that's understandable - but two months is a long damn time. Even though everyone hates them maybe they should just put those 'type the character' things whenever you sign in. That seems to keep that stuff pretty minimal.

5 Name: Gin : 2012-03-31 10:40 ID:M+tvdpR+

...Except for the Infinite Captcha glitch I've run across once or twice via FFN's insistence on using them. So yeah, good idea in theory, maybe not so good in practise...

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