Forum - allow whitelisted URLs

I understand why you don’t want people posting links to the forums generally, but why not allow links to whitelisted URLs, like the anki domains? It makes it really hard to report problems without a link to the pertinent page.

Context: frames’ Trust Level is “new user”.

Assuming Anki Forum is using Default Settings for Trust Levels:

Users at trust level 0 (New User) cannot

  • Send personal messages to other users
  • “Reply as new topic” via Link button (UI removed)
  • Flag posts
  • Post more than 1 image
  • Post any attachments
  • Post more than 2 hyperlinks in a post
  • Have actual links in the ‘about me’ field of their profile (will be silently and temporarily converted to plain text)
  • Mention more than 2 users in a post
  • Post more than 3 topics
  • Post more than 10 replies
  • Edit their own posts after more than 24 hours

Admins can change these limitations by searching for newuser and first_day in site settings.

Even if Anki domains were whitelisted, it would still count as hyperlink and fall under trust level 0 rule: New User can’t post more than 2 hyperlinks in a post

Get to trust level 1 by…

  • Entering at least 5 topics
  • Reading at least 30 posts
  • Spend a total of 10 minutes reading posts

Users at trust level 1 can…

  • Use all core Discourse functions; all new user restrictions are removed (hyperlink restriction lifted)
  • Send PMs
  • Upload images and attachments if enabled
  • Edit wiki posts
  • Flag posts
  • Mute other users

Trust Level Grid - Defaults (Table)

It looks like Discourse does support this. I’ve added


I’d suggest adding all the subdomains too as my links are still being blocked.

I also got a warning about “new users can only add two links to the posts” - I had three and all were legit. I’d suggest increasing that too.

Dang, I was hoping it would allow subdomains automatically. I’ve added the manual and FAQs.