Originally Posted by Aregionius
Updated to here.
And update on the links:
Well it turns out that it is indeed a forum based problem nuking all of the links so balls. I'm going to try to work with Pendragon or whoever made that change, but it may be a protection policy shift which means we might have to do something about the non-forum listings in the near future.
Why this is a problem
I've been using bit ly to link shrink because it gives me about a 20-25 character link versus some of the monsterously huge links we get from some guide writers. Leaguecraft is the biggest offender here since it makes links out of titles and a few of you have the tendancy to create mile long guide titles :P (bttp://leaguecraft.com/strategies/guide/809,Eve:%20An%20Expert's%20Guide%20to%20the%20Leag ue's%20True%20Assassin - makes the forums cry >_<)
Where this is going
Since that one example link above takes the place of 5-7 other potential guides with small links, it would limit what we're able to keep in this thread. Ultimately it would be nice to get the link shrinkers back, but barring that, I'm open to other ideas else we may have to end up canning some of the longer guides / leaguecraft which I'd rather not do.
I propose that any guides that are hosted by another site should have their own forum topic and then post the actual link in that topic, IF you're trying to retain those guides from other sites.
You could simply list the most common sites (leaguecraft and mobafire are the only two I know of) at the top of the OP of this topic, including a brief explanation of how to filter guides you want from those resources... Honestly, trying to accommodate information from another website seems like a waste to me...mobafire AND leaguecraft guides are notorious for not being maintained (in my experience), and many of them are just plain wrong...
Either way, it would clean up the guides, and allow us to notify you of which ones are actually out-dated as opposed to simply telling you the link won't work...
Thanks for all you do!!!