I'm posting this because I want to post a documentation-bug-report about the website, but I can't include the URL until my 2nd post. Argh.
But you have had three postings now. So what is stopping you now?
Removing the restriction on links in the first post absolutely should not happen. It's a way of keeping spamming robots away.
Once you've made your first post, you can modify it to add links.
Nothing is stopping me. I already made my second post, with links, in the topic I wanted to post to.
I didn’t know I’d be able to edit and add links. The error message might have told me…
Since I didn’t want to make an empty off-topic post for my first post, I decided to write an on-topic post… hence the above post/suggestion.