I am a new user, and struggling to cite references because users with less than 10 rep points are limited to posting only 2 links. I can see why this policy is in place, to prevent anonymous users/bots continually self promoting and trying to use the site as a means for boosting google ranking. Is there any way to get around this policy for the purpose of posting citations? I have removed the HTTP and just put the link in the text, but that is ugly and seems self promotional even when it may not be.
Thank you for making the effort to post answers with good references that are linked for the convenience of our users. While this is a somewhat annoying restriction, it is SE-wide and would probably need to be addressed on meta.stackexchange.com and implemented across all beta sites in order for a change in policy to be a possibility here. Please consider weighing in at a related question on Meta.SE:
In the meantime, if you (well, no longer applicable to you since you have crossed rep=10) have additional links you would like to post prior to gaining the requisite rep, feel free to post a comment with the links below your post and someone will likely move them for you if they are appropriate. Alternatively, you could visit our chat room and request help.
Update: it is possible to lift this restriction. However, given the possibility of increased volume of incorrectly represented references, this may not be a good idea for this site. If anyone would like to make a case that the benefits of this change would outweigh this concern, please write an answer for the community to vote on.