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June 12, 2019, 03:02:00 AM
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Personally I don't find this to be a big deal, just a bit awareness from readers would be enough.

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June 12, 2019, 08:06:32 AM
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Editing the subject link could be abused to spread malware or phishing links.
A bunch of scammers could decide to spread a malicious link that way.

I will use Jet Cash's name here just as an example because he likes this option of editing the subject line and his name is well known on the forum.

Jet Cash creates a new thread talking about old mining hardware and rigs.
Scammers share the following Subject line as you can see in my example.

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June 13, 2019, 10:54:28 AM
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Pmalek, I know that user can put links into topic title or subject title, but I guess that it does not lead to other sites. I guess (I could be wrong) that it only leads to that post, if someone click on the subject title, because it is only link of that post, no matter whatever contents inside subject title. If links to other sites actually work, you are right and it is a serious problem for lazy guys.
Confirmed: links don't work (as you see, I edited subject title with https://coinmarketcap.com. Clicking on subject title does not lead to that site)
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June 14, 2019, 08:43:32 AM
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OK, that is good. At least clicking on the subject title will not direct you to an outside source, I like that. Thanks for checking.
It is still possible to add an external link but to get to the site you would have to copy/paste it into your browser manually. A small risk is still there but it is not as serious as I initially thought.   

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June 14, 2019, 09:53:55 AM
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It is still possible to add an external link but to get to the site you would have to copy/paste it into your browser manually. A small risk is still there but it is not as serious as I initially thought.   
Yes, it is not too serious because dangerous links can not directly trap users by clicking on subject titles. Nevertheless, there are still potential shady behaviours from bad guys to change subject titles for their own interests, such as FUDs, or trolls. I know that there are good usages like what @Jet Cash usually does and mentioned in previous posts. Generally, I still think it should be disabled. Subject titles should only be edited by OPs, and after each changes, all subject titles inside one topic should be changed automatically to newest one. It makes more sense for bounty topics. When campaigns end, all subject titles (not only the OP and last one) in the bounty topics should be displayed with [FIN] or whatever abbreviation managers use to announce campaigns actually end.
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