Is there any chance that localhost links will be allowed again, or is that a completely closed subject? I've seen these posts, but neither seems to have a clear answer:
Sometimes I answer questions by providing code on Github with instructions on how to clone and run it, and sometimes that means starting a local server. In those cases, it's really nice to be able to provide a localhost link as the final step in the process. Perhaps they could be re-allowed based on reputation if it's mainly a "new user" error?
Here are a couple of examples from before localhost was disallowed: