s3rndpt - 1:42 pm on May 26, 2010 (gmt 0)
As a relatively new member who mostly reads and doesn't post a lot, I do agree that it can be a little annoying trying to figure out what, exactly, someone is talking about when they can't post links/urls. I'd like to think there is some happy medium here that will 1)keep out spammers and 2)make it easier and less tedious to try and figure out what the discussion is actually about. Like some of the other posters, one of the things that has made this site less useful for me and the reason I go months without visiting is the constant allusion to sites/products without actually stating what they are. It can make threads very hard to decipher without the real-world sites/products they are actually attached to.