Old_Honky - 2:03 pm on May 26, 2010 (gmt 0)
I think allowing links in the body of a post is essential and it is really restricting not to do it. On another forum I use more than this one people often complain when links are not given e.g."how can we understand what you mean without a link to your page".
It is a bit "stone age" to expect us to take the time to copy a load of posted code then assemble it into a page on our own computer and play around with it, when if we had a link to the site we could use the web developer toolbar to diagnose the problem much more quickly and easily.
OK ban self promotional links in signatures if you want to, but not to allow links to problem pages is almost insane. You are banning the use of appropriate technology.