stever - 4:31 pm on May 26, 2010 (gmt 0)
As an "older" member of the forum who's also returned because of this email, I can say that it wasn't the inability to drop URLs that led to my eventual lack of participation. In fact, I think that policy is one of the core strengths of this board.
URLs work fine in trusted communities of limited size where peer pressure and potential sanctions help control behavior. In a massive forum like this one, where there are a lot more inexperienced posters, it would be a recipe for disaster, imo.
No sigs, no tag teams, no outing, no worries.