---- Get rid of the draconian policy on URLs and mentioning products
kaled - 12:49 pm on May 28, 2010 (gmt 0)
We do not all find the rules to be inconvenient
Whilst many many think the rules (on urls) are sensible (and I have not said otherwise) they are undoubtedly inconvenient - that is true whether you agree with the rules or not. Do you seriously expect me to believe that there's a significant number of users who have reached even a few hundred posts but never wished to post an url (for someone else's benefit). Certainly, when answering questions, I have often wished to post urls - not for my benefit but for the benefit of others. The rules are undoubtedly necessary, but that does not mean that they cannot be improved.
I made sensible suggestions to discourage spammers and self-promotion whilst allowing more urls to be posted. You might wish to maintain the status-quo, and there are many that agree with you but, without any doubt, many people find the rules annoying so a compromise, implemented partly by technical changes, would seem to be a sensible subject for discussion. I find the fact that no one seems to be interested in doing do, both sad and astonishing.
So far this thread has achieved nothing other than to emphasise there are two intractable positions with few people willing to consider the other point of view.