subexpression - 4:05 pm on May 28, 2010 (gmt 0)
There's interesting after effect of URL restrictions from which other forums cannot benefit.
I've frequented other technology forums, and when a question is asked, well-meaning users will post URL's to other websites where the answers can be found.
The problem with this is that users are sent away, and subsequently leave the forum.
This unconsciously sends the message, "Go away, find the answer somewhere else."
It's laziness on the part of answerers.
They could post the answer in their own words and enrich the quality of information on the forum.
Whereas, with WebmasterWorld, the answer is posted in full.
It's a fair trade off.