wyweb - 2:22 am on May 29, 2010 (gmt 0)
I'm not in favor of allowing links at all. The only argument I've seen that has any legitimacy is in coding issues. I mean it's difficult when you can't see the problem first hand and are limited to having to save the posted code locally and try to recreate it. It would be so much easier to follow a link at look at it there.
Graphics problems. Again, I'd rather see it than read, "I have a problem with the colors here so can somebody tell me what I'm doing wrong?" It puts people in a position of having to guess.
A lot of the questions you're asking are dealers choice:
people asking about "can I do X on this page" when they sell products to webmasters?
On any given day this could be considered spamming. Or not. Maybe it's a legit question. How do you know? You don't.
competitors asking "what's wrong with this page" when they are really pointing out spam so that Matt Cutts will see it?
Are they though? How do you really know?
PaulHudson said it best here. At least in my opinion: [webmasterworld.com ]
...the lack of promotion on here validates the posts and adds to WebmasterWorld's credibility.
That's how I feel also.