brinked - 10:18 pm on Feb 12, 2011 (gmt 0)
forum links are important! Many popular products, sites and services are discussed on forums. If something has any value, it will likely be talked about on some discussion board. Its more about discrediting spammy links on forums which I am sure google already does. Not to mention, legit forums moderate links well and any non useful/spammy links will be removed.