gouri - 3:11 pm on May 8, 2012 (gmt 0) [edited by: gouri at 3:19 pm (utc) on May 8, 2012]
In a word, yes - it "could". Have you received a WMT warning about tjpe backlinks?
I haven't received a message in WMT. Could I still be over optimizing?
Could changing the anchor text from a phrase to the url be an option or maybe not having a link in the forum signature?
Could either of these reduce the possible over optimization?
[edited by: gouri at 3:19 pm (utc) on May 8, 2012]