n00b1 - 5:49 pm on Aug 20, 2012 (gmt 0)
The forum link text was quite generic, yes. It was sending some traffic but not as much as Google on a good day that's for sure. Another issue with the Wikipedia links goes beyond the links themselves. My domain name is an EMD (a short snappy one that makes sense and is brandable in itself). The Wikipedia link used this as the anchor and that may have been the real cause for concern. I changed this to include the website address (minus http) recently but no doubt this hasn't been picked up by Google yet across all of those links. Same story with DMOZ - but as per their rules this is exactly what the title/anchor should be and I don't think this can or should be changed.