lucy24 - 9:36 pm on May 12, 2013 (gmt 0)
Inquiring minds want to know: why the bleep don't they simply ignore them?* They can't possibly not be able to tell-- especially when the link originates in some widely used software that puts everything into a recognizable format.
A lot of forums, blogs and similar seem to routinely ask for a website along with your name. (Why? Who knows.) But that doesn't mean it's a link, fer cryin out loud.
* Oh, all right. "They" = g### and other search engines. "Them" = pseudo-links in signatures.