Keef wrote:David, you don't get the complaints from users: the mods do. The consensus when we introduced that rule several years ago was that many regular forumites object to unexplained links.
I don't think asking people not to post unexplained links makes the forum as dull as ditchwater or drives people away. Bit of hyperbole there?
You've missed the point completely.
On this occasion, I wasn't commenting on the rule itself (although I do think it ridiculous as well). I was commenting that your comparison of gregg's post with spam and trolling was totally unfounded. The hyperbole on this occasion is coming from you.
My comment about this forum becoming dull was not hyperbole. In the last six months or so it has become incredibly tedious. Example: we actually have a thread at the moment that amounts to "OMG - look at my post count!"