Why isn't there auto detection of URLs in the body of posts, and yet there's a naughty word filter? You cats are obviously smart enough to build custom(?) forum software, so for the love of all that is holy and just, please auto-detect URLs in posts and create links. I assume this website is written in Perl (hence the cgi-bin folder in your URLs), so this is a trivial, 5 minute task that would improve the usefulness of this site immensely.
You could even do one better by implementing something like Markdown as the new default forum body markup language, which was even originally implemented in Perl and comes with a BSD (free for commercial use with no attribution) license!
So easy, so much value. Will you do this already?