Originally Posted by MrSS
And the funny part is when a member asks something about SEO but the answer is actually in their website.
That is what is a bit odd to me about the supposed Google changes.
If they want people to be a part of a community, then people who don't know anything will be the ones coming to the various forums to ask questions and learn.
And any links to their websites or blogs will be mostly unrelated to their websites or blogs.
Added more thoughts here.
So it might just be possible that the more outbound links to irrelevant pages may mean that the information might actually be useful.
Of course in my exploration for other forums, I have found that most of them are totally useless for getting any information from them on pretty much any topic.