Symptom: Far too many readers don't realize that hyperlinked text in forum posts are (clickable) hyperlinks to some other content. For example. Diagnosis: The default font and style are so thin that people can't distinguish the blue link from vanilla text in black. I don't see this problem on, say, Instapundit blog postings. Cure: Make the default style for links not merely blue, but bold? For example. As a further example, here's how it looks when a bolded link is embedded mid-sentence. Hopefully not too garish.