Yes I fully agree with you there, but I don't see any harm to allowing links only to other posts within the forum.
That way it would be easier for people (like I was) with less than 15 posts that have spent time reading and exploring the forums to help those that are too lazy to use the search button or spend time reading.
But then I suppose if they have not tried to help themselves then..........

If your opinion doesn't matter much then I have just wasted my time typing this