ok, i think i understand now lol when you type a URL, you want it to just say the text instead of it being an active link?
i think this is pretty much standard over the majority of forums. if theres a www. or an http:// part, it'll autoformat it to an active link. im not sure its that big a problem, in all honesty. its just something we'll have to live with i think.
regarding the font sizes. ill create a duplicate forum and run a test on that, rather than do it on this one, just to be safe.