its not so much that Jimbo, im sure every post could be fixed to make the links active, but its the time and cost involved.
theres nothing really wrong with the links to justify spending the money it would cost to fix them in all 40,000 posts
. though if if it was a simple fix, i'd do it in a heartbeat honest.
the thing is, each link is unique, theres no command to specify looking for the varying text. it'd pick up every bit of text on the forum. we cant single out the start of the URL and the end of it, in order to insert the tags.
from now on though, we can concentrate on future posts, and make sure theyre all ok. archived posts tend to not be referenced as much, so im sure the link thing will be fine.