Indeed I have seen something to this effect a few times, AWS mentioned it so I decided to start the topic. Do you think site admins should block links to competing sites or leave them alone? I for one think links to sites should welcomed with open arms, the reason is that they can provide great link backs which would help in bringing the members. Now in some cases I think links should be blocked, reason being is by linking to competing sites you take the chance to lose members which if you have ads up or you have a means to generate revenue to help pay for the site then losing those members is like losing money. So honestly I'm torn between the two, I usually don't block links unless I see it becoming an over whelming problem when the link is becoming posted in just about every post. What do others think?