I agree, but users can always copy and paste to open a reference site. If you want to help them out, you can type the following html command, and it will accomplish what the old webboard did automatically:
This will take a user to http://delltalk.us.dell.com in a new window when he clicks on the site reference. You can actually type anything to replace the blue string and clicking on the phrase will still take a user to the site.
I don't know whether you want to go to the trouble to do this, and I am not sure it is actually progress to have to go back to these basic HTML commands to accomplish this. Below is an example of what the command does: