I would like to propose that most links in the Pokemon Showdown chat be disabled. What I am envisioning is that the links would display as plaintext (like http://example.com), so you could still choose to copy and paste them into your address bar, but you would not be able to accidentally click on them. There would be a whitelist of "safe sites" like smogon.com, wikipedia.org, google.com, and so on. The whitelist would not include sites that allow for hosting arbitrary images (because they could be shock images/porn/etc.), nor would it include arbitrary redirect sites (like tinyurl). URIs on the whitelist would be turned into clickable links. This proposal is primarily intended to protect users from offensive, sketchy, or malicious sites. I have noticed that every time I am on the chat, a lot of highly dubious links get posted. I'm afraid to click on them myself, and often reactions from users confirm that the links are shocking. It's very possible to accidentally click on a dubious link, e.g., if the chat scrolls when you mean to click on something else. Stripping out all links would be inconvenient, which is why I am proposing the compromise of keeping the text in the posts, but making them not clickable. This way you could never accidentally click on a sketchy site, but you could still go to one if you really wanted. I would also propose a command you can use to enable all clicks being clickable if you really want to (like /enablelinks). My proposal is to make the default be that most links are disabled (shown as plaintext, not clickable links) but links on the safe site whitelist are clickable. As I said, this proposal is primarily intended to protect users. I've mentioned my proposal on the main chat and people had positive reactions. This thread is to solicit comment on the forum.