I think the hyperlink script itself may simply have failed to translate, hence the dead link. I tried opening the link and it locked up my browser (not hard to do with IE8
The rules are generally aimed at spam bots that fill the forum with useless junk. In some rare cases we also have parts vendors that try hjacking other threads by getting into debates over what products are better.
We ask that any direct sales pitches be restricted to the marketplace or private messages, but talking about them on your own thread like this isn't much of a problem for us.
So long story short, feel free to try reposting link.