Not like it is hard to find them on ebay without a direct link.
"God sends meat and the devil sends cooks." - Thomas Deloney
The point of not allowing live auction links as a rule is to keep people from dropping ebay sales links all of the time. This isn't bad in our community but some forums have a real problem with people posting their ebay sales every 5 sec. We simply opted to make the rule to keep them (that's live links - not ended links) out of here altogether.
On another list that I'm on active eBay auctions are not allowed so that members don't start bidding against each other!
"The Buddha resides as comfortably in the circuits of a digital computer or the gears of a cycle transmission as he does at the top of a mountain."