It also links a user to their website if they have one, or to a translation group if they are in one.
And this, I would say, is the purpose of the links section. I don't know that it's necessarily appropriate to link to forum profiles on other forums from a community database entry. I was very hesitant to approve those submissions, but as it stands doing so contradicts no guidelines and I couldn't see how any particular harm might come from it.
I would say this, though. If you're planning to do any large-scale community-maintenance, it certainly can't hurt to run ideas by staff
. I'm not big on the idea of creating rules to cover every contingency. That breeds obnoxious bureaucracy. Discussing large operations before implementing them helps keep everyone on the same page in the simplest manner possible.