It's actually a very, very slightly darker shade than the normal text and can be very hard to notice when just reading through a post. I've taken to underlining any links I post now to make them more obvious.
I agree that they could be made clearer by default.
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[color=green]Please reply to the topic or PM me if a solution I posted works for you: The more data I can gather the better I can help.[/color][/center]