Why do your forums require a website? Do you not realize some of us are novices just starting out and have not made enough money yet to incur the expense of a website?
First of all, what James is talking about is that starting back on April 5, 2015, everyone leaving a comment on the PFRE blog is required to fill in the website field of the comment with a valid URL. There are two basic reasons I instituted this feature of the blog:
I should also point out that the decision to do this was effectively a community decision (see this post for the full details). Notice that 77% of PFRE readers supported making this change. After having this policy for about 12 months, I have to say I'm very pleased with the way this feature as worked out. A huge part of the content of this blog is the comments of the readers and I think this feature has improved the value of the comments.
For novices, here are two very easy ways to create get started in building a personal site:
In summary, everyone in business needs a URL! It is very easy to create a free page on the net for free. So I don't feel like insisting on a URL to comment on PFRE is a hardship.