ok, so this thread got interesting after I saw the initial post. I'm going to close it after I share the news. I like the idea of a field for the URL and think it can be very helpful. I know one of the first things I ask for a lot of issues I help with is "please include a link to your site." Sadly I still have to ask this a lot in help desk even though there is a field for this, so I don't know that the URL field will solve the issue but it might help.
To make it better I did some fun stuff to it. In theory it will automatically add the http:// prefix so the link will format correctly even if that was left out. So designsbynickthegeek.com will be converted to http://designsbynickthegeek.com. This is done on save so it doesn't need a lot of overhead. It also runs wp_kses() for security because ... hey public form right.
The URL is added to the bottom of the content if the field is filled in and it will automatically make the link open in a new tab/window and sets the rel to nofollow. This should help alleviate concerns about SEO issues and links to posts somewhat.
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