Why aren't images or links allowed in the synopses for sites?
While many images that people make for their sites look beautiful (you're talented folks!), our emphasis is on text-based advertisements. By accurately describing your site in words instead of pictures, you paint a picture not only for potential players, but also for search engines.
We disallow links in the body of advertisements in order to maintain better metrics for those sites within our directory. We're able to tell how many times an ad has been viewed, and how many times an ad has been clicked.