One of the myths that come up from time to time is that Google will ban a site if it has more than a 100 links on a page or not crawl more than 100 links on a page. For a fourm it is easy to reach a 100 links on a page with all the navigation links, all the thread related links, and possibly all the signature links in posted messages.
The myth starts here in Google Webmaster Guidelines:
“Design and Content Guidelines:
Keep the links on a given page to a reasonable number (fewer than 100)”
Further down the page are the Quality guidelines – its breaking those quality guidelines that hurt a site, NOT breaking the Design and Content Guidelines. That does not mean it a good idea to have more than 100 links on a page from a users perspective, which is why Google recommend. However, they are unlikely to penalize a site for it and do crawl more than 100 links on a page. Here is an example of more than 100 links on a page, that is useful to the user (its and alphabetized listing of forum tags like a text book index). I have checked the logs for this site and Google crawls the ones down the bottom.
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