A very simple little bit of CSS you can add to your journal and gallery skins to remove the new link styling.
Install to your journal using the link in the sidebar or copy/paste the code below.
Please note -
- This will only work for journal and gallery skins. It will not change the link styling in any other area of the site.
- You may need to play around with this a little if you've got a complex link styles already in your journal skin but it's good for the basics.
- You can also remove the link icon by adding
http://deviantart.com/users/outgoing? before external urls. (Works for Custom boxes and other text areas on profile pages too)
- Also, the two examples of the username styling are the same but they are testing the old :devusername: and new @username formats. This also works for groups.