Budyypress Profile Field Setup problem

When a new user create a profile portions of it get converted into links. This also happens for the I Want To: Profile Field Setup I set in Admin for BuddyPress.

All the blue text are actual links. The user is just typing in plain text but i do not want any text converted into links.

There's a very old discussion here

Anyone know if this is recommended as a possible fix for bp v 1.2.6?

Please see attached image.