It seems to be a semantics game to me, William.
Currently your website template is listed under Source Templates, which are not approved and are apparently being removed from use. External Link Templates, however, are recommended; and as the Source Template page states, "have been approved instead."
I see little difference between a Source Template and an External Link Template in either use or intent. The name Source Template simply implies that it links to a source (rather than a resource). Thus, a Source Template may be incorrectly named; however, it is, in essence, an External Link Template.
Perhaps the real problem is that the Source Templates are not full citations. From that point of view, I agree that Source Templates should not be used (except in inline citations) without fleshing the citation to meet proper citation standards.
Basically, Source Templates are not Source Templates at all; they are merely External Link Templates and are only part of a properly written citation for a source document/object.
Those are my opinions on this issue!!