I've been noticing an increase in the number of posts consisting basically of links to external links such as videos (eg YouTube) or external articles (eg Wikipedia).
Although I can certainly understand the use of videos and articles as a discussion point, I find them more a supplement for discussions.
Therefore, I would like to ask of all of you: Rather than just posting links, please add your thoughts to the videos, articles, and other external links. For example, your thoughts could answer questions such as:
- What is your interpretation of the video/article?
- Why are these video/article important to you in the thread?
- How do these video/article contribute to the discussion at hand?
- How do these video/article reflect your own thoughts in the thread?
Please let's try to use external links to videos and articles to further discussion by using them as supplementary points to discussion rather than replacing discussion itself.