I’m going to share links in this topic. I will generally explain little or nothing (if I wanted to write much explanation, I’d give a link its own topic). There are a few reasons:
- People are at this forum partly because they’re interested in what I think and consider worth sharing.
- I’ve already written a ton, so people often already know what my opinion is.
- Questions are fine. I’m just not going to preemptively explain everything.
- Some people here are biased to agree with me, but I want people to form their own opinions.
I mostly share links I like or agree with (in some way – not fully because most stuff has flaws), but not always. Sometimes I just think it’s interesting in some way, e.g. it could be an example of something bad but important.
I don’t think other people should share unexplained links. They should bring up an opinion or goal (e.g. question). Note that stating/summarizing what the links says is not an opinion or goal (summarizing accurately would be a goal, which you could state). Expressing an opinion or goal generally enables criticism (your opinion could be wrong; your post could fail at your goal) or a way to make progress (someone could help with your goal, e.g. help figure out the answer to your question).
You can discuss the links here. You could also use reply as linked topic if you want to make a large discussion with its own topic.