posted on Feb, 3 2013 @ 10:16 AM
This is my first rant.
Is is just me. I find every other thread I click open, has an opening post shorter than most of the titles of the thread. Sometimes, not even a
complete sentence, with a link to an article or most times, a youtube video.
No descriptions of what has been presented by the OP, nor personal opinion of what, and why they posted it.
I've been wondering what has caused such an influx of such threads. The only thing I can think of, it's because of social media patterns
established by places like twitter and farcebook.
People have been conditioned to present an idea in a minimal amount of words...twitter has killed more brain cells than alcohol, in my opinion.
I find myself not being motivated enough to participate in such threads. It's like getting news bites instructing me to tune in later for more of the
If you have something you find important, or interesting enough to you, to want to share it with us. Share more than a tweet and a link. Tell us
what your link is about...a little bit to whet the mental appetite. Same with a video. Not everyone can view a video for various reasons. Not
everyone has the time to view an hour plus video...But, if you give a good compilation of what is in your video, we have the option to view it later
and add to your thread.
You may be missing out on some valid contributions to your thread, by knowledgeable people, who just don't feel inspired to build your OP for you,
from the meager scraps presented.
What I'm seeing more and more are crumbs tossed out in the forums, that only get a couple of replies. Usually those replies are people requesting
more information. A lot of the time the OP doesn't even respond to those questions. So, the thread dies.
There, I feel slightly better.....