What is it Posts...No Words Just Links

  • Advertise with us

« back to Coffee Lounge forum

Forum topic by Redoak49 posted 08-21-2015 11:37 AM 873 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Redoak49's profile


3196 posts in 1954 days

08-21-2015 11:37 AM

One of the things I struggle with are posts that are simply links to another site such as YouTube or Facebook. I looked at a post today where the title said nothing about the project and contained a link to another site. It turns out there was a picture of a very nice project.

I really enjoy a good project post with pictures and a description of how the project was made and other details.

Maybe, I am a bit grumpy this morning before coffee but I just do not appreciate post with links and no explanation.

9 replies so far

View bearkatwood's profile


1542 posts in 977 days

#1 posted 08-21-2015 11:42 AM

Morning Redoak,
This is an interesting post. My son told me the other day of a game people are playing now. I guess it’s called wikiraces, where two players start on a given wikipidia page and have to race to another page using only the links found on the pages. This has nothing to do with woodworking I know, but hey it is 4am and my first cup hasn’t hit the tank yet. Have a good one,

-- Brian Noel

View BinghamtonEd's profile


2297 posts in 2335 days

#2 posted 08-21-2015 12:01 PM

Redoak, I’m with you. I find it annoying when I click on a project, or a blog entry, that just links to an external site with said project/entry. If you’re proud enough of the project, or you think your blog is relevant enough, take the time to put it on this site, even if you just copy paste the text/pictures. If you’re posting, you obviously have the text box up to post, and you clearly have a link to the content, do some copy/pasting for us. When I see that, I think “Why should I take the time to view this, if you can’t take the time to put it on LJ?”

This is a bad example, but this annoys me in the same when you get a generic printed letter that they try to make look personalized, and then someone signs it at the bottom.

Not to be confused with projects/blogs that do give a lot of detail, and also link to supplemental videos/text to provide more detail. Hats off to those people that take the time to give us a good detailed post, and maybe some links to help us understand/replicate it.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

View Daruc's profile


460 posts in 1098 days

#3 posted 08-21-2015 01:26 PM

I opened this expecting to find a picture or a link….?
I wanted to see what it was and make a guess…
I hate it when the title has no explanation of the post.

-- -

View Redoak49's profile


3196 posts in 1954 days

#4 posted 08-21-2015 01:39 PM

OK..You can stop hating because I fixed the title for you.

View Daruc's profile


460 posts in 1098 days

#5 posted 08-21-2015 01:45 PM

OK..I should have titled it What is it Post?

- Redoak49

lol, you do know I was just busting your chops?

-- -

View lepelerin's profile


495 posts in 2290 days

#6 posted 08-21-2015 01:49 PM

usually I do not follow the link in LJ post when there is only a link.
Moreover when I read “subscribe to my youtube, like me on FB or follow me on whatever”, I simply disregard this kind of posting.
When I see people spending so much time on artificial things rather than the core, trying to make a professional video, pictures …. let them be by themselves. Not that it is not nice but LJ for me is a WW site not a nursery for wannabe the next thing on TV. In all honesty I find the ones that put a lot of effort in editing video, filming, etc produce lower quality projects. Maybe they should care less about what will they say or think about my project.

As a general rule I find projects from people that simply post in a conventional way without all the artifice, are much nicer than the ones that “forced” themselves to publish a project a week.

If people are too lazy to type anything on LJ but just post a link, I then consider myself too lazy to follow their c%?&*.

My 2 cents. Maybe I had too much espresso. Is that possible?

View Woodknack's profile


11478 posts in 2345 days

#7 posted 08-24-2015 02:37 AM

Some forums where I am a member will probate or ban you for posting just a link.

-- Rick M,

View oldnovice's profile


6770 posts in 3333 days

#8 posted 08-24-2015 07:27 PM

Links are good with eggs and hashbrowns!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

View BadJoints's profile


103 posts in 1054 days

#9 posted 08-25-2015 05:00 AM

Links are good with eggs and hashbrowns!

- oldnovice

you forgot cheese grits…..northeners…...

I almost never follow links, unless the post has had enough info and pictures to make me want to see more.

Just a link? Not a chance.

-- Producing furniture grade firewood since 1984

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics