BeeDeeDubbleU - 10:11 am on May 30, 2010 (gmt 0)
And one benefit of the current links policy is this - it tends to make our discussions self contained, with all the essential information on record right there in the thread. That's a real benefit that I'd hate to lose.
A great point and one I hadn't thought about!
IMHO this is one of the most important points that has been made on this subject. I actually found this thread difficult to read because there is an uncommonly high number of links peppered through it. When I jump out of the thread and into another thread or another website I tend to get distracted from the original thread. (Even talking about it is confusing) ;)
IMHO Webmasterworld IS in a different class from most other similar websites. This is mainly because of the quality of the people who are willing to share and contribute but perhaps one of the other reasons is that the lack of links and distractions makes it easy to read and follow the topics.