I'll freely admit it's mildly ironic posting a rant about the very thing I'm seemingly doing now... but here goes:
I'm a little tired of seeing posts that seem to be blatantly posted only for the sake of getting points. For example the person who I've seen just posting YouTube link after YouTube link....
Perhaps they have a different motivation but from this side it just seems some people post things with no substance but strictly do it just for the points ?
Forgive a poor hick from the sticks...of what benefit are points? People seem awfully excited about earning them. Are they like S&H green stamps? See, I thought that the value here is being able to communicate with like-minded people. Doing something only for personal benefit.....we have a president like that. Don't be like Dumpster.
In my robot voice: "Must get more points" ... "I'm not good enough" ... "Ego is faltering" ... a classic method of creating involvement in something. What are we being motivated to do? Become a "God" on the site? LOL! If one has something to share then just post and forget the points.
Speaking of irony, I'm a retired college professor and hate to admit not knowing something, but quite frankly I simply don't know the purpose behind the points anyway. Does if get one more exposure? Or is there some other reward? I always enjoyed students who wanted to excel and perhaps this is simply a way to do that?
Mabey they were watching multiple utube videos (not unheard of) that inspired them and they wanted to share because they thought others might enjoy them. Some communicate here in long philosophical thoughts. Some post memes. Just like any other social platform I usually skim past things that are not interesting to me or things I have already seen posts about and let live. I usually don't watch Utube videos or click through to read articles unless the person posting it has given an explanation about it that peaks my interest.
As for me I'm on this site because it's Agnostic.com. I also find it fun. I find it fun to get points and also fun to give points. As for what you do here I don't much care as long as you're not going out of your way to hurt anyone. I still get amassed by people who get bothered by points. It seems to make me want points even more. haha And I just gave you a few points. You're welcome
I post a lot of YT 'links', & others from Science sites I belong to. I have 2 groups, one is for science & related info & the other is Late Night bits & interesting news. You can decide if they have substance to you, but I vet everything before I post it & hope others on this site find interest in what I post, even if it's just memes! So, I don't know if I'm one of the ones you're referring to, but it surely isn't for points. That is a side effect, not a goal.