I get it - but so what if he doesn't normally otherwise participate on the forum?
He's still sharing valuable informational videos with everyone. We don't have "quotas" here where users *have* to participate. He's sharing his informational videos with others (which take a lot of time and effort to create), which is more than a LOT of other members do.
I just don't see the problem with someone posting links to their technical YouTube videos, regardless of whether or not they participate otherwise. I don't see any rules being broken and I only seeing it as being helpful for other members. It certainly isn't hurting anything or anyone! :-)
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Right, I see where you're coming from. But I can see where he's coming from as well.
As I said if he actually contributed to the community it might be a different story. But a quick Google search pulls up 19,500 videos on 'actuator replacement impala'. And that's probably included in 445,000 results of everything related to that search. So would it become a problem if everyone started linking their videos and doing nothing else on the forum? So without his video there are lots of other ones out there. And I've watched, or tried to watch his on this. But the incessant clicking that he's trying to talk over but you can't hear him defeats the purpose of his video. There are much better ones out there on it, and none of them have spammed the forum.
And while you might not see any rule violation, what you're doing is setting precedent so if everyone started just posting video links with no forum interaction that it would be okay to do. Do it for one, you have to do it for everyone. Sucks really. And while I respect you, I have to disagree with you on this issue.
As for the 'he's doing more then most'. I don't agree with that. Sure how much time does it take to throw a video together? Not much compared to going through the threads, helping those who need it. Maybe if he was more engaged in the forum, but he's not. 7 videos is nothing in the grand scheme of things around here. Especially when we all have the ability to search videos without this site. We come here for help, conversation and actual engagement when it comes to problems. What we don't come here for is hit and run posts linking to videos because actually engaging the group would be to hard.