It's not a good idea. I have no objection to links posted in a response to a question, or to point someone to a resource that applies to their problem, but a general links thread poses problems.
After a while they can develop into a daunting array of links to all kinds of things, and in the past we've had trouble with the content of some sites being inappropriate, or themselves containing links to sites that are inappropriate. It's time-consuming for us to monitor all the additions as people post them, and to be honest after a while very few people read the thread anyway - they're deterred by the sight of dozens of posts with hundreds of links and they don't bother clicking on them.
Don't take this personally gplatt2000, I know you did it with the very best of intentions, and I would like to let it run but.......experience tells me it isn't such a good idea after all.