If I understood this question right, you are asking if there are any other types of discussion other than sharing thoughts via writing? In that case, video calls [realtime, face to face discussions] can be a candidate, but for non-native English speakers like me, it’s hard to articulate my thoughts in such an instant mode of discussion.
“From your perspective, what type of discourse, if any, do you see having the potential to achieve a positive (growth-minded) outcome regarding this topic?”
To ask what K-pop is, and to ask if BTS is K-pop or not, you shouldn’t simply look for the superficial definition of K-pop. We need to carefully observe why it was named K-pop, who was the subject of this interpellation, and the cultural implications and influences that lurk in the term itself.
The name K-pop is a modifier referring to a particular genre of idol music in Korea, and there is a history that has been used not from the inside, but from an outside perspective. And the inside (Korea) has negotiated with the meaning in the process and accepted it as a general term. Terms like K-drama and K-cinema contain the general meaning of Korean drama and Korean cinema, but on the other hand, they are used as a means to distinguish these art forms from mainstream movies such as Hollywood cinema or American TV series. Think about this. We don’t call American TV series a coded term such as “A-drama.” In Korean we call American TV series 미드 (acronym of 미국드라마, which means American TV series), and Japanese TV series as 일드 (acronym of 일본드라마, which means Japanese TV series). Of course, it is a term that establishes Korean drama as mainstream and others as minor genres.
Pop, reggae, R&B, and hip-hop are terms that have already been given neutral meaning as musical genres. But the moment we put the “British” in front of pop, it’s an adversarial term for mainstream American pop culture. When you say “Jamaican Reggae” instead of “Reggae,” it is no longer a world-wide and universal genre —as long as it is not used to explain the roots of reggae — but inevitably gets the nuance of third-world, non-major genre. The use of these terms should be carefully considered from a critical point of view because from the moment the term is defined and circulated, it easily becomes a kind of official brand and cements your bias behind it.
Pushing Korean idol music into the K-pop definition seems to be a way of respecting the locality and encouraging diversity at first glance. But one should think about for whom this distinctive interpellation is necessary. Is it the Korean people/Korean music industry or is it for outsiders? We need to consider the colonial thinking that it will further enhance.