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Should You Flag Your Own Thread?

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posted on Nov, 2 2008 @ 11:12 AM
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Originally posted by Dock6
Isn't that the same as 'blowing your own trumpet ' ?


If you own a trumpet... why would you not blow it?




And isn't it said, with good reason, that 'self praise is worthless .. is no praise at all' ?


Starring your own thread would be self praise... Flagging it is promoting your work... like advertising a book for sale. If no one knows you wrote a book, who will buy it.? Do authors not do book signings to promote their work?

If the book has merit once its read, then many 'flags' will make it a best seller.

Many times like with the elections and the BG/GFL a thread you write gets no notice simply because people are busy on other topics at the time... and with the daily number of new threads about some events (BG/GFL swamped the board with around 100 and we are still feeling the after shaocks) tends to push a thread out of sight very quickly...

I save the flag as a good 'bump' tool when something gets missed the first time around...




Shouldn't your thread be able to stand of its own merit ?


Most certainly
but people have to find it first





I like being able to look at myself in the mirror without cringing in embarrassment and shame


May I suggest if you feel the need to cringe in embarrassment and shame that you seriously reconsider what you post?

The whole purpose of writing a thread is to get your point heard. If you feel you need to hide, then perhaps starting the thread was not a wise choice


Besides you only get ONE flag, like you only get ONE vote... so maybe I will write my name in that 'other' spot on the Ballot


[edit on 2-11-2008 by zorgon]




posted on Nov, 2 2008 @ 11:48 AM
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zorgon 2012



posted on Nov, 2 2008 @ 11:52 AM
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I never flag my own threads. I let my fellow members decide the merit or importance of my threads.

If I post it, it goes without saying that I think it's important.



posted on Nov, 3 2008 @ 03:55 PM
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I'm proud to say that I never flagged this rubbish.



[to those who did, my thanks...you pat my back, I pat yours!]




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