posted on Nov, 2 2008 @ 11:12 AM
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 ?
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]