"Check out my [insert link here!]" in gaming forums

View Poll Results: Do you click through to read others' examples of past gaming stuff?

Voters
28. This poll is closed
  • No, I don't click through

    20 71.43%
  • Yes, I do click through

    8 28.57%
+ Log in or register to post
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11
  1. #1

    "Check out my [insert link here!]" in gaming forums

    I'm curious. When you're reading a thread on an internet gaming forum and someone posts something to the effect of "Check out my [insert link/example/body of work] for an example of [fill in the blank]," do you click through and read?

    I know I don't. I'll read someone's point but I usually can't be bothered to click through. Plus, for some reason I confess that I find "Check out my..." statements to be pretentious and a major turn-off to the rest of what that poster puts up.

    Just wondering if I'm bad for being that way. And I'm curious to know who else might be similar!

  2. #2
    Member
    Acolyte (Lvl 2)

    HeavenShallBurn's Avatar

    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Pits of the Defiler, Abyss
    Posts
    2,285
    Reviews
    Read 0 Reviews

    Block HeavenShallBurn


    Friend+
    Usually I just use the "Set Link as New Bookmark" function and come back to it later unless it was especially interesting or had relevance to something I was doing at the moment. Needless to say I have an enormous bookmarks folder, some of them for sites that have been defunct for years.

  3. #3
    Member
    Waghalter (Lvl 7)

    Arkhandus's Avatar

    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Glendale, AZ
    Posts
    6,415
    Reviews
    Read 0 Reviews

    Block Arkhandus


    Friend+
    Needs to be a third option, "Sometimes."

    I do check stuff when it seems it might be interesting, but that's no more than maybe half the time or less.

  4. #4
    Penguin Herder COPPER SUBSCRIBER
    Spellbinder (Lvl 16)

    Nifft's Avatar

    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    New York City
    Posts
    18,363
    Reviews
    Read 0 Reviews

    Block Nifft


    Friend+
    Usually yes, but only if the topic is of interest to me. Or if I think there's an opportunity to make fun of someone's font / background / layout choices.

    Cheers, -- N

  5. #5

  6. #6
    Member
    Orcus on an Off-Day (Lvl 22)



    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Victoria BC
    Posts
    7,950
    Reviews
    Read 0 Reviews

    Block Lanefan


    Friend+
    Quote Originally Posted by Delta
    Unusually early to declare a winner, but here we have it!

    Lanefan

  7. #7
    Penguin Herder COPPER SUBSCRIBER
    Spellbinder (Lvl 16)

    Nifft's Avatar

    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    New York City
    Posts
    18,363
    Reviews
    Read 0 Reviews

    Block Nifft


    Friend+
    Quote Originally Posted by Delta
    Your layout is lazy and derivative.

    Cheers, -- N

  8. #8

  9. #9
    Member
    Spellbinder (Lvl 16)

    jaerdaph's Avatar

    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Meanwhile, at the Hall of Justice...
    Posts
    5,599
    Reviews
    Read 0 Reviews

    Block jaerdaph


    Friend+
    Another sometimes - it depends who it is and if it sounds interesting.

    And Delta, I want to subscribe to your newsletter!

  10. #10
    Writing Fantasy Gumshoe!
    A 1e title so awesome it's not in the book (Lvl 21)

    Piratecat's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Boston, MA
    Posts
    26,954
    Reviews
    Read 0 Reviews

    Block Piratecat


    Friend+
    Quote Originally Posted by Delta
    Damn it, you stole my joke before I even made it.

    I'll read thread references about 405 of the time. I only check peoples' blogs (or other links) maybe one time in ten.

+ Log in or register to post
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Similar Threads

  1. "HF" vs. "S&S" gaming: the underlying reason of conflict and change in D&D
    By Zulgyan in forum Roleplaying Games General Discussion
    Replies: 321
    Last Post: Monday, 15th June, 2009, 07:34 PM
  2. 4E and "Old School Gaming" (and why they aren't mutually exclusive"
    By Mercurius in forum Roleplaying Games General Discussion
    Replies: 130
    Last Post: Thursday, 6th November, 2008, 03:39 PM
  3. Problem with the ENWorld "Calculate Encounter Level & XP" link
    By Frost in forum Roleplaying Games General Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: Monday, 11th September, 2006, 10:13 PM
  4. Roleplaying on online forums - your "character" here?
    By Driddle in forum Roleplaying Games General Discussion
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: Thursday, 10th February, 2005, 05:24 PM
  5. Replies: 6
    Last Post: Saturday, 12th June, 2004, 01:33 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •