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

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

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    "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!

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    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.

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    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.

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    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

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

    Lanefan

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

    Cheers, -- N

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    Only sometimes.

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

    And Delta, I want to subscribe to your newsletter!

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    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.

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