While I have been lucky enough to never have to suffer through stuff like this, hearing about it always bothers me. I probably would be less likely to read someone’s story if they were just trying to spam their story everywhere. It’s one thing if a friend asks in a thread, it’s another when someone’s just PMing people with the sole purpose of making people read their story.
It dose unfortunately
It actually does… when I used to write webnovelas, people would send a mass PM to every user on the forum to promote their stories, and it really annoyed me and turned me off from reading them.
Yep, I personally don’t like it and it doesn’t feel genuine, just annoying.
I’m lonely so I get excited to be messaged then just see it’s someone promoting their story
It really does!