Not calling anyone out but something got me thinking.
How many posts/topic starts do you think is ok without ever replying to any of your own topics?
And does that change if you have posted replies to others topics?
I ask because I occasionally see people start a bunch of topics who have never posted to any other topic before then they don’t post to their own topics then the disappear back into the fog from which they came.
I can understand (sort of) if someone posts a topic or two gets replies that they don’t like and then disappears but I have seen folks post a bunch of topics over a couple weeks. Presumably if they didn’t like the replies from the first few topics they would not stick around to ask more questions?
I don’t know maybe I am overthinking this.
But I though I would see what the rest of you thought about this. As I sometimes get the urge to be “snippy” or very sarcastic when it becomes obvious that the OP asked the question then ghosted.
Note this is a problem on many other forums that have general interest topics but are a source of answers. So this forum is very much in that grouping. A popular general interest topic (Tavel). On a subject that many know little about (many only go to Europe once or twice in their lives) and we have a question and answer advice type setup her with most topics being someone asking for advise. On top of this it is connect to about (if not the) most famous American travel advisor of our generation even if he does not (as far as we know) contribute directly to this forum.
So I expect this forum is more likely to see someone buzz in ask some spicific questions read the answer and the ghost, then many others.
Of course the problem is that many of these newbies don’t know what they don’t know so often the way they ask the questions is such that we don’t have enough info to truly answer them. So often they get asked questions back or the topic takes a left turn in Albuquerque. But truly a lot of the questions asked are a “it depends”. Because the right answer to a 40 year old in excellent health that hates museums but has to GO GO GO. is a lot different then it is to a 80 year old art lover.
Oh well I guess I have to much time on my hands when I start thinking about all this.