So how does anyone get ideas to spread? We’ve already destroyed all the gatekeepers with the internet. If you tell people they can’t self-promote, how does society get ideas to grow? Do we rely on the algorithm?
I understand the problem to be solved, it’s a cut off of people from “driving” by and promoting the work that they’ve done on websites and forums. Essentially, overpowering the board with self-promotion.
At the same time, if there are less people who can pick you and choose to spread your work than ever, and we’re all trying to be seen, where do we get to do it? What about the people who have been generous and produced works whose benefits are certainly greater than the irritation of the small self-promotion they try to do.
It’s not a problem with an easy solution, but it’s one to think about.