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So-called "Shameless Plugs".


I just really like botw
ZD Legend
Apr 7, 2019
Every now and then, someone will throw a shameless plug out there, something that's most likely some form or way to showcase what they're doing, or promote something they've been working on.

What are your thoughts on this? Is it appreciative and do you like it when people showcase themselves in various ways? Or do you find it mostly annoying, inappropriate even? And under what circumstances?

And do you think it's an appropriate term? is there really something 'shameful' with self-promotion like that?


magical internet cat....
ZD Legend
Jun 22, 2016
I dont mind if theyre like subtle about but if they gonna push in my face then im gonna get peed off...
There's a time and a place and it should be done with humility.

I really dislike it when people don't engage with current conversation and just throw their own work out for cheap clicks or sales.

It's inappropriate and will make me not want to check out your work.


The Destructive One
ZD Legend
Apr 4, 2012
Göteborg, Sweden
You rang? :whistle:

Nah, but seriously, it's a bit of a divisive topic for me. On one hand, it can be really annoying if it's from someone who doesn't care about anything but getting more views or clicks. On the other hand, I really understand where they're comming from, since I'm a creator myself, and when you've worked on something and put a lot of time into it, you really want people to see it, and that can be extremely diffcult nowadays on the web, with so many people doing things like that.
I personally try to do it moderately, and NEVER in places where no one "knows" me. But if I ever annoy any of you, just let me know!

SMS Hyde

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Comm. Coordinator
Site Staff
Oct 18, 2011
The astral plane
I don't think promoting work is bad as long as it's done at the right time, and doesn't deter from a conversation. For example, let's say someone is talking about barbecue, idk, and suddenly someone is like, "Shameless Plug: These 5 Celebrities TRASH TALKED The Movies That Made Them Stars". This is pretty random and annoying. Now if the person instead was like, "You know, I recently made a video showcasing various barbecue techniques if you are all interested", that is good promotion.


Remember! There is but one truth: Love is eternal.
ZD Champion
Jun 16, 2020
Relaxing in Zemuria
It's all about delivery. If someone is aggressive about pushing what they're advertising, then it's an immediate turn-off. But if they aren't pushy about it and they seem like a genuine person, then I don't mind so much.
Aug 31, 2019
It's all about delivery.
Pretty much agree with that. To interrupt something to promote a completely unrelated thing can be annoying. That being said with relevancy & proper timing it's not so much an issue.

Overall have no issue with people promoting their work though.


The Artist Formally Known as Deku Shroom™
Jan 21, 2011
Fun Guy
This is one of my least favorite things that happens on Twitter.

1. Make one tweet that is even slightly successful
2. Wow this tweet really blew up!!! Check out my *insert blank* here!!! (for content not remotely related)

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The Devil's Advocate
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Mar 23, 2013
This topic is interesting and all, but can you guys spare a moment to talk about Express VPN? Your internet privacy is important.

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