Suffice to say most of us appreciate favorable comments when we initiate a thread. Even in our JW days, after an assembly part, student talk, public talk etc. the kind words of our brothers and sisters contributed to our self-esteem.
But we've grown up somewhat since those days. Do we still rely on the support of others? Would you try to gauge the general interest or lack of it from forum members before starting a thread? If you received some criticism concerning the content or tone of your thread, would you abort it?
Perhaps, what I'm intimating is: "Are you ready for the real world or still in the JW mindset?"