at people who care about star ratings.
Just a random question, what do people think of people who wait for their threads to have a specific number of posts before posting their show. I don't mean "Oh, I don't want to double post, so I'll wait for one or two reviews/feedback/predictions until I'll post my show." I mean, "Oh, I'm one more post until I get to the next page of my thread. Let me ask someone to make a quick post with predictions (which, btw, in no way shape or form help the booker in any way to improve) so I can post my show which'll have it be the first post on the thread."
Not mentioning who may have said it, just something that really annoyed me. I feel people are too concerned about having their BTB be THE BTB of the section. Wolf Beast and Legend are going strong, but are the credible bookers, and bookers who have established themselves and are respected by most of the section, go around to look at the new threads and try to give specific feedback to help newer bookers become really good and eventually become established, which doesn't happen over night? People say that you shouldn't book for others, but the one thing most people want is other people's opinions on their work. If you work hard on something and dedicate time to write something, wouldn't you want to hear people say if it's good or bad and why?
While people do want their BTB to be "the" btb of the section, why can't they just focus on their work instead of having people comment on it and having a lot of posts and thread views? A lot of the latest BTB's are terrible and are likely to not last, because it's evident who puts a lot of their time and effort into their BTB/Shows and who doesn't.
I don't know, I've been in and out of the section, never had the motivation to write a BTB because my poor attitude is "I'll work really fucking hard on 3/4 shows, then try to write a good pay per view, and because I'm only getting reviews/feedback from n00bs and then getting feedback from bookers I respect like Mevlis and RatedRKO31 (I'm just naming two because I don't remember who usually reads/feedbacks my shows) and that's it." I'm not full of myself nor do I think I deserve more attention than I get when I used to book because it takes time and I'm not patient which is my own problem.
I don't know what my point is in this post, but hopefully it'll spark some sort of discussion.