This post is not an attempt to oppose/blame anyone but only to better understand the stance of community.
There are 2 ways to promote own posts:
- Link own earlier posts into newer posts just for sake of it
- Make some minor or insignificant edit, which will spam the post on the active question page
Are these 2 tactics fair?
I see that in below posts, the Author mentions own question/answer posted earlier (may be unintended).
Similarly, in this post, the spelling "it's" is changed to "it is".
Why I am asking this question?
Below is what I received as a comment from another Stack exchange community my this post:
It is not a good practice (think of etiquette) to use trivial edits for the purpose of pinging your question on active questions tab. I noticed that you've made multiple trivial edits to your post which could've been avoided. Please use a bounty if your question is not getting addressed or edit when you've an update to make. Thanks!
Actually I was making incremental grammatical changes and alterations to make my own post more readable, but obviously it was considered as an attempt to self-promote my post on active posts, to attract more views/attentions/votes.
So, it seems that in Stack exchange community there is
etiquette which we all need to adhere to, so that it should not look like a self-promotion. And I want to understand this
etiquette here in Hinduism SE.