, Not Flames
I can understand the concern for fairness when it comes to asking for stalking help. I like to believe that most people don't just stalk for their "favorites". If I see a Need for Stalking Skills, I count it as an opportunity to get to know someone better. I'd say the people that I've stalked for, most of them wouldn't "know" me well enough to PM me for help. But, if I see their HELP WANTED sign, I'm more than happy to oblige... whether I'm chummy with them or not.
So... how does that equal fairness... I'm free to stalk for whoever asks. It's totally first come first serve with me. Heck, I've ditched some of my IRL friends for people online that I don't know from Adam, but they asked me first. So, it's not at all a favorites thing with me. If there weren't the HELP WANTED threads though, I'd probably just be stalking for people I knew really well... and the rest of the time WISHING I had something fun to do!
Stalking for the thrill and not the bill (Janet, I hate to say it, but I think I stole that line from someone else, can't remember from whom though!) would still happen without the HELP WANTED threads. I just think the threads share the stalking wealth more. Who wants to help the same mama score a BUNCH more MM or KP or BBB when you could help a virgin that you never met before through a HELP WANTED thread?
I like to share my stalking powers and the HELP WANTED threads help do so.