Welcome 🙂 I’m an amateur/enthusiast. I’ve enjoyed reading your posts and comments lately. Glad you’re here.
I can’t speak for everyone, but when I post my port or Facebook or anything, I get a lot of “I liked your photography, now go like mine” type stuff from people I don’t know and/or I’m not impressed with. There has also been a few times someone here has gotten angry with me because their photos are blurry or what have you, and have taken it to my pages. There are also a handful of photo thieves and plagiarizers that have been called out here, (it’s a steady trickle) and they don’t take too kindly to it being pointed out to them that they are being fraudulent.
I love sharing my work with photographers, but sharing with fauxtographers isn’t in my best interest. I have no problem sharing my links within a thread (most fauxs and spammer types are lazy and don’t bother reading unless it is a thread they started and it’s about them), but I don’t start a thread with my link and I won’t link from my profile here either. But feel free to have a look at my 500px