Oh yes. It's a dream if I'd become a popular user here. I don't know if I'll get more followers or not. Having 100 followers of the opposite sex would mean that I am someone. I have an existence. Otherwise, all of my efforts are in vein. I tried so hard. My Guru badge shows all of my hard work and dedication here. Becoming a popular G@Ger has been a dream of mine for many years, and i would like to thank those who are helping me along the way. This would be a special moment in my life. All of those sleepless nights, wasted megabytes & hoping to get noticed, I... just can't describe how I made this far out. I cannot stress how much of a big deal to me this is. I have been trying to be a popular user for years, but that has not been possible till now. I also wanted to be a moderator, but failed. That badge make you feel like a boss and shows that you get the shit done here. I wish I were an UberMod here like a few others are. I also wanted to be an editor, but myTake don't even get promoted. I just jump in the air when a popular user PM me. They can't see me, but I dance in front of my screen when they mention me in G@G popularity contests. I request you all to please please... please make me popular here. Thanks to all of you who helped me in my venture :)
Being popular here is the worst thing on earth - People you don't know have it in for you and your time isn't your own on GaG , you are part of a clique and getting mentioned all the time (which is okay except when you are dragged into other people arguments) - Being kinda known is far better.
I was "kind of" popular at one point (2010-2011), and it was fun because the group of people here were fun. Was never THE man, though.
After realizing that advice on this site is generally toxic and neutral at best (except for those that have befriended closely), I'd rather grow a potted plant. At least there's progress to be seen, not regression and a consistently tightening grip on my balls (expensive rewards, more ads).
I am just here to answer questions. But here's an "insight" You are only popular among the group of friends you make. To the other users, they barely know you. :D So it's not really a popular thing. I don't know if you get what I mean.
Not particularly. That just means more people find me bitchy. I mean, it's true, but it's still disheartening to be called a sex offender because I don't want to date virgins. I don't know how that makes sense either.