As it happens, it's not a major offense, in and of itself. But when a newcomer to the forum seems interested in keeping his own threads juiced up, that newcomer is going to have the attention of the moderators. If you find TPF boring and bland, maybe you're not a good fit here. There's plenty of discussion and image sharing going on, and you've stated you're not going to share your work. You're already limiting yourself to offering up only your thoughts and opinions. Again, not against the guidelines, but beware of showing up just to rile people up for your entertainment.