To be honest, I do think that self promotion on this forum can be a bit much. I know that people are just proud of their work and want others to see, but promotion can sometimes be clearly shoved in to a comment / thread, and sometimes I have a feeling a thread obstensibly made for another purpose is actually just to cloak a link to a comic. It just feels excessive, and after a while I start to ignore the comic links. Judging from the number of clicks on most of these links, other people do too.
Related, there are so many promotion threads. Again, judging by the number of clicks on those, they seem ineffective.
I say this as someone who has promoted my comic here in the past. But then I started annoying myself so I stopped doing it.
In my opinion, we should just have the option of having small comic banners as signature, like the smackjeeves forums do (r.i.p.).