You don't know who will respond or if anyone will respond but do you feel some sort of ownership?
Can anyone own a thread anyway?
No, and no.
How do you feel if someone comes on the thread and rains on your parade?
It's happened to me more than once. If
that someone can back-up what they're saying with facts/citations then I'll defer to them. Usually the reason why I've posted is that I require clarification on something I have little or no knowledge of. Old as I am, I'm never too old to learn.
I never claim "ownership" of a thread if I've started it. This is the internet. It's a public domain. When I'm posting, I'm well aware that once I hit the post button I could be laying myself open to all sorts of comments (and, yes, even abuse.....) from any number of keyboard warriors.
I do take offence, though, if someone tries to "rain on my parade", as you put it, and it is (or becomes) clear that they are actually feeding me "duff gen.". This used to happen a lot on a 1:1 car forum I used to frequent, and not just to me. There were a hard-core of "bandits" who had nothing better to do than to be disrespectful to other members, or even to deliberately give misleading answers to their queries in an attempt to make the OP look stupid. Believe me, that forum at that time made present-day SFI seem very tame. I remember a couple of times posting that certain "info" was incorrect, only for the poster of the "info" to come back at me with something along the lines of "
*** StuBeeDoo, the OP is obviously stupid asking a dumb question like that. Doesn't deserve proper help." And, yes, I'm ashamed to say it's a UK-based forum. IIRC the only time anyone got moderated was when he posted an actual threat of violence.
Nothing contained in this post is SFI-specific. I have lost count of the number of internet forums I have been active on (some as moderator or admin) over the last 25 years. My comments here could apply to any one of them.