"Thank You" button

Submitted: Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 12:54
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What actually happens when you click on this button in a reply to a post? I tried to find an explanation on the forum, but failed
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Reply By: Dennis Ellery - Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 13:09

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 13:09
It’s one of those useless yuppie things – when you click on it the person who posted the message gets a thank you email
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Follow Up By: Dennis Ellery - Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 13:11

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 13:11
By the way - you don't need to thank me
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Follow Up By: MEMBER - Darian, SA - Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 16:03

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 16:03
I've just assumed that it was a feature provided by the Exploroz team that allows appreciative posters to easily express appreciation for information provided by others. In fact, I'm sure that's what it is :-o).
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Follow Up By: Dennis Ellery - Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 17:16

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 17:16
I should have shut up - I ended up with 3 Thanks.
Thanks for nothing you lot.
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Follow Up By: Bazooka - Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 20:47

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 20:47
You can switch it off Dennis. I believe that facility may have been put in as a result of my suggestion (and probably others). No need to thank me because I won't know about it anyway. :-)
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Follow Up By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 23:24

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 23:24
Dennis; If you don't appreciate someone saying thanks and being courteous towards you then you can also switch the computer.

Bazooka. I find it quite handy to say that I agree with a someone.

Phil.
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Follow Up By: Dennis Ellery - Wednesday, Jul 24, 2013 at 10:48

Wednesday, Jul 24, 2013 at 10:48
Thanks PJR
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Reply By: Krooznalong - Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 13:29

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 13:29
Just clicked it - you should get an email telling you I thanked you.
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Reply By: Pelikan - Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 17:31

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 17:31
Thanks folks,

Nice facility, but seems silly to generate so many emails when one additional post can thank all who replied. Uhmm, like this one.

Peter H
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Follow Up By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 23:29

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 23:29
I use it to thank the person who posted the words that I "thank". Not everyone. I may not agree with everyone. The "Thanks" email only goes to the user who posted the words you thank. More personal and meaningful.

One would say that it's a bit old fashioned like when we sent individual Christmas cards instead of the email "to all". I hate them.

Not so silly when you think of it in that way. I never think of a "thank you" being silly.

Phil
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Reply By: bruce b2 - Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 18:06

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 18:06
i was so tempted to click it but others have done it for me so i guess you have found out
good luck
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Reply By: The Explorer - Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 19:38

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 19:38
Hi

It was implemented by request of many forum users. I can see Dave shaking his head after reading some of the comments above. You don't have to use it if don't want to and you can also turn off the receipt of "thanks" emails...so no harm done to the non-believers :)

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Greg
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Follow Up By: Dennis P (Bullaring. WA) - Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 20:30

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 20:30
All well and good, Greg.
What I would love to see is a 'like' and 'unlike' button.
Might help to curb any trolling, whingeing or inappropriate threads and give a 'heads up' to the moderators.
Just my thoughts, lol.

Cheers,
Dennis
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Follow Up By: Bazooka - Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 20:54

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 20:54
Original THANKS thread

Pretty sure that was discussed when David first raised the idea Dennis - and thankfully dismissed.
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 23:13

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 23:13
@ Dennis P (Bullaring. WA)

Hi Dennis

Best to use the "Moderator Alert" button for threads/posts that appear to breach forum rules ( e.g. trolling, inappropriate etc). Unfortunately "whingeing" (unless off topic/trolling) is currently not in breach of any forum rules so in most cases we have to grin and bare it :)

Cheers
Greg
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Follow Up By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Wednesday, Jul 24, 2013 at 08:39

Wednesday, Jul 24, 2013 at 08:39
Good day Greg

Don't you dare change it to a "Like" or "Unlike" button. It's good that people have to really think sometimes instead of just pressing the Borg community wide "Like" ones as in Facebook and Twitter (back yard rumor sites).

How many people say "Like" when you help them by opening the door. Not many.

Phil
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Wednesday, Jul 24, 2013 at 09:43

Wednesday, Jul 24, 2013 at 09:43
Hello

I do not have the capacity to change anything in this regard. Like you and everyone else I can only provide my opinion on forum/site layout. It's Dave's baby.

Don't really have an opinion on social medias use of the word "like" - doesn't seem to do too much harm so think I'll continue not to care.

Cheers
Greg
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Follow Up By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Wednesday, Jul 24, 2013 at 09:45

Wednesday, Jul 24, 2013 at 09:45
Sorry Greg I got you mixed up with the guru.

Phil
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