Remember the "Thanks" button !!??

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There's a little courtesy notifier built into this here Warrior Forum, a gentle, unobtrusive way of simply saying, 'Thanks, I liked that' or 'Cheers for that, it was useful' or 'made me laugh' or 'I agree.'

The humble wee "Thanks" button.

It's been around for a year or so and was met with almost unanimous approval. It may have been slightly overused at first but as the novelty wore off it soon settled down to an 'acceptable' level of usage.

However, I'm think I'm noticing a slight fall-off of usage. On browsing the threads it is sometimes more noticeable by it's absence.

This could be due to new members not realising it's there or older members forgetting about it (I suspect the former) or it could just be that I'm British and we tend to say 'thank you' and 'sorry' far too often. We apologise to street lights when we bump into them. Sorry! ;-)

So how about a little more judicious use of the little 'Thanks' button. It saves on pointless 'Thanks for the post' comments and is simply polite.


Peter

BTW Please don't feel obliged to thank me for this post, the little arrow below is there to show you where it can be found, not designed to encourage you to click it.
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  • Profile picture of the author JayXtreme
    Thanks for this post

    Want makeh teh monisez?...

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  • Profile picture of the author JayXtreme
    p.s. I have soooooo "thanked" more people than you, Peter.

    It's your fault that it's use is dying down.. you should learn to appreciate more

    On a more serious note, I try to use the thanks button as much as I can... even when I disagree with most of a post, if I find one little thing.. funny, interesting, helpful to me, helpful to others, crazy..

    Anything I can.. I will shoot a "thanks"

    Peace

    Jay

    p.s x 2 : No caffeine yet, apologies for the above rambling!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Charann Miller
    Thanks for the post...hehehe, left you one via the "Thanks" button too just in case, can never have too many.
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    • Profile picture of the author Vaan
      Hi peter,

      I'm also new to this forum but I will Add good point for peoples who make useful post by give him "thanks" button,

      I like this forum for the good information provided and also I will not hold myself to press the thank button if somebody in this forum make a helpful post..

      Warm Regards,
      Vaan
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  • Profile picture of the author EndGame
    But if I use the thanks button instead of leaving a comment, how will I quickly build up my post count on the forum?

    I mean if I don't post 20 small messages a day, I am never going to look clever or legitimate on this site and I desperately need to, because I am about to shoot a link into my sig telling the World if they click the button and hand over the money, for just $17 (or any other amount of money that works) they can have my system for making monies online that I have been using for years.

    This is the same system I have used to be rich, successful, good-looking and totally free. I just had some free time on my hands from all that "success" so thought I'd drop by this forum, make a couple hundred crap posts, leave a few semi-articles around, paint myself as a genius, and then drop the "sig-bomb" linking to a website that looks like a crack-addict or 8-year-old designed it.

    I don't need the money, I just love helping people.


    **IMPORTANT** The above post is totally ironic and does not reflect my views at all. If you failed to notice this it is a good guess you might not be the sharpest knife in the cutlery draw.
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    • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
      Originally Posted by EndGame View Post

      But if I use the thanks button instead of leaving a comment, how will I quickly build up my post count on the forum?
      No, silly. You make it a habit to hit "Thanks" before you hit "Quote" because if you quote the original message your message looks bigger and more useful.
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      • Profile picture of the author EndGame
        Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

        No, silly. You make it a habit to hit "Thanks" before you hit "Quote" because if you quote the original message your message looks bigger and more useful.
        Thanks for the helpful informations.

        **EDit**

        I actually want to leave a serious thought here as well!

        I have noticed this trend as well Peter and I am really glad you brought it up. I fear the "thanks" button is always going to be under-used in a lot of cases when we have some members of the online community looking to come here and scam a quick buck out of the Warriors and slightly newer/greener members here.

        It always amuses me to see so many posters chime in with comments of no value or often relevance to discussions, and their posts counts are massive for some one who joined the forum this month or last.
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      • Profile picture of the author Michael Taylor
        Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

        because if you quote the original message your message looks bigger and more useful.
        This drives me insane!

        I will read a long post...and then the first person to reply pastes the entire original post as a quote before writing their reply.

        And it's not just noobs doing this...skilled and veteran Warriors have done this and it just pushes me over the edge! Gaaaahh!

        Edit: The arrival of my post right after the one above was entirely coincidental and not directed at any particular person. I almost fainted after I hit 'submit reply' and saw my point illustrated right above my post.

        Edit Again: Ok, the previous fellow deleted his post, but that was not my intention. Sorry, friend! Our posts crossing in the night truly was unintentional and my minor complaint was directed at entirely different offenders. o.O
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  • Profile picture of the author dsmpublishing
    Hi peter

    totally agree i use it all the time when i feel like it is needed.

    kind regards


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    • Profile picture of the author EndGame
      Originally Posted by bajel View Post

      Nice post. Thank you from a newcomer here.
      Are you serious?
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    • Profile picture of the author Karen Connell
      Originally Posted by bajel View Post

      Nice post. Thank you from a newcomer here.
      This has to be a joke!

      Someone is having a laugh?

      Well, it made me laugh anyway - must click on the sig. to find out how to make big bucks.

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  • Profile picture of the author Kim Standerline
    I thought it was just me who did this

    Originally Posted by Peter Bestel View Post

    or it could just be that I'm British and we tend to say 'thank you' and 'sorry' far too often. We apologise to street lights when we bump into them. Sorry! ;-)
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    • Profile picture of the author Peter Bestel
      Originally Posted by Bev Clement View Post

      Peter, all I can say is "Diolch"
      Croeso !!!


      This thread is so filled with both intentional and unintentional irony that it's in danger of becoming something that's... got too much irony in!

      Thanks for ALL the contributions!

      Peter
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  • Profile picture of the author phil.wheatley
    Yep , always good to say thanks. Even if it is just that one word reply. It's way better than when you can spend 20 minutes typing a long decent reply, and then the original poster doesn't even reply..I'm like, did you read the reply, or just couldn't be bothered to say one way or the other, very strange.

    Anyway, thanks for the 'thanks' reminder.

    Phil

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    • Profile picture of the author Susan Hope
      Well I am glad I am not the only one that this bugs too!

      Originally Posted by phil.wheatley View Post

      Yep , always good to say thanks. Even if it is just that one word reply. It's way better than when you can spend 20 minutes typing a long decent reply, and then the original poster doesn't even reply..I'm like, did you read the reply, or just couldn't be bothered to say one way or the other, very strange.
      Peter,

      I do wonder if it is a very British thing to say thank you or sorry for just about anything, I think it is.. for instance.. you said NOT to thank you for bringing this subject up and I tried not to, really I did, I read the whole thread but I just could not stop myself, just had to hit the thanks button before posting..
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Birch
    Originally Posted by Peter Bestel View Post

    . . . I'm British and we tend to say 'thank you' and 'sorry' far too often. We apologise to street lights when we bump into them. Sorry! ;-)
    I guess it depends on how British some 'street light bumpers' are.

    I thought that in the North Midlands parts where you are, lamp posts would be physically abused if they were bumped into . . .

    Its also scary when they respond in the same way - I once ended up with 2 black eyes when one of these lamp posts 'got its own back' on me.
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  • Profile picture of the author bapeman92
    I just can't see the ''thanks'' button.

    If someone can show me I'll ''thank'' you and I'll ''thank'' Peter too.
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    • Profile picture of the author WikiWarrior
      Originally Posted by bapeman92 View Post

      I just can't see the ''thanks'' button.

      If someone can show me I'll ''thank'' you and I'll ''thank'' Peter too.
      You have to be logged in to see the 'thanks' button. Then you will see it in the bottom right corner of each post with a few other buttons.
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      • Profile picture of the author bowbell
        Originally Posted by YOUniversityLife View Post

        You have to be logged in to see the 'thanks' button. Then you will see it in the bottom right corner of each post with a few other buttons.
        I am logged in. No thanks button :confused:
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        • Profile picture of the author Peter Bestel
          Originally Posted by bowbell View Post

          I am logged in. No thanks button :confused:
          I've got a feeling the Thanks button doesn't get switched on until you've reached a particular number of posts. (possibly 10?)

          Also, last time I enquired, you had a daily limit of 20 'Thanks', then the button disappears until the following day.

          Peter
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Taylor
    And you also won't see the thank you button on your own posts. Dangit. What's the point of an ego if you can't thank it?
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  • Profile picture of the author Elmer Hurlstone
    Dear Mr. Bestel,

    I gave serious thought to the whole "Thanks" concept espoused in your post before deciding to not "Thank" you.

    You, obviously, as stated in your included disclaimer, are not attempting to build stature and credibility by having the whole known universe click the button.

    I hereby comply, by NOT "Thanking" you, with your request.

    Sincerely,

    Elmer "I'm Really NOT Unappreciative" Hurlstone
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  • Profile picture of the author bapeman92
    I thanked you both.

    I dunno why I couldn't see it there before...
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  • Profile picture of the author John Rogers
    Originally Posted by Peter Bestel View Post

    or older members forgetting about it
    It's okay, Peter. You can say it.

    It's Alzheimer's (aka old timer's)

    Or the cursed CRS (can't remember sh1t)

    Beautifully illustrated by Elmer not thanking you (I'm sure his story was a cover-up).

    Oh well, maybe JT or Paul will remember...

    John
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    • Profile picture of the author Peter Bestel
      Originally Posted by Elmer Hurlstone View Post

      You, obviously, as stated in your included disclaimer, are not attempting to build stature and credibility by having the whole known universe click the button.

      I hereby comply, by NOT "Thanking" you, with your request.

      Sincerely,

      Elmer "I'm Really NOT Unappreciative" Hurlstone
      A gentleman as always Mr Hurlstone.


      Originally Posted by John Rogers View Post

      It's okay, Peter. You can say it.

      It's Alzheimer's (aka old timer's)

      Or the cursed CRS (can't remember sh1t)
      Maybe you're right John, at least I think you are... what was the question again?

      Somebody (forget who) reminded me of that joke:

      WARNING: BAD JOKE FOLLOWS

      Bloke 1: Went to a lovely restaurant last night.

      Bloke 2: Oh yeah, what's its name?

      Bloke 1: Oh, I forget. What's the name of that flower?

      Bloke 2: Daffodil?

      Bloke 1: No. Pink, pretty thing.

      Bloke 2: Chrysanthemum?

      Bloke 1: No, got thorns.

      Bloke 2: Rose?

      Bloke 1: Rose! That's it!

      Bloke 1 then shouts upstairs, "Rose, what's the name of that restaurant we went to last night?"
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  • Profile picture of the author Troy_Phillips
    The "thanks I agree" one liner has built a many a post count .

    There is a lot of subjects I have no clue in. I use the thanks button a lot in these for the fact that I have learned something from the post but any opinion I give on these subjects would (IMO) just be an attempt to up a post count .

    Endless off topic ramblings and long dialogs explaining that I have no idea but if I did this is how I would do it ,run up post counts. For those that are only looking for instant recognition ... understand ... people do go back and look at your post .

    The thanks button is a great tool.... one that is used too little .

    Thank you for the reminder
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  • Profile picture of the author HarryWatson00
    I just joined a few days ago, and I feel like I've helped out a few people, who have not used the Thanks button either. It is a pretty simple gesture and it just makes me feel bright and cheery inside when someone says thanks. It's kind of like the simple hand wave when someone let's you over in traffic. It's just a nice thing to do.

    I also want to say, that I love this forum, and I am glad I've found a place that has great topics to discuss with others. So I'm coming back through and thanking everyone who posted! Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mary Gallivan
    Hi Peter

    This place never fails to inform warriors - even of basic manners

    I have noticed one thing though - you haven't thanked anyone for replying to this thread

    Thank you Peter.

    Mary
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    • Profile picture of the author Peter Bestel
      Just another point worth noting:

      Adding your 'Thanks' alone to a post will not subscribe you to a thread. You would have to manually subscribe using the Thread Tools if you haven't contributed to the thread with your own post.

      Originally Posted by Mary Gallivan View Post

      I have noticed one thing though - you haven't thanked anyone for replying to this thread
      Not true Mary!! Even before your comment I'd used the Thanks button 2 or 3 times (I've added more since) and, most importantly, I'd thanked in the body of post #19.


      Peter
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  • Profile picture of the author observetodo
    I have been wondering about the thanks button. I have yet to see it in any of the posts I have read. Even in your post all I see is the animated red arrow, but no thanks button. Could it be that because I am new here, the button is not available?
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  • Profile picture of the author bizideas
    You know what I find interesting.
    The built in functionality to take away your "thanks".

    I've actually never done that in real life conversations.

    Could you imagine the look on someone's face if you asked them, "um excuse me ma'am, I'm gonna take back my thanks, I changed my mind."

    Eric
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Taylor
    Eric, I have thanked at least twice as a smart alec response to a lame post. I promptly removed my thanks on those occasions and was glad to have the ability to do so.

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  • Profile picture of the author zapseo
    Thank you, Peter. Thank you for the post, and for your thanks posts and "button" thanks.

    Some of us are old warriors and have patterns hard to break from years of being thanks-button-deprived.
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    • Profile picture of the author Vaan
      This thread will be usefull for newbie here for not forget to say thanks,

      I'm also a newbie for this forum and just like you all see, I have thanked peoples who deserve to receive it..

      Hope all newbie watch this thread and Learn something Valuable here

      Let's keep the honesty of this forum together..

      All the best,
      Vaan
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  • Profile picture of the author Mary Gallivan
    Hi Peter

    Mea culpa!

    I noticed you'd thanked some people after I hit the submit button so please accept my apologies. It was a vain attempt on my part to be humerous .

    I do like your joke though - My mother is exactly like that and I'm currently writing some articles on the subject. It's amazing how long those simple conversations take.

    Mary
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