Is there any benefit to "thanks" button, other than , well, giving thanks?

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Is there any benefit to "thanks" button, other than , well, giving thanks?
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
    No. You don't get anything in particular for having a lot of thanks other than the gratification that some appreciated your posts.

    People use it for different reasons. I use it when someone makes me laugh as well as a really helpful post or a post that I agree with.
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  • Profile picture of the author apocrypha
    The thanks button is simply for a post that you appreciate. When the posts make you laugh,cry or inspires you,feel free to press the thanks button.

    In large forums like this one,Thanks button also helps reduce the less valuable "thank you" type posts.

    I think Warriors are slightly conservative when it comes to thanking people. In other forums,people don't mind thanking even if the posts don't provide huge value. When someone creates a good thread,i thank him for that even if i already know the things in the thread.At least,he had something to contribute and the willingness to share.Thanks does give some encouragement.
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  • Profile picture of the author George Wright
    It was instituted during a time when every good thread had a lot of replies that said, "Thanks for sharing," "Great Post," "Nice info." etc.

    Those are not completely gone but there is a lot less of them.

    George Wright
    "The first chapter sells the book; the last chapter sells the next book." Mickey Spillane
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  • Profile picture of the author SteveCowall
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  • Profile picture of the author frqhuss
    The more number of thanks you have the more you are friendly with forum...
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  • Profile picture of the author ~kev~
    A lot of forums do not allow simple post like "thank you for sharing that" - which helps members to build up post count - which also gives signature links.

    One way around those types of trash post is the "thanks" button. It allows members to say "thank you" without making a low quality post.

    The thank you button is also a work around for the reputation system - which is often abused.
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  • I think some people underestimate the power of the Thanks button.

    Being thanked shows that you have shared information which is of value to other members of the forum. It's powerful social proof that you're a valued member and know what you're talking about.

    If you were looking to use the Warrior Forum to make money (for instance, by running a WSO), people will look at your 'Thanked' count, as well as your number of posts, when they're assessing whether or not to buy your offer. A low value for either or both of these is an immediate warning sign.

    By the same token, it's important to Thank people when you find they've posted something that you've found useful, or they've gone out of their way to answer a question that you've posed. It keeps the whole system balanced.


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  • Profile picture of the author Tony Dean
    I thank a few people who have put out a great post and you will notice particularly in the 'War Room' more thanks than anywhere!

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  • Profile picture of the author Maddi
    Why I Thank anyone on the WF.

    A good informative post.

    Solution to my problem.

    Just what I was looking for.

    Post with a sense of humor.

    Articulate and to the point, at the same time helping others.

    Start of the great thread anyone can benefit from.

    Giving away valuable content in the form of a thread, post, wso or a downloadable attachment.

    Why Thanks is a valuable button.

    Removes short posts such as 'Great post, Thanks'

    Encourages other newer members to contribute

    Helps build credibility

    Helps keeping an eye out on contributing warriors by looking at their thanks count

    At the end of the day, the Thanks count doesn't translate into how much money you (are going to) make on the wso forum or outside the WF, but we all like being appreciated, liked and valued.

    That is not to say, someone with a low thanks count isn't a valuable member of the community or something like that.

    Hope that helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
    I use the Thanks button for all of the above-mentioned reasons, plus one more. I will also thank people I vehemently DISAGREE with, if they present it in a way that makes me think. I guess you could call it a...

    Think Thanks

    Also, could we get the bug fixed? There seems to be some long-standing members who are unable to use the Thanks button. It would be great if they could also show their appreciation. I assume it's because the button doesn't work for them.

    All the best,

    "Ich bin en fuego!"
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    • Profile picture of the author Lance K
      If I see a post that has 57 users who say thanks, that kinda serves as a yield sign for me. It tells me that perhaps I should slow down and read that post/reply. Sometimes I skip or skim what seem like long winded replies to simple questions/topics. But if enough people have thanked a certain post, it almost always makes me stop and read it.

      Another good thing about the posts/replies that receive a lot of thanks is that it tells me what kind of posts/replies fellow Warriors find value in. What kind of specific details, stories, experience supporting your opinions, etc. are valuable to people. Then I can try to model my replies after those that get a lot of thanks. NOT so I can get a lot of thanks as well, but so that there's a higher likelihood that what I contribute actually adds value to the Warrior Forum.
      "You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want."
      ~ Zig Ziglar
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