How To Use The Thanks Button in the Warrior Forum

by tpw
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I have been asked this before, so I wanted to give people the opportunity to see how it is done.

In the lower-right of each individual post, you will see 3-4 black buttons, but you must be logged into the Warrior Forum to see these buttons.


On the posts made by others, you will see: Quote, Multi Quote, Quick Reply, and possibly Thanks.





On your own posts, you will see: Edit, Quote, Multi Quote, Quick Reply.


One important note about the Thanks Button: You only get 25 of them in any 24-hour period.

If you are frequently grateful and give 25 Thanks within 24-hours, you will notice the Thanks Button disappearing from your post options.

The limit is not set on some arbitrary time schedule, but rather as soon as you are 24-hours out from a single Thanks Button usage, you will have an opportunity to Thank someone else.


The Thanks Button helps the forum reduce the practice of having to post, just to Thank someone for stating an opinion with which you agree or saying something you thought was funny.

The Thanks Button is your friend. Use it well.



EDIT: For the record, it is in bad taste to ask people to hit the Thanks Button for you.

People who openly ask us in a post or thread to hit the Thanks Button quickly lose credibility, and in a community like this, Credibility Is Everything.
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  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    Someone just sent an PM a few minutes ago.

    Do new users not have access to the Thanks Button for a specific amount of time?


    p.s. I don't remember. I have not been a new user for more than 7 years.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tina Golden
      Originally Posted by tpw View Post

      Someone just sent an PM a few minutes ago.

      Do new users not have access to the Thanks Button for a specific amount of time?


      p.s. I don't remember. I have not been a new user for more than 7 years.
      Last I knew, you can't see the thanks button until you've posted five times and I believe that is only countable posts (so test section and off topic wouldn't apply).

      I think that's why we get so many "how do I" threads because they don't realize that it's a function they don't get right off the bat.

      Of course, some of them could be because they're looking in the wrong corner of the post, too
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    • Profile picture of the author Alex Barboza
      Originally Posted by tpw View Post

      Someone just sent an PM a few minutes ago.

      Do new users not have access to the Thanks Button for a specific amount of time?


      p.s. I don't remember. I have not been a new user for more than 7 years.

      You need to reach a specific amount of posts in order to see the thanks button. I am not sure but it is 20 posts
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      • Profile picture of the author Ebbo
        Originally Posted by Alex Barboza View Post

        You need to reach a specific amount of posts in order to see the thanks button. I am not sure but it is 20 posts
        I can see it and I only have 9 posts [ 10 now with this post].
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  • Profile picture of the author candoit2
    Thank you, I agree.




    :-) Kidding
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  • Profile picture of the author oneplusone
    Originally Posted by tpw View Post


    The Thanks Button helps the forum reduce the practice of having to post, just to Thank someone for stating an opinion with which you agree.
    Did you agree with this post?

    Why are your posts disappearing?

    Sorry Bill ... I couldn't resist
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  • Profile picture of the author Meharis
    Originally Posted by tpw View Post

    The Thanks Button is your friend. Use it well.
    Also an indication of applying educated good practices.
    Meharis
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  • Profile picture of the author Themeplated
    I almost thought you were merely going to tell everyone how to click the "Thanks" button as though it wasn't obvious. But you learn something new everyday, I didn't realize that you could only use 25 thanks every 24 hours.
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    • Profile picture of the author tpw
      Originally Posted by Fireworksable View Post

      I almost thought you were merely going to tell everyone how to click the "Thanks" button as though it wasn't obvious. But you learn something new everyday, I didn't realize that you could only use 25 thanks every 24 hours.

      Things like this are not always obvious to everyone...
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  • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
    Bill,

    Originally Posted by tpw View Post

    In the lower-left of each individual post, you will see 3-4 black buttons,
    This might explain why some think you see the world back to front.


    Frank
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  • Profile picture of the author daniel900
    Now i know where the Thanks Button is.

    Thanks for this.
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  • Profile picture of the author George Wright
    Also it reduces one liners.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
      One other drawback on the thanks button -

      Sometimes I like to thank someone and then want to go back to that post later.

      You can click on the "posts you've thanked" stats in your profile, but the only posts that will show are the ones on threads that you have actually said something on as well as thanking them. I wish it would pull up every thread I thanked on as sometimes things don't hit me until a later time when I want to go revisit something.
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      • Profile picture of the author paulie888
        Originally Posted by Jill Carpenter View Post

        One other drawback on the thanks button -

        Sometimes I like to thank someone and then want to go back to that post later.

        You can click on the "posts you've thanked" stats in your profile, but the only posts that will show are the ones on threads that you have actually said something on as well as thanking them. I wish it would pull up every thread I thanked on as sometimes things don't hit me until a later time when I want to go revisit something.
        I wasn't aware of this, Jill. This is disappointing, as I've also been thanking posts that I want to revisit later. I'll try to play around with posts that I've thanked to see if I can find any that I didn't comment on somewhere in the thread.
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        • Profile picture of the author Caleb Spilchen
          Originally Posted by paulie888 View Post

          I wasn't aware of this, Jill. This is disappointing, as I've also been thanking posts that I want to revisit later. I'll try to play around with posts that I've thanked to see if I can find any that I didn't comment on somewhere in the thread.
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          • Profile picture of the author JayPeete
            I didn't know that there was a limit on the "Thanks" button but now I do. Good info.
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            • Profile picture of the author Wayne-JJ
              Ahh..that explains why Bill often says "I've run out of thanks" in his posts..
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          • Profile picture of the author paulie888
            Originally Posted by Caleb Spilchen View Post

            Paul: Hit the subscribe button
            I am well aware of that, Caleb, but I really don't fancy subscribing to hundreds of threads that I'm interested in.
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    • Profile picture of the author peter gibson
      Originally Posted by George Wright View Post

      Also it reduces one liners.
      Thanks for sharing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jake Gray
    Bill...

    You never surprise me anymore.

    LOL
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  • Profile picture of the author gerryzehner
    A good explanation out there. So helpful!:rolleyes:
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    • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
      This is all well and good but I still don't understand why, when you use up all your thanks, you have to visit Bill in Oklahoma and join some Harmonica band? :confused:

      Or did I skim that bit?
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      • Profile picture of the author tpw
        Originally Posted by Jill Carpenter View Post

        One other drawback on the thanks button -

        Sometimes I like to thank someone and then want to go back to that post later.

        You can click on the "posts you've thanked" stats in your profile, but the only posts that will show are the ones on threads that you have actually said something on as well as thanking them. I wish it would pull up every thread I thanked on as sometimes things don't hit me until a later time when I want to go revisit something.

        I have never noticed that specifically. But I have noticed that you can only click back in time to see 20 pages of posts we have thanked.

        There are only 25 posts per page, so by using the Thanks Button to mark posts, you can only ever go back in time 450 posts that you have thanked.

        It reminds me of Google. There are umpteen million results, but Google will only let you see less than 1000 of the actual results.

        Often times when I want to go find those posts, I hit Google with:

        site:warriorforum.com tpw keyword


        Originally Posted by Jake Gray View Post

        Bill...

        You never surprise me anymore.

        LOL

        I am not allowed to surprise you anymore with posts like this one:
        http://www.warriorforum.com/off-topi...e-penalty.html


        Originally Posted by Richard Van View Post

        This is all well and good but I still don't understand why, when you use up all your thanks, you have to visit Bill in Oklahoma and join some Harmonica band? :confused:

        Or did I skim that bit?

        That is one of Paul Myers rules...
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        • Profile picture of the author Roaddog
          *Disclaimer
          I've searched thru a few threads and can't find the answer.
          I'm not bitchin, whining or complaining.

          Anyway, usually around here, there ARE practical reasons why something is done a particular way. After explanations, it almost always makes sense.

          I ran out of thanks, yesterday thanking people for responding to John D's thread about KimW's situation, which some of us have been working on for awhile now.

          The one thing I can't find in threads about the THANKS, is why there would be a limit on saying thank you, a limit on the thanks button.

          Contrary to some peoples view there are some very valuable bits of information, selfless charity, and good offers, etc...and I like to say thanks.

          It is indeed the least I could do.


          Thanks

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          • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
            Originally Posted by Roaddog View Post

            *Disclaimer
            I've searched thru a few threads and can't find the answer.


            The one thing I can't find in threads about the THANKS, is why there would be a limit on saying thank you, a limit on the thanks button.


            Jim
            Because it can be abused by very bad people with ill intentions.

            Even 25 thanks is a LOT for a one day period.

            You can always come back the next day and fill in the blanks.
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            • Profile picture of the author ruthlindsey
              I got my "thanks" button after 1-2 posts last week, but up til then really scratched my head as to why I had none. That is, until I asked Bill about it. Such a wonderful feature! Thanks, thanks thanks!
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            • Profile picture of the author Roaddog
              Originally Posted by Jill Carpenter View Post

              Because it can be abused by very bad people with ill intentions.

              Even 25 thanks is a LOT for a one day period.

              You can always come back the next day and fill in the blanks.

              lol

              Maybe I'm a little naive about this particular subject...maybe because I don't think like that...

              but exactly how do you 'abuse' a thank you button...

              This has gotta be good
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              • Profile picture of the author Gail_Curran
                Originally Posted by Roaddog View Post

                lol

                Maybe I'm a little naive about this particular subject...maybe because I don't think like that...

                but exactly how do you 'abuse' a thank you button...

                This has gotta be good
                One way is to have multiple usernames and use them to thank each other. I've seen this done. :rolleyes:
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                • Profile picture of the author Roaddog
                  Originally Posted by Gail_Curran View Post

                  One way is to have multiple usernames and use them to thank each other. I've seen this done. :rolleyes:

                  Well thanks for answering...but so what if they get a lot of thanks.
                  What does this gain them?:rolleyes:
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                  • Profile picture of the author Gail_Curran
                    Nothing, really... but they think it gives them more credibility or something.
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                • Profile picture of the author tpw
                  Originally Posted by Gail_Curran View Post

                  Originally Posted by Roaddog View Post

                  lol

                  Maybe I'm a little naive about this particular subject...maybe because I don't think like that...

                  but exactly how do you 'abuse' a thank you button...

                  This has gotta be good

                  One way is to have multiple usernames and use them to thank each other. I've seen this done. :rolleyes:

                  LOL

                  Aren't there other rules to deal with that?

                  I very much thought that we were only allowed one account each anyway.



                  That sounds like lawmakers who are always creating new laws, to acknowledge that the police don't enforce the existing laws on the books to deal with a particular issue.
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                  • Profile picture of the author Gail_Curran
                    Originally Posted by tpw View Post

                    I very much thought that we were only allowed one account each anyway.
                    Strictly speaking, I don't think there's an actual rule about that. But if you're going to be stupid and use multiple accounts to thank yourself or put the same sig links for all your userids, then you'll probably lose all your accounts if someone notices.
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  • Profile picture of the author Karan Goel
    Wow. Such a nice post tpw.

    Thanks. ;-)

    Karan

    PS: Really helpful for newbies..
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  • Profile picture of the author TracyNeedham
    Are you sure you get 25? I know one day I ran out and I'm sure I hadn't gotten anywhere near 25. Maybe the more you use it the more you get? Up to a limit of course.
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  • I just love it because it's an ego boost haha. I go to my account, check my thanked history, and see a new one I say "oh yea! providing a difference ;D". Pathetic, I know ;(
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  • Profile picture of the author Brian Alaway
    For many, whether 25 or 2500, it wouldn't matter. They ask a question and then evaporate. :confused:
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  • Profile picture of the author ojari
    Thanks for sharing; I use to hold back after the second click.
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