Why Don't More Warriors Hit The 'Thanks' Button?

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I'm a newly registered member of the Warrior Forum but I've been here a long time lurker.

What I don't understand is how the most popular and most helpful online internet marketing forum doesn't show the appreciation with some of the extremely valuable posts that members contribute to daily to make this forum what it is. This forum compared to almost any other IM just exceeds the level of thought and quality of help that a lot of members express in their posts.

Some singular posts here are so well written I swear you can put it all together in an eBook and it would be a terrific guide to answer a lot of the frequent questions asked as an internet marketer.

I would think that especially with these days being the holidays more people would show their appreciation to a lot of the quality posts here just by clicking the 'thanks' button.

I hope this gives some insight on how much even with the smaller amount of appreciation can encourage members to keep contributing and bringing more value to the community.

Even if a post didn't help you but if you feel that it is helpful in general, why not show some appreciation and spread thanks.

Have a Happy New Year,
Nio
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  • Profile picture of the author Cyberkntsean
    Originally Posted by Nio93 View Post


    Some singular posts here are so well written I swear you can put it all together in an eBook and it would be a terrific guide to answer a lot of the frequent questions asked as an internet marketer.
    Nio
    You may have just given many warriors a good idea...
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    • Profile picture of the author DianaHeuser
      Originally Posted by Nio93 View Post

      Some singular posts here are so well written I swear you can put it all together in an eBook and it would be a terrific guide to answer a lot of the frequent questions asked as an internet marketer.
      Originally Posted by Cyberkntsean View Post

      You may have just given many warriors a good idea...
      Which would be copyright infringement
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      • Profile picture of the author REHughes
        I'm not sure that a lot of warriors even realize that button exists, or what it is for. Especially the newer members.

        Also, as is quite often with myself, many are in such a hurry to browse through the posts to see what is new or relevant to what they are searching for, they just don't think of hitting the "thanks" button when they find something helpful or at least well thought out.

        GUILTY! (going to my corner for time-out!)

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    • Profile picture of the author Ryan David
      I think as your participation levels rise and more people become familiar with your advice, you'll get more thanks. At least that's the way it appears.

      I swear 2 people can say the exact same thing and one will get inundated with Thanks and the other will get nothing.

      It reminds me of this commercial from a few years back.

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  • Profile picture of the author George Wright
    The thanks button on this version of the forum replaced the buy me a drink button on the old version.

    I say bring back the drink button.

    In the mean time I hit your thanks button, OP.
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    • Profile picture of the author HeySal
      Originally Posted by George Wright View Post

      The thanks button on this version of the forum replaced the buy me a drink button on the old version.

      I say bring back the drink button.

      In the mean time I hit your thanks button, OP.
      I used to have to refund "beers" because I was getting them with messages - thanks for that, here's my product, please review it. Seriously wish I could have refunded those "beers" all over those senders in the exact way the average drunk "refunds" a beer to the porcelain gods. Had to use a refund button instead.
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  • Profile picture of the author lgibbon
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    Originally Posted by Nio93 View Post

    Some singular posts here are so well written I swear you can put it all together in an eBook
    That's where a lot of them came from.
    Some of the "best" posts are just copied from elsewhere.
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  • Profile picture of the author Teravel
    There are a lot of people that will always "Thank" people they like, even if the post is lacking. Others believe the "Thanks" button shows how much knowledge specific people have, and they share "Thanks" by setting up circles of thanking their friends.

    In truth, extremely helpful threads should be rated with stars. This is something that the forum can be sorted by, and it shows that the thread is helpful before you click on it. The problem is that the star rating system is hidden beneath a "Rate This Thread" button at the top of each original thread. Many threads filled with great information aren't rated, and slowly fall into the depths of the forum.
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    • Profile picture of the author George Wright
      The problem with the star rating is, it is manipulated by trolls, shills and other tricksters.

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      Originally Posted by Teravel View Post

      There are a lot of people that will always "Thank" people they like, even if the post is lacking. Others believe the "Thanks" button shows how much knowledge specific people have, and they share "Thanks" by setting up circles of thanking their friends.

      In truth, extremely helpful threads should be rated with stars. This is something that the forum can be sorted by, and it shows that the thread is helpful before you click on it. The problem is that the star rating system is hidden beneath a "Rate This Thread" button at the top of each original thread. Many threads filled with great information aren't rated, and slowly fall into the depths of the forum.
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      • Profile picture of the author Marvin Johnston
        Originally Posted by George Wright View Post

        The problem with the star rating is, it is manipulated by trolls, shills and other tricksters.
        Just because a person is paranoid doesn't mean that someone is not out to get them .

        Putting it another way, just because something useful is abused doesn't mean that it can't be used as intended.

        As far as the Thanks button, how many people do we see putting in one liners instead of just hitting the Thanks button (once they have enough posts to see it.)

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        • Profile picture of the author George Wright
          Thanks for backing up my point.

          We "see" the one line wonders and even those who give thanks.

          The star trolls do their damage unseen. Well, maybe the mods see them.

          George Wright

          Originally Posted by Marvin Johnston View Post

          Just because a person is paranoid doesn't mean that someone is not out to get them .

          Putting it another way, just because something useful is abused doesn't mean that it can't be used as intended.

          As far as the Thanks button, how many people do we see putting in one liners instead of just hitting the Thanks button (once they have enough posts to see it.)

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  • Profile picture of the author JeremiahSay
    Originally Posted by Nio93 View Post

    I'm a newly registered member of the Warrior Forum but I've been here a long time lurker.

    What I don't understand is how the most popular and most helpful online internet marketing forum doesn't show the appreciation with some of the extremely valuable posts that members contribute to daily to make this forum what it is. This forum compared to almost any other IM just exceeds the level of thought and quality of help that a lot of members express in their posts.

    Some singular posts here are so well written I swear you can put it all together in an eBook and it would be a terrific guide to answer a lot of the frequent questions asked as an internet marketer.

    I would think that especially with these days being the holidays more people would show their appreciation to a lot of the quality posts here just by clicking the 'thanks' button.

    I hope this gives some insight on how much even with the smaller amount of appreciation can encourage members to keep contributing and bringing more value to the community.

    Even if a post didn't help you but if you feel that it is helpful in general, why not show some appreciation and spread thanks.

    Have a Happy New Year,
    Nio
    I love giving thanks Hope you'll give a thanks to me as well!

    Hhaha.. I believe you will contribute a lot to this forum

    May God bless you,
    Jeremiah
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  • Profile picture of the author princecapri
    I personally thank those posts that increase my knowledge or help me in particular. The counterpoint to your argument is 'thanking' everything more than 50 words that offers some kind of help. I think individual discretion is very important.
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  • Profile picture of the author E. Brian Rose
    I want a real life thanks button. I would make my wife push it every time I took out the garbage.
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    • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
      Originally Posted by E. Brian Rose View Post

      I want a real life thanks button. I would make my wife push it every time I took out the garbage.
      Don't underestimate the power of doing those little jobs.

      5 garbage tasks is worth 3 bunches of flowers. It's much cheaper to just take the trash out
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      • Profile picture of the author E. Brian Rose
        Originally Posted by Andyhenry View Post

        Don't underestimate the power of doing those little jobs.

        5 garbage tasks is worth 3 bunches of flowers. It's much cheaper to just take the trash out
        The women in the UK must be different than the ones in the US. Here, 5 garbage runs isn't even close to one bunch of flowers. Maybe a stem.
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        • Profile picture of the author KenJ
          Originally Posted by E. Brian Rose View Post

          The women in the UK must be different than the ones in the US. Here, 5 garbage runs isn't even close to one bunch of flowers. Maybe a stem.
          It depends on your wife, and which day it is, combined with the position of the sun in relation to the moon.

          Some days 1 garbage run (Rubbish in UK) is plenty
          Other days only candlelit dinner will do - and that costs more than flowers.:confused:
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  • Profile picture of the author wahidswebgarage
    What difference will it make?
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  • Profile picture of the author tnvalleymedia
    I haven't been here very long myself, but I have found the support here to be phenomenal. As a result I hit the thanks button any time someone takes the time to read my posts and comment (unless I forget, because although I mean well I tend to have a very short attention span).

    I figure hitting that button is the least I can do. I really cannot thank the kind folks here enough for being so helpful. I lurked for a while because I was afraid I would be attacked because of my newb IM status, but I have been pleasantly surprised.

    Now, time to set a plan in place to make some money so that I can afford to join the War Room!
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  • Profile picture of the author emmanuel7
    Appreciate your comment and I am glad I have learn there was a "Thank you" button!! By the way....THANKS!
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  • Profile picture of the author noangel
    More people should be make aware of the Thanks button and use it sincerely,
    instead of only making a Thanks You post.

    Who remembers "Buy me a beer"? lol!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert Michael
    I give 'thanks' when I find a post helpful, funny, witty, whatever.

    Although I will say this - "Thanks" is a better system than "Rep"

    If you think the thanks gets abused, you would really hate to see rep.. lol
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  • Profile picture of the author Lisha5684
    I thank people's post even if I just find the post funny or interesting (but also definitely when it's helpful).
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeff Burritt
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    No one likes me.

    No one thanks me <sigh>

    I put my heart out there in this post, and what'd I get?

    Nothing...that's what <sigh>
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  • Profile picture of the author DoubleOhDave
    for my part - I had to ask in a couple of places how to say thanks cos the button wasn't there.. I only found it now - dunno if I was just blind before, or what...
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    • Profile picture of the author bparrish
      A lot of people don't even have a Thanks button because they don't yet have enough posts to show the button.

      Most of those don't even realize they could have such an opportunity if they only had made a few more posts. Took me quite a lot of searching around to find out that the thank you button would only appear after making five posts.

      Hope that helps those who may not yet have the button available. And also may help explain why many posts may not be thanked so much. Especially ones that may attract primarily newbies or guests.

      Have a great day!

      * Also note the words "thank" and "you" do not work separately in the search function, as they are too generic and much used. Putting them both in quotes like "thank you" does work, but wouldn't find "thanks button". A bit hard to narrow down.

      BTW, thanks for this thread. (smile)
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  • Profile picture of the author MatthewNeer
    I think it may have something to do with lurkers/users ratio, lol.

    Or maybe people are stingy?

    New Years Resolution: Give more thanks on WF (1 per day!)
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  • Profile picture of the author Ben Gordon
    I completely agree with your reasoning and personally thank those who have helped me. It does definitely encourage me to post high quality posts and assist people when people 'thank' my posts. It persuades me that there are people out there benefiting from my comments. In fact, I usually always check my thanked posts and see who thanked me and for what post. Many times, I expand on my reasoning in threads with thanked posts to give others my complete insights.
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  • Profile picture of the author PhilippaWrites
    I think you have to post a certain number of times before the 'Thanks' button is available to you. Also, sometimes it just doesn't load on the page. I don't know if those are reasons that people aren't thanked as much as you think they should be.
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  • Profile picture of the author Thomas Wilkinson
    We're already up to four buttons but I'd really like to see a LIKE button. I don't know if the software supports it.

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  • Profile picture of the author Mary Wilhite
    Perhaps people do not appreciate the importance of the thank you button. Maybe some do not know of its existence.

    I guess some newbies may know that the post is phenomenal and warrants a thank you. Just speculating.
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  • Profile picture of the author JWImarketing
    Alot of the time I think people are just busy reading posts or looking for an

    answer and don't even think about thank button. Escpecially since it only shows up

    after a certain # of posts I have heard. If a post is good... it should be thanked I say.
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  • Profile picture of the author kea55
    Welcome and happy new year to you as well!
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  • Profile picture of the author jt808
    Thanks for the reminder. Attitude of gratitude is the key to great successes.
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  • Profile picture of the author PPC-Coach
    I don't get why people are so concerned with getting thanked?

    Who cares. If you offer solid advice and no one thanks you for it, it doesn't matter. Are you just posting it to get a thanks?
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