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    Question Members Begging for "Thanks!"
    Recently, I've noticed a GRIP of forum members asking people to click the "Thanks!" button for them at the end of of posts and in their sigs.

    Is the number of "Thanks" one receives worth anything more than bragging rights? The way folks are blatantly begging makes me think there's some underlying value I'm not seeing.

    I can't find any of the actual site owners asking for this acknowledgment in their posts...and they're the ones that you'd think would be the most deserving.

    What's up? Is tossing up a "Thanks for the help" (which I do see often) not enough? Personally, I'm satisfied knowing I was simply able to help someone who needed it. Pointing to a number feels a lot like calling the media after helping someone to make sure everyone know how wonderful I am.


    So...set me straight. I don't mean to minimize the "Thanks!" process (which I definitely use). But reminding someone in bold or caps...in every post...

    What am I missing?

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    Not missing anything. Some people just like the thanks button being pressed.
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    i must not be looking in the right forums. I haven't seen this mass epidemic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by one1 View Post
    i must not be looking in the right forums. I haven't seen this mass epidemic.
    Could just be the threads I've been reading...but examples are plentiful once you've noticed it.

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    its true but whatever floots your boat I guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by poetic_folly View Post
    No blood no foul.
    Always true. I'm not being critical, just legitimately curious about people's motivations...what they're looking for...that type of thing.

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    thanks!
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    I'm not sure what it is, but it's kinda like post count.

    It makes your internet wiener bigger.
    And we all like bigger wieners!
    =D

    EDIT: I was just thinking about it, and it's also kinda like eBay feedback rating.
    The more thanks someone has got, the more likely they are to help, and give good help at that.
    I find my self getting a ton of PM's everyday asking for help. I don't get thanks for those, but hey, it's my job here.

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    np man thanx lol
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    Everyone above this post. gets a thanks from me in this thread... because thats the nice person I am.

    "Welcome!"

    Except me... all I could give myself was an edit.

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    Thank you! ^

    I also just realized that by viewing the posts you got thanked in, you can see if what you are doing is working or not.
    =D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dash-2 View Post
    it's also kinda like eBay feedback rating.
    The more thanks someone has got, the more likely they are to help, and give good help at that.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dash-2 View Post
    ...by viewing the posts you got thanked in, you can see if what you are doing is working or not.
    =D
    Aces.

    These are the sort of practical explanations I was looking for.
    Last edited by jwcrash; 2007-10-08 at 05:57 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dash-2 View Post
    It makes your internet wiener bigger.
    Nailed it.

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    you know as well as anyone

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    Quote Originally Posted by poetic_folly View Post
    Nailed it.
    The biggest wiener contest was my best guess, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cash7c3 View Post
    you know as well as anyone
    HUH... and all this time I pictured PF as a chick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwcrash View Post
    Aces.

    These are the sort of practical explanations I was looking for.
    And "It makes your internet wiener bigger" isn't?!
    Haha, at least poetic agrees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoidberg md View Post
    Everyone above this post. gets a thanks from me in this thread... because thats the nice person I am.

    "Welcome!"

    Except me... all I could give myself was an edit.
    thanks for the thanks! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoidberg md View Post
    HUH... and all this time I pictured PF as a chick.
    that's why she works so hard getting his internet wiener bigger

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