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View Poll Results: Is the thanks button a useful addition to the forum?
Yes- Thanks helps new posters find better info 5 23.81%
No- Thanks is not needed 8 38.10%
Maybe- Thanks is OK, just not on non-technical forums 8 38.10%
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:11 PM
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I pulled this up to see how many people thanked the original poster.
Thats my Q right there, I am gonna thank Mark for this thread the old fashioned way, Thanks Mark!!!!

Up till now I have many thank you's but have given no thanks. I dont want to be thought of as a taker and not a giver

now do I go and send Mark at Thank U by the new method? so folks will know I am greatful or becuase he is a helpful guy? (truth).

OMG FB cancelled my account because of my low care factor

Group Hug everyone Group Hug

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Old 11-27-2012, 09:34 PM
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So I go and actually thank cobalt with an offical thumbs up in another thread,,,but wait then I see I can remove it? how long does one have to remove a thanks? boy thats like an indian giver deal right there.
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:50 PM
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I DO appreciate being thanked, please don't get me wrong. And it doesn't matter if it's the old way or the thanks button, actually- although it's kind of ironic me getting thanks on this thread, considering my original post on the subject! lol

I'm not even sure why I don't care for this sort of thing. Maybe it reminds me of grade school and getting gold stars for achievement. It always made be a little sad to see some get left out- even though they were trying just as hard and their intentions were just as good. Hell, if I had MY way, there wouldn't even be a post count. Instead there'd be different ranges (noob, parts washer, mechanic, senior tech, guru) or like the wrenches at speedtalk.

But the mod who started it has said it doesn't matter if thanks is given in a tech section or in an off topic section, and has also said it's "just another way of interacting with each other", so I guess that's that.

OT- I know Hotrodders.com is not a democracy. But I wonder if asking the membership about this kind of thing before its implemented might not be a good idea. But at the end of the day, does it matter either way? My guess is no, to most it really doesn't. And give me a minute and I'll be over it, too.
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:02 PM
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Not only is it not a democracy but like many in society we may not know what's good for us. Really, think about it, the last photo posted for instance. I hate that, but the stats have shown that people will see it and click on it moving them to another thread, and possibly learning something. The "thanks" as I said is a lot like the "Reputation" scale on some forums as the one I found my computer info on. Now among us it doesn't mean crap if you have a bunch of "thanks" or not, but there is some value in it for new visitors. I thought it was kinda funky too at first but I kinda like just hitting the button to thank someone instead of making a post. But on the same respect we as a society are losing our communication skills, or at least they are changing and I am not so keen on that.

But either way, so be it, it doesn't change what we find here every day on Hotrodders, it doesn't change that one bit. It's still a great place to "visit" and have some fun and help someone so I don't care one way or the other.

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Old 11-27-2012, 10:52 PM
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I like it. It gives you the ability to acknowledge a post without posting a reply that probably no one else is interested in. For example if someone makes a post I agree with or find usefull, all I have to do is hit the "thanks" button to acknowledge it. To me it is a pretty cool feature.

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Old 11-27-2012, 11:39 PM
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Oh - by the way - Cobalt: Thanks for putting the question up!:
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:50 PM
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LOL You got it!!
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:56 PM
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my god, hope you don't have to think this hard if someone holds a door for you..
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:04 AM
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I just don't understand the clatter behind punching a button and showing someone a little gratitude for saying something that is meant to be grateful or nice,, or appreciated,
does it hurt your finger to much to tap that thank you button?
I suspose we are suspose to stop saying Thank you to any one, that might screw up and hold a door open for me or my wife,, or any other nice or friendly action,
whats happening to America? are we getting so old and so contary that we aren't allowed to thank someone now?

"THANKS TO EVERYONE HERE FOT READING MY RANT"
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:56 PM
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Saying thanks is a great thing...and everyone should be doing it.. I just don't see where we need to be keeping score..

Just my take on it..

As you can see I gave more then I got.. But that find by me.. I like giving more then getting..

I was told thanks by many in Pm, And emails.. Good enough for me..
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:05 PM
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Saying thanks is a great thing...and everyone should be doing it.. I just don't see where we need to be keeping score..

Just my take on it..

As you can see I gave more then I got.. But that find by me.. I like giving more then getting..

I was told thanks by many in Pm, And emails.. Good enough for me..
I agree with the NOT keeping score thinking,, no need for that, but how else can you thank someone here with out it showing up in print somewhere?
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:46 PM
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Good topic. I did not read the entire conversation, yet. However, my two cents before tax:


I agree with Brian's (MARTINSR) perspective. The "thanks" on a post does help someone looking for information know that the info has been successfully used by the readers. This is very comforting knowing that false/incorrect info can be passed on quite easily on the internet.


As to the overuse of the "Thanks" button, it is my theory that, often times, we end up clicking "Thanks" for posts we just happen to "like", but don't necessarily want to post a comment saying "I like what you said". This can be balanced out by adding a "Like" button, a la Facebook. Or we can with go the third option listed in the poll: remove the "Thanks" button from non-technical sections.


Lastly, I definitely see the issue with users having the number of times they've been "thanked" displayed on every post. While it does make the more knowledgeable members stand out, it may go against the idea of this being an equal community with no badges on display. Since this has been brought up, I have had the same feelings towards the number of wiki edits. For a not-very-knowledgeable person, my number is very high, and puts my overall ranking over those who far more knowledgeable than myself.


P.S. The three "Thanks" on cobalt's first post had me laughing!
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:34 PM
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Saying thanks is a great thing...and everyone should be doing it.. I just don't see where we need to be keeping score..

Just my take on it..
New interiors has it exactly right. The issue is not whether the thanks button is good but whether or not there is any need to keep score.

Great point New Interiors...... Now, give me my thanks.

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Old 11-28-2012, 04:41 PM
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I agree with the NOT keeping score thinking,, no need for that, but how else can you thank someone here with out it showing up in print somewhere?
Like this.. Thanks Bat rat... Now I don't have to feel like I have the most star's by my name for thanking you....

A man can't be judged my how much money he has,, That don't tell you the kind of person he is...

We have book reader and web readers, And everday car builders here on this site.. So just because you have a lot of stars by your name don't mean **** to me.. It might fool the people that go by that.. But I say feel the person out and get to know him will tell you what you want to know about him.. No need and waving a flag look at me..If people spend more then one night here looking around.. They will know..
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:43 PM
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New interiors has it exactly right. The issue is not whether the thanks button is good but whether or not there is any need to keep score.

Great point New Interiors...... Now, give me my thanks.

John L
I won't just hit a button.. I will tell you.. Thanks Mr John.. Now that's the way it should be..
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