HTF Behavior (Understood Stuff)

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Adil M, Sep 15, 2002.

  1. Adil M

    Adil M Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2001
    Messages:
    922
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I was just wondering if you need to "thank" someone when they answer your post every single time. I mean I don't expect one when I answer someone else's, b/c I assume it's understood, but I usually ask most of the questions. Do you guys always thank the person who answers your questions everytime?

    PS Thank You to all of you guys out there that I probably did not Thank before.

    PSS You ever notice how if someone spells something wrong in a post, even one thing, they lose all credubility almost immediately, despite almost all of their content.
     
  2. Clinton McClure

    Clinton McClure Casual Enthusiast
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 1999
    Messages:
    4,467
    Likes Received:
    441
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    Location:
    Central Arkansas
    Real Name:
    Clint


    I always do. It shows respect and courtesy.
     
  3. Scott Bourden

    Scott Bourden Second Unit

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2001
    Messages:
    457
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I make a point of thanking people, they don't have tp spend the time writing out a detailed reply or a piece of knowledge / advice, and I like to let them know their efforts are appreciated.
     
  4. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Studio Mogul

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 1999
    Messages:
    38,763
    Likes Received:
    485
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    You could always put a "TIA!" at the end of your post to say "Thanks in advance!" if you didn't feel like following up with a thank you post.
     
  5. Adil M

    Adil M Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2001
    Messages:
    922
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Good advice. Thanks. TIA to any others.[​IMG]
     
  6. Lou Sytsma

    Lou Sytsma Producer

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 1998
    Messages:
    5,935
    Likes Received:
    401
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Real Name:
    Lou Sytsma
    I always thank the reponders.
    But then I'm Canadian - it's in our genes to be polite.[​IMG]
     
  7. John Watson

    John Watson Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2002
    Messages:
    1,937
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Good question, I've often thought about it too.

    Another question - sometimes, I've given an answer, been thanked, and being Canadian, wonder if I should post "You're Welcome!"
     
  8. SteveK

    SteveK Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2000
    Messages:
    518
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Although it doesn't bother me to not see someone say "thanks" to replies to their questions, it does sometimes bother me to not see any follow-up reply from the original poster. Sometimes I wonder if they've even read the responses to their question. If the original post is a comment or statement, no follow-up reply is necessary, but I think a follow-up reply is a good idea if the original post is a question.

    Just my opinion, of course.

    Steve K.
     
  9. John Spencer

    John Spencer Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2000
    Messages:
    857
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
     
  10. Jeff_A

    Jeff_A Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2001
    Messages:
    1,454
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Please and thank you can never be used enough, IMHO. [​IMG]
     
  11. Dean DeMass

    Dean DeMass Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 1997
    Messages:
    1,826
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
     
  12. Keith Mickunas

    Keith Mickunas Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 1998
    Messages:
    2,041
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I'm with Steve, when you post a question, especially if its about a problem with your gear, and people post suggestions to fix it, a followup is nice. That way other people who run into similar problems can use that post as a reference in the future and know that it means something.

    In general I think its nice to thank people for their input. I also think its really bad form to complain when you don't get any responses. I've seen that happen a few times and that I find to be really rude.
     
  13. ThomasC

    ThomasC Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2001
    Messages:
    6,526
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
     
  14. Cees Alons

    Cees Alons Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 1997
    Messages:
    19,449
    Likes Received:
    337
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Real Name:
    Cees Alons
    Steve expressed the opinion I have: I don't need to be thanked, but I would like to know whether or not the original poster saw the reply and if it helped him/her.
    In fact, when you reply to a post and notice you're still the last poster to that thread a few weeks later, you tend to think the poster never bothered to return to the thread...

    In my book, a "thanks in advance" is almost a necessity, but doesn't discharge me of the social duty to thank individual repliers afterwards as well.

    Cees
     
  15. James Q Jenkins

    James Q Jenkins Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2000
    Messages:
    167
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
     
  16. Ryan Wright

    Ryan Wright Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2000
    Messages:
    1,875
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
     
  17. ThomasC

    ThomasC Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2001
    Messages:
    6,526
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    ah...[​IMG] thanks for the clear up! [​IMG]
     
  18. KeithH

    KeithH Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2000
    Messages:
    9,413
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I always try to thank people when they have replied to me. It's important to show folks respect. No one is obligated to help me out. They are not "doing their job". The way I see it is that whatever time they spent typing their reply, they can't have back, so I had better thank them. [​IMG]
     
  19. Adil M

    Adil M Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2001
    Messages:
    922
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    JIC anyone was wondering, the PSS part was a joke.
     
  20. Adil M

    Adil M Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2001
    Messages:
    922
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    In addition, I always make sure I answer my fair share (if not more) of questions, so that the cycle of Q&A/discussion continues which to me is the main strength of HTF.
     

Share This Page