HTF Behavior (Understood Stuff)

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

  1. Adil M

    Adil M Supporting Actor

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    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

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

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    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

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    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

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    Good advice. Thanks. TIA to any others.[​IMG]
     
  6. Lou Sytsma

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    I always thank the reponders.
    But then I'm Canadian - it's in our genes to be polite.[​IMG]
     
  7. John Watson

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    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

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    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.
     
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  10. Jeff_A

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    Please and thank you can never be used enough, IMHO. [​IMG]
     
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  12. Keith Mickunas

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    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

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  14. Cees Alons

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    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
     
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  17. ThomasC

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    ah...[​IMG] thanks for the clear up! [​IMG]
     
  18. KeithH

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    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

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    JIC anyone was wondering, the PSS part was a joke.
     
  20. Adil M

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    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.
     

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