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Can we have a Thanks button for original posts?

Can we have a Thanks button for original posts?

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Agree

I thought the same a few times.  But I can't thank you for posting it!

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But

thisistibi wrote:

I thought the same a few times.  But I can't thank you for posting it!

 

But I can thank you for saying you wanted to thank the OP.

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Thanks

Constantly Confused wrote:

thisistibi wrote:

I thought the same a few times.  But I can't thank you for posting it!

 

But I can thank you for saying you wanted to thank the OP.

I thanked you for thanking me for thanking the OP :-)

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lol

We need a new discussion group ... the mutual society for thanking people who thank :)

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Now, now, Shirley ....

ShirleyM wrote:

We need a new discussion group ... the mutual society for thanking people who thank :)

Have there not been accusations of such a group already existing?  ;) ;)

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Yes, but ...

... wouldn't thanking someone else for asking a question be admitting that you are a complete and utter wimp for not having the courage to ask the question yourself?

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Good point Euan

Euan MacLennan wrote:

... wouldn't thanking someone else for asking a question be admitting that you are a complete and utter wimp for not having the courage to ask the question yourself?

I have no problem admitting that. Mind you, I was actually thinking of articles that people post, rather than questions, or things like this http://www.accountingweb.co.uk/group-thread/vat-online-filing-hmrc-issue...

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I don't quite see the logic

I can understand the principle of thanking someone for a helpful response, but thanking someone for asking a question???? (I don't expect any thanks for asking that question)

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BKD wrote:

I can understand the principle of thanking someone for a helpful response, but thanking someone for asking a question???? (I don't expect any thanks for asking that question)

I found your post so thought provoking I thanked you for it.

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Constantly Confused wrote:

I found your post so thought provoking I thanked you for it.

And I've thanked you for the compliment

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What we also need

Is an "dislike" button, to show our complete displeasure at some comments & questions.  Think of it like "thumbs up" and "thumbs down".  I feel it would really add something to the site.....

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Thumbs down

for the thumbs down suggestion

 

thisistibi wrote:

Is an "dislike" button, to show our complete displeasure at some comments & questions.  Think of it like "thumbs up" and "thumbs down".  I feel it would really add something to the site.....

 

I think this was suggested when the site was revamped, with the response that it would lead to too much negativity and disharmony on the site. It would also have made my thumb very sore a few months ago ;)

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Disagree but it'll never happen anyway

BKD wrote:

I think this was suggested when the site was revamped, with the response that it would lead to too much negativity and disharmony on the site. It would also have made my thumb very sore a few months ago ;)

Everyone's just a bit too PC... if your own post gets thumbs down, it's an opportunity to reflect on why other users didn't value the contribution.  It's more informative for everyone concerned.

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Thanking

I don't mind having a sore thumb (or finger) from thanking people :)

Yep ... as BKD says some people may imagine the thanks button is used for reasons other than thanking people ..... but who cares what they think???? I like to thank people who help me and I can't see what harm it does.

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I've always seen it

as a way of saying 'all I really did was read your post, but I found it useful'.  Otherwise you might make a good point and end the conversation, so no-one posts and validates it.

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No thumbs down please. It would be abused. Like the thanks button on the odd occassion. 

 

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In what way?

In what way is the thanks button abused?

How can you abuse someone by saying 'thank you'?

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Indeed

I was wondering the same..... if someone has been offended by the thanks button then I think they might need some kind of professional assistance.....

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