Finally made it. 10K thanks.

A mere 74 likes, but I do not ask too many questions. We used to have the Stasi for that purpose.

Didn't find your answer?

A thank for all the thankers on this site. I am sure that the thankers would include the moderation team so thanks to all of you as well as the ordinary punters and contributers to any answers.

I often get PMs based on contributions, The best come from the Aweb team.

I am quite liberal with thanks, I use them to agree, support good comments, recognise good humour and regularly to do the job of an OP that should be thanking good advice, but does not because the experts are not saying what OP wants to hear. Everyone likes the email saying that a comment or contribution has been thanked.

Thanks do of course drive clicks. So please remember that this site is free to users, and every thank pays for the site.

Thanks to all of you including the the three PMers today.

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By Paul Crowley
28th Mar 2024 03:13

By the way, when I checked the spelling of Stasi, PooTin's picture appeared.
So glad we were the first country to donate modern main battle tanks thay were the best available, Challenger 2s. Other countries sent their older versions.
Our supply of ManPads was brilliant. Killing both Armoured vehicles and Helicopters.
Boris was not all bad.
Україна Назавжди!

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By lionofludesch
28th Mar 2024 06:44

Well done, Paul.

Far more deserving of this milestone than myself.

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By Paul Crowley
28th Mar 2024 10:37

Your modesty becomes you

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By Paul Crowley
28th Mar 2024 11:40

I distinctly remember Tax Dragon needed to post your crossing of the 10K barrier.

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By lionofludesch
28th Mar 2024 11:56

Yeah - I'd no idea.

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By Dougscott
28th Mar 2024 07:30

I'm afraid this post is too technical for me - or its too early in the morning - what does it mean?

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By Dougscott
28th Mar 2024 07:37

PS: Is hitting "Thanks" button the same thing?

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By lionofludesch
28th Mar 2024 08:15

Yes.

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
28th Mar 2024 10:21

Can you still press your own button, or has that been fixed?

Hang on, I'll check...

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
28th Mar 2024 10:25

Ahha, I just thanked myself. Seven years since I flagged that glitch... pull those thumbs out, programming team!

Paul, I reckon I'm on to you :)

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By FactChecker
28th Mar 2024 10:33

Now people will think you've thanked yourself again ... :=)

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By Paul Crowley
28th Mar 2024 10:40

I thought self thanks did not count in the numbering on the profile, but did show up on the comment, and did get an email.
I will test that sometime when out of hours

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
28th Mar 2024 12:08

I thanked both of my posts, above, which got me to 2,793 thanks on my profile.

I then unthanked both posts, and my profile reduced back down to 2,791 thanks. Takes a few minutes for your profile to update btw.

Congrats on reaching 10,000 Paul.... I was struggling for an April Fool's prank this year and contemplated rounding up a small gang of thankers to unthank you on Monday - maybe lower your score back to 9,500 - to fool you into reporting that latest thanks glitch to Aweb. But I'm not sure SIFT would take any notice!!

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By Paul Crowley
28th Mar 2024 12:17

I definitely will test it sometime tonight.
But I definitely remember a long conversational post about this, maybe four years ago. I think John got involved with it and I am sure that the upshot was that self thanks did not hit the profile.
Still memories fade and possibly software gets updated without the restriction.

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By Paul Crowley
30th Mar 2024 12:36

Yes
Tested it and the two thanks I gave myself on this page have been added to the profile.

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By FactChecker
30th Mar 2024 12:47

Probably makes up for all those times when you deserved a 'double-thanks' (which is often deserved more than the 'one only' given when compared to some of my rants and/or failed witticisms).
aka, keep the two 'extra' (on the house, mate).

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By Paul Crowley
30th Mar 2024 12:52

Much appreciated

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
30th Mar 2024 13:18

Paul Crowley wrote:

Yes
Tested it and the two thanks I gave myself on this page have been added to the profile.

If you unthank yourself (x2) you'll see your thanks quota reduce by 2

Belt and braces I suppose Paul - just in case two people happened to thank you while you were testing.

I'm having a thankless time today registering two new company clients for 2023/24 payroll. Previous accountant of the one paid the director £9,600 pa but just put 000/N as the employer PAYE code in director's SA return. Client has no payslips, and previous accountant is incommunicado. I deduce there's never been a payroll registration. Bombarded by emails from a third new client whose push-button statutory accounts by previous bookkeepers omitted the company's bank deposit account; client believes transfers from deposit to current account have been treated as income and charged output VAT.

It's as if 1st April has arrived early! Happy Easter, my *rse!!

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By Paul Crowley
30th Mar 2024 14:14

I am trying to get a year end 31 March 2023 company sorted and submitted. I extended the date in December and was very specific about timeframes. Got the records on Thursday.

I have seen others do the same thing you describe. Never know which is the useless one, the client usually gives a one sided view.

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
30th Mar 2024 14:29

Ouch, that's you working Sunday! Luckily for you HMRC CT services are down all next weekend, not this.
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/corporation-tax-service-avail...

Definitely the accountant to blame on the payroll; bit of both on the VAT, as the client hustled some bookkeepers into doing absolutely everything - bookkeeping, VAT, payroll, statutory accounts, director's return, free advice and more for a fixed rate of £100pm for a £300k t/o business (although I'm beginning to wonder just how much of that t/o was bank transfers!)

Good luck... looks like you and I win the egg award this Easter!

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By FactChecker
30th Mar 2024 15:14

Sounds like you've re-discovered the true meaning of Easter (only as evidenced by *some* clients - before anyone starts screaming blasphemy at me) ...
... it's the time of year when you sit down to review things / identify all the overdue hassles and send those to someone else to deal with!
How else can they relax and enjoy the holiday?

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By lionofludesch
30th Mar 2024 16:09

FactChecker wrote:

Sounds like you've re-discovered the true meaning of Easter (only as evidenced by *some* clients - before anyone starts screaming blasphemy at me) ...
... it's the time of year when you sit down to review things / identify all the overdue hassles and send those to someone else to deal with!
How else can they relax and enjoy the holiday?

Bank holidays - and public holidays - have no place in 21st century life.

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By lionofludesch
28th Mar 2024 12:38

I'msorryIhaven'taclue wrote:

Congrats on reaching 10,000 Paul.... I was struggling for an April Fool's prank this year and contemplated rounding up a small gang of thankers to unthank you on Monday - maybe lower your score back to 9,500 - to fool you into reporting that latest thanks glitch to Aweb. But I'm not sure SIFT would take any notice!!

[chuckle]

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By tom123
28th Mar 2024 10:28

I'm on 2200 thanks, given that I've been on here since 2001, I make that just under two per week.

I doubt many of my responses have contained much "technical" stuff though, and certainly never any case references (waves to Tax Dragon et al)

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By WinterDragon
28th Mar 2024 22:56

I've always found your comments pleasant and supportive of others so please take another thanks.

I also pulled my calculator out and worked out since making my account in 2022 I've achieved just shy of 3.6 thanks per week.
Then again my first comment wasn't until Feb 2023 which makes it 5.3 tpw.
And if I'm really twisting the numbers I only really started being active in September 23 which puts me right up to 10.8tpw.

So if my maths is correct then I should overtake you in just over four years time so somebody remind me to check in May 2028.

As others have mentioned though a leaderboard of thanks would be a welcome addition to celebrate the contributions of some of our veterans as well as get some fun statistics like 'most thanked reply of the month' or 'rising star of the year'.

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By FactChecker
28th Mar 2024 23:09

Oh dear, I was just starting to type a suggestion you consider collecting nominations for that last category ... and then did a double-take over your calcs ...

10.8 tpw x 52 wks x 4 yrs = 2246.4
add your current (under-cooked) count of 319 ... gives sub-total of a figure < 10,000!

Or have I missed a reference to you using a different number base or something?

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By WinterDragon
30th Mar 2024 14:25

I was looking at Tom's thanks and doing the maths to pass him, I never even bothered doing the maths to overtake Paul as I'm doubtful that I'll even live that long!

As for methodology I made a dirty excel sheet and put toms thanks of 2200 compared to my 320(ish) and added 2 per week for Tom and 10.8 per week for me to see at what point my total is higher. My maths teacher would shout at me for being lazy but it was much quicker than trying to work out the algebraic solution!

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By FactChecker
30th Mar 2024 15:09

D'oh ... tripped by my own inability to follow the process about which I complain when others fail - to check to whom a comment (on which I was commenting) had actually been addressed! [And to think I criticise some posters for lack of context.]

Your maths exam result has been resuscitated to both reasonable and pragmatic ... whilst I enjoy (or used to with sharper brain cells) a deep dive into the esoteric ways of advanced maths, I always like a quick mental check using approximations. Keep on keeping on ...

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By lionofludesch
30th Mar 2024 15:15

WinterDragon wrote:

I was looking at Tom's thanks and doing the maths to pass him, I never even bothered doing the maths to overtake Paul as I'm doubtful that I'll even live that long!

As for methodology I made a dirty excel sheet and put toms thanks of 2200 compared to my 320(ish) and added 2 per week for Tom and 10.8 per week for me to see at what point my total is higher. My maths teacher would shout at me for being lazy but it was much quicker than trying to work out the algebraic solution!

You're doing this one line at a time?

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By WinterDragon
02nd Apr 2024 13:21

I did say it was dirty

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By Paul Crowley
29th Mar 2024 00:06

During the covid time there was a prize given.
And the winner was Lion, IIRC.

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By FactChecker
28th Mar 2024 10:29

I still live and learn ... hadn't occurred to me that "Thanks do of course drive clicks. So please remember that this site is free to users, and every thank pays for the site." - but makes sense.

Anyway congrats (especially after beating various hiatuses) ... and very well deserved. We truly missed your contributions before your recent return ... especially me who can't seem to switch off the wordometer, whereas you often get to the same point in under one line of text.

Don't know how you find the time (unlike us retirees), but please keep it going!

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By Justin Bryant
28th Mar 2024 11:00

Whilst I don't normally give a monkey's about such things, I think the most thanks I ever got for one comment was something over 40. Who can beat that (there was a good one from johngroganjga putting down PNL re the word "populous" that I recall had a few dozen thanks)?

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By Paul Crowley
28th Mar 2024 11:09

Being the first person to comment on a controversial article is probably where that would be found.
I would guess factchecker would have a good few high numbers.
Just checked the telephone suspended article. 48 thanks for Self-employed & Happy, the first to comment.
MTD articles tended to be the prior exemplars.

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By Justin Bryant
28th Mar 2024 11:21

Agreed and maybe Aweb should do a "most thanked" tab.

I guess you could quite quickly get to 10,000 in total by being the first to slag off HMRC on any article or OP about how rubbish etc. they are.

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By Paul Crowley
28th Mar 2024 11:38

There do seem to be less of those of late. Amy's item in defence of HMRC did not get the kind of traction that I would in the past have expected.

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By accountantccole
28th Mar 2024 13:37

Good grief....... I am way off still. Must try harder........

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
28th Mar 2024 13:42

Well at least you have 48 people liking you :)

Yours truly is rather short-suited with only 8 likes in 20 years. Must try harder!

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By Paul Crowley
28th Mar 2024 13:42

Your count is now up by one

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By DKB-Sheffield
30th Mar 2024 13:30

Congratulations on your milestone Paul!

Other forums would give you a special badge for this... just saying :-)

Your contributions are always well received at this end. Long may they continue!

Good point made regarding clicks... I must start liking more posts! I'd say I'd start liking more people too... but, it may be a stretch too far to change the habit of a lifetime (and perhaps a bit creepy too).

I've just done the calcs... I'm about 65 years off 10,000 thanks, and 148 years off 74* likes! But then, I do like my extended periods of absence!

* EDIT... make that 180 years... you now have 90 likes!

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By Paul Crowley
30th Mar 2024 13:47

Likes on AccyWeb are for the question. No idea how it works on other social network stuff. Not creepy at all.
I am a bit surprised, but 16 likes for this 'question'.
Much appreciated
And remarkably a thank on all my comments on this page has suddenly appeared

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By FactChecker
30th Mar 2024 21:08

Don't peak too soon!
Your *daily* average has shot to 25 since you broke through the milestone, but there's no defined finishing-line (hopefully). :=)

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By Kosher
30th Mar 2024 20:58

The best contributor on this site, who probably gets the most thanks is David Winch. I have a lot of time for him and he has helped me greatly, in the past, on subjects such as fraud and AML. I would like to tank him again!

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
31st Mar 2024 09:17

Kosher wrote:

I would like to tank him again!

You're from the Emerald Isle?

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By DJKL
02nd Apr 2024 13:47

I am now away to have a sulk, I still need a fair few.

Of course it would probably help if I actually posted things that were useful to others.

Paul-Congratulations

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By tom123
02nd Apr 2024 13:58

I liked your Stow on the Wold comment - not sure if I thanked it though..

Been busily dropping my daughter off to work these last few days at Cotswold Farm Park. They shift some serious food in their restaurants..

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By DJKL
02nd Apr 2024 14:53

It was Stow in the Scottish Borders, nice enough place, think now has a station again, but not sure it even has a pub anymore. (It did way back in the 70s as back then my uncle owned the then Stow Cafe, enormous portions of sausage, bacon eggs etc resulted in very low GP% and he finally realised that a Chartered Surveyor did not make a great cafe owner)

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By lionofludesch
02nd Apr 2024 15:10

Been to Stow. Nothing of interest.

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By FactChecker
02nd Apr 2024 16:31

C'mon ... one more tiny push, and Paul can get a '50' on the scoreboard!

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By DJKL
02nd Apr 2024 16:39

Bad light stopped play, resume innings in morning.

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