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Old 07-03-2006, 12:45 PM   #1
123 Paul
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Thanks Button?


I dont know if this has ever been sugested, but I think it would be great if we had the option of a "thanks" button on this forum.

this forum here http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/ has one, and I think it is a great idea

I guess it is a Vb hack?
 
Old 07-03-2006, 12:55 PM   #2
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Looking at that forum, I don't see a thanks button. Beyond that though - what is the actual point of it?

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Old 07-03-2006, 01:11 PM   #3
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you have to look at a thread? eg http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/....html?t=221233 maybe only registered users can see it??

the point of it is that if someone posts somthing useful or halps you you can show your appriciation by thanking them, the more people get thanked the more it encourages them to help others so you have a thriving community - or somthing like that
 
Old 07-03-2006, 01:14 PM   #4
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It seems a bit unnecessary IMO, because you can just add a reply to the thread saying thank you.
 
Old 07-03-2006, 01:16 PM   #5
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true, but that soon gets forgotten about, and if 10 people want to say thanks it just makes the thread messy
 
Old 07-03-2006, 01:18 PM   #6
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I'd say that the most effective way to express your thanks is to simply post back to the thread and indicate that a particular recommendation solved the problem. I don't see that we'd need a special button for this function, but I do agree that all LQ'ers are encouraged to post a followup when a given suggestion or piece of advice resolved the original issue.
 
Old 07-03-2006, 01:34 PM   #7
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Is "Rate thread" tool often used? I guess not. By experience I can say that not always thread-starter posts back after resolving an issue. Sometimes on sites with "thanks" button (or something more elaborate) it is properly used. And in universally interesting topics if everyone who had tried something and it had helped posted, it would be a mess, and with "thanks" you can easily spot which advice helped many people. And thread in which "thanks" is said contains more often what you search. But when there is one interested and one helping, it has the same unperfect statistics. Maybe it's better to advertise posting back "thanks, the thing that helped was:"?

Last edited by raskin; 07-03-2006 at 01:36 PM.
 
Old 07-03-2006, 01:42 PM   #8
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A reputation-type system has been discussed a couple times here at LQ. At this time we do not have any plans to implement one.

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Old 07-03-2006, 01:49 PM   #9
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A reputation-type system has been discussed a couple times here at LQ. At this time we do not have any plans to implement one.

--jeremy
ok, well at least you have discussed it!
 
Old 07-04-2006, 04:05 PM   #10
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We used to have a "thanks" button - one which linked back to affero. To be honest, it was rarely used.
 
  


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