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Old 02-21-2010, 02:48 AM   #1
hardly
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Thumbs up Why is the thanks button missing in some threads?


Particularly here.
Only place I've noticed it missing, but I haven't looked around very much on this. The first thread I found when "searching for similar posts" to my previously concieved thread about there not being one at all, DID have a thanks button. SO I have revised this thread before posting, for accuracy.

Just wondering. Thanks!
 
Old 02-21-2010, 04:09 AM   #2
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You will find that any posts more than about a year old do not have a thanks button.
 
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Old 02-21-2010, 04:56 AM   #3
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guesstimate:
It might be the age of the thread. Either the "thanks" button wasn't around yet, or the thread has reached a point of archival where it's no longer an option.

The little icon in the corner that tattles on me when I'm using my Windows box isn't present on my older posts.

Edit:
Ugh. I've gotta start refreshing tabs before replying. Me too me too me too.

Last edited by zedmelon; 02-21-2010 at 04:58 AM.
 
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Old 02-21-2010, 06:28 AM   #4
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Don't forget that the "general" forum also has the thanks button deactivated. It won't increase your post count either, for that matter.
 
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Old 02-21-2010, 08:51 AM   #5
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Don't forget that the "general" forum also has the thanks button deactivated. It won't increase your post count either, for that matter.
Hi David, That's not true. General forum has "thanks" button available. Just know i had checked it. correct me if i was wrong.
 
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Old 02-21-2010, 09:45 AM   #6
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I'm talking about the General forum in the "Non-*NIX" section, not Linux-General.
 
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Old 02-21-2010, 09:47 AM   #7
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I'm talking about the General forum in the "Non-*NIX" section, not Linux-General.
Yeah, you are correct.
 
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Old 02-21-2010, 11:32 AM   #8
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"Thanks" is disabled after a post has reached > 365 days old.

--jeremy
 
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Old 02-22-2010, 01:00 PM   #9
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Thanks :-)
 
Old 05-31-2010, 03:44 PM   #10
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Hello,

I'm just wondering, what is the reason for disabling "thanks" after a post is >365 days old? I want to thank someone for a post that has helped me out; even though the post is several years old, the info is still good and very helpful.

Thanks,
Bryan
 
Old 07-10-2010, 07:15 AM   #11
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Yeah,

That >356 days rule seems kinda arbitrary. I guess can see the point if the post is seven or eight years old, but two or three years old doesn't really *seem* outta line.

Why the cutoff?
 
  


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