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You Can Now Thank Posters
« on: March 30, 2016, 09:45:54 am »
I installed a mod were you can now "Thanks" a poster for making an individual post. There is a thumb up in each post.
I like the concept, and one that can't really be abused like a dislike can.
The most thanked user and the most thanked posts show up in the stats.
Number of thanks also shows up in your profile info on the left.

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Re: You Can Now Thank Posters
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2016, 09:48:34 am »
Wow, that's really cool!  :-+
 
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Re: You Can Now Thank Posters
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2016, 10:55:25 am »
Yeah, we need likes.

IMO, this just creates more visual noise and will eventually result in people begging for "thanks".

Also, cool and easy way to get my name into every post. I'll just thank every post I see for now :)
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Re: You Can Now Thank Posters
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2016, 11:16:49 am »
You can't withdraw thanks as far as I can tell.

Should be able to now.
 
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Re: You Can Now Thank Posters
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2016, 11:18:01 am »
IMO, this just creates more visual noise and will eventually result in people begging for "thanks".

Not on other forums I've used that have this feature.
 

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Re: You Can Now Thank Posters
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2016, 11:22:10 am »
You can't withdraw thanks as far as I can tell.

Should be able to now.
Yep, visible in the OP now.  :-+
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Re: You Can Now Thank Posters
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2016, 11:22:56 am »
Not on other forums I've used that have this feature.
The visual noise part is a matter of personal preference, of course.

But thanks systems do get abused a lot in my experience on random forums that I find from time to time through search.

Just google "begging for thanks on forums" and you will see lots of forums with a topic discussing how annoying this begging is.

Also, on stackoverflow and others begging for points is even more prominent, since it gives some benefits, I believe.

You give people a measurable number and they will want to make it go up.
« Last Edit: March 30, 2016, 11:24:33 am by ataradov »
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Re: You Can Now Thank Posters
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2016, 11:30:29 am »
I think it is a good idea despite any possible drawbacks, it let's posters know if they are making a valuable contribution or just posting waffle. :clap:
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Re: You Can Now Thank Posters
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2016, 11:53:56 am »
I am hoping for a 'PAY' button where I can offer money for answers. It would be very difficult to work out the details, but in concept it would be great to offer money when an answer is needed quickly and for commercial gain. I was on an excel forum that tried this but not sure how it worked out or how they did it.

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Re: You Can Now Thank Posters
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2016, 12:35:06 pm »
Just google "begging for thanks on forums" and you will see lots of forums with a topic discussing how annoying this begging is.

Easy fixed. You beg for Thanks, you get banned.
If it all goes to crap, the feature gets turned off.
It is what you make it.
 
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Re: You Can Now Thank Posters
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2016, 12:36:54 pm »
I take it that anonymous thanks is not so easy to just switch on. Some people might prefer to remain anonymous. Just as there a some who prefer to not disclose their location.

No option for it, as shown above.
The code would have to be modified from showing users names, to just showing how many thanked.
 
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Re: You Can Now Thank Posters
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2016, 12:42:55 pm »
Just google "begging for thanks on forums" and you will see lots of forums with a topic discussing how annoying this begging is.

Easy fixed. You beg for Thanks, you get banned.
If it all goes to crap, the feature gets turned off.
It is what you make it.

The crowd here seems more than classy enough to make good use of it. It's nice to know when a post is useful.
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Re: You Can Now Thank Posters
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2016, 12:58:23 pm »
I am hoping for a 'PAY' button where I can offer money for answers. It would be very difficult to work out the details, but in concept it would be great to offer money when an answer is needed quickly and for commercial gain. I was on an excel forum that tried this but not sure how it worked out or how they did it.

What is an engineering hour go for nowdays? $500 /Hr?
   If three 100  Ohm resistors are connected in parallel, and in series with a 200 Ohm resistor, how many resistors do you have? 
 
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Re: You Can Now Thank Posters
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2016, 01:22:41 pm »
That is about right for a company to charge for a top engineer and cover overhead a profit. A private transaction that is done for extra money could go for a lot less and the engineer would keep all the dough.

There is so much talent here. Most would be willing to demand a lot less than $500/hr and be quite satisfied.


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Re: You Can Now Thank Posters
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2016, 01:30:05 pm »
There is no provision to give yourself a pat on the back either unless you make your own....... ::)


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Re: You Can Now Thank Posters
« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2016, 01:41:11 pm »
There is no provision to give yourself a pat on the back either unless you make your own....... ::)


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I'll give you a pat on the back too Muttley so you don't feel too left out.  :P
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Re: You Can Now Thank Posters
« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2016, 02:20:06 pm »
I dislike this.

There are posts with zero replies where a question is asked and the post has already been "thanked".

Next thing is voting I guess? Or maybe sorting posts by how many times they've been "thanked" instead of by date.
 
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Re: You Can Now Thank Posters
« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2016, 03:02:16 pm »
ataradov thanked every post in this topic  :palm:
 

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Re: You Can Now Thank Posters
« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2016, 03:06:22 pm »
ataradov thanked every post in this topic  :palm:
Maybe he wasn't quite sure how it worked and had to try it again (and again and again and again.....)? ;)
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Re: You Can Now Thank Posters
« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2016, 03:24:16 pm »
ataradov thanked every post in this topic  :palm:

Why are you doing that ataradov?
 

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Re: You Can Now Thank Posters
« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2016, 03:32:05 pm »
ataradov thanked every post in this topic  :palm:

Why are you doing that ataradov?

He's made a flawed, invalid point and now is trying to prove it himself. I seriously don't know WTF is wrong with this guy.
 
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Re: You Can Now Thank Posters
« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2016, 03:38:53 pm »
Why are you doing that ataradov?
Why not? I'm thankful to everyone for participating in this forum :)

The feature is pretty stupid and pointless. And there are no rules against being polite and thanking everyone, are there?
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« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2016, 03:40:47 pm »
He's made a flawed, invalid point and now is trying to prove it himself. I seriously don't know WTF is wrong with this guy.
I've been a member of too many forums killed by introduction of karma system. I don't want to look for one more forum, where there are no "likes".
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Re: You Can Now Thank Posters
« Reply #23 on: March 30, 2016, 03:47:38 pm »
And it would be nice if there was an option to hide this stuff for people who don't want to see it. Just like for signatures.
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Re: You Can Now Thank Posters
« Reply #24 on: March 30, 2016, 03:49:59 pm »
He's made a flawed, invalid point and now is trying to prove it himself. I seriously don't know WTF is wrong with this guy.
I've been a member of too many forums killed by introduction of karma system. I don't want to look for one more forum, where there are no "likes".

How about stop using it instead of trying to enforce your retarded point of view on everyone?
 
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