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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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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?
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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« Reply #25 on: March 30, 2016, 04:44:28 pm »
Thank me too, ataradov! ;)
 
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« Reply #26 on: March 30, 2016, 04:45:59 pm »
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Re: You Can Now Thank Posters
« Reply #27 on: March 30, 2016, 05:18:51 pm »
Where do I set the number of times I have been thanked?
The difference between theory and practice is less in theory than
the difference between theory and practice in practice.
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« Reply #28 on: March 30, 2016, 05:21:58 pm »
I'd have much preferred to see it anonymous so as to remove the incentive to see one's "name in lights" and also to not have the thanks count so constantly visible. That would make the thanks a little more selfless and given strictly to benefit others.
Well, yes. We have this system now. It is called PM and believe it or not, I've been thanked that way and it is totally fine with me, since it does not encourage mutual public ego stroking.

I also have suspicion that number of thanks may be suggested (or actually used) as a way to gage "contribution" in future giveaways. That would suck big time and I really hope it does not come to that.
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« Reply #29 on: March 30, 2016, 05:22:59 pm »
Where do I set the number of times I have been thanked?
You don't, but now you have 1.  Enjoy :)
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« Reply #30 on: March 30, 2016, 05:34:11 pm »
I also have suspicion that number of thanks may be suggested (or actually used) as a way to gage "contribution" in future giveaways. That would suck big time and I really hope it does not come to that.

You seem to think you're f***** good with predicting future. Don't you think you're in the wrong business, perhaps?
 

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« Reply #31 on: March 30, 2016, 05:46:07 pm »
I'd have much preferred to see it anonymous so as to remove the incentive to see one's "name in lights" and also to not have the thanks count so constantly visible. That would make the thanks a little more selfless and given strictly to benefit others.

That can be turned off.
 

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« Reply #32 on: March 30, 2016, 05:49:10 pm »
I'd have much preferred to see it anonymous so as to remove the incentive to see one's "name in lights" and also to not have the thanks count so constantly visible. That would make the thanks a little more selfless and given strictly to benefit others.
Well, yes. We have this system now. It is called PM and believe it or not, I've been thanked that way and it is totally fine with me, since it does not encourage mutual public ego stroking.

A single click thumb is much easier to do than a PM. I think it's a nice way to show appreciation for a post that had a lot of work put into it and/or was helpful to someone.

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I also have suspicion that number of thanks may be suggested (or actually used) as a way to gage "contribution" in future giveaways. That would suck big time and I really hope it does not come to that.

Wrong.
I cannot even get a list of members by how many Thanks they have. The option to display the number of thanks in people's profiles can be turned off.
 

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« Reply #33 on: March 30, 2016, 05:54:27 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?

Yes, abuse the system to make a point and you'll get banned.
You've made your point, now don't abuse the system and ruin it for everyone else please.
 
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« Reply #34 on: March 30, 2016, 05:55:10 pm »
It may be possible to set a limit on the number to thanks a user can give in a day.
 

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« Reply #35 on: March 30, 2016, 05:56:54 pm »
A single click thumb is much easier to do than a PM.
And that's my problem with it. It totally devalues the thing. If I get a PM thanking me, I know that person made an actual effort. There are fewer of them, of course, but their value if much higher.

Wrong.
I cannot even get a list of members by how many Thanks they have.
  That's good to know. But part of previous giveaways was manual examination of the profile of a selected person. And someone with no Thanks may not make the cut. I'm mostly playing devil's advocate here, of course, but still something to consider.

The option to display the number of thanks in people's profiles can be turned off.
I'd be fine with it, if it was visible only to a person being thanked. That absolutely eliminates any reason to cheat and compete on pointless counters.
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« Reply #36 on: March 30, 2016, 05:58:59 pm »
I'd be fine with it, if it was visible only to a person being thanked. That absolutely eliminates any reason to cheat and compete on pointless counters.

Thanks counter disabled. More more potential pissing contests. Happy now?
 

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« Reply #37 on: March 30, 2016, 06:00:50 pm »
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« Reply #38 on: March 30, 2016, 06:09:42 pm »
Just in case anyone else does not like this, here are two AdBlock rules that return things back to the old state:
Code: [Select]
eevblog.com##div.thanks.smalltext
eevblog.com##li.thank_you_button

I'm fine with the change now, sorry if I have offended anyone.
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Re: You Can Now Thank Posters
« Reply #39 on: March 30, 2016, 06:13:27 pm »
I'm fine with the change now, sorry if I have offended anyone.

PROTIP: If you don't like a feature, don't use it ;)

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« Reply #40 on: March 30, 2016, 06:19:22 pm »
I've found the like feature useful in other forums. When you hit a comment with a ton of likes, it's often the one ones looking for (good answer to a question) or worth a read during quick scanning. Also it's nice to see if some thought a comment was useful in someway.

Only suggestion would be, if possible, to reduce the boldness or whatever of the "The following users thanked this post" font to maybe a lighter color or something, I'm finding it's drawing my eyes away from the body of the post a bit. Just a thought though, might be just me.
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« Reply #41 on: March 30, 2016, 06:23:22 pm »
PROTIP: If you don't like a feature, don't use it ;)
Sure, but even if I don't use, others do and it creates more visual noise on the page and distracts from the actual post. I don't need more noise in my life, so AdBlock to the rescue :)
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« Reply #42 on: March 30, 2016, 06:42:46 pm »
 :palm: just read this thread, you just can't please everyone... If you don't like it don't use it but if you appreciate someones post, why not? As for comments on visual noise, jeez get a life....
 

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« Reply #43 on: March 30, 2016, 07:48:39 pm »
I have to scroll enough even without seeing who thanked the post. I dont like it. It is not relevant information, takes up screen space. And yes, being bold makes it distracting.

Just in case anyone else does not like this, here are two AdBlock rules that return things back to the old state:
Code: [Select]
eevblog.com##div.thanks.smalltext
eevblog.com##li.thank_you_button

I'm fine with the change now, sorry if I have offended anyone.
This is working. Never mind, carry on.
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« Reply #44 on: March 30, 2016, 08:14:24 pm »
I have to scroll enough even without seeing who thanked the post. I dont like it. It is not relevant information, takes up screen space. And yes, being bold makes it distracting.

I think the bold helps with visual ID of potentially interesting and worthy posts.
 

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« Reply #45 on: March 30, 2016, 09:06:17 pm »
But you're not doing it because you want to thank the posters, you're using it to protest...because you think it is pointless.

Why not take a deep breath and move on? :)
 

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« Reply #46 on: March 30, 2016, 10:47:34 pm »
Ah! That explains the funny message I saw the other day on my phone (Google Chrome browser on Android).
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« Reply #47 on: March 30, 2016, 11:03:23 pm »
Ahhhhh hidden on posts, only visible on profile .. +1
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« Reply #48 on: March 30, 2016, 11:49:37 pm »
Oh, the HORROR!   It's Facebook all over again.  I checked every day for someone to
Like me. Truth is, many posters wouldn't know a good answer if it bit them in the ass-
embler. Can't take this stress.  No one will even respond to my posts on MJLorton.
 

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« Reply #49 on: April 05, 2016, 12:03:39 pm »
Just found something strange in regards to thanked posts, my forum profile indicates that I've been thanked 8 times yet when the list of thanked posts is displayed I count only 7, the only thing I can think of is that yesterday I notified moderators of single vandal/ graffiti/ idiot thread in which I posted "Moderator Notified" text, perhaps somebody thanked me and then the thread got nuked, not a big deal really and just a heads up.

I get few accolades elsewhere and her indoors just chucks stuff..... :phew:



« Last Edit: April 05, 2016, 01:51:28 pm by Muttley Snickers »
One smart cookie, better make that two for good measure.
 
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« Reply #50 on: April 05, 2016, 12:45:04 pm »
I like the feature, hopefully it will take care of the +1's we've seen in the past with the post quoted.
I think if used right this will reduce the amount of extra post, but of course it won't stop the thanks for particular reasons since those need to be explained.
 
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« Reply #51 on: April 05, 2016, 12:47:03 pm »
+1

Just had to do it. Sorry.  :-+
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« Reply #52 on: April 05, 2016, 12:49:22 pm »
I would assume that posts that are deleted by users also take out any accompanying thanks, don't know if the count is still retained in the users profile though, happy to test this if somebody is up for it. 
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« Reply #53 on: April 05, 2016, 12:59:50 pm »
+2
 

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Re: You Can Now Thank Posters
« Reply #54 on: April 05, 2016, 01:07:19 pm »
I like the feature, hopefully it will take care of the +1's we've seen in the past with the post quoted.
I think if used right this will reduce the amount of extra post, but of course it won't stop the thanks for particular reasons since those need to be explained.

Now, if only there was a way to subscribe to threads without posting in it... (not email notifications, though)
 

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Re: You Can Now Thank Posters
« Reply #55 on: April 05, 2016, 01:08:11 pm »
Confirmed, I made a temporary post requesting that somebody thank it and once thanked I then deleted the post yet the thanked count in my profile incremented and was retained even after the post was removed, the particular thanked post showed up in the relevant list and is now gone.

Probably only relevant if a couple of silly people wanted to play tag team and then delete their posts.
One smart cookie, better make that two for good measure.
 

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Re: You Can Now Thank Posters
« Reply #56 on: April 05, 2016, 01:09:51 pm »
"There was an error while thanking Thanking..." still appears on mobile devices.
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Re: You Can Now Thank Posters
« Reply #57 on: April 05, 2016, 01:14:03 pm »
Probably only relevant if a couple of silly people wanted to play tag team and then delete their posts.
Would they be the lonely souls desperate for attention?  :-//
Please, please, please thank me.  :phew:
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Re: You Can Now Thank Posters
« Reply #58 on: April 05, 2016, 02:52:07 pm »
Probably only relevant if a couple of silly people wanted to play tag team and then delete their posts.
Would they be the lonely souls desperate for attention?  :-//
Please, please, please thank me.  :phew:

Just this once Marvin, or you will explode..........
 
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Re: You Can Now Thank Posters
« Reply #59 on: April 05, 2016, 02:57:06 pm »
Just this once Marvin, or you will explode..........
My head was starting to swell dangerously but I feel much better now SeanB!  ;)  :-DD
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Re: You Can Now Thank Posters
« Reply #60 on: April 05, 2016, 05:27:57 pm »
For sure, I love this feature as it serves as a handy online bookmark that is saved in my forum's profile, down to a specific single post that I'm interested or valued.
 
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Re: You Can Now Thank Posters
« Reply #61 on: April 05, 2016, 06:22:27 pm »
For sure, I love this feature as it serves as a handy online bookmark that is saved in my forum's profile, down to a specific single post that I'm interested or valued.
Thanks for bringing this to our attention, it is truly useful.
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Re: You Can Now Thank Posters
« Reply #62 on: April 05, 2016, 08:00:14 pm »
For sure, I love this feature as it serves as a handy online bookmark that is saved in my forum's profile, down to a specific single post that I'm interested or valued.
Thanks for bringing this to our attention, it is truly useful.
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I hadn't noticed that, nice.
 

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Re: You Can Now Thank Posters
« Reply #63 on: April 06, 2016, 02:41:26 pm »
A small bug I've discovered with the "Thanking" feature: On mobile browsers (I've tried both Firefox and Chrome) there is an error at the bottom of the last post stating "There was an error while thanking Thanking...", regardless of what page you're viewing. It seems it's not specific to any post or user, it just always the last post on the page you're viewing. Doesn't matter if you've thanked anyone or not, it's just always there.

« Last Edit: April 06, 2016, 02:44:12 pm by Halcyon »
 

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Re: You Can Now Thank Posters
« Reply #64 on: April 06, 2016, 02:47:52 pm »
On iPhone 5 I do not see the error using Safari browser, but I see it if I use Dolphin browser.
 

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Re: You Can Now Thank Posters
« Reply #65 on: November 23, 2017, 01:58:40 pm »
For some time through the gratitude of this community I have received so many thanks as to lead other members in this show of gratitude.
Thanks to all that have appreciated my efforts as I hand over the lead to Ian.M  :clap:

We have a wonderful group of members with great knowledge that they share freely with others.  :clap:  :clap:
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