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Thanks button

I have just receive a nice reply for my question.
I looked around all the screen and I cannot find the "thanks" button.

Is there such any "thanks" button in this forum?

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Old 19.09.2010, 14:20
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Re: Thanks button

It will be available to you as soon as you reach 10 posts. Certain off-topic threads do not have Thanks option.

(Only a few more posts to go and then you will be able to thank me as well )
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Old 19.09.2010, 16:32
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Re: Thanks button

There....
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Old 19.09.2010, 16:42
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Re: Thanks button

Interesting how often this question pops up. Would be a nice feature if you could "thank" starting from 5 posts, and "groan" from the default 10. But dunno if that's possible on this forum.

Reson I say is that 'thanks' are often more welcome, and most people begin to search for them after having done roughly 5 posts... and this still keeps the groans a little farther away from those who are a little too quick to jump on a forum and begin lambasting away with their opinions
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Old 19.09.2010, 17:02
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Re: Thanks button

Have you read this sticky under Forum Support ?
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Old 19.09.2010, 17:53
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Interesting how often this question pops up. Would be a nice feature if you could "thank" starting from 5 posts, and "groan" from the default 10. But dunno if that's possible on this forum.

Reson I say is that 'thanks' are often more welcome, and most people begin to search for them after having done roughly 5 posts... and this still keeps the groans a little farther away from those who are a little too quick to jump on a forum and begin lambasting away with their opinions
Its a fair point...often the first questions that people ask here are for help and they want to thank the responders.

Dear Mods....what the rationale for restricting "thanks" to 10 posts?
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Its a fair point...often the first questions that people ask here are for help and they want to thank the responders.

Dear Mods....what the rationale for restricting "thanks" to 10 posts?
yeah, i was looking hi & lo for the thanks button too and chanced upon this thread...

looks like I must have more to ask/ have few more postings to go
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Interesting how often this question pops up.
But not surprising IMHO
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Have you read this sticky under Forum Support ?
Would be suprised if most newbies read all stickies before daring to post. I didn't (probably still haven't).

Why fly in the face of normal user behaviour: How do I thank? -> Where's the thanks button -> search around -> cant find -> Post asking how do I thank.

Couldn't it be done a little better by the forum software?
e.g The Thanks button always visible but greyed out (which is web speak for not available). A mouse click could simply pop up a message saying "You cannot thank because you have not yet made 10 posts in the forums" or "Posts in this area cannot be thanked"

Maybe EF can't change the forum software to do it, but in that case I think it would be worth feeding back to those who can.
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Re: Thanks button

It can't be just number of posts the person wanting to do the thanking has or where the thread has been posted . I have more than 10 posts so should be able to 'thank' but looking within this thread alone - there are some posts that do not have a thank button (the first 5 or 6) and some that do (the last few). Why is that? And I've seen it in many different threads.
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Old 16.01.2011, 21:49
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Re: Thanks button

It's the age of the posts. You can only thank recent posts (2 weeks? 4 weeks? I'm a mod, I should know this.... Two weeks, I think.)
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BMaybe EF can't change the forum software to do it, but in that case I think it would be worth feeding back to those who can.
Or even a more radical idea. Disable all thanks/groan/reputation buttons and be done with it.
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It's the age of the posts. You can only thank recent posts (2 weeks? 4 weeks? I'm a mod, I should know this.... Two weeks, I think.)
Set up a poll to know what others think about 'Thanks and Groans button.That is call 'Freedom of expression'.

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Its a fair point...often the first questions that people ask here are for help and they want to thank the responders.

Dear Mods....what the rationale for restricting "thanks" to 10 posts?
Avoid those annoying auto-thankers :P
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It's the age of the posts. You can only thank recent posts (2 weeks? 4 weeks? I'm a mod, I should know this.... Two weeks, I think.)
Yes. Two weeks
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Or even a more radical idea. Disable all thanks/groan/reputation buttons and be done with it.
I really like this feature. I'm not a forum hound, but there are several that I frequent and this is the only one with thanks/groan/rep. I find myself going to thank someone and- d'oh! no button. I've been on one professional forum I read everyday for the last 11 years, just recently cracked 1000 posts there. If they had a I would have probably given 10,000.

Threads that are filled with "+1", "Yeah!", "dumb*ss" etc. posts are a drag. Long live the Thanks and Groans!
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Interesting how often this question pops up. Would be a nice feature if you could "thank" starting from 5 posts, and "groan" from the default 10. But dunno if that's possible on this forum.

Reson I say is that 'thanks' are often more welcome, and most people begin to search for them after having done roughly 5 posts... and this still keeps the groans a little farther away from those who are a little too quick to jump on a forum and begin lambasting away with their opinions
Quite agree with the above. Quality should be over quantity.
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