1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Can I ask for thanks in my posts?

Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions & Feedback' started by alonski, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. alonski

    alonski Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2009
    Messages:
    162
    Likes Received:
    34
    Is this allowed?
     
  2. mearington

    mearington Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2008
    Messages:
    95
    Likes Received:
    37
    Sure, that doesn't mean you'll get them though unless your post is good.
     
  3. Pofecker

    Pofecker Senior Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2007
    Messages:
    1,137
    Likes Received:
    7,093
    Location:
    In your attic
    It's allowed, although frowned upon.

    If you deserve thanks, you'll get it.

    :)
     
  4. bizcredit

    bizcredit Power Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2008
    Messages:
    678
    Likes Received:
    253
    Occupation:
    blackhat
    Location:
    usa
    Home Page:
    Yeah most people DO NOT give thanks if someone asks.
     
  5. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2008
    Messages:
    3,844
    Likes Received:
    55,442
    If you give freely without asking for thanks (and your post is considered valuable), people will thank you freely.

    Asking for thanks is like a trade-off. And it is an attempt at "guilt-tripping" people into showing their appreciation, and it's very tacky.

    Imagine This:

    You are standing at a doorway of a store, and a lady is coming through with her arms full of packages. If you hold the door open for her and say, "Don't Forget To Thank Me!", she will probably thank you, but it won't be genuine, and she will probably be thinking, "What a jerk this guy is!"

    Now Let's Change The Picture:

    You hold the door open for her and just smile and say, "Here You Go, Ma'am". . . More than likely, she will say Thank You and her thanks will be genuine, and she will probably think, "What a cool person that was!"

    Do You See The Difference? . . . I hope so.

    "Wiz"
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2009
  6. Essential Clix

    Essential Clix Executive VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2007
    Messages:
    1,755
    Likes Received:
    2,791
    Location:
    USA
    Yeah, wiz about summed it up. It's just "tacky".

    We actually don't condone this, and if the mod see it and feels like it they're free to remove all thanks received for any post.

    You're better off just not even mentioning Thanks in your post.
     
  7. alonski

    alonski Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2009
    Messages:
    162
    Likes Received:
    34
    grr I just sort of asked for thanks in one of my posts. Sorry about that it won't happen again. Also in real life I am quite the gentlemen but I just can't seem to show it off online =)
     
  8. s0phia

    s0phia Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2008
    Messages:
    266
    Likes Received:
    280
    looks like it.

    hit the thanks button if u liked this post :thumb:
     
  9. CyberDilemma

    CyberDilemma Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2008
    Messages:
    322
    Likes Received:
    139
    If you are soliciting thank you's, you will not see the true value of your contributions as perceived by the other members.
     
  10. DrJekyll

    DrJekyll Senior Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2007
    Messages:
    831
    Likes Received:
    697
    Location:
    1-9 for your Keyword goodluck
    You cant eat thanks, you cant spend thanks, they really dont have any real value.

    If you made more money if you had more thanks that might be a different story, But you dont.

    Dont worry about the thanks, make money and help others.
     
  11. ktop

    ktop Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2008
    Messages:
    91
    Likes Received:
    151
    Do you ask people to thank you in real life?
    How is this in anyway different?

    Gie, without expecting. Else don't.
    :)
     
  12. Essential Clix

    Essential Clix Executive VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2007
    Messages:
    1,755
    Likes Received:
    2,791
    Location:
    USA
    Just remember, the TRUE purpose of the Thanks button is to help prevent people from cluttering up the threads with "Thanks for the share" type posts.

    It's just a convenience, that's all.