It's not a case of not being nice Gary, on another forum I frequent all you see is people thanking others that have nothing to add to be seen rimming someone else. It's one of the few things that I detest on there as I don't care who thanks who for what, it's completely lost it's meaning now. If a certain person says something facetious in response to an honest post you get clingers on thanking him for being a tit!I'm surprised by the amount of negativity this has produced.
Maybe it's not a good idea to be nice to people after all.
You think? Look here....As far as I'm aware, the Thanks bit uses up less space then a thread reply.
a good point, incredibly well madeYou think? Look here....
Are peoples ego's really so fragile that they need this?
Err, well... Usually..You think? Look here....
The first post has a half screen sized list of names and pretty much every post in the thread has a sub-post thanking that too.
Are peoples ego's really so fragile that they need this? Thank you ....no thank you ....no really, thank you. Can I thank you too ...I'm Spartacus!
i think it was more an example of how cluttered the thanks button can make things wayland, that's way i read it anyway.The example is a very popular thread and a poor example of abuse.........
It was an example of clutter rather than abuse, and please note, that the thanks button doesnt replace the "thankyou, well done, nice one" posts, they are there as well as, not instead of. Also, the issue of clutter gets worse the larger the forum. BcUSA has 11,000 members, BcUK has 22,000. As far as I can see, the only benefit is some kind of feel good factor if it's used properly. The negatives are many and have the potential to be quite destructive if abused - which it definitely would be. The cost to benefit ratio doesnt balance.The example is a very popular thread and a poor example of abuse.