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Re: What do you think about "Thank you"-nodes?

by topher (Scribe)
on Mar 22, 2013 at 15:57 UTC ( #1024954=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to What do you think about "Thank you"-nodes?

As long as people aren't going crazy with them, I don't think there's any problems with them, and in fact I rather like them.

To me, if I ask a question and someone responds with a good answer, especially if it is obvious they put a lot of time or effort into it, I generally thank them for their help.

And on the other side, when someone asks a question and I put a lot of work into writing up a thorough and complete answer, or I spend time sitting down and coming up with a solution for them, coding it out, testing it to make sure it works correctly, and then writing up an explanation for it, I greatly appreciate it when someone says thanks.

I don't expect a thank you, but I have to admit that there have been a few times where I put a lot of time into a response and never heard back from the original poster. When you do that and never get any response from the original poster (no thank you, no questions, no anything), it sometimes leave you wondering if they're actually reading it, or if you're just wasting your time.

Christopher Cashell

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