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Re: To thank or not to thank?

by Sidhekin (Priest)
on Jun 25, 2007 at 14:20 UTC ( #623181=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to To thank or not to thank?

I'm all in favour of saying thanks. I don't think a /msg is good though; it leaves the thread "unresolved".

I don't mind thank-you notes, and I often upvote them. I never think of "thank you" as clutter.

Alternatively, if you really don't want to add "clutter", how about updating your node to acknowledge the help you've received?

print "Just another Perl ${\(trickster and hacker)},"
The Sidhekin proves Sidhe did it!


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Re^2: To thank or not to thank?
by blazar (Canon) on Jun 25, 2007 at 14:51 UTC
    Alternatively, if you really don't want to add "clutter", how about updating your node to acknowledge the help you've received?

    Well, that's one possibilty. And it has the advantage of being implemented already. But updates often get unnoticed. So we should not refrain from possibly thinking os something better... so long as it doesn't get in the way of doing anything that's more useful, of course!

      But updates often get unnoticed.

      Hmm, that makes me wonder - is the update timestamp stored anywhere? If so, we could have "Recently updated Nodes/Threads" page, maybe? For homenodes, there is such a page...

      --shmem

      _($_=" "x(1<<5)."?\n".q·/)Oo.  G°\        /
                                    /\_¯/(q    /
      ----------------------------  \__(m.====·.(_("always off the crowd"))."·
      ");sub _{s./.($e="'Itrs `mnsgdq Gdbj O`qkdq")=~y/"-y/#-z/;$e.e && print}
        Hmm, that makes me wonder - is the update timestamp stored anywhere? If so, we could have "Recently updated Nodes/Threads" page, maybe? For homenodes, there is such a page...

        Hmmm... from past discussions I seem to have understood that "this kinda things" is supposed to be hard to implement: a list of "Recently updated Nodes/Threads" would be an added goody, but would still require one to check it, whereas the mechanism would be maximally useful IMHO with custom notifications. In fact as a long term Usenet aficionado in the past I've expressed the desire for facilities like the ones provided by newsreaders: e.g. "follow", or "ignore" threads or part of threads... and this is the part that I've been told would be hard to implement.

      But updates often get unnoticed.

      So what? The point, I thought, was to leave something for future seekers. As for leaving a note of thanks — you can draw the thankee's attention to the update (if a direct "thank you" isn't sufficient) with a simple /msg.

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