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    Re: Forum etiquette - THANKS!

    Chris,

    A thought.

    I appreciate a public response where a tip has helped to solve a problem. A response like that indicates to people coming along later that my response was helpful, and worked (or was extremely unhelpful, and didn't work. That happens too, and is also helpful to later comers).

    But I agree that at times a "Thank you" post might be better as a Private Mail. Most of all with posts responding to a "thank you" with a "you're welcome", then another reponse, "that's OK".

    I've been guilty of the same. I'll be trying to keep such response to Private Mail from now.
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    Re: Forum etiquette - THANKS!

    I try to cover both sides by adding a little something extra - even witty (if at all possible [img]/w3timages/icons/grin.gif[/img]).
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    Forum etiquette - THANKS!

    Thanks for the tip, and yes, it does help.

    Now I have a question for you:

    From my BBS-conferencing days, response to posts like yours, where the response said only "Thanks Phil" or similar used to drive me crazy.

    What's your view on the Forum etiquette here? Are we all peers expressing our thanks by continued posting of new questions and replies, or what? I get so much help in response to posts, I WANT to say "Thanks" publicly, but then 50% of my posts would be of the possibly-aggravating "Thanks" type. On the other hand, I *do* want to acknowledge the thanks I receive.

    On second thoughts, I'll paste this into a new public post in Lounge Matters.

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    Re: Forum etiquette - THANKS!

    Thanks, puts a close to the thread. Often a suggestion is just one of many possible solutions. It's satisfying to know for certain the problem was solved. [img]/w3timages/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Re: Forum etiquette - THANKS!

    Chris,

    Your picture's disappeared! Temporary glitch, I assume.

    I see both sides, and have been disinclined to post a "Thank you" to the tread. Thought was to not clutter it up.

    However, I do now see the validity of "Thanks" being an indication that the solution had worked. Reminds I never did return to what was my first post. Must do that if I can find it.[img]/w3timages/icons/blush.gif[/img]
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    Re: Forum etiquette - THANKS!

    Yes. It's gone back to that picture of me taken by the firing squad.

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    Re: Forum etiquette - THANKS!

    If there has been even a partial solution then I thinks thanks is appropriate. Where I have difficulty is knowing whether to say thanks to a suggestion because I know it will take me a week to get around to trying it and the poor sod who offered the suggestion is thinking - has the goat at the other end read my suggestion or what??? Usually I err on the side of thanks too often. Anyway thanks for raising the question <img src=/S/devil.gif border=0 alt=devil width=15 height=15>.

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    Re: Forum etiquette - THANKS!--an idea

    Perhaps when you post the "thanks" message, edit the title of the post instead of leaving it looking like any other post in the thread...
    "Thanks Folks" instead of "RE: blah blah blah"

    That way I can choose not to click on the link if I so choose... and I don't think the additional bandwidth to display the link on my machine is significant. We HAVE come a long way since BBS days, huh?

    Hasta!

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    Re: Forum etiquette - THANKS!--an idea

    That's an excellent suggestion. <img src=/S/ribbon.gif border=0 alt=ribbon width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Forum etiquette - THANKS!--an idea

    I like that to. It would be nice if this suggestion would appear in the FAQ's and/or Help.

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    Re: Forum etiquette - THANKS!--an idea

    Done. Have a look at <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/rules.pl?Cat=>Rules and Guidelines</A>.
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    Re: Forum etiquette - THANKS!--an idea

    Just checked it out, bit worried about rule#3:
    <hr>3 Stay on Topic<hr>
    That would invalidate about eighty percent of the threads I've enjoyed the most.

    Just kidding! Really!! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Forum etiquette - THANKS!--an idea

    >3 Stay on Topic

    There's nothing in the Word97 help files about it, either. Could be a bug?

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    Thanks- well done

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