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    Proper way to answer

    I posted a question in a forum today (hardware) and I received 3 fine and informative responses from 3 different people. I wanted to thank them.
    I though about answering each one, but I would have said the same to each one. (Thank you and etc.)
    So I replied to my own first post, thanking all for the information.
    Then I started thinking that this method that it would not send a message to each one personally and if they did not return to the forum they might think that I did not get or perhaps did not appreciated their post to me.
    Hence, what is the, I guess what I am asking is, the Proper way to respond to multiple posters.

    Now I know that I am going to get more than one answer to this post, so how do I handle this......
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    Re: Proper way to answer

    Wood's Lounge <!rule=07>Rule 07<!/rule> says
    <hr>Thanking people for help received
    If several people have contributed help in solving your problem, there is no need to post individual thank-you replies to each of them. Make one reply to the thread, thanking them all. If you edit the Subject line to read "Thanks folks" then people can skip it if they are in a hurry.<hr>
    It's true that not everyone will receive a notification, but most Lounge regulars will read threads in which they are involved anyway. So your single reply was fine.

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    Re: Proper way to answer

    Amen to what Hans said. Knowing that there is a "risk" where people don't get replies, I've sometimes taken this a bit beyond thank you posts. Once in awhile, in a thread where I've had multiple responses to a question and I need to say something to each, not a thank you, I do it in a single post. No one has complained, so I suppose the notifications risk IS minimal (I've only done it a few times). In said post I do try to make it more visible to all as:
    <hr>Matthew: blah blah blah...

    Mark: blah blah blah

    Luke: blah blah blah <hr>

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    Re: Proper way to answer

    Doesn't John get a reply? <img src=/S/bummer.gif border=0 alt=bummer width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Proper way to answer

    <img src=/S/clapping.gif border=0 alt=clapping width=19 height=23>

    Yay! I knew someone would take the bait!

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    Thank you

    OK , lets try this out......

    Thanks to all <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15>
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    Re: Thank you

    You're welcome!

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    Re: Proper way to answer

    > Doesn't John get a reply? <img src=/S/bummer.gif border=0 alt=bummer width=15 height=15>

    Thanks, Hans!

    John
    <font face="Script MT Bold"><font color=blue><big><big>John</big></big></font color=blue></font face=script>

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    Re: Thank you

    <Thanks to all

    But why thank me? I didn't suggest anything <img src=/S/scratch.gif border=0 alt=scratch width=25 height=29>
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    Re: Thank you

    We get a <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15> for reading these posts <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Thank you

    A very very very long time ago, I was, let just say adjusted, by my dad for for something my brother had done.
    When dad found out that I had received the unwarranted discipline he said. . .
    "Just consider that is was for something that you did in the past and got away with.....or maybe something you might do in the future and I might not notice......"

    so........ just in case.... the thanks is for you too!
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    Re: Thank you

    I received the same treatment and I didn't call it adjustment, I called it child abuse. How can you pay in advance for things you haven't even thougt of yet?
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    Re: Thank you

    [hem] [hem] Gloria

    Mike was being metaphorical, a rhetorical trope where a comparison is made between two seemingly unrelated subjects. Typically, a first object is described as being a second object. In this way, the first object can be economically described because implicit and explicit attributes from the second object can be used to fill in the description of the first.
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    Re: Thank you

    Ya, that's what i meant.... <img src=/S/heavy.gif border=0 alt=heavy width=40 height=34>
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    Re: Thank you

    Would you care to repeat that in plain English.?
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