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brittyknits 11-24-2007 01:59 PM

A gentle reminder
I have noticed a couple of things which I think we all need to remember. The first is that if someone takes the time to find a pattern or searches for information for you, it really does mean a lot to let them know you appreciate it. Just a quick hit on that ďthank youĒ button is all it takes. I know sometimes we forget about threads weíve started, but Iíve seen some replies to pattern or help questions which obviously took a fair amount of effort, and then no response from the original poster. This isnít a panel of paid experts; the people responding to questions are you and me, walking over to our bookshelf and finding out that pattern youíre stumped over in our copy of that book and reading through and figuring it out and then typing it in, or searching on the Internet and copying and pasting from several sites.
Also-- if someone posts some information, Iíve seen some rather blunt dismissals, or almost confrontive reactions. I'm sure itís just that email issue, that is, things come out differently from when we speak or write them in any other context. But behind every post is a human being, one who may have just been yelled at by their boss or gotten some bad news or just had a rotten fight with their partner or just has a really bad headache. This is such a great site, with so much generosity from Amy and Sheldon and every single person who answers the tiniest question, that I hope we can all keep the positive feeling and good will going and going and going!

Jints 11-24-2007 02:58 PM

:hug: Ditto. Thanks for that. You said what i've been thinking for ages.

kitkat 11-24-2007 03:26 PM

Good point - people here are a huge resource and I thank all of you for your time, input and talents!

laptop_knitter 11-24-2007 04:52 PM

Well said, guess we all need to remember that every now and again. Thank you to everyone who has helped me or answered a question for me, such a great help!

Ginnyb 11-24-2007 05:05 PM

I am fairly new here and just figured out the thanks button! Sorry if I neglected to say thank you to anyone, it wasn't intentional...

boo1 11-24-2007 05:50 PM

I agree and I hope I haven't neglected to thank anyone. ...
I've gotten a lot of help in my short time on this board-it did take a me a couple of days to notice the "thanks" button, but I *think* I'm pretty good at hitting it!

This is a VERY helpful, generous group of people here. Hope one day (when I learn how to knit!) that I can return the favor!!


Limey 11-24-2007 06:22 PM


Couldn't agree with you more about the thanks.

Alot of people spend time and effort replying to questions - even if someone replies with an answer from 'the top of their head' - it takes up time writing replies.

I've seen it happen quite a few times where members have trawled the web, mooched in books, wondered where there could be an answer and when they post the solution, receive scant regard or acknowledgement. If this happens over a period of time, it can become quite demoralising.

Many thanks for the reminder. It's thoughtful of you.


Matdredalia 11-24-2007 06:59 PM

Herehere! I completely agree. I always try to convey my thanks as best as I can, and give thanks where it's due! (^-^)

If I've neglected anyone, please, please know I didn't mean to. I'm a bit addle brained with an awful short-term memory, so please, please just PM me and let me know I was a prat!

knitgal 11-24-2007 07:42 PM

I agree- I've also found that some answers can seem a little abrupt and I just have to remind myself that it's probably just the limitations of the internet. I try to thank everyone that provides helpful information, but I don't like what I can only describe as a blatant attempt to gain thanks. I think the "thanks" button should be used when someone has helped, but I don't think it should ever be expected. Most people don't expect it, but I've seen some people that ask for it, which irks me a little. I love KH and I am on here all the time. Generally I don't think there are too many issues. I always feel so comfortable on this board and I thank Amy and Sheldon for all their hard work!

Mulderknitter 11-24-2007 08:18 PM

I guess I just like to think about it as positively as possible and think that if someone forgets to "thank" me, it's just an oversight and no bigee. There is just no way that I would think that anyone would not appreciate the help given here, this is the nicest, most helpful, intelligent, mindful group of people on the net. :muah:

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