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Old 03-01-2012, 08:06 PM   #1
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Thanks??
Just curious. I notice that now it shows that I've been thanked 2 times. Since I haven't helped anyone, but lots of you have helped me, I can't imagine why anyone would've thanked me.

I don't know how I'd find out which post I was thanked for, but more importantly it made me think - if I thank someone for their post, do they see it?
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:02 PM   #2
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Yes if you thank someone it shows, I did it to your post. It could be that people clicked on the thanks by accident and didn't notice.
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:44 PM   #3
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Or perhaps, without realizing it, you said something that helped someone out?
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I agree with Salmonac. It could be something as simple as putting a pattern link for something you shared.
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:15 PM   #5
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Or perhaps, without realizing it, you said something that helped someone out?

Nice thought, but I seriously doubt it
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:20 PM   #6
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You might be surprised at what turns out to be helpful to someone else. Sometimes, asking a question helps someone else.
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:30 PM   #7
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Often when you post feedback on someone's FO, they will hit the "thanks" button rather than respond to every post.

For example, GG thanked you in this way when you commented on her nifty Tunisian crocheted bag. It's quicker and it helps us say that we appreciate the comments. Plus, the more you post, the more likely it is that you will be thanked, not that it's a competition or anything, but it's just that everyone--from beginners to pros--has something to contribute on this forum.
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Old 03-03-2012, 01:33 AM   #8
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Yeah, take a look at my numbers. I've been here for over 6 years though! Being thanked means someone is appreciate or sometimes it means they agree with you on a comment. It's a good thing.
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Old 03-03-2012, 04:08 AM   #9
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If I may extrapolate from when I was a teacher: sometimes someone will have a question but be unable to phrase it clearly.

One of your posts may have phrased that person's question in a way that got *the* answer she was waiting for. That's worth a "Thanks!" any day.

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Old 03-03-2012, 12:20 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by DogCatMom View Post
If I may extrapolate from when I was a teacher: sometimes someone will have a question but be unable to phrase it clearly.

One of your posts may have phrased that person's question in a way that got *the* answer she was waiting for. That's worth a "Thanks!" any day.

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Thanks, DCM, I've tried to say that before but it never came out so well.
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