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m1951mm 09-03-2011 01:37 PM

Thumbs Up vs. Thanks
 
To many posts I have seen get a Thanks for the great post when the meaning is only to acknowledge the poster is acknowledged by the reader for humor, or just
being there. I for one would like to see a new option button, a button to show that someone likes, appreciates or has fun with the post and not reallly a Thank You for valuable information. Is that possible??


I want to acknowledge certain posts, but I do not always feel they need thanks. Can somethig be added?????? I like the idea (not my own) of adding a "Thumbs Up" option, for lack of a better term, v.s doing a "Thank You" when you are acknowledging a post, for humor, for agreeing with you, whatever, other than a REAL Thank You!!!!!!!!!??????????

I for one love the banter, but for those who are looking for truly imformative posts, the banter in not needed. Thanks should only apply to posts that will give information that will help solve a problem without extra talk that does not apply to the true question. I do love the banter, but it does in many cases not address the issue.

oh'mike 09-03-2011 04:45 PM

Be careful what you wish for----

Nathan 'improved' Contractor talk with a lot of new gizmos---the site has slowed down and become confusing to navigate.

Sorry Nathan but that's the way the site works.---Mike---

Clutchcargo 09-03-2011 06:55 PM

Sounds familiar. I brought something like this up a while ago. Nothing ever became of it. It would be nice to sort the answers by usefulness.
http://www.diychatroom.com/f36/ranking-responses-23549/

oh'mike 09-03-2011 09:03 PM

You are right,both of you---however ,tinkering with a system that's working can bring on unwanted side effects.---

DangerMouse 09-03-2011 09:13 PM

All I can say is..... :thumbsup:

DM

chrisn 09-04-2011 04:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oh'mike (Post 720646)
You are right,both of you---however ,tinkering with a system that's working can bring on unwanted side effects.---



All I can say is..... :thumbsup: :laughing:

Willie T 09-04-2011 05:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oh'mike (Post 720533)
Be careful what you wish for----

Nathan 'improved' Contractor talk with a lot of new gizmos---the site has slowed down and become confusing to navigate.

Sorry Nathan but that's the way the site works.---Mike---

Truth, truth, truth! This site works SO much better. :(

This site also has a very neat feature CT no longer has.... you can zip to a member's profile, and see where they are looking at the current time.

EDIT: 1951, just try to think of the "Thanks" button as a conversational wink. It can mean many things, and part of the fun of the interplay is deciphering (or imagining you are) just what the wink meant in that particular incident.

Mr Chips 09-04-2011 11:08 PM

I'd take it one step further and make it like an amazon review. where readers are asked : did you find this post useful? and you get to check yes or no. and the results would be right there for all to see.

oh'mike 09-05-2011 07:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr Chips (Post 721286)
I'd take it one step further and make it like an amazon review. where readers are asked : did you find this post useful? and you get to check yes or no. and the results would be right there for all to see.


That has all been tried--over at CT---go hang out there for an hour--

Code05 09-05-2011 08:49 AM

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Originally Posted by oh'mike (Post 721418)
That has all been tried--over at CT---go hang out there for an hour--


I say leave it alone. More gizmos will only be more distracting.


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