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What happens when I send Thanks

  1. Oct 21, 2013 #1

    M_1

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    What happens when I send "Thanks"

    How can I see (and confirm) that the "Thanks" message I posted reaches the recipient?

    I don't see my "Thanks"-message in the thread I started. I got some v e r y important help from a user and would like to make sure that she/he gets her/his due credit.

    Is it practise to b o t h send a "Thanks" message and also post a thanks-message as a normal message in the thread?

    Thanks for all very useful Forums.
     
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  3. Oct 21, 2013 #2

    Evo

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    Go back to that post and try hitting "thanks" again. It will tell you if you already sent thanks. You can do both public and private thanks.
     
  4. Oct 21, 2013 #3

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    If the user has an option installed to receive a private message from you, you may use the private messaging system as well, if you feel that your thanks should be directed privately to him, rather than in public, and that you want to say more to him or her than the lines allotted to you in the formal "Thanks"-system can do.
     
  5. Oct 21, 2013 #4

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    I don't think I need to send a private message. However, my "Thanks"-message is not displayed in the thread. Therefore I suspect that when I push "Thanks" and add a message only the person I'm thanking receives the thanks-message. Is that correct. If so I think I should thank the person as a normal post in the thread instead, in order for the person to get the due p u b l i c credit.

    So my question is: How should I do to give the person a public credit? Must I post a normal post in the thread?

    Sorry for discussing such a detail but I think it's quite important!
     
  6. Oct 21, 2013 #5

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    Yes, if you wish to give a public thanks, just make a post in the thread.
    Many users do that at PF, and it is perfectly OK to do so!
     
  7. Oct 21, 2013 #6
    May I comment on these please and as I am but a lowly worker-bee, my opinion does not represent the forum as a whole:

    (1) You hit the "thanks" button and that's not good enough? Did my visa payment I mailed last week get to visa or should I call up and make sure?

    (2) Creating a whole brand-new post just to say thanks is contributing to thread clutter and I was under the impression one reason for implementing the thank button was to cut down on this clutter. If you have something additional and meaningful to say other than just thanks, then just tack-on the "public" thanks with that meaningful post.

    (3) Am I mis-guided in thinking that most people, although won't mind, would rather not receive a PM thanks? It becomes personal at that point and I believe many people are here for non-personal engagements. Forgive me though if I error in this point.
     
  8. Oct 21, 2013 #7

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    You can also post a "thank you" visitor message - these are visible to the public visiting user profile.

    Nothing wrong with saying "thank you" in the thread.

    And occasional "thank you" PM nicely boosts my ego, so as long as I am not molested with these, they are OK.
     
  9. Oct 21, 2013 #8

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    I agree with jackmell and Borek that the PM-option should not be used frequently, but only very occasionally.
     
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