Giving Thanks - the right way to do it and the wrong way

Casinomeister

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Hi all,

Just an admin reminder about giving "Thanks". There is a right way to do it, and a wrong way.

We have this enabled on the board to you can show appreciation to your fellow members when they make good, informative, helpful posts. You "thank" them.
http://www.casinomeister.com/forums/thanks.php

This is the right way to do it. Now I know many members use this as an "I Agree" button, well that's fine too. But please bear in mind what you are agreeing with. If the person is making a statement that you agree with, well by all means give him/her a cyber "high-five" with the "Thanks" button.

But if a person is ragging on another member, I would suggest NOT "high fiving" this member because this is "mobbing" and is totally uncool.

Imagine being in a room with the members of the forum. Someone makes a comment directed at you stating "You have no idea what you're talking about. You're a moron - get a life." and people start high-fiving this member - how would you feel?

This is not something you'd do in person; please don't do it in the forum.

In essence, use some discretion when thanking your fellow members.

Thanks! :thumbsup:
 

GGW Laurie

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I am prolly the most guilty of all, but with good intentions, i might add, if someone responds to a thread i have posted where i needed answers, i always thank them, just good manners on my part, so i thought, even when i may not agree on what they have posted, they took the time to answer and to me imo, deserves a thanks.

I also agree that sometimes it is used in mean spirits, and that would be wrong and high schoolish, after all we are adults here and should behave as such, sometimes tempers get flaired and we side with one over the other, who has posted something we may feel strongly about.

From now on i will make it a point to use restaint when thanking, folks that answer my threads ,as i can see how this could get out of hand, i will continue to use good manners and post a :thumbsup:...................laurie
 

love2winalot

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Imagine being in a room with the members of the forum. Someone makes a comment directed at you stating "You have no idea what you're talking about. You're a moron - get a life." and people start high-fiving this member - how would you feel?

Hiya, Who has to, "Imagine"? I hear this all the time, and i just go up and high-five the guy right along with everyone else.......hehehehe.:cool:

......and No, i did not thank you for making a post about thanking you......
 

felicie

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Well I am just going to stick with thanking like Bingo T as then I know it will always be in the positive. Sorry my friend I could not resist. ;)
 

DaveG39

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I am prolly the most guilty of all, but with good intentions, i might add, if someone responds to a thread i have posted where i needed answers, i always thank them, just good manners on my part, so i thought, even when i may not agree on what they have posted, they took the time to answer and to me imo, deserves a thanks.

I also agree that sometimes it is used in mean spirits, and that would be wrong and high schoolish, after all we are adults here and should behave as such, sometimes tempers get flaired and we side with one over the other, who has posted something we may feel strongly about.

From now on i will make it a point to use restaint when thanking, folks that answer my threads ,as i can see how this could get out of hand, i will continue to use good manners and post a :thumbsup:...................laurie
I am the same way. I thank anyone who takes the time to contribute to a thread I started, but I see CMs point about "piling on"
 

just play

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I am prolly the most guilty of all, but with good intentions, i might add, if someone responds to a thread i have posted where i needed answers, i always thank them, just good manners on my part, so i thought, even when i may not agree on what they have posted, they took the time to answer and to me imo, deserves a thanks.

I also agree that sometimes it is used in mean spirits, and that would be wrong and high schoolish, after all we are adults here and should behave as such, sometimes tempers get flaired and we side with one over the other, who has posted something we may feel strongly about.

From now on i will make it a point to use restaint when thanking, folks that answer my threads ,as i can see how this could get out of hand, i will continue to use good manners and post a :thumbsup:...................laurie
I took Bryans post differently. I took it as if someone says something "mean spirited" about another poster and 10 people thank that poster who said the mean thing, that is the WRONG way to use the thank you button.

But if a person is ragging on another member, I would suggest NOT "high fiving" this member because this is "mobbing" and is totally uncool.
 

klara1968

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JUST A LITTLE THOUGHT

Maybe one day...a special day...
the day that we will thank each other and forgive each other from the bottom of our hearts..
maybe will be the day of a great salvation.Not just for the gamblers forum but for the whole mankind.

JUST A LITTLE THOUGHT.
 

GamTrak

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Being that I have personal experience of being 'mobbed' in this manner I completly agree with your post and would like to thank you for making it! :thumbsup:

Hi all,

Just an admin reminder about giving "Thanks". There is a right way to do it, and a wrong way.

We have this enabled on the board to you can show appreciation to your fellow members when they make good, informative, helpful posts. You "thank" them.
http://www.casinomeister.com/forums/thanks.php

This is the right way to do it. Now I know many members use this as an "I Agree" button, well that's fine too. But please bear in mind what you are agreeing with. If the person is making a statement that you agree with, well by all means give him/her a cyber "high-five" with the "Thanks" button.

But if a person is ragging on another member, I would suggest NOT "high fiving" this member because this is "mobbing" and is totally uncool.

Imagine being in a room with the members of the forum. Someone makes a comment directed at you stating "You have no idea what you're talking about. You're a moron - get a life." and people start high-fiving this member - how would you feel?

This is not something you'd do in person; please don't do it in the forum.

In essence, use some discretion when thanking your fellow members.

Thanks! :thumbsup:
 

rockycatt

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:thumbsup: i agree with the O.P it reminds me of when at a online poker
turny when some one bad beats you and some shmuck, that folded
tells him nice hand [when he calls your KK with 9 2 off]

my two cents :thumbsup:
 

skiny

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Personally, I just give myself a real high five after I submit each new post. Then I go sit on the deck giving myself two thumbs up :thumbsup: :thumbsup: on the way by the hall mirror. :D
 

Casinomeister

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And returning to this issue, rationing "thanks" is probably the way to go. Everyone has a max of 5 per day to use. This will probably curtail frivolous "thanking".

You're welcome :p
 

RobWin

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And returning to this issue, rationing "thanks" is probably the way to go. Everyone has a max of 5 per day to use. This will probably curtail frivolous "thanking".

You're welcome :p
Change it to "10" and we have a deal! :p You can email the contract over later..:D
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vinylweatherman

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Remember, 5 a day is a LIMIT, not a TARGET. I am sure the idea is to make us THINK before we thank, rather than dish them out to every post we read.

5 a day will not cause me problems, I rarely give that many.

The "screenshots" section has "WTG" instead of thanks, so this is another way of celebrating the achievment, as "thanking" someone merely for being lucky was never the intention of the "thanks" function.

Perhaps ANOTHER thing to impose would be that you cannot thank the SAME PERSON with your 5 daily allowance, over 5 different posts. This would be how miscreants might conspire to artificially boost their "rep" in order to earn forum priviliges, and the ration on it's own would not prevent this.

Maybe no more than 2 per day to the same person, or even 1 if 2 might still be manipulated.

Any rationing will increase the value of thanks, and this in turn will increase the value of "rep" status.
 

clj7221

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Change it to "10" and we have a deal! :p You can email the contract over later..:D
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I agree with the limit of 5 Thank You's a day. The unlimited Thank You's have started to turn in to a popularity contest. Robwin, if the 5 wont do you can take them back at the end of the day and start all over again lol just kidding:)
 

RobWin

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I agree with the limit of 5 Thank You's a day. The unlimited Thank You's have started to turn in to a popularity contest. Robwin, if the 5 wont do you can take them back at the end of the day and start all over again lol just kidding:)
LOL Cheryl, I'm really ok with the 5, I was just jerking Bryan's chain a little for a Monday morning...you know, somebody needs to keep the Meister on his toes! :D
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Casinomeister

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And please don't forget, to show appreciation for posts - you can always use the "Reputation" button.
 

Jasminebed

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And please don't forget, to show appreciation for posts - you can always use the "Reputation" button.
Thanks for reminding us of that. I don't use it often. At this point, I have a fair number of reputation points and often I most often use the thanks button because if a member keeps up to date with a cashout issue or a rep responds to a question I don't want to attach unwarranted reputation points for a simple matter.

There are certain posters I thank more often than others. When VWM has a busy posting day, I can usually find 5 of his to thank. Or there are threads that are very active with members contributing very valuable points to the discussion.

If you haven't read the forum in a bit, it is easy to find more than five posts to thank. I've chosen carefully and thanked Robwin for suggestion to increase it to 10, even though he said he was kidding.

I know when I take the time to compose a post and am thanked, it means a lot to me. Not for CM reputation, but to feel my contributions here in this forum are valuable to other people. People need to feel appreciated, and I worry that limiting thanks will limit people's partipation in CM.

Bryan, I have the greatest respect for you. I hope you rethink this.

But this morning (guess that day is GMT) I read posts where members had dug up info on the ownership of casinos, posted updates on payment issues, and had no way to thank or acknowedge them.

Maybe I'll go find them and add some reputation.
 

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