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Old 08-27-2017, 10:24 AM   #21
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It allows users to recognize when others appreciate what they post. Therefor in my opinion those who post worthwhile things are more likely to keep on doing it. Just what I think. No research went into it.

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P.S,. Some of us always assume they post great stuff, so they don't need it.
I was asking more of a nuts and bolts question: Specifically what happens when you press the button. I see there is a popup that appears asking "Send your thanks to...". Given the window that appears and the text it looks like it sends a PM to the poster with "Thanks". Will have to experiment...hmm can I "thank" my own posts.

Edit: Interesting: Pressing "Thanks" on your own post shows a popup saying "This post has been thanked X times". Cool.

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Old 08-27-2017, 02:47 PM   #22
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LOL! Cool you do get a PM (to the few people who have "thanked" my post above thanks LOL).

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I just wanted to let you know that I appreciated this post that you made. It's contributions like this that make this such a great community.

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Please thank other members for their posts if you find them useful. It's a nice way to let each other know you appreciate their input.

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Reminder: You can always see who has thanked you for you post by going to your User Control Panel and looking below your subscribed threads.

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Old 08-27-2017, 03:40 PM   #23
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this works too ... if you don't want to PM someone...
to find this hidden gen...
to the right, 'smiles' go to 'more' ... scroll down to thankyou !
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Old 08-27-2017, 04:04 PM   #24
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This is not quite what I was hoping for, was looking for a simple "like" button. Didn't want to inundate posters with (potentially) a bunch of PM's. OTOH, it is nice to see the Admins read the request and added something in response, so I'm not complaining.
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Old 08-27-2017, 04:48 PM   #25
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this works too ... if you don't want to PM someone...
to find this hidden gen...
to the right, 'smiles' go to 'more' ... scroll down to thankyou !
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This is not quite what I was hoping for, was looking for a simple "like" button. Didn't want to inundate posters with (potentially) a bunch of PM's. OTOH, it is nice to see the Admins read the request and added something in response, so I'm not complaining.
Problem with that is unless the original poster goes back and reads his own posts (who does that on a regular basis?) they would not see the thanks.
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Old 08-27-2017, 04:50 PM   #26
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Problem with that is unless the original poster goes back and reads his own posts (who does that on a regular basis?) they would not see the thanks.
agree...however, the other way with a PM...no one else knows who has responded with a like...
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Old 08-27-2017, 05:49 PM   #27
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I was asking more of a nuts and bolts question: Specifically what happens when you press the button. I see there is a popup that appears asking "Send your thanks to...". Given the window that appears and the text it looks like it sends a PM to the poster with "Thanks". Will have to experiment...hmm can I "thank" my own posts.

Edit: Interesting: Pressing "Thanks" on your own post shows a popup saying "This post has been thanked X times". Cool.
Good thing I misunderstood you. I couldn't have answered the question without trying to do it myself had I understood it. Now you did it for both of us.

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Old 08-28-2017, 04:40 PM   #28
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The Thanks button was added late last week. As noted, when you click on 'thanks' a little window pops up and you have the opportunity to send a personalized brief note which will be delivered to the poster by PM. The note is not required however and you can just dismiss the message box and move on. The thanks will still be noted (just without the personal note).
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Old 08-28-2017, 04:44 PM   #29
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This is not quite what I was hoping for, was looking for a simple "like" button. Didn't want to inundate posters with (potentially) a bunch of PM's. OTOH, it is nice to see the Admins read the request and added something in response, so I'm not complaining.
There is an option in your user cp to disable notification for "thanks" if you are concerned about being overwhelmed.

You can also see all thanked posts and any comments from your Profile page as well: http://www.thorforums.com/forums/usercp.php
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Old 08-28-2017, 05:12 PM   #30
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Thank you Janet! I'm not concerned about myself being overwhelmed by the thank you notes, just didn't want to deluge guys like Jamie Geek, Super Dave and others who seem to have great answers to nearly every question!
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Old 09-04-2017, 12:19 AM   #31
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I don't know if I'm doing something wrong, however I've tried twice to thank some one. Abolsolutety nothing seems to happens when I click on the button, any ideas?
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Old 09-04-2017, 01:33 AM   #32
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I don't know if I'm doing something wrong, however I've tried twice to thank some one. Abolsolutety nothing seems to happens when I click on the button, any ideas?
I've only used the site on my iPad. When I click Thank, a window pops up. So I'm going to guess that you have your privacy settings such that you don't allow pop ups. Change that in your browser to allow for this site, and I'm thinking you'll be thanking me soon!
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Old 09-04-2017, 03:27 AM   #33
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I've only used the site on my iPad. When I click Thank, a window pops up. So I'm going to guess that you have your privacy settings such that you don't allow pop ups. Change that in your browser to allow for this site, and I'm thinking you'll be thanking me soon!
Well I'm using chrome, and it doesn't work. However it works with Edge. So the problem is with my Chrome settings. I think I'll just put them back to default. Thanks.
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Old 09-04-2017, 03:30 AM   #34
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Well I'm using chrome, and it doesn't work. However it works with Edge. So the problem is with my Chrome settings. I think I'll just put them back to default. Thanks.
Every thing's working now. I can now be thankful.
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Old 09-04-2017, 03:38 AM   #35
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That's great, I finally helped someone here!
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That's great, I finally helped someone here!
Not just a neophyte either. I've been messing around with PC's since before IBM came out with their first one. However I would have been fumbling around here for a while I'm sure, if you hadn't mentioned that it was a popup. Thanks again,

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You're welcome, sincerely glad I could contribute.
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