Challenge to all those who say Thank You!

@capirani (1832)
United States
August 9, 2008 2:55pm CST
Okay, if you have read the discussion about how so many people feel that those of us who like to say a simple Thank You to a response are not even reading those responses, but are saying Thank You because we think we are boosting our earnings...it's time to speak up! 1. Why do YOU say Thank You? I say it when someone responds and maybe their response is complete enough not to need anything else said, or their response might not be even well-related to the original discussion, or if they say something that I have no reply for them. I find many times someone will say something that I just don't want to reply to then for my own personal reasons. However, I want to let them know that I was there and appreciated their comment. Who knew that it would be so offensive to say Thank You? 2. If you say Thank You, did you know it was against the rules to say Thank You on mylot? I didn't know it was against the rules, until this previous discussion was posted. I didn't even know where to find the rules and had to really go over my "home" page here almost with a magnifying glass to find the link to the guidelines. Where are they in case you don't know? Clear down at the bottom of the page, in very small light blue print that is not even all that visible unless you are really looking for it...in that area where most people don't explore...on the right side...or it was yesterday when I finally found them. I guess MyLot doesn't want us to see them that badly...it's like trying to read the small print before you sign anything. I have contacted MyLot and asked them to clarify and/or modify this particular rule so that people are allowed to say Thank You, but with the understanding that it would not boost earnings. 3. Do you say Thank You because you think it will boost your earnings? According to the rules it won't. I didn't say thank you for that reason though. 4. Do you actually read all the discussion responses before you say Thank You? Or do you just say it without reading the responses? Apparently all those complaining about the Thank You's feel that those of us who say thank you never really read the responses. I read all responses to my discussions, as well as those I have responded to. Personally I like seeing a discussion continue on and on if it is a good topic. But not every post leads to or requires an additional response...and to me saying Thank You is a polite way of saying, I read your post. Actually, if I wasn't going to read the responses, why would I even take the time to go back to the discussion in the first place? I am sure I could find other things to do. 5. If you are one who says Thank You, what do you think you will do from this point on? I will probably not thank anyone for posting a response from this point on. I wouldn't want to break a rule now that I know about the rule. So those posts I would normally say thank you to I will not say anything to. And I will gladly say Thank You now to all of you who respond to this discussion and any other discussion I start or respond to. If the rule gets modified, so it is no longer against the rule, I will go back to being polite. If people are offended by politeness, that is their problem. This discussion is for those of us who do say Thank You, not for those who wish us to stop. We want those of you who assume the reason we do it is for increased earnings to hear our side. If you don't like the Thank You's there is a rant out there where you can complain about it all you want to. But please, if there are responses to this one, please feel free to read them. Maybe you will not be so quick to judge us next time.
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@kenzie45230 (3563)
• United States
10 Aug 08
If I thank someone for anything, it's because that's the way I was broght up. I'm 56, and it's a habit I've had for probably 50 years. It makes no sense to me that a web site would try to change me after all those years. That being said, all one really has to do to be within the guidelines is to say more than thank you. If one also makes some kind of comment besides the "thank you" it should not go against the guidelines. I think it's good manners to acknowledge those who have taken the time to comment, but more than a "thank you" is required here.
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@capirani (1832)
• United States
11 Aug 08
My "complaint" in the other discussion is the assumption that all of us who say thank you without saying anything else in that particular comment did not read the response and just posted the thank you to boost earnings. THAT was my concern...it is a very wrong assumption on anyone's part that we didn't read the response because we only chose to say thank you instead of anything else. But I guess you didn't get the point I was trying to make.
@capirani (1832)
• United States
11 Aug 08
Aren't you so glad I cannot copy and paste yet?
@arkaf61 (10891)
• Canada
9 Aug 08
I don't often respond with only thank you but that is because I am a chatter box :) I don't see any problem with responding with a thank you - it's one of those things that remind me of someone being polite and having good manners. I don't see it as a person trying to hike up earning because according to myLot we don't even get paid for comments on responses. It's just a way of thanking the person for the response when there is nothing else in specific to add. I don't see it as an indication that the person did not read the discussions. WHy would it be? Again it's just a sign of politeness - maybe too many people are forgetting what those are. As for quiting, why? People forget myLot guidelines all the time, some don't even read them. Some overlook them. Saying thank you is a minimal thing. THank you for posting this discussion:)
@arkaf61 (10891)
• Canada
10 Aug 08
That is very good news. I always comment but I didn't know that we were getting paid for those as well. I like that :):):)
@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
10 Aug 08
Hi, great post! I must say thank you to you for this! I am one of them who would respond with just a simple sentence to thank the myLotters, who commented on my discussion with just one line or so. I am not able to comment further, but I do really appreciate the time and effort they took to read, and type in their responses. Moreover, I was taught from young, to be courteous and polite, and to acknowledge others' presence or responses. Furthermore, I didn't know (haven't read yet) the rules & regulations - I always thought that replying to comments to my discussions would not earn a cent! So from now, if I am not able to comment further on anyone's response to my discussions, please forgive me if I'm discourteous and don't say 'Thank you'!
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@baileycows (3670)
• United States
9 Aug 08
I guess I am just ugly. I never say thank you. I hardly have time to keep up with my responses. I do go to try to go back and give my best response. I don't think that you should really really worry about all that just say your point and move on.
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@CrazCo (409)
• Canada
9 Aug 08
1. Why do I say thank you? Well, to be honest, I rarely reply to someone saying thank you. I do appreciate the comments a great deal I guess I just never took expressed it. A fault on my side. I would say because they took the time to read my question and answer it. Regardless of their response I feel that merits some gratitude. 2. Do you know it's against the rules on mylot? I didn't know that, but I understand why only saying thank you would be. It is a comment that can apply to any answer to your question and really doesn't spark any more conversation except a highly doubtful "you're welcome." Lucky for me, like I said, I never use it and i THANK YOU, ahah!, for bringing it to my attention. 3. Do you say thank you because it will boost your earnings? No. I am not trying to cheat the system here on mylot. This site is nice enough to even pay the users to answers and ask questions, so I think it would be morally incorrect to try and pull a stunt of this sort. 4. Do you actually read all the responses before saying it? Well, assuming I say thank you every post, then yes. I ask a question for a reasons other then just making some extra cash. I actually want to hear people's inputs so I read all their comments. Occasionally I only skim through the incredibly long posts, which is bad of me, because they put in the most time to answer, but I think it's human nature to be lazy. I need to work on this. However, before I made any sort of comment to them I would read it all of course. 5. What will I do from this point on? I will try to say it a bit more. May be at the end of my comments to users add a quick thank you because I am genuinely appreciative of their responses.
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• United States
9 Aug 08
I normally try to respond to everyone to answers my discussion,i appreciate the time the took to do it,they didn't have to. I listed a discussion to just say thank you to everyone to responded to me because i appreciated it. I get alot of good ideas,imput. I don't do it to increase my earnings i just like talking to people and hopefully the feeling is mutual.
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@shana123 (2096)
• India
10 Aug 08
Replying thanks is not allowed in mylot instead one can comment on their discussion regarding the response, this will earn you more, i used to reply with thanks before but when i came to know its against the mylot rules i stopped doing it,and i always read the reponses for discussion which i have started
@capirani (1832)
• United States
11 Aug 08
I know it is not allowed. Just found that out myself because of the other discussion (rant). But now that I know, I won't be saying it anymore all by itself. Unfortunately, there won't be any comment at all if I can't think of something else to say. Such a strike against being polite.
@capirani (1832)
• United States
11 Aug 08
HaHa...and you say that when you say I am too lazy to write more is not being judgemental and making assumptions? You are tearing yourself up with your own words. I am not too lazy to make a response. If you notice, I write a lot whenever I do write something. Like I have said before over and over, not all responses require more comments...saying thank you is just that...thank you for the response....
@capirani (1832)
• United States
11 Aug 08
And I do not call this discussion a rant. I made a challenge to those who like to say thank you. You don't like it so why are you even posting here? This discussion was meant for those who, like myself, like to say thank you even if it is just that, a simple thank you. Your rant you started is in your own words a rant. I have invited specific people to respond here...kind of like a party. Does that make you a party crasher? LOL I know, anyone is free to respond to any discussion. But I think you need to re-read those guidelines you are always talking about...you are getting really close to breaking a few of them by the kinds of things you are saying in your own rant and in this discussion. Do I need to go back to the list and point them out to you?
@ctrymuziklvr (11063)
• United States
10 Aug 08
I say Thank You once in a while but add more to it just to keep with the rules. Sometimes I feel like a thank you is called for but I never say it just because someone responded to my discussion.
@jaffna (778)
• India
10 Aug 08
are there these many reasons behind me saying "thank you"?...i would say thank you on very are posts when some sui generis posts are displayed...that ma heart say that i really shoul appreciate this...i don't have any other reason to say those words..