If after responding to an comment, are we allowed to say Thank You?

@cream97 (29169)
United States
October 17, 2008 9:39am CST
I have been responding to many comments that members have made to my discussions. I have said, "Thanks for responding" or "thanks for your comment"... Is this a violation of myLot??? When I read the FAQ's myLot stated that we were not supposed to say thank you after someone responded to an discussion that we have made.. Please clarify this??? I know that I have done this many times.. Is this wrong??? I thought that it was okay to say thank you for responding, but it looks like myLot does not accept this. So, what is the right thing here? Thanks for all your replies..
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@relundad (2311)
• United States
17 Oct 08
I have intrepreted that to mean that you should not just reply "Thank You" as a one-liner. In other words your response should be of substance and pertinent to the discussion, which is what makes it a discussion. Some people have a "blanket" thank you for each and every response. I think your thank you's are more in line with just being polite and a part of your reply.
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@cream97 (29169)
• United States
17 Oct 08
Yes, I thought so too.. My thank you's are my way of appreciating the member for responding to my discussion.. But, I have seen an user just the other day, make an comment, and he said thank you for responding on every comment that he had.. He did not make an statement or anything, all he left to his post was, thank you for responding... I think that is what myLot is against.. So, with my discussions, I will just respond with an statement, and then say thank you... Is this still unacceptable..
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• Philippines
21 Oct 08
i went over all the posts about saying thank you and all these made me think that they're all right. some of us cat help ourselves to express how thnkful we are top those people who responded to our posts especially when their posts help us in making our lives better. maybe we just need to rephrase that.
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@myklj999 (13881)
• Olney, Illinois
17 Oct 08
If you don't have something of substance to add to the discussion, you are not supposed to post anything. myLot would like for us to make our posts comprehensive; they prefer detail in responses. Simply saying thank you or thanks for responding doesn't really add anything to the discussion.
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@cream97 (29169)
• United States
17 Oct 08
It doesn't... But, if you have a statement to go along with your response, will that still make it as an violation?
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@myklj999 (13881)
• Olney, Illinois
17 Oct 08
there is nothing wrong with saying "thank you" as part of a response, as long as it is not the whole response.
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@cream97 (29169)
• United States
17 Oct 08
Exactly!!! You answered my question!! Thanks!
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@ronaldinu (12445)
• Malta
17 Oct 08
No it's useless to do it. It's in the guidelines. It's one of the dont's. So I would not risk it to go against the rules.
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@cream97 (29169)
• United States
17 Oct 08
Me neither... Just saying thank you, just alone is a violation..
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
18 Oct 08
i was taught to say thank you, bet you were to. i usually try to comment on each respond to each response.
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@cream97 (29169)
• United States
18 Oct 08
Yes, I was... I am a very respectable person.. It is in my nature and blood.. It is very hard for me not to say thank you..
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
18 Oct 08
i don't know how respectable i am lol but i do have manners.
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@cream97 (29169)
• United States
18 Oct 08
Yes, I have manners too.. I just don't want to violate any of myLot's guidelines.. I guess that I can arrange a way to say thank you, but not just after every comment that I post to an discussion.. Cheers!
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@TessWhite (3147)
• United States
18 Oct 08
According to the rules it isn't allowed. However I feel common courtesy is to either say thank you, or at least respond to their comment. Especially if they have taken time to type more than one or two short sentences or words. Once when I was fairly new here another member gave me a hard time about doing this. I basically said oh well, I'm going to do it anyway.
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@cream97 (29169)
• United States
18 Oct 08
You are right! Saying thank you is an example of having courtesy for another. I am sorry that you were gave a hard time on commenting..
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@Jul14nch0 (1414)
• Argentina
18 Oct 08
I think that if you have something else to say, or to add to the comment the other person made on your discussion, then it is ok to say thank you for your response, folowed by the rest, but if you are going to say the same thing to everyone that post there, then i is a bit repetitive and maybe i would think that you do it for bumping your treath or something like that.
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@cream97 (29169)
• United States
18 Oct 08
Yes, when it is repetitive, that is when it becomes a problem with myLot.. I agree.
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@vicky30 (4777)
• India
18 Oct 08
We should not only say Thank you.We should write our comments little brief.Like three to four sentences.In some of the comments i also say Thank You.
@cream97 (29169)
• United States
18 Oct 08
Yes, a brief comment would be fine.. And then a thank you at the end.. I think that is acceptable with myLot.
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• India
18 Oct 08
Yes buddy you can always say thanks, because it is a word which brings smiles on anybodys face. Keep saying thanks to others. Happy mylotting.
@cream97 (29169)
• United States
18 Oct 08
Yes, it does.. I just hope that myLot accepts my thanks..
@emarie (5454)
• United States
17 Oct 08
they don't really want you to just say thank you because you get credit for every post you make. also, if you respond 'thank you' after every single response and you have 50+ responses in there, it just might get messy. i would only think people in my responses if i also have something else to add to the general discussion or i'm going to address that person's response.
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@cream97 (29169)
• United States
18 Oct 08
Yes, that is what I try to do too.
@Mitraa (3188)
• India
17 Oct 08
That doesn't bar us from thanking, rather we must be making some reply in response and give thanks lastly. Thanks for this analytical topic!
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@cream97 (29169)
• United States
17 Oct 08
You are right!! I say thank you as a way of kindness and appreciation.
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@camomom (7536)
• United States
17 Oct 08
Well, I do it all the time. Maybe it isn't supposed to be done but I think it's rude not to say thank you or atleast comment on the responses. The other mylotters are helping you make money from their responses so, I look at it as a real job when you say thanks to a customer.
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@cream97 (29169)
• United States
17 Oct 08
Yes, I do too. I often comment on many responses.. Even if I say thank you or not.. I really do appreciate others taking the time to respond to any of my discussions.. MyLot just wants us not to say thank you, just by itself on any discussion..
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@taripres (1499)
• United States
25 Oct 08
Cream97, yes yes yes, all of the above are correct! Thank u sucks in MyLot, not that anything's wrong with it! I try n respond to everyone with a descriptive comment, elaborating on what their response was! That's cool in building our writing and thinking ability, I actually like it! Taripre$
@cream97 (29169)
• United States
25 Oct 08
Yes, you are right. It is better to add more words and to express yourself more in an discussion, rather than just responding with a thank you just alone..
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@taripres (1499)
• United States
22 Nov 08
I've been experiencing that lately and it's starting to bother me! I feel like if I'm elaborating, why can't they? Do they hold actual conversations like that, every time someone answers their question, all they say is thank you? Be serious, what's the point? Taripre$
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@cream97 (29169)
• United States
23 Nov 08
Yes, they need to have more words to the conversation rather than just thank you.. It is not enough when it comes to explaining oneself. It is great to see you, taripres! I myself am just getting back here at myLot... I am in the process of moving so I will not be here as ofetn as I would like. But, I will make sure to check in as much as I can.. Happy Mylotting!
@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
20 Oct 08
It is a violation to do thank yous. However, if you want to follow up on someone's comment on your discussion, that is actively encouraged. If you do that and then, throw in a thanks its okay.
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@cream97 (29169)
• United States
20 Oct 08
Yes, I agree.. It is okay, if you throw in a comment or two..
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
20 Oct 08
I have had long conversations with people here on mylot, it is supposed to be a discussion group, and if you don't follow up on a discussion, then it isn't a discussion!
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@cream97 (29169)
• United States
21 Oct 08
Yes, you are right.. It isn't a discussion, if it does not sound like one.
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@candysky (855)
• Malaysia
20 Oct 08
well, I also having the same query as you but i still responding on a comment saying thank you... I feel that is a manes to say so... So I still responding that since I know it may wrong to respond thanks you... because we don't get a actual answer... so i still keep it doing...
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@cream97 (29169)
• United States
20 Oct 08
Yes, I say thank you, but I will also put more words in the discussion.. That brings it out.. Then I will follow up with an thank you..
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@candysky (855)
• Malaysia
23 Oct 08
yes... I same like you... I will response some word than I will say thank you to them...
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@cream97 (29169)
• United States
23 Oct 08
We are on the right track, which is wonderful, Cheers!
@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
18 Oct 08
MyLot is looking for posts with content. When I say thank you, I add a couple more lines, or a funny story about whatever the topic was. I could easily see MyLot deleting posts that have only a couple of words in them.
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@cream97 (29169)
• United States
19 Oct 08
Yes, I can see it too! Having few words will surely tick myLot off!
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
19 Oct 08
Yes is would, and none of us wants to do that, right? Thanks for replying and hope you're having a great Sunday!
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@cream97 (29169)
• United States
21 Oct 08
Yes, totally so.. I am having a wonderful Sunday, I hope that you are too!
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@carmela0210 (1591)
• Philippines
18 Oct 08
i think so, we should thank everyone that responded to our discussions, so they would respond again in the discussions you posts!!!
@cream97 (29169)
• United States
18 Oct 08
Yes, I would think the same thing too.. I just want to follow rules that is all.
• Philippines
19 Oct 08
ohhh ok same here too, happy lotting!!!
@srikool (936)
• India
25 Oct 08
i think this is possible why you have the doubt about it..i assume your question in same way so i am saying this is possible..this may be a wrong one..i like to answer to all discsussion tha twhy answered to this also..have a nice and enjoyfull time with us in mylot..
@cream97 (29169)
• United States
25 Oct 08
Yes, I enjoy myLot too. I just want to follow rules while here. Cheers!
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@munhozmib (3857)
• Sao Paulo, Brazil
25 Oct 08
Hello, cream97! I believe it is wrong to comment only the"Thank you". If you are going to leave a comment, you should try to put something more elaborated instead of only thanking the user for spending ther time in your discussion. And I guess that this is there because there are people who think they will earn money by commenting, which is not true. Commenting will not grant you any money, so there is no need to thank everybody who responds. If you don't know what to say, do not thank the user. Respectfully, Munhozmib.
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@cream97 (29169)
• United States
25 Oct 08
Yes, that is an easy way of saying it. Commenting will not grant you any money, I agree. It will grant you of not earning any money..
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@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
25 Oct 08
Hi there cream. Mylot says that we shouldn't use comments in this matter as it does not add something of substance to the site and it does not improve it in any matter. The assure us that this kind of comments will not be rewarded and paid however they never posted this in the guidelines, but only on the advice of what not to do in a discussion.
@cream97 (29169)
• United States
25 Oct 08
I know that we can say thank you in a discussion, but we just can't say it by itself.. Like if you responded to my discussion, and then I saw your response, and I followed up with a comment of my own. My comment to you would be, thanks for responding! I know that this is not acceptable with myLot. But, surely, myLot does not delete our responses if we say thank you in a statement? Or, if they see that we have said thank you, will they not give us credit regardless if we say it or not?
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• Romania
25 Oct 08
I always tell my opinion regarding the comment. Why Thank You? I don't consider people are answering my comments only for money, I suppose they are also interested in the discussion I open. So, I just respond them with my honest opinion on the subject, if the comment deserves an answer. If I feel like the person is there only for his own interest or did not even read my comment, I usually don't answer - better than being rude ...
@cream97 (29169)
• United States
25 Oct 08
I agree too. I love answering discussions for no money either.. Once, I have feedback to submit to the discussion, I forget about any money. I just love responding! Yes, there are users that will not fully read your discussion..
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