Stop the Insanity, PLEASE...

@pintac (166)
United States
November 7, 2006 10:58am CST
How many times do we need to get a comment for our postings, saying, "Thank you for your response"? I can't speak for everyone; but I think it's safe to assume that people who respond to your discussion topics know that you're thankful for their response already. These redundant postings just add no value whatsoever to our community here at myLot. These senseless comments just add to the clutter and may boost your earnings in the short term but devalues the content of our site here for the long term. What do you think?
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5 responses
@prue187 (518)
• United States
7 Nov 06
I don't see any problem with that when you say thank you to your respodents you don't earn extra for that. Thanking people is a means of appreciating their time. If it has no value to you then that's your opinion and we respect that so respect others who are happy thanking others. If it does clutter this community it's mylot admin's problem to resolve.
@pintac (166)
• United States
7 Nov 06
I disagree but I respect your opinion as well and appreciate the response. :-) All I'm asking is that we have a little restraint here. Let's say we get 100 responses to a discussion topic, doesn't it seem a little much to have 100 of these thank-you notes?
@isasice (2015)
• Iceland
7 Nov 06
I think it's only polite to thank people for their comments. Some of the responses are very simple and don't need anything added to them. I think some people would rather be offended if you ignore their response and write comments on others. Being polite never harmed anyone. It would be a different matter if they responded "that was a bad answer" or something like that. I don't think there are many people on here who are really here for the discussions. Most of them are here in the hope that they can make some easy money.
@pintac (166)
• United States
7 Nov 06
This is exactly my point. Trying to make easy money by cutting and pasting the same comment over and over into countless disccussions doesn't seem wrong to you? C'mon, being polite is fine, but in a discussion thread, it just seems meaningless to me. In normal conversation, when you're talking--face to face--with a friend, do you say "Thanks for your response" after every sentence your friend says to you? I strongly doubt that. These discussion threads are conversations, they don't need to be interrupted repeatedly by these "polite" comments.
@balasri (26577)
• India
7 Nov 06
Whenever I get a response I just feel like thanking and say so.It is so impulsive and basic manners.Sorry,I dont see anything wrong in this basic decency.
@pintac (166)
• United States
7 Nov 06
Think about how you would talk to a buddy. Do you need to thank him/her everytime they make a comment? There's basic decency and there's annoyance.
• United States
7 Nov 06
I thank people for their responses. I don't think there is anything wrong with that. It's called having manners. If you open a door for me I will also thank you. I will also comment on what they have said if I have a comment. It canbe hard if you have a long thread. I started 2 different threads that grew and grew and it was hard to keep up with them so I wanted people to at least know that I read their comments and care. It's much better than being ignored. I am still behind in reading comments tooneof them
@pintac (166)
• United States
7 Nov 06
I personally would not take it as an affront if my response is not commented on. I don't expect someone to being sitting around waiting on my response; and I don't sit around waiting for a comment on my response. I assume that if my response begets a comment, then I have said something of value. If no comment, then it just hasn't triggered any thoughtful response yet. No harm, no foul. I do not think badly of the person. As you say, it isn't feasible to comment on every single response. And I don't think anyone expects you to. I appreciate your comment. Thank You.
@w1ssam (488)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
7 Nov 06
thanks for your response ..