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Old 03-24-2014, 12:33 PM   #41
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For the record, I would be all for a "like" system like other sites have. I like that a lot more than the way we have it here (not that I really care much one way or the other actually). But to your post yes you can send the poster a PM, but that is not the same as a "thanks" the way we have it set up. A PM is generally seen as a conversation, while a thanks can be more of a one sided thing. Say your thanks and that is the end of it as opposed to (some people) feeling an obligation to respond.
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I found this. An example of another forum with the "Thanks" button in use.

So sorry about the screen shot quality. If you click on it, you can see it much better.
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Old 03-24-2014, 12:50 PM   #43
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Maybe this is a better screen shot? Nope. No better. Sorry folks.
Keep in mind I was not logged into this forum. so the actual "Thanks" button is not shown. Just the members that have used the "Thanks" button.
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Old 03-24-2014, 01:05 PM   #44
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I like the 'thanks' format used in another forum thread linked below. Very simple, and to the point. Hope it show up without having to log in for the rest of you.

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Old 03-24-2014, 01:24 PM   #45
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I like the 'thanks' format used in another forum thread linked below. Very simple, and to the point. Hope it show up without having to log in for the rest of you.

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Looks good. Very similar to what I was trying to post.
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Old 03-24-2014, 01:24 PM   #46
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I like the 'thanks' format used in another forum thread linked below. Very simple, and to the point. Hope it show up without having to log in for the rest of you.

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It shows the thank yous, but doesn't show how someone did the thanking.
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Old 03-24-2014, 01:33 PM   #47
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It shows the thank yous, but doesn't show how someone did the thanking.
Oh, ok, there's a "Thanks" button on the right bottom corner of every post. I guess you need to be logged in to see that.
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Old 03-24-2014, 01:36 PM   #48
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I think what taxlady was saying (and TL please correct me if I am wrong) is that it does not allow you to give a reason for the thanks.
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I see it, because I am automatically logged in there.
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I think what taxlady was saying (and TL please correct me if I am wrong) is that it does not allow you to give a reason for the thanks.
Roadfix had it right. If you want to give a reason, you can quote the post or send a PM.
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Old 03-24-2014, 01:46 PM   #51
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Thanks Taxlady.
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One of the forums I am on the Like button stays hidden unless you scroll over it. It is within a member's post. If you Like the post it will say, "You, name, name and 4 others like this". You can click to see who all liked it. After you Like a post you have the option to Unlike it, too. In that case it is not hidden.
And the best thing is no PM's are sent. You see a notification bar when you log onto the forum. If you click on it it might say, "You received three likes". If you click again that is when you actually leave the page and see the member who Liked your post and a few lines of the post. Otherwise you can simply ignore the Notifications bar and click on it when you feel like it. No annoying pop up either. The Notifications is highlited in orange.
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Old 03-24-2014, 01:52 PM   #53
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OK so I just tried to give you "thanks" taxlady and I got a popup that said "this post has not received any thanks. you have x number of thanks" with x being the amount of time I have been thanked. Weird.
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I just gave myself a thanks. Most other forums will not let you do that, not that it matters.....
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I think what taxlady was saying (and TL please correct me if I am wrong) is that it does not allow you to give a reason for the thanks.
No reason. No typing. Just click "thanks" and your name appears along with anyone else that has "thanked" the post.

GB. Click on my attempt above and you can see what is presented after someone thanks the post.
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RB I completely understand what you are saying. I am a member of probably over 50 forums. I am very familiar with the system your are talking about. My comment (which is irrelivant anyway since it was not what Taxlady was talking about) is saying exactly what you are saying. That under that system it just lets the person know they are thanked. It does not (like our current system allows) let the person being thanked know why they are being thanked.
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RB I completely understand what you are saying. I am a member of probably over 50 forums. I am very familiar with the system your are talking about. My comment (which is irrelivant anyway since it was not what Taxlady was talking about) is saying exactly what you are saying. That under that system it just lets the person know they are thanked. It does not (like our current system allows) let the person being thanked know why they are being thanked.
That, IMO, is the best way.
A person can click one more time, first on the member's username then the PM button, and type until their heart's content if they have anything to say.
This way the Thanks recipient isn't receiving (basically) blank PM's like it's set up now.
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I dont receive any PM's for thanks as it is right now let alone blank ones. I only see thanks when I click User CP
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That, IMO, is the best way.
A person can click one more time, first on the member's username then the PM button, and type until their heart's content if they have anything to say.
This way the Thanks recipient isn't receiving (basically) blank PM's like it's set up now.
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The system needs to be simple and quick. If a personal statement is important to you, then make the extra effort to send a PM. Otherwise, just click one button and you're done.
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Right now it is just 2 clicks Andy. Click "thanks" then click "send your thanks". The personal message is optional.
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