Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Just discovered the "Thanks" feature under User CP
Old 10-27-2008, 09:22 AM   #1
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
freebird5825's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: East Nowhere, 43N Latitude, NY
Posts: 9,017
Just discovered the "Thanks" feature under User CP

DUH! if i didn't respond, sorry about that. i was in my paper bag. translated...just put me in a paper bag on a sunny day and see if i can figure my way out.

i had 14 "thanks" but could only read the 4 latest. i could not figure out how to display the rest. can anyone help?
__________________

__________________
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney
freebird5825 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 10-27-2008, 09:53 AM   #2
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
calmloki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Independence
Posts: 5,459
Help?!? I just looked as well! Who knew?
__________________

__________________
calmloki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2008, 10:31 AM   #3
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
haha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Hooverville
Posts: 22,380
Quote:
Originally Posted by calmloki View Post
Help?!? I just looked as well! Who knew?
Oh boy. Please explain to me how to find them.

Ha
__________________
"As a general rule, the more dangerous or inappropriate a conversation, the more interesting it is."-Scott Adams
haha is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2008, 10:34 AM   #4
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
freebird5825's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: East Nowhere, 43N Latitude, NY
Posts: 9,017
go here and scroll down
http://www.early-retirement.org/forums/usercp.php

it only displays "Latest". i'm still cruising the menus and settings on my profile to figure out how to display them all.
__________________
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney
freebird5825 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2008, 10:35 AM   #5
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
calmloki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Independence
Posts: 5,459
Quote:
Originally Posted by haha View Post
Oh boy. Please explain to me how to find them.

Ha

Click UserCP in the blue line at the top of the page, scroll to the bottom of the page. There it sits.
__________________
calmloki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2008, 10:36 AM   #6
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso) Give me a forum ...
REWahoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Texas Hill Country
Posts: 42,068
Quote:
Originally Posted by haha View Post
Oh boy. Please explain to me how to find them.

Ha
Go to "User CP". Click on "Latest Thanks Received". Should display the last dozen or more...
__________________
Numbers is hard

When I hit 70, it hit back

Retired in 2005 at age 58, no pension
REWahoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2008, 10:36 AM   #7
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
freebird5825's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: East Nowhere, 43N Latitude, NY
Posts: 9,017
mine go back only to Oct 8th.

<pulls calculator out> 27 - 8 = 19 days and younger display.
__________________
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney
freebird5825 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2008, 11:15 AM   #8
Moderator Emeritus
Rich_by_the_Bay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 8,827
The philosophy behind the Thanks feature is to allow a way to express a quick few-words expression of gratitude for a prior post. Without such a feature, you can see how threads get flooded with lots of replies limited to "Thanks" or "Thanks a lot" or "Good post" etc. These can clutter the thread.

In keeping with the spirit of the feature, I tend not to reply to Thanks messages (unless they open a different dialog than just Thanks). Hope everyone assumes that "You're welcome" is understood.
__________________
Rich
San Francisco Area
ESR'd March 2010. FIRE'd January 2011.

As if you didn't know..If the above message contains medical content, it's NOT intended as advice, and may not be accurate, applicable or sufficient. Don't rely on it for any purpose. Consult your own doctor for all medical advice.
Rich_by_the_Bay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2008, 11:16 AM   #9
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
haha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Hooverville
Posts: 22,380
Thanks Wahoo and Calmloki. I guess scrolling down was too complex for me without instructions.

Ha
__________________
"As a general rule, the more dangerous or inappropriate a conversation, the more interesting it is."-Scott Adams
haha is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2008, 11:36 AM   #10
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
dex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 5,105
I'm sorry for not responding to anyone's thanks - I didn't know it was there also.
__________________
Sometimes death is not as tragic as not knowing how to live. This man knew how to live--and how to make others glad they were living. - Jack Benny at Nat King Cole's funeral
dex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2008, 11:48 AM   #11
Administrator
W2R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 38,822
I never respond to my thanks, either. I love getting them.

My thinking is that the thankers probably don't expect a response, or they would have sent a PM instead.
__________________
Already we are boldly launched upon the deep; but soon we shall be lost in its unshored, harbourless immensities.

- - H. Melville, 1851
W2R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2008, 12:02 PM   #12
Moderator Emeritus
Rich_by_the_Bay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 8,827
Agree - posting "you're welcome" messages would defeat the purpose of the Thanks feature, which is to unclutter threads.

We can all assume there is an implied "You're Welcome" for every thanks message. No formal reply expected.
__________________
Rich
San Francisco Area
ESR'd March 2010. FIRE'd January 2011.

As if you didn't know..If the above message contains medical content, it's NOT intended as advice, and may not be accurate, applicable or sufficient. Don't rely on it for any purpose. Consult your own doctor for all medical advice.
Rich_by_the_Bay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2008, 12:08 PM   #13
Moderator Emeritus
Khan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Pine Island, Florida
Posts: 6,868
Send a message via AIM to Khan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Want2retire View Post
I never respond to my thanks, either. I love getting them.

My thinking is that the thankers probably don't expect a response, or they would have sent a PM instead.
It never occurred to me to respond; as was mentioned, if I did want to respond, I would use PM.
__________________
"Knowin' no one nowhere's gonna miss us when we're gone..."
Khan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2008, 12:13 PM   #14
Moderator
Sarah in SC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 13,456
I use the thanks feature all the time, never expect a "you are welcome".
Please feel free to send me any jokes that are too dirty for public viewing.
Okay, that may have been rash.
__________________
“One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching.”
Gerard Arthur Way

Sarah in SC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2008, 01:13 PM   #15
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
freebird5825's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: East Nowhere, 43N Latitude, NY
Posts: 9,017
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sarah in SC View Post
I use the thanks feature all the time, never expect a "you are welcome".
Please feel free to send me any jokes that are too dirty for public viewing.
Okay, that may have been rash.
woohooo...the door opened. j/k
i promise to behave. maybeeeeeee.....
__________________
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney
freebird5825 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2008, 01:40 PM   #16
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
haha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Hooverville
Posts: 22,380
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sarah in SC View Post
I use the thanks feature all the time, never expect a "you are welcome".
Please feel free to send me any jokes that are too dirty for public viewing.
Okay, that may have been rash.
Here's a clean one that my 80 year old H.S. football coach told at our reunion dinner.

What's the difference between a single woman and a married woman?

The single woman comes home in the evening, looks in the refrigerator, and goes to bed.

The married woman comes home, looks in the bed, and goes to the refrigerator.

This got a lot of laughs from the mostly married women in the group.

Ha
__________________
"As a general rule, the more dangerous or inappropriate a conversation, the more interesting it is."-Scott Adams
haha is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2008, 01:55 PM   #17
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
freebird5825's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: East Nowhere, 43N Latitude, NY
Posts: 9,017
these are regional, but please substitute
"your state" for "upstate NY"
and change
"cold" to "warm, hot" and "water, rain" for "ice, snow" as needed...

if you consider it a sport to gather your food by drilling through 36 inches of ice and sitting there all day hoping that the food will swim by, you might live in upstate New York.

If you're proud that your region makes the national news 96 nights a year because Saranac Lake is the coldest spot in the nation, and Syracuse gets more snow than any other major city in the US, you might live in Upstate, NY.

If your local Dairy Queen is closed from October through May, you might live in Upstate New York .

If you get 131 inches of snow in a week and you comment that 'winter's finally here', you might live near Oswego in Upstate New York .

If you instinctively walk like a penguin for six months out of the year, you might live, bundled up, in Upstate New York .

If someone in a Home Depot store offers you assistance, and they don't work there, you might live in Upstate NY.

If your dad's suntan stops at a line curving around the middle of his forehead, you might live in Upstate New York .

If you have worn shorts and a parka on the same day, you might live in Upstate New York .

If you have had a lengthy phone conversation with someone who dialed a wrong number, you might live in Upstate New York .
__________________
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney
freebird5825 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2008, 03:54 PM   #18
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
clifp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 7,450
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rich_in_Tampa View Post
The philosophy behind the Thanks feature is to allow a way to express a quick few-words expression of gratitude for a prior post. Without such a feature, you can see how threads get flooded with lots of replies limited to "Thanks" or "Thanks a lot" or "Good post" etc. These can clutter the thread.

In keeping with the spirit of the feature, I tend not to reply to Thanks messages (unless they open a different dialog than just Thanks). Hope everyone assumes that "You're welcome" is understood.
I'll plead ignorance for the message I've ignored in the past. The thanks features what's that . What Rich said in the future.
__________________
clifp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2008, 04:23 PM   #19
Moderator Emeritus
Khan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Pine Island, Florida
Posts: 6,868
Send a message via AIM to Khan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sarah in SC View Post
I use the thanks feature all the time, never expect a "you are welcome".
Please feel free to send me any jokes that are too dirty for public viewing.
Okay, that may have been rash.
A young bridal couple went to a local hotel on their wedding night; the next morning the bride's closest girl friend telephoned her, to ask how married life agreed with her. "Oh, Marge," she replied, "I'm just awfully tired, dead tired. All night long it was up and down; in and out; up and down, in and out! Don't ever get a room next to an elevator!"
__________________
"Knowin' no one nowhere's gonna miss us when we're gone..."
Khan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2008, 05:18 PM   #20
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
kyounge1956's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 2,171
Now I'm really confused. I looked where suggested by freebird and calmloki, and saw nothing. I searched for "Thanks" in the FAQ, and found:


Quote:
In your User CP, there is a section under Settings & Options named 'Edit Options'.
  • Login & Privacy: set your
    • 'Invisible Mode' - sets whether or not other members can see if you are online and what page you are viewing
    • 'Show Thanks Level' - shows your reputation level on posts if this option is enabled by the administrator
    • 'Allow vCard Download' - sets whether or not to allow other members to download a vCard containing your email address and username.
but when I look in Edit Options/Login & Privacy I see "Invisible mode" and "vCard", but no "Thanks level" option. Am I disabled by the administrator?
__________________

__________________
kyounge1956 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Yet another request: free-format space for "User-FAQ" profile comments Nords Forum Admin 2 01-30-2008 11:39 PM
Still yet another vBulletin feature suggestion: "Ignore Poster" summary Nords Forum Admin 19 01-28-2008 08:44 PM
What does the "Rate Thread" feature do? retire@40 Forum Admin 5 09-19-2007 09:53 AM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:16 PM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.