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Old 02-24-2021, 05:21 PM   #1
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Thanks, Friends!

You thought this was going to be my "good bye" post, didn't you?

What does the "Thanks" button do? Nobody ever thanks me, so it's a bit of a mystery.

Likewise, if I "befriend" somebody, is it like facebook where I get notified every time they say something clever?

Obviously, I have no friends.

Edit: found some info in the FAQ, but not clear if "thanks" still works without rep being enabled?

Edit: oh, the originator can click on "thanks" for some interesting data!
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Old 02-24-2021, 05:43 PM   #2
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The thanks button just sends a short note of thanks for a specific post. The sender is identified. The format is similar to a PM, there is standard forum wording, and the sender is free to add a comment or not.

Friending someone is not like FB, no notifications are generated. It’s just a friendly gesture.
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Old 02-24-2021, 06:01 PM   #3
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I use the app(android) and you don't notifications about thanks. So whomever you thank or friend may never see it.
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Old 02-24-2021, 06:09 PM   #4
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Thanks, MRG.

If you didn't get a notification, click on the "Thanks" button of your post.

I hope this isn't too annoying, but I've been thanking a lot of people today.
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Old 02-24-2021, 06:20 PM   #5
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Interesting. I got a couple token thanks on the first post in this thread, but no notifications. The thanks stats (along with embedded messages) are only available if I click on the "Thanks" button of my own post.

Using web interface (Brave browser).
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Old 02-24-2021, 08:05 PM   #6
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Interesting. I got a couple token thanks on the first post in this thread, but no notifications. The thanks stats (along with embedded messages) are only available if I click on the "Thanks" button of my own post.

Using web interface (Brave browser).
I get an email whenever someone has thanked me
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Old 02-24-2021, 08:23 PM   #7
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Can someone steer me to where the "Thanks" record is? I seem to only find any thanks I get by accident. I know there's a location to view these somewhere in the CP section.
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Old 02-24-2021, 08:25 PM   #8
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I get an email whenever someone has thanked me
Oh, that's kind of annoying. I rarely use the email account I signed up with, but my apologies to all those whom I have thanked today.
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Can someone steer me to where the "Thanks" record is? I seem to only find any thanks I get by accident. I know there's a location to view these somewhere in the CP section.
See the User CP menu on the top bar?

Go there, scroll down past any subscribed threads, it should be a grid at the bottom.

I don't get emails, and I had a been a member here for a very long time before I ever even knew they existed.
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Old 02-24-2021, 08:36 PM   #10
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"Edit Options" under CP, you can control notifications, including PM on thanks and various email notifcations.
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Old 02-24-2021, 08:59 PM   #11
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A post about the "Thanks" button comes up maybe once a year. People start using it for a while, then it fades away - until the next "Thanks button" hot topic.

Thank you for posting.
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Old 02-24-2021, 09:07 PM   #12
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I'm ambivalent about these rep systems. If you haven't seen it, check out the Nosedive episode of Black Mirror.

I will admit to getting a little squirt of dopamine with likes on twitter....
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Oh, that's kind of annoying. I rarely use the email account I signed up with, but my apologies to all those whom I have thanked today.
I want to get emails telling me that I have a "thank you". I find the thank you interesting and helpful.
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twaddle, thanks for the reminder. I see a few thank you's that ask questions. I turned off the email notice some time ago. Probably a mistake.
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I mostly use the mobile version of the site, and the Thanks button isn’t available in that view. If I login via my desktop computer, I see it.
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I often receive thanks for not participating in threads......"Your absence is appreciated" being the common theme.
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I often receive thanks for not participating in threads......"Your absence is appreciated" being the common theme.

In the same vein, can one get a thankyou for not even logging in?

How does one see the thank you if he does not even log in? I guess he has to check his email.
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