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A complete waste of space and time, an indicator of lack of independent thought, and points to general decline of civilization. 1 10.00%
Love it, can't live without it, and my life is meaningless without other people's validation. 9 90.00%
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post #1 of 14 Old 11-02-2012, 12:39 AM Thread Starter
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I find the above new "feature" to be annoying and decidedly, well, not useful. My surface gripe is that "Thanks" statistics of each and every "Thanker" consumes significant amounts of space, all amounting to useless crap which needs to be scrolled through, at times adding literally pages to each thread. Aren't other people's responses thanks enough? Or is a "Thanks" the new, quick "reply" to a post. But deeper than that, it bugs me because it's just another manifestation of this whole social connection thing which has really gotten out of hand in society. Do people really need their ego's stroked by others non-stop? With all this needing to be "connected" 24/7 in every way imagineable, it now seems nobody knows what to feel about anything until and unless they know how everybody else feels about it. One example is, it seems society has lost the ability to digest facts and information presented in news, without having a bunch of "talking heads" tell them what the facts really "mean." So, I really could not give a rat's ass how many other users find my post useful, and I don't need my ego stroked by having my name in a list of "Thanks."

This just bugs me. Maybe if you agree with me, you could "Thanks" this post? Ummm, wait...

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post #2 of 14 Old 11-02-2012, 01:05 AM
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Thanks Turbo DV8,

I believe its just easier to hit the TY button then to write out the word THANK YOU. If I need my ego stroked I will get my wife to do that for me ummm wait that's starting to get X-rated.... UMMMM yeah!

Ohhh wifey dearest, come stroke my "EGO" gotta go wife will..... well you know!

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post #3 of 14 Old 11-02-2012, 01:50 AM
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Oh yeah +1, thats the Shiz man, epic lolz, nice fender blinginator, wow that paintjob is fast, let me stroke your ego with a post...

Oh hang on.... I could have just pressed the thanks button.




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Hey, let me get my post count up by saying "cool story bro/looks clean/+1" to some random posts.
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post #5 of 14 Old 11-02-2012, 09:54 PM
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whats interesting tho is that anyone would
burn precious life moments worrying about
such a simple communications device
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My surface gripe is that "Thanks" statistics of each and every "Thanker" consumes significant amounts of space, all amounting to useless crap which needs to be scrolled through, at times adding literally pages to each thread.
What in the world was the Administrator of the site thinking when they added the Thanks feature? They could be packing all that "wasted" Thanks space with even more advertising, trying to sell us even more things (read useless crap), which lets face it, some marketing geniuses have determined we cannot possibly live without.

I'm still waiting for the No Thanks button. Now that would be useful.

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post #7 of 14 Old 11-03-2012, 06:27 PM
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I think "Thanks" makes sense if it is a helpful post. In other cases, a different button labeled "Agree" or "Right On, Brother!" would be more useful.

In the spirit of MotoMike's great suggestion "No Thanks" we could have a button labeled "Buzz Off!"
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post #8 of 14 Old 11-03-2012, 06:38 PM
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I don't mind the "thanks" as long as it is not for some random silly thing. Some posters thank ppl just for responding.

I'm all about the manners though. I'm the type of person who thanks some one for holding my hair back when I puke so......

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post #9 of 14 Old 11-03-2012, 06:42 PM
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I use "Thanks" for saying "Thanks", or "I agree" or "Right-on" or "HA!" or...

I also have not voted as I neither think it's a total waste of space, but I could also live without it.

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@MrShadow....I thanked you cause I agree with you and I too did not vote, for the same reasons as you

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