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    Default You can now 'Thank' users for their posts.

    One of the biggest problems on forums is 'posts boosting'. While it's not really a problem here at the moment, we would like to keep it from becoming a problem in the future.

    There are users who LOVE to say 'thanks' when ever they can. How can it hurt? Their post count goes up, they have nothing to loose.


    There are also users who really like to express their thanks to post but don't like posting a post that looks like they're post boosting.

    Finally comes the posters of these useful posts. They have no idea how many people really likes their posts if only some people say 'thanks'.

    We've found a solution that fixes ALL these problems - except for those users who like post boosting. This places a button called 'Thanks' in the lower left of each comment:
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    When a user clicks on it, it places his username in a box right under the post saying that so-and-so says 'thanks' for the post. Every-one who clicks is placed in one box, like so:
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    Feel free to try it out!

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    Default Re: You can now 'Thank' users for their posts.

    After you say Thanks will you be notified of additonal posts to the topic as if you had posted a comment?
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    Default Re: You can now 'Thank' users for their posts.

    Quote Originally Posted by jbb View Post
    After you say Thanks will you be notified of additonal posts to the topic as if you had posted a comment?
    No, clicking 'Thanks' will not automatically subscribe you to the thread. You'll need to click on the "Thread Tools" drop down and click "Subscribe to Post".

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    Default Re: You can now 'Thank' users for their posts.

    Just this once...


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    Default Re: You can now 'Thank' users for their posts.

    Awesome. I'm forever saying thanks, and I'm sure more than 1/2 of my post count is due to saying just that. You rock Dan!

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    Default Re: You can now 'Thank' users for their posts.

    Interesting the way the thanks button disappears when you thank the poster and a 'Remove your thanks' notation appears.
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    Default Re: You can now 'Thank' users for their posts.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogon07 View Post
    Interesting the way the thanks button disappears when you thank the poster and a 'Remove your thanks' notation appears.
    What's interesting about that?

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    Default Re: You can now 'Thank' users for their posts.

    You can un-thank someone?
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    Default Re: You can now 'Thank' users for their posts.

    Quote Originally Posted by dannzeman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Bogon07 View Post
    Interesting the way the thanks button disappears when you thank the poster and a 'Remove your thanks' notation appears.
    What's interesting about that?
    Well it stops you profusely thanking someone a hundred times.

    You can also let a poster think you have thanked them and then take it away some time later....did Eric ask for that feature ?
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    Default Re: You can now 'Thank' users for their posts.

    I spend 98% of my forum time on Tapatalk. Near as I can tell, it remains a thankless app.

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    Default Re: You can now 'Thank' users for their posts.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tracy Lee View Post
    I spend 98% of my forum time on Tapatalk. Near as I can tell, it remains a thankless app.
    Same here

    Sent from my GT-N7105 using Tapatalk 2

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    Default Re: You can now 'Thank' users for their posts.

    I like that !

    Thanks... and I clicked the "Thanks" buttin too

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    Default Re: You can now 'Thank' users for their posts.

    Quote Originally Posted by woosang View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tracy Lee View Post
    I spend 98% of my forum time on Tapatalk. Near as I can tell, it remains a thankless app.
    Same here

    Sent from my GT-N7105 using Tapatalk 2
    Thanks for letting me know! I use Tapatalk but not nearly that much. I'll see if there's a mod to get it to work in Tapatalk.

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    Default Re: You can now 'Thank' users for their posts.

    Quote Originally Posted by woosang View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tracy Lee View Post
    I spend 98% of my forum time on Tapatalk. Near as I can tell, it remains a thankless app.
    Same here

    Sent from my GT-N7105 using Tapatalk 2
    Turns out you just have to tap on the post and it should pop up in the menu:
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    Default Re: You can now 'Thank' users for their posts.

    Excellent, didn't see that at first. Thanks!

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    Default Re: You can now 'Thank' users for their posts.

    Ooo may be a recent update cause it wasn't there a few days ago. Cool!

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    Default Re: You can now 'Thank' users for their posts.

    I like the "thanks" button. I use it for "thanks" and as a "like" button.

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    Default Re: You can now 'Thank' users for their posts.

    Quote Originally Posted by ethernautrix View Post
    I like the "thanks" button. I use it for "thanks" and as a "like" button.
    Yup...it very quickly has become that.
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    Default Re: You can now 'Thank' users for their posts.

    Quote Originally Posted by fountainpenkid View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ethernautrix View Post
    I like the "thanks" button. I use it for "thanks" and as a "like" button.
    Yup...it very quickly has become that.
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    Default Re: You can now 'Thank' users for their posts.

    Well- Thank You!!

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