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23rd February 2013, 03:15 PM |#1  
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Am I the only one who thinks the whole thanks system on this site is just a massive popularity contest, I routinely see massive bold signatures in every section 'If I helped, press the thanks button' - yeah, I would have done before I read that, douche.

Sorry, it annoys me because I just don't understand what it's meant to prove or why people are allowed to 'beg' for thanks. If somebody makes a useful contribution, sure, give them some credit if they helped out... But people who also reply asking for thanks if they post a response to a question just annoy me. You'll be given it if you deserve it,
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23rd February 2013, 03:24 PM |#2  
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Generally only new users have large sigs with 'press thanks if I helped' in them. Most people who've been here a while know that thanks mean nothing and don't bother with that stuff. There's not much you can really do about it I guess.
23rd February 2013, 03:34 PM |#3  
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You are right the whole obssesion for the thanks meter is disturbing, but look who is begging all the time for thanks!, i don't see any serious developer even care about thanks. In the other hand this make people making helpful posts and helping people even if they do it just for thanks.

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23rd February 2013, 04:40 PM |#4  
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Originally Posted by stamatis

You are right the whole obssesion for the thanks meter is disturbing, but look who is begging all the time for thanks!, i don't see any serious developer even care about thanks. In the other hand this make people making helpful posts and helping people even if they do it just for thanks.


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23rd February 2013, 08:43 PM |#5  
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Actually, to be a tad unintuitive, it can help you know WHO to listen to...

It shows you who cares about thanks more than anything else, and thus who to ignore and sneer at
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25th February 2013, 06:38 AM |#6  
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Actually, to be a tad unintuitive, it can help you know WHO to listen to...

It shows you who cares about thanks more than anything else, and thus who to ignore and sneer at

And troll and flame at too
25th February 2013, 07:03 AM |#7  
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If I may.
As one who is older I find the begging thanx the online version of panhandling.
I agree the thanks counter means little in most cases.
Just another meaningless badge.

I've always wondered also why some have the "donate" button active when they have contributed nothing.
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25th February 2013, 05:41 PM |#8  
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Re: Thanks?
It takes a second to thank a developer who assisted you. No biggie. The open source community are extremely helpful. Plus they do this for free. Get over yourself and thank a developer.

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25th February 2013, 06:50 PM |#9  
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It takes a second to thank a developer who assisted you. No biggie. The open source community are extremely helpful. Plus they do this for free. Get over yourself and thank a developer.

You didn't read or perhaps aren't understanding the original post.
OP is stating that "begging for thanks" in a signature is irritating.
The OP says giving thanks if deserved is certainly appropriate.
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