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Old 22nd March 2017, 17:32   #1
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Gentlemen, what are your "THANKS"'giving criteria for various posts by members on Team-BHP?

Mine are -

1) 'Thanks' for the thread starter, even if he just asking a question and needs help. Because without this guy, content is not created

2) 'Thanks' for anybody who posts something profound. Something that makes me go "huh, that's interesting"

3) 'Thanks' for anybody who posts something funny.

4) 'Thanks' for anybody who goes to the trouble of adding pics to their post. Visuals are good!

5) 'Thanks' for anybody who replies to the thread I started. Hmm, not sure why though.

6) 'Thanks' for anybody who quotes me. It's basically letting the member know that I have read his post - like an acknowledgement.

My 'thanks'given score is quite decent at 11,000 something
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Thanks for a sensible and a helpful post - Simple as that. Other than that, I hate to say thanks or acknowledge some post when there is a button that can convey the same thing (Use that please!)

Sensible can also be witty and talking in line with the primary topic and conveying the same message across which one may take a paragraph or an epic story to write about.

Visuals are sensible for a Travelogue, so they get my thanks too.

A new thread on an (interesting) topic that I never thought would have needed a thread at all gets a thanks from my side too - I thanked your new thread for the same reason too :-)
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Old 22nd March 2017, 18:10   #3
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I'm a heavy thanker (91,000 given) and thank anyone who:

- Starts a review / travelogue / informational thread.

- Posts something useful or informative.

- Posts something I learn from.

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even if he just asking a question and needs help. Because without this guy, content is not created
Hmmm...I don't agree with this. I don't usually thank a query.

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'Thanks' for anybody who posts something funny.
You must miss the button in our shifting gears forum eh?
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Very creative thread. I thanked your post! And the interesting replies too.

I usually thank:

- Any informative post.
- Replies to my query.
- If I read anyone's travelogue with good pictures.
- Something really funny and creative.
- All replies to a thread started by me.
- Any post that helps a fellow member - be it technical or help in form of escalation inside the industry.
- When mods move my thread out from assembly line to the open forum; as an acknowledgement for their time and effort.

Thanks!

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Closing in on 20,000 Thanks myself.

Main criteria for measuring if a post is "Thanks" worthy:

- Informative and productive posts.
- Posts which add to a healthy discussion/debate - views of either sides are fine, as long as both are valid.
- Posts which make me learn something absolutely new.
- Spy shots.
- Interesting trivia.
- DIY threads.
- Modifications & accessories which add to the functional appeal of cars.
- Moderator notes/posts which bring derailed threads back into track.
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Old 22nd March 2017, 20:32   #6
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You must miss the button in our shifting gears forum eh?
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Sensible can also be witty and talking in line with the primary topic
Not in-your-face funny, but posts that are witty on multiple levels.

Example 1 (The first line)
Example 2 (XUV Part)
Example 3

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When mods move my thread out from assembly line to the open forum; as an acknowledgement for their time and effort.
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Moderator notes/posts which bring derailed threads back into track.
Agreed, and now incorporated into my criteria list!
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I THANK all the posts which have something worthy in it - could be a response, a tip, a scoop, most posts with (relevant) pics (since its an extra effort) - but not shoddy PS pics, something that makes me smile/laugh/think, a fact correction (of mine or another member), an un-biased post, a post which adds some knowledge to me etc etc. Cant think of more as of now.

Edit: I think I have thanked GTO the max no. of times for the quality / content of the post, smatcat/ironhawk for the humour, Avi for the scoops followed by volkman, Gannu/anurag for the DIY, Naren for his experimentation / mods.

PS: Had to keep my post slightly different from the rest and hence this additional bit.

PPS : The only guy sometimes I am scared of 'thanking', is RSR. , and the one am confused of 'thanking' is Samu-san! A lot of his posts go over my head!

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BTW, I sometimes find very useful posts not being thanked (sometimes even by a person who posts a query and gets a helpful answer/response, instead responds back with another reply post with a thanks in text or even just remains silent!).

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(sometimes even by a person who posts a query and gets a helpful answer/response, instead responds back with another reply post with a thanks in text or even just remains silent!).
+1,
This is something I have noticed with just too many folks, even those who are very well aware of this simple feature.

You ask something and you got a response (helpful) and yet remain silent, making the respondent feel if he never wanted you to respond or he didn't even bother to read that response.

Many are - I get what I wanted, I'm done types too.

Also, many don't even realize that simply clicking thanks also means that you have read and acknowledged that response even though it may have been of little help to you but someone has tried his best to do so.

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many don't even realize that simply clicking thanks also means that you have read and acknowledged that response even though it may have been of little help to you but someone has tried his best to do so.
True. Thanks for reminding me, Parag.

Forgot to include this in my post above as well:

- Realising and noting the worth of a post, but don't have much/anything to reply, so thanking it as an acknowledgement and a silent tip of the hat to the OP.
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Thanks smartcat. Nice thread.

I generally thank a lot:
  • Introduction posts if I see them- More as a welcome and thank you for putting in an intro.
  • Travelogues- Even if i don't read through end to end, I always thank. Writing travelogues are not easy and many brilliant travelogues don't get the visibility it should get. So the thank is also an encouragement.
  • Any post in response to a question I ask. Also thank most replies to any thread I create.
  • Any thread that brings up an innovative topic that generates a lot of discussion.
  • Most of the DIY and Modification threads. Some of them don't make sense to me, but the effort and guts is to be appreciated.
  • All official reviews and most ownership reports.
  • I don't like it when there is no acknowledgement in the form of a response or thanks for a response provided to a question. This happens frequently in the route query threads during holiday weekends.
  • Confession: For several specific members- MODS, D's, S-Bhpians- I first thank and then read- Because I know that there will be some useful element in the post.

Wonder which is the single post with the highest number of thanks. I think it is one by GTO in the'Behind the scenes of reviews' thread- 200+

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I'm a heavy thanker (91,000 given) and thank anyone who:

Hope the backend database is configured to hold 6 digits in the Thanks Given and got columns. You will be there pretty soon.

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1) The post has to be really informative and helpful. Some of the post could be stuff that has been posted by others, but if a member has taken efforts to add value to the discussion, then I do thank the person.

2) Something really funny. Could even be a good response to an argumentative post by another member

3) by mistake .. not regularly, but kabhi-kabhi.
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I don't like it when there is no acknowledgement in the form of a response or thanks for a response provided to a question. This happens frequently in the route query threads during holiday weekends.
When I was new on the forum (began actively posting almost 1+ year after my membership was approved!), I was quite reluctant to post as I would think hard if I'm really adding value and not just my (possibly biased) opinion/perception and this was one reason why I preferred the Route threads where it would be more of sharing my experience and listing options for routes On the route threads, the biggest problem is repetition, people are lazy to search or read earlier posts and end up asking the same question.

Also, I was nave enough to assume members would thank when their query was answered and would end up wondering what happened when they didn't (did they really read the post, possibly the PM notification didn't go out ?)!
And I used to PM them asking if they read my response and if they needed any more information, especially when queries were based on a travel experience that I posted about. I've got over that now

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Thread moved out to Shifting Gears (it was earlier in a private forum)!

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I thank only when I am in agreement or when I learn something from a post.

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and the one am confused of 'thanking' is Samu-san! A lot of his posts go over my head!
That's alright. You must thank only if you understand, and find it useful. Otherwise, I don't deserve it.
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