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Re: Say "Thank You"

Post icon  Posted 28 May 2008 - 09:22 PM

You may have noticed a new feature here at Dream.In.Code. At the bottom of each post is a new link that says "This Post Was Helpful!". Clicking it takes you to a page where you can say "Thanks" or leave a friendly comment for the poster.

Users with "Thanks" will have a new number above their kudos in every post. Every "Thank You" is logged and will soon be available for you (and everyone else) to see.

So if someone posted something that helped you out, or you found it to be insightful... click "This Post Was Helpful" and give them a pat on the back!

This is a beta feature at the moment and while I plan on keeping it, any abuse will not be tolerated and I will move quickly to disable it through the algorithm I'm using.

Keep the comments friendly, and share the love.
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Re: Say "Thank You"

Posted 28 May 2008 - 10:35 PM

psycho hates being thanked.
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Re: Say "Thank You"

Posted 28 May 2008 - 11:51 PM

Thank You.
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Re: Say "Thank You"

Posted 29 May 2008 - 03:47 AM

Cool new feature. Hope it stays

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Re: Say "Thank You"

Posted 29 May 2008 - 04:50 AM

Sorry if I seem like a whiny bitch (i really do love new features! :D ), but would it be possible to change the icon of the post marked helpful to a green tick or thumbs up and/or change the icon of the topic to show there has been a helpful reply in the topic?

I'm really just copying these ideas from the MSDN forums, but I really like them to say the least. I really like how the site has been getting some great new features targeting helpers. Any sort of motivation is great for the site and will credit those that don't submit tutorials / snippets but help out often.

Keep up the excellent work!
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#27 KYA  Icon User is offline

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Re: Say "Thank You"

Posted 29 May 2008 - 05:58 AM

oooh...rodger is full of good ideas :^:
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Re: Say "Thank You"

Posted 29 May 2008 - 06:08 AM

View PostRodgerB, on 29 May, 2008 - 05:50 AM, said:

Sorry if I seem like a whiny bitch (i really do love new features! :D ), but would it be possible to change the icon of the post marked helpful to a green tick or thumbs up and/or change the icon of the topic to show there has been a helpful reply in the topic?

I'm really just copying these ideas from the MSDN forums, but I really like them to say the least. I really like how the site has been getting some great new features targeting helpers. Any sort of motivation is great for the site and will credit those that don't submit tutorials / snippets but help out often.

Keep up the excellent work!


If things go well and people use the system correctly (and don't abuse it or not use it at all) I will be adding some more features including flags in posts and the ability to view your "thanks"
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Re: Say "Thank You"

Posted 29 May 2008 - 08:10 PM

good feature..
I guess I suggested this a long time back..

Just noticed one thing..
can't the thanking procedure be ajax..
Its difficult to click on the ensuing 2 buttons to thank one.

This post has been edited by ajaymatrix: 29 May 2008 - 08:14 PM

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Re: Say "Thank You"

Posted 30 May 2008 - 01:37 PM

Ok, thank you for adding this feature,
But, Is it possible that sending a Thank you by the topic starter Make the topic marked as [Answered]?
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Re: Say "Thank You"

Posted 03 June 2008 - 05:50 PM

Love the new feature, but I've got one thing to point out:
I had an email letting me know that I'd been thanked, and this is exactly how it looked:

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Delta_Echo just thanked you for <a href='http://www.dreamincode.net/forums/index.php?s=&showtopic=53737&view=findpost&p=363953'>this</a> post!<br><br>
I use hotmail, so I was quite surprised to see it (I thought hotmail used HTML...?)

I don't know if there's anything you can do about it, just thought I'd point it out :)

Keep up the good work :^:
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Re: Say "Thank You"

Posted 04 June 2008 - 05:23 PM

<RANT>
I was wondering how long it would take for people to start putting "If you find this useful click the "This post was helpful" link for me". If people (they know who they are) are helping people just for feedback like that then, in my opinion, they are helping for all the wrong reasons
</RANT>
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Re: Say "Thank You"

Posted 04 June 2008 - 08:47 PM

I like awards and shit, how wrong is that? :)

Seems like a good incentive to help, although that is not the sole reason for helping.
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Re: Say "Thank You"

Posted 04 June 2008 - 08:49 PM

Yeh, I don't see anything wrong with someone writing helpful replies if they enjoy the thanks.

It's not like you win anything or can trade them in. It's purely a pat on the back.
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Re: Say "Thank You"

Posted 04 June 2008 - 10:18 PM

Thank you for that response Skyhawk - oh wait I will use the link ;)
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Re: Say "Thank You"

Posted 04 June 2008 - 11:18 PM

I tend to mention the thanks feature if I feel like I've really helped somebody out but that's about it. Besides, how are people going to know what the feature is for unless we all start putting the word out? Nothing wrong with that if it's going to add value to the site.
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