Re: Behaviour Modification
Monday, April 28, 2003 06:15 AM
Do you really need to be told how wonderful you every time you help someone? Yes, it is a common courtesy to thank someone for help but there are a couple of peripheral issues here. Firstly, posting a thank you note adds to network / site traffic which may not be a good thing (especially as I get enough emails as it is without additional ones). Secondly, if everybody followed your lead and stopped answering questions because the original poster didn't have the manners to praise them then a site such as this would quickly close down.
It would be nice if people were house trained i.e. posted questions with useful subject lines, searched the FAQs first, thought about their questions before posting, first tried to solve the problem themselves etc.. In reality, there are always going to be people who are unable or unwilling to do any of these.
Just a thought.