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Old 2008-10-16, 01:11 PM
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Saying Thanks to the Seeder...

Is it just my perception being off, or does it seem that less and less people are saying Thanks to the seeders?

I know I have always tried to say Thanks when I grab a torrent, and then if I especially like the show, or have other comments about it, I go back and post again in the thread. But, sometimes I will find there are already 30 leechers on a show and there isn't even one Thanks in the thread! What is with that? Do some users just feel that they don't need to say Thanks or don't realize that it's polite to say Thanks? Are they so used to a Thanks button (like on other sites) that they don't know how to post a simple comment of Thanks?

Why are users not saying Thanks?
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Old 2008-10-16, 01:29 PM
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Re: Saying Thanks to the Seeder...

I always appreciate thanks and I try to thank every seeder I download from.

Another thing is the grab and run, zero posting leeches. If they seeded for longer, their ratios wouldn't be so bad.
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Old 2008-10-16, 01:58 PM
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Re: Saying Thanks to the Seeder...

I noticed this as well.
if a thanks button wouldn't be too much trouble to add to the site perhaps more would indeed help some folks show some gratitude. Or we could have Freezer PM every single person every single time they don't give thanks. He seems to have a way with that message.
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Old 2008-10-16, 01:59 PM
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Re: Saying Thanks to the Seeder...

I like the avatar, BTW, Lynne
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Old 2008-10-16, 02:04 PM
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Re: Saying Thanks to the Seeder...

I try to say thanks, but sometimes i forget & i usually say thanks by seeding above 1 ratio.
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Old 2008-10-16, 02:09 PM
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Re: Saying Thanks to the Seeder...

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I noticed this as well.
if a thanks button wouldn't be too much trouble to add to the site perhaps more would indeed help some folks show some gratitude. Or we could have Freezer PM every single person every single time they don't give thanks. He seems to have a way with that message.
We have considered that. But, some people feel that is an impersonal way to say Thanks and that they might as well have not said anything. But, maybe not. It is open for discussion and I am reading this thread to see what people think.




Do you think new users just don't think about it? As was already brought up, there are a lot of users who have downloaded stuff and never made a single post. Why is that? Are they afraid to say Thanks or do they just not think about it?
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Old 2008-10-16, 02:16 PM
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Re: Saying Thanks to the Seeder...

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We have considered that. But, some people feel that is an impersonal way to say Thanks and that they might as well have not said anything. But, maybe not. It is open for discussion and I am reading this thread to see what people think.
I am in the camp of thinking that a thanks button does nothing and is too impersonal.

I also don't think that necessarily every singe person needs to say thanks in every single torrent thread. A torrent with 100 completes - that's a lot of posts! I'm more interested in hearing what people think of the band, the setlist, the recording - personal interaction regarding the show. That said, if there are 10 leachers with no thanks, the next guy oughta at least say thanks!
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Old 2008-10-16, 02:20 PM
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Re: Saying Thanks to the Seeder...

i know I tend to go back to say thanks and make comments after I have "used" my dl.
I think the button is weak (As noted above) but sometimes I have nothing more to add. I wonder if some have an issue with posting comments at all. lurking type stuff.
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Old 2008-10-16, 02:29 PM
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Re: Saying Thanks to the Seeder...

Even better, ask for seeders & not saying back a word to the person who helped. Running out after completing is just the cherry on the cake.
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Old 2008-10-16, 03:06 PM
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Re: Saying Thanks to the Seeder...

I noticed when we added a thanks button at ZOMB it would get alot of use.
Before that we had a similar problem.
A thanks button is a bit impersonal but it's better than no thanks at all (IMO)
I don't think having one would prevent a user from making a comment and people who would usually say nothing may click it, so the seeder gets something.
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Old 2008-10-16, 03:24 PM
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Re: Saying Thanks to the Seeder...

I just want to say thanks!


I try to leave a thanks when I dl a show and am guilty of using a thanks button on some sites if I can't think of anything else to add. I would add something after listening to a dl but I usually don't listen to shows until a month or so after dl'ing them because of all the shows on my HD.
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Old 2008-10-16, 03:32 PM
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Re: Saying Thanks to the Seeder...



Don't really need a button. You even gave a smilie to make it easy.
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Old 2008-10-16, 03:34 PM
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Re: Saying Thanks to the Seeder...

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Don't really need a button. You even gave a smilie to make it easy.
That should get a more prominent place in the "generic smilies"-list, IMHO.
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Old 2008-10-16, 03:55 PM
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Re: Saying Thanks to the Seeder...

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I noticed when we added a thanks button at ZOMB it would get alot of use.
Before that we had a similar problem.
A thanks button is a bit impersonal but it's better than no thanks at all (IMO)
I don't think having one would prevent a user from making a comment and people who would usually say nothing may click it, so the seeder gets something.

Agreed. A quick thanks via button is better than nothing at all. If you have actual COMMENTS on a thread/torrent then yes, that's when you need to post. Otherwise a button would do it all (IMO).
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Old 2008-10-16, 03:56 PM
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Re: Saying Thanks to the Seeder...

then there is the "thank you mask man" issue...maybe we need a Tonta the indian button.
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