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Topic # 8960 9-Aug-2006 18:54
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Hi
I am a big newsgroup user and have always woundered about saying thx to the people who help me  with advice. Do you thank people for their advice or is it just asumed that you are thankful..



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  Reply # 43621 9-Aug-2006 19:07
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People assume that when I say thanks / thank you that I actually mean it.
some times I do sometime people just can't pick up on sarcasm.... :)

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  Reply # 43622 9-Aug-2006 19:21
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Even on busy Fidonet echoes, messageboards, newsgroups, mailing lists etc, i have never been told off for saying thankyou,

I normally do say things like

"Hey thanks - that really helped me out"

It will make people smile, and could be the difference between them helping again, or not.




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Reply # 43625 9-Aug-2006 19:27
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Yes..I think your are right.. Well I might as well get this off my chest.

THx to the people at GeekZone.. Cool Site..

And thx for this advice.. I tihnk I will use it...







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Reply # 43631 9-Aug-2006 19:47
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I use a few newsgroups on usenet. I say thanks, otherwise a TIA or "thanks in advance" is nice.





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Reply # 44972 30-Aug-2006 05:40
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I think that sometimes a TIA can sound a little expectant.

I always prefer to say thankyou afterwards. And I mean it too, great guys.

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