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Old 04-12-2015, 07:25 AM   #1
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"Thanks" options?

I've noticed on other V-bulletin forums that the "Thanks" displays at the bottom of posts. While it is nice to receive a PM'd Thanks here, on those other forums I will often just click "Thanks" as a quick way to acknowledge a reply. It saves typing and adding a new post.

Has Jayco Owners Forum considered using the alternate form of V-bulletin Thanks?

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Old 04-12-2015, 01:44 PM   #2
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Thanks for your interest. We have considered other options but instead have opted for the more personalised thanks option you currently see. We have found that it increases actual member interactions and builds a tighter community.
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Old 04-12-2015, 02:10 PM   #3
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I disagree. I think that other members being able to see that a poster was thanked for their post is more conducive to producing more interactions as in many cases it is more of an agree than a thanks.
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Old 04-12-2015, 02:27 PM   #4
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I disagree. I think that other members being able to see that a poster was thanked for their post is more conducive to producing more interactions as in many cases it is more of an agree than a thanks.
What we have discovered over time is that a simple "click to thank" isn't as interactive as an actual message and some folks begin to collect thanks scores. The click becomes more about a points race than anything else.

Maybe "interactive" wasn't the right word choice on my part - it's about encouraging real dialogue and after trying out several different options this is the one that seemed best suited to this community. Every forum is a little different - they all have their own vibe and culture. JOF is super friendly and members are extremely helpful to one another; that said we can mull over options at the next software update.
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Old 04-12-2015, 02:30 PM   #5
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Hey Vic, thanks for the thanks. I too agree with your suggestion.
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Old 04-12-2015, 03:20 PM   #6
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I'd be happy if there was a "like" button, but it's not killing me to type a message.
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Old 04-12-2015, 03:23 PM   #7
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I try to thank everyone that posts on a thread I created. If they took the time to respond to what I posted, then I will try to acknowledge them for their effort. I like the current system in place.
Maybe you can add a "nice post" or "interesting topic" quick button next to the thanks box.
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Old 04-12-2015, 03:41 PM   #8
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I try to thank everyone that posts on a thread I created. If they took the time to respond to what I posted, then I will try to acknowledge them for their effort. I like the current system in place.
Maybe you can add a "nice post" or "interesting topic" quick button next to the thanks box.
I think that's a good idea, the "nice post" or "interesting topic" quick button.
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JOF is super friendly and members are extremely helpful to one another; that said we can mull over options at the next software update.
Very much agree! ~ friendly and helpful! However, when you next mull, please consider fostering a stronger collaborative relationship between the forum posts and the Social Group posts. Do know the group moderators sure would appreciate the administrators strategizing a more interactive relationship ... one that empowers the groups to more efficiently and effectively inter-relate with the JOF visitors! Please review the EMAILING SOCIAL GROUP MEMBERS thread for ideas and suggestions posed by a few moderators striving to grow their special interest membership; maybe you could interview or poll us on tightening the relationship??
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What we have discovered over time is that a simple "click to thank" isn't as interactive as an actual message and some folks begin to collect thanks scores. The click becomes more about a points race than anything else.

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My experience to date is that 90% of the Thanks just include the canned text. No additional personal comments. (Not that no comment is a problem.)

In fact, I'm often not even certain exactly what post is being referenced. The only indication as to what post is associated seems to be a post ID number which is not even clickable.

It's a very minor thing. Just thought that I'd ask. Thanks for the reply.

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Old 04-13-2015, 05:31 AM   #11
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What we have discovered over time is that a simple "click to thank" isn't as interactive as an actual message and some folks begin to collect thanks scores. The click becomes more about a points race than anything else.



Maybe "interactive" wasn't the right word choice on my part - it's about encouraging real dialogue and after trying out several different options this is the one that seemed best suited to this community. Every forum is a little different - they all have their own vibe and culture. JOF is super friendly and members are extremely helpful to one another; that said we can mull over options at the next software update.

I think it's more personal when it's not made public.... So I enjoy the current way it's done. jmho
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In fact, I'm often not even certain exactly what post is being referenced. The only indication as to what post is associated seems to be a post ID number which is not even clickable.

It's a very minor thing. Just thought that I'd ask. Thanks for the reply.

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The Thanks feature currently being used provides a link to the post that was Thanked. Click the link and it'll take you to the post.
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Old 04-13-2015, 09:17 PM   #13
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The Thanks feature currently being used provides a link to the post that was Thanked. Click the link and it'll take you to the post.
I saw the standard note at the top of the automated message.

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"Note: This is an automated message regarding this post:
https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/showthread.php?p=288386"

Thinking that was the only related information I missed the color highlight and the fact that "this post" is a link included within the automated text.

Thanks for the reply. vic
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My experience to date is that 90% of the Thanks just include the canned text. No additional personal comments. (Not that no comment is a problem.)...
Just as a comparison, 35% of all the "Thanks" I've received have included a personal comment. Comment or no, I'm elated whenever someone has taken the time to send me one.
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