(2003 to 2005)

Saying thank you in public forums

Thu May 27 23:10:00 UTC+1000 2004


It pisses me off when people say “Thank you” in public forums, without making any other useful comment.

I get lots of e-mail, I really don't need to read peoples public “Thank you” letters.

I'm all for saying “Thanks” if you have a follow on question, or something useful to add. Otherwise, keep the praise off list.

I didn't used to think like this. I used to be cool about it. But I've just had to read one too many thank you note lately, and it really is nothing more than noise.

(not that I mind noise, as long as it's in the right forum ;)


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