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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:24 AM
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Poll question: DU thread etiquette question.
Edited on Sat Mar-04-06 07:35 AM by merh
If you post a thread asking for good wishes, positive vibes and/or prayers, like this one Postive vibe request thread , is it proper to go in and thank everyone that posts good wishes individually or does one big thank you suffice? The good wishes and energies mean so much and it is very important that folks know that.

I really do want to thank everyone for all of the support they have given me, but I don't want to be a post whore and I don't want to be insincere. I just am not sure what to do, what is expected, thus the poll.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you all so much for all of your support and encouragement.

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:26 AM
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1. I think one big thankyou suffices
but I also think that thanking each poster individually does not make you a post whore. (Does make the thread very big, though).

:hug:
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:34 AM
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2. I thank you, billyskank, for all of your support.
you are a sweetie and I do look forward to your posts.

:hug: :loveya: :yourock:

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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 07:35 AM
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3. I think it's understood that when such a thread is posted, the OP isn't
in the best of spirits and may find it difficult to respond individually.

I would never be offended by a blanket thank you in such circumstances.
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Laelth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:31 AM
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4. I don't think there are any hard and fast rules here.
If I posted some good vibes, I wouldn't be offended if you didn't thank me personally with a unique post.

But, other people might feel differently. :shrug:

-Laelth
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LaurenG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:37 AM
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5. Just one!
:hug:
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:56 AM
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6. My dear merh........
I would say whichever way you want to do it.....

I like to respond individually to each poster...

It's true that the thread does grow very large and quickly too, but for me, it's just plain courteous to thank each one!

But one blanket thank you also works!

So do what you want, sweetie!


:loveya: :hug:
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In_The_Wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 12:40 PM
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7. I don't know merh.
Sometimes my brain is just too tired to answer individually on a conversation type of thread in a 48 hour MyPost time frame so I try to answer 1/2 (or more if possible at a time) until I've chatted with everyone who's been nice enough to post on my thread. I feel bad when I can't get back to everyone in a timely manner but I feel worse about the DUers I meant to answer before the thread is archived and missed.

I think on the good vibes, good wishes threads one reply to all should be okay.

BTW ~ Thank You! I've gotten so many sweet PMs that have brought tears to my eyes.
I would never be upset if you were to do one thank you instead of individual ones. :yourock: :loveya:
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