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Etiquette: thanking only one poster for info ok?

salutlemonde Jul 26, 2007 08:10 AM

I noticed while reading through the Chowhound boards, there were a lot of good, thorough responses to a post. The original poster thanked only one person for their response, and said nothing about the rest.

Is this normal / polite / considerate? Any thoughts?

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  1. Robert Lauriston RE: salutlemonde Jul 26, 2007 05:47 PM

    The polite way to say thank you on Chowhound is to post a report on your meal!

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      ccbweb RE: Robert Lauriston Jul 27, 2007 06:23 AM

      I agree! Saying thank you for the info is a nice gesture, but what we all want to know is how that taco, sushi, churro, bubble tea -fill-in-the-blank- was. Robert is spot-on, say thanks by pointing to chow.

    2. daveena RE: salutlemonde Jul 26, 2007 06:10 PM

      Once upon a time, it was actually not permitted to post just "thank you" without any additional info - this was back when the only way to keep up with additions to old posts was by the "Hot Posts" function.

      Anyway, I think it's about striking a balance between being polite in the real world (saying "thank you") and being polite in cyberworld (not bumping threads up unnecessarily).

      1. jfood RE: salutlemonde Jul 28, 2007 08:55 AM

        everyone on CH who posts a response is always looking for data to support or give a different point of view. after going to a spot or cooking a dish receiveing, as RL states, feedback on the current state and with a different point of view is the best way to keep everyone current on devleopments at a resto or techniques and opinions on a recipe.

        So a post with feedback for everyone to enjoy and learn versus telling onlyone person that they were helpful is more in the community spirit.

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