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?
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).
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.