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Feb 10, 2009 09:54 AM

I thinks it's really annoying when....

Hi there

I'm pretty new to CH - but I've been easily hooked. I have a job which allows me to surf the net or read as much as I want (I'm a receptionist). The bosses actually encourage it.

Anyhow, maybe this has been brought up a million times, but I really find it rude when someone asks a question here on the board, gets loads of responses and then never comes back to thank anyone or update anyone or whatever...
I have seen this numerous time when people have really been very helpful to the OP, and then nothin'!

what's up with that?

Is this considered OK here on CH?

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  1. I don't iknow if I find it quite as annoying as you but, yeah, it does seem a bit wierd when people get tons of recs, as an example, for good eats in X city and then never come back with what they actually tried.

      1. re: fourunder

        Forunder LOL!!
        You got me!

        I forgot about that!!!

        That was when I was at my last job and I wasn't allowed to look at the internet- but used to sneak a peek now and then!!

        Wow busted!


        1. re: NellyNel


          Payback for calling me....crazy. ;-)

          Thanks for having a sense of humor.

          1. re: fourunder

            "and it's one of the few regrets I have in my food life"
            ha ha ha... you're a lucky one, I have many food regrets in my life.....oh well steak stuffed with sausage sounds so darn good right now..I bet the whole meal you just wanted to lean over and take some off the guys plate!

            We actually had a booking at Rita & Joes for Christmas eve which I was really looking forward to, but our friends had to change the plans last minute....
            so I guess it's a little late - but thanks for your recommendations!! I do appreciate 'em and will definitely try 'em out!

            Back to topic -
            So do you guys think that there is some CH "plants"??
            it does seem odd when someone goes through the trouble of writing such a detailed question - and then just disappears!

            1. re: NellyNel

              CH's have long term memory! Never forget!
              Thanks for the link to Jersey finds I didn't know about.

              1. re: HillJ

                it was even funnier because fourunder and I recently had conflicting opinions about something and I called his idea (not him!!) CRAZY!

                So he got me back!

        2. Guilty as charged. Sometimes you get caught up reading through and don't even realize it. I did find this annoying when I first joined and then did it myself so be careful.

          I am good at replying to the ones about certain restaurants but not the home cooking ones when I ask for ideas. sorry.

          1. More annoying when it is a first time(and eventually, only time) poster who asks a huge general question and people continue to discuss...years later. Makes me think it was a 'plant' just to have something going on.


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            1. re: Cathy

              Or this one in Boston - a first-time poster who stirred up lots of interest, got us all wishing him well in his romantic dinner plans, and stayed in the discussion right up to the dinner in question - then never returned. Sigh...


            2. A sign of the times, I guess. To come back and post about what you tried is the online equivelant of a thank you card. Seen many of those lately? I think being considerate must be like, sooo 1987!!