Should we have a "thank" button?

A place to discuss anything... except credit cards!
10 posts
daniel2304
Centurion Member
Centurion Member
 
Posts: 198
Joined: Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:53 pm
Location: Dallas

Should we have a "thank" button?

Postby daniel2304 » Wed Apr 08, 2015 3:36 pm

Hi all,
I just wonder should we ask admin and mods to create a "thank" button so we can use it to say thank to the person who give the information or answer our questions? Like in my thread, I want to say thank you but I feel like it will make the thread longer than necessary.

What do you think? Not that I'm lazy to post a thank you post, but it can create many short posts in between and it will be hard to follow up.
All my posts are my opinions. All my posts mentioned "you" are merely for discussion-purpose only. No advice is given in any post at any time. It is also impossible for me to put effort to verify every statement that anyone has given.


User avatar
lobbythis
Centurion Member
Centurion Member
 
Posts: 616
Joined: Sun Sep 07, 2014 8:53 pm
Location: usa

Postby lobbythis » Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:41 pm

About half the forums I'm on have them and half don't. I like them.

whit
Centurion Member
Centurion Member
 
Posts: 508
Joined: Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:04 pm
Location: ca

Postby whit » Wed Apr 08, 2015 6:40 pm

I think it can be fun; an added feature that turns into a popularity contest usually.

But the cost of it will probably be more than the owners are willing to pay when taking into consideration p&l

kdm31091
Centurion Member
Centurion Member
 
Posts: 1009
Joined: Sat Feb 21, 2015 3:35 pm
Location: Claymont, DE

Postby kdm31091 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 7:55 am

I think it would be nice. It can show some "applause" for a particularly well thought out or useful post.

takeshi
Centurion Member
Centurion Member
 
Posts: 1733
Joined: Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:12 pm
Location: US

Postby takeshi » Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:26 am

You can ask but the forum software has to support the feature.

Crashburn
Green Member
Green Member
 
Posts: 19
Joined: Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:13 am
Location: IL

Postby Crashburn » Thu Apr 09, 2015 3:19 pm

I'd like that. Had it on another forum and it was a neat functionality. Like 'likes' on Facebook.

User avatar
CreditCardGuru
 
Posts: 160
Joined: Tue Apr 01, 2008 1:48 am
Location: Austin, TX

Postby CreditCardGuru » Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:36 am

Hi all,

Just wanted to chime in to say we've got a forum redesign on the way.

More details here:

http://creditcardforum.com/general-credit-card-talk/11658-heads-up-forum-site-redesign-way.html#post78132

We've made note of the request for a thank/upvote feature and are exploring whether the new forum software we'll be using allows for it.

User avatar
CarefulBuilder14
Centurion Member
Centurion Member
 
Posts: 3749
Joined: Thu May 08, 2014 7:42 pm
Location: United States

Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:45 am

There would be good and bad in it. It could potentially help to point out good, recent posts.

Some of my opinions have changed somewhat since I joined this website (only slightly, and mostly surrounding the value/hassle tradeoff of travel points and the number of cards I can handle). A lot of the community's advice that was once good is no longer valid due to changes in card programs. If a heavily praised post becomes outdated and inaccurate, does that praise mislead future readers?

Should there also be a downvote system? Bad advice can hurt more than good advice can help, and I've seen some really awful advice here. I've been guilty of a few "if I was a creditor..." comments, as well as one time I talked out of my *$$ thinking I understood what constituted malpractice on the part of a lawyer. I'm sure there have been other things.*** Mostly I've tried to point out the limits of my knowledge.

One very elaborate solution would be some sort of "Admire" system, where you can see who is thanking whom. If one person I admire thanks another person I admire for a particular post, then that absolutely matters to me. If one person I don't admire thanks another person I don't admire for advice, then I wouldn't put the same value on that.

***There was also a time I posted without realizing how complex state CC surcharge rules could be. Still, my average is pretty good.
Wallet: Prestige CSP SchwabPlat Freedom It Hyatt SallieMae AAPlat
SD: Arrival BrooksBros BCE ED IHG
Letting new accounts cool off since May
Really not sure what I'll add next or when

popamode72
Centurion Member
Centurion Member
 
Posts: 1099
Joined: Sun May 04, 2014 4:41 pm
Location: Atlanta, GA

Postby popamode72 » Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:34 pm

Well MyFico has that whole kudo facebook like system in place and there's another forum I go to that has several different ratings you can give posts. On Reddit, you get upvotes depending on whether people like your posts or not or downvotes. Maybe that sort of system can work.

The thank you/admire system could also work in the context for the site. Good question.
Macy's TLs (21k), Lowes (17k), CSP (10k), Sam's Club (10k), Nordstrom (5k), AARP (4.2k), Freedom (3k), Discover (1.5k), Quicksilver (2k), BoA (3k), Barclaycard Arrival (2.5k), Amazon Store (6k), Paypal (4.9k), Sam's Club MC (3.6k), Walmart MC (1.2k)

JamesMS
Centurion Member
Centurion Member
 
Posts: 151
Joined: Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:17 pm
Location: Fort Worth, TX

Postby JamesMS » Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:45 pm

I think it would be a good idea.
Main Cards:
Amex BCE
Amex Everyday
Bank of America Cash Rewards
Chase Freedom
Capital One Quicksilver
Citi Thank You Preferred

Spark Cash Back (Business), Amex Plum (Business)



Return to “The Lounge”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests