ANSWERS: 31
  • They might be busy answering other questions and not have taken the time to go back to see if they've been responded to as quickly as you might have expected them to. I am guilty of it myself. It's nothing intentional, it's just getting busy with work and flipping over to AB and answering a few questions, etc., etc.
  • I am sometimes like that too. Manners on AB are loosely defined, and I often wonder whether all the "Thank you" messages may be civil, but really a bit of noise in an area where there is already a lot of text. Good question!
  • Perhaps they think your answer does not merit a reply, or maybe they just can't think of what to say. Maybe they are too lazy...I don't know.
  • AB doesn't seem tp have a very good way to keep track of things. and it's a flood... i get washed away and I'm not sure if I'm melting or drowning...
  • It is simple really. This site has a mix of different types, some like a thank you some don't, some want to argue and some don't. Some want you to leave them a heart felt emotional response and some don't. It is hard to keep up with who likes or wants what. Just like with anything, your never going to please everyone every time. Our main goal is to help those who ask questions or to simply ask questions and hope someone gives us some advice we can use. It is nice when someone takes the time to thank those who have helped but that just isn't going to work with everyone. I always give points when I interact with any post rather it be those that answer my questions or with the questions I answer. Not always will I leave a comment because after nearly a year of members complaining they don't want a thank you and telling me to stop has changed me.
  • They're just looking for answers and points and have no interest in interacting :)
  • Many don't see the need to acknowledge your answers, and feel that giving points is enough. They have their reasons, though some people are just not aware that it is a nice thing to do. I have always appreciated a response, even just a polite thank you and try to do that for every person that responds to my questions as well because I am grateful for their input or their humor, whatever they give, even if it's a differing opinion, I learn, and grow from each post I read. And then there are some people who really just don't care and are after titles, point, whatever, here and really aren't a true part of this community or of helping others besides themselves.
  • I have got to the point when I answer a question now and I check out if the person asking it has responded to those who have already answered, if they haven't, then nine times out of ten I wont bother answering it. I understand that sometimes when you are answering a lot one or two may get lost, but not all and if I am takign the time to answer a question then I feel they should take the time to respond. I am not talking points just a response.
  • I seldom respond to an answer. I have never been a chatty person and really see no reason to respond to most of the answers I get. I always point them, and if I do respond I feel the answer truly needed it. I saw what a very nice person here went through because he was kind enough to thank people for responding. Chief Wanbli is a much better ABer than me. If people could be like that to him for a thank you, I will pass and just give the points.
  • I don't say something unless I think it's useful to add. Saying thank you to everyone is tedious, and not always appreciated anyway. Personally, if someone gives me points, that IS a thanks. If they add a thanks that is THEIR choice it doesn't bother me one way or the other. I comment if I had something to add, or if I thought the comment was especially unique where I wouldn't have thought of it. However I ALWAYS give points to those who answer my questions unless they absolutely don't answer, are offensive, or make no sense.
  • They're trying to win
  • Maybe they don't know what to say.
  • I get a bit irritated when they ask a question, you give them points and answer. And then no points in return for your answer. I think it's rude.
  • Yes, that pisses me off...really, that is not what the site was designed for...excuse my French!
  • Either they do not know how it works yet or they do not have a reply back. The first one is me. I am still figuring this site out. And it will take a while as I do not know how to use the computer that much and have to teach myself.
  • well, I do not mind. Usually I am answering all sort of questions. I had asked only 2 questions. So I do not think it's a problem that opposite sort of person exists.
  • it bothers me a lil bit
  • Well there you have it, two answere so far and no points.... Here's +5 and my answere is "YES".
  • I always try to say thankyou and give points. Sometimes I'm in a rush and I'm just dropping in to keep up and I don't have time to comment. Sometimes I don't feel it necessary to comment. It depends on the question i've asked and the response i've recieved.
  • Personally, I always give answers to my Q's points, I'll comment to say thanks too normally but sometimes I'm only on a few mins here and there during the day so just give points and run, I try to get back and say thanks but do miss some. +3!
  • For me there are several reasons. Quite often, after the first few answers, I don't always receive notifications when a question of mine gets a new answer. Also, some answers don't require (or deserve) a comment and/or points.
  • Yes and you get to know who those people are. I either don't answer their questions, or if I have a helpful answer, then I answer it but don't give them points, since points are usually all they are after.
  • I just spot them and avoid answering them. It's more fun here if I don't overly concern myself with the bad behavior of others. If they step far enough over the line (cloning users or posting a load of spam) then it's time to let AB Rich do some house cleaning.
  • George, I've gotten into the habit of reminding other "newbies" not to forget giving out their very best +1, a good habit to get into. Reletively new myself, points are nice, but the relationships that are being built are far more rewarding.
  • I have answered a few questions that had 60 or more answers and no one that answered had any points.
  • Its just plain rude not to. I try to remember to give points to every question I answer. Even if I don't agree. I just might give it less. It only takes a second and I always try to give points to anyone who takes the time to answer mine.
  • It doesn't bother me at all. A lot of the questions I answer are technical ones and very often the person asking only ever uses the site for that single question, so doesn't know anything about the points.
  • Some users are excellent in asking and others are excellent in answering. Few are excellent in both, I don't mind it if they only do one and not the other. What disturbs me is when people ask questions and then disappear from the site without a Thanks or rating the answers. Some askers never rate their answers, I don't know why. I have around 120+ unrated answers and I am just guessing as I have not counted them. I am not complaining but it is very rude to either leave without saying a word or never rating. Those that don't rate are generally the same users I avoid them as well users under Level 10 I am getting tired with this issue. I tried to help the new users 1-9 Level but it is useless it happens over and over again.
  • If you are only here for the points it could be annoying. And, if their questions are just nonsense trying to get points, that would make them just clutter up the site. Other than that, if they ask intelligent questions, it's ok with me.
  • Yup it bugs me :)
  • maybe they didnt know what to say

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