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Does it bother you?.....

When you write out a really long and lengthy answer/recommendation/response to someone's question and you don't get at least a "thank you" or heart (just letting you know that they even read it)?  I don't know why, but it really bothers me...lol.

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It did when i first starting posting on BT, but it doesnt now.  Its important to remember not everyone knows about the hearts, or even knows how to tell if someone has responded to their post (it took me a good while to figure this one out).  I try to make a point to heart or respond to everyone who leaves a comment for me, but sometimes I even forget to do that, because I get so involved in whatever topic we are discussing.

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That is what the hearts are for! Sometimes they don't work and it can be very frustrating. Some are just plain rude.  Don't take it personally as it is probably not. 

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Not too much. Often times, new people come on here, then never come on again, or they just don't really understand the whole forum yet. I'm sure most people appreciate your answers, but just don't realize to add a thank you or give you a heart

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It would bother me too! Common courtesy dictates an acknowledgement of your efforts to be helpful to a fellow human being.

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Yes, it bothers me... but I am very very sensitive. In reality, I know it's not personal.

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Sometimes it bothers me, depending on what the topic is. Most of the time, I feel bad if someone responds to one of my threads/comments, and I see it days later and I feel silly responding since everyone else has moved on, if that makes sense. However, I always make sure to heart people's responses!

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It doesn't bother me at all, the point of being on here is to help not to see how many "thank you's"  you get. The joy of helping to me is just knowing that someone has gotten knowledge out of my answer and can grow from that. I understand your point everyone has their own opinions on everything.

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No, what I mean by it is, I don't know if they have ever even seen my response, or if anyone (for that matter) has seen my really long, time-taking response. Then, it feels like time just wasted. I respond because I want to help, but I also don't want to waste my time if no one actually reads it and it didn't help in some way. I hope this is making sense. :-/

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Not to mention how threads get buried and you sometimes give up on clicking 'show more'.

That happens to me when I realize I might not have followed that thread at first... then trying to remember which thread it was.

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I think sometimes, people may not know.

 

I actually posted a thing in BeautyTalk support yesterday regarding notifications about threads I follow and also wishing there was a different list like in the "My Activity", to have something like "Replies". Something where if you posted a thread and/or commented on a thread and someone replied, that you would get a notification.

 

What I posted:

http://community.sephora.com/t5/BeautyTalk-Support/Following-Subscribing-to-a-Thread-amp-Email-Notif...

 

I know, for me personally, I still haven't quite learned all the in & outs of BT. 

 

So, I wouldn't take it personally because I do think that sometimes people may not go back and view every little thing they write about and know if someone replies. Or, life may get in the way and their busy and haven't made it back to that particular thing yet.

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That is a great idea, jenjen! I'm sure a lot of it is that, to be honest.

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It used to, but now it doesn't. I just heart those people more.

 

Those type of people need more hearts in their lives. One day it might occur to them to heart back or a simple thank you! Smiley Wink Smiley Tongue

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And, I'm not saying I want someone to heart or say "thank you" to every single one of my comments or posts. I'm referring to the ones where I spent A LOT of my time writing it out.

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Nope. Some people don't know about hearts, I've gotten WAY more hearts from chatting than from helping, but whatever you wrote will stay here so someone will see it at some point. I don't know if original posters see my response, but sometimes posts I wrote months/year ago will surface when someone randomly discovers it and find it helpful enough to comment.

 

edit/ps: I've gotten a PM where a lady discovered a post I wrote half a year before and wanted to know more. While I'm too lazy to use the search function, apparently sometimes people actually do, lol, so unless the post was on a controversial thread about to be deleted, someone will see it.

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Oh wow, I see. Well, I am still new to BT, so I didn't realize some of this. Thanks, it makes me not feel so unappreciated with all my time spent answering some peoples' questions! Smiley Happy Heart

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Don't let it hurt your feelings! I agree with the above. A lot of the time things get lost in the shuffle! Smiley Happy

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I try to make sure that I respond to those who respond to me, but sometimes it's honestly hard to keep up. I try to give hearts out like candy because I know that, for some people, it really makes them happy. I actually just found a few posts today from people that have responded to me that I had missed and then added hearts accordingly. haha.

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I too give a heart to practically everything! Why not? That's why we have them-- to share the love and happiness! Smiley Happy

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Exactly! HEARTS FOR EVERYONE! Heart

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i feel the same way! why withhold hearts?!

Everyone loves hearts and they don't cost me a thing to give out....

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I do, too -- I just looked at my BT stats and I've given out like 6,000 hearts -- I often heart entire threads as I read through them. Smiley Happy

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I do that too Katie!! Smiley Happy

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No, because I figure they either didn't like or care about my advice (I know not everyone does) or they just didn't have time etc.  I usually try to heart responses that people give me, but I don't think everyone does that.  For every person that doesn't respond, there are a lot of awesome and  kind responses, some when you least expect it.  Just like in the world, there are people that above and beyond surprise you with kindness and attention, and others that are just kind of there or are too busy to care.  Don't take it personally, and don't let it stop you from contributing.  If everyone did that, we wouldn't have a board.

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I do try to always say something back. IF I see it..I find threads get lost often around here. 

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