Thank you, thank you, thank you......just one too many in our forum!There is an increasing trend in the forum of members needlessly putting in a one line thank you response. For what? To gain one or two extra points? Should we not curb this tendency to give totally pointless thanks?
It goes somewhat like this:
Thank you XYZ! That was a good point you made.
Thank you KLM. You gave a good response.
Oh, that was a great response DTR! Thank you.
Thank you BNM. I enjoyed your response.
Some responses even have sentences like "The author of the thread must be appreciated for coming up with this topic. It is a good topic to discuss. Thanks". It is all very well to express appreciation, but then at least give your own views too on that topic.
Giving thanks to somebody who gave you guidance is a different matter or for congratulatory wishes on reaching a milestone or receiving an award. That is basic courtesy and fine to express. Empty thanks and vague appreciative statements on the other hand are downright irritating if I may say so. Please may I humbly request members to stop this increasingly alarming trend of empty gestures?