a note on etiquette

Jochen Schroeder jschrod at uni-muenster.de
Sun Feb 29 04:35:05 PST 2004


Richard A Downing FBCS wrote:
> michael <michael8110 at terra.com.br> writes:
> 
> 
>>It has gradually become clear to me that it is awkward to send thank
>>you notes upon receiving help when there is nothing else to be said,as
>>it only takes up space so i'd like to know if it is common
>>understanding that no answer is by no means to be taken for
>>rudeness,and that thankfulness is implicit..
>>
> 
> 
> I like to see a thank you, if only to confirm that the advice given
> was correct and helpful.
> The important thing is not the thanks, per se, but the feedback.
> So on the whole, I'd advise you to give a short response.
> But don't quote a long advice mailing, PLEASE keep it snappy!
> 
+1 for that,
it also makes things easier for people browsing the archives to see if 
the suggested solution actually works. On the other hand, I don't think 
anybody here will take personal offence if you don't post a thank you to 
there advice ;-)

Jochen



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