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  • #598099

    2qwerty
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    Do you think someone who starts a thread (especially if they asked a question or asked for help) has a moral responsibility to respond to comments?

    Or if it’s obvious that the right answer was given then there is no point to reply on that topic anymore?

    #787933

    yid4life
    Member

    Definitely moral for them to respond. When someone calls you to ask a question and you answer it, is it okay to just hang up once they got their answer? 🙂

    #787934

    WIY
    Member

    I personally think that if one starts a thread asking for help they should respond to particular replies that they find relevant and helpful.

    #787935

    Bagel Boy
    Participant

    i think the one who starts a discussion has a responsibility to continue to comment until the thread dissipates and then to update if necessary.

    #787936

    2qwerty
    Participant

    Thank you all for agreeing with me

    #787937

    WIY
    Member

    2qwerty

    YW. Just stating my opinion.

    #787938

    flowers
    Participant

    There should be no strings attached when starting a thread. You want to respond to someone, respond. You don’t want to, you don’t have to. People can have all different kinds of valid reasons to not want to respond.

    Yid4life: This is a public forum. It’s not a private conversation on the phone.

    #787939

    adorable
    Participant

    what are you trying to find out? are you upset at something that someone did or that they didn’t respond?

    #787940

    no one has to respond

    it IS impolite however not to

    which i think is the point of the op.

    #787941

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    I agree with 80 (as usual), especially when asking for advice, where a thank you is called for.

    #787942

    adorable
    Participant

    a little confusing this thread but I got it. sometimes ppl start threads just to bring up a topic- they dont necessarily have anything personal invested in that conversation

    #787943

    adorable has a good point also

    for ex:

    someone posts: hey i got this great email, take a look, LOL OMG!!!!

    doesnt necessarily require a f/u by the original poster (and hopefully there wont be one)

    #787944

    adorable
    Participant

    but yes if they are asking for advice its nice to go back and follow up… i noticed that happiest did that on her threads.

    #787945

    Another name
    Participant

    As an “experienced responder” who has yet to start a thread, though I do not feel that the starter has the obligation to comment on his/ her thread, people like myself do appreciate when the starter responds/ updates on the thread.

    #787946

    2qwerty
    Participant

    Now I feel too much responsibility to respond to every comment.

    So I’m starting to understand the other side. Mod80 is right its about politeness not really a responsibility issue.

    So I want to thank everyone for your opinions but I can’t gaurantee that ill keep checking this thread anymore.

    #787947

    ItcheSrulik
    Member

    Here is the wikipedia entry on “netiquette.” Most of it is very good advice.

    Mods, I know outside links are usually against your policy but I see you post relevant wiki pages sometimes so please look this one over. Thanks.

    #787948

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    Just Google “netiquette”.

    It doesn’t seem to say anything (although I just skimmed it) about responding. Points of interest are not correcting others’ spelling errors, not using ALL CAPS, not multiposting, and staying on topic (I think I’m guilty of some of these).

    Even if it’s not on WP, it’s still common decency to say “thanks” when given solicited advice, and possibly when complimented (although there’s the mitigating “blush factor”).

    #787949

    ItcheSrulik
    Member

    There are other pages that talk more about it.

    #787950

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    I didn’t see them, but it’s still common decency.

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