July 20, 2011 3:43 am at 3:43 am #598099
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?July 20, 2011 3:45 am at 3:45 am #787933yid4lifeMember
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? 🙂July 20, 2011 3:47 am at 3:47 am #787934WIYMember
I personally think that if one starts a thread asking for help they should respond to particular replies that they find relevant and helpful.July 20, 2011 3:52 am at 3:52 am #787935Bagel BoyParticipant
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.July 20, 2011 3:59 am at 3:59 am #787936
Thank you all for agreeing with meJuly 20, 2011 4:37 am at 4:37 am #787937WIYMember
YW. Just stating my opinion.July 20, 2011 5:24 pm at 5:24 pm #787938flowersParticipant
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.July 20, 2011 5:34 pm at 5:34 pm #787939
what are you trying to find out? are you upset at something that someone did or that they didn’t respond?July 20, 2011 5:36 pm at 5:36 pm #787940YW Moderator-80Member
no one has to respond
it IS impolite however not to
which i think is the point of the op.July 20, 2011 5:40 pm at 5:40 pm #787941
I agree with 80 (as usual), especially when asking for advice, where a thank you is called for.July 20, 2011 5:42 pm at 5:42 pm #787942
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 conversationJuly 20, 2011 5:46 pm at 5:46 pm #787943YW Moderator-80Member
adorable has a good point also
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)July 20, 2011 5:47 pm at 5:47 pm #787944
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.July 20, 2011 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm #787945Another nameParticipant
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.July 21, 2011 3:59 am at 3:59 am #787946
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.July 21, 2011 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm #787947ItcheSrulikMemberJuly 21, 2011 1:33 pm at 1:33 pm #787948
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”).July 21, 2011 3:23 pm at 3:23 pm #787949ItcheSrulikMember
There are other pages that talk more about it.July 21, 2011 4:33 pm at 4:33 pm #787950
I didn’t see them, but it’s still common decency.
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