Irritating folk who give slow or no feedback

  john bunyan 17:23 29 Jul 2014
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I realise I am turning into a Victor Meldrew, but I have noticed recently that several people on this and other tech. forums post a query, then one answers as best and as quickly as one can, and there is no feedback nor even a reply. I have been most grateful for the help I have been freely given in the past and like to help where I can, but it is disheartening sometimes if there seems to be a "ghost" poster. Rant over - I feel better now!

  stevethetester 17:54 29 Jul 2014

HI John,

With you all the way on this one; whilst some do respond positively it would appear that over the past few years the numbers are slowly but surely going downwards; I suppose that (and this is showing my age) this is a sign of the times-like yourself I have been on this site for many years trying to help wherever possible but have also noticed this lately! There-that's my little "rant" out of the way as well!! Steve

  bumpkin 18:49 29 Jul 2014

Once they have got the answer they require and their PC is sorted, blow you Jack I am OK. I'll come back when I need some more help. Very rude in my opinion not to even say thanks or explain.

  alanrwood 19:22 29 Jul 2014

I'm right with you on this. I spend several hours a day on 4 tech forums trying to help others and very rarely does anyone say thanks or even bother to reply. Not everyone I accept.

  iscanut 20:46 29 Jul 2014

Can I apply to join the Victor Meldrew club please ? I cannot agree more with these postings and find it so ignorant when the original poster never bothers to say thanks or whether the answers have been of help and solved the problem.

  spuds 00:23 30 Jul 2014
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john bunyan

Its not a rant. You are only stating what other member's might also be thinking.

This subject as been raised many times, and its possibly why names you often seen in the past, who contributed greatly and freely to this forum and made it what it was in the heydays, no longer bother to post any more.

  HondaMan 12:34 30 Jul 2014

I reckon it's just plain good manners to finish what you started, i.e. asking for help/advice, and submit a post, "Thanks" bringing the matter to a conclusion, and, in my opiniion a green tick is not sufficient

  bumpkin 13:01 30 Jul 2014

Seems we all agree on this one. where is spider9 to point out the virtues of rudeness:-)

  Menzie 15:20 30 Jul 2014

I think a lot of posts made here are also made on other forums for the exact same subject so many post topics requesting help but never come back to finish them.

Unfortunately it is one of the many things that happens online these days and is as expected as inappropriate comments under a YouTube video.

  bumpkin 15:55 30 Jul 2014

Menzie, I agree but some have been members here for years and only post when they want help and then do not have the courtesy to reply. I won't mention names as I am sure others will know anyway.

  bumpkin 16:03 30 Jul 2014

Just as infuriating are those that having been given good advice then say that they will do something else instead (they know better) then come back and say it did not work.

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