I have tried to help people on the TA Forum several times now and quite a few times the thread just died with no feedback (FB) or a 'Thank you' so I was wondering if other regular helpful subscribers (you know who you are) to the TA Forum have noticed this? I can only think of two reasons for no FB: -
1. The OP can't give FB due to becoming ill and no longer uses their Device.
2. The advice worked and 'I am now sorted but I can't be bothered to give a 'thank you' or FB even though it would help other users with the same issue'. In other words selfish.
I used to enjoy trying to help people on this Forum but I am finding it harder to find the motivation these days due to lack of appreciation. Am I expecting too much? Maybe I am living in the past but the fact remains that if one says 'Thank you' then you will be only too happy to help again. Are other regular helpers affected by this lack of FB?
I now very rarely offer help to any user that is not familiar. I find it especially annoying when I, or someone else, ask for additional information, to facilitate helping the OP and the OP doesn't bother answer. I have also noticed a number of people asking for help choosing a new PC or components and the OP appears not to want to put any effort in to help themselves, instead expecting one of us to do all the donkey work for them.
I'm afraid you are - that's the way it is on the internet. People know that they are anonymous, and that there can be no repercussions, so they don't see the point of thanking you. All online help forums have the same situation.
As others have said, it has been like this for many years and we have discussed it on numerous occasions. It's life, I'm afraid.