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What is "Thank Yourself" and "Thank @someone else" about?

Asked by Bill1939 (5689 points ) June 9th, 2012

I had not noticed the “Thank…” option before today. Did I just over look it, or is it something new? What happens when I thank someone other than myself? Why would I or should I want to thank myself?

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gailcalled's avatar

Try to thank yourself. Prepare to laugh.

Bellatrix's avatar

Do as @gailcalled suggested in terms of thanking yourself @Bill1939.

The “Thank….” has been there all the time I have been using Fluther. I use it to thank people who answer my questions on occasions. Sometimes I just do a blanket thank you but when I first Fluthered I used to go through the list and thank people individually.

Bill1939's avatar

I’d swear that this is a recent addition to Fluther. I will thank both @gailcalled and @Bellatrix, and then myself now. I’m not sure I’ll use it in the future.

gailcalled's avatar

Or do I mean try to give yourself a good answer?

Bill1939's avatar

“Thank…” does not appear in the general or social catagories, only in the meta, which explains why I never saw it before today. Having figured this out, I deserve a “Thank yourself.”

Bill1939's avatar

I take it back. I asked a question in the general catagory and “Thank…” appears there. Maybe it has to do with only questions asked and has nothing to do with catagory.

Bill1939's avatar

It seems that “Thank…” appeared every time I asked a question. So now I know.

Bellatrix's avatar

It only appears when you ask a question @Bill1939. So you can thank those who respond. And of course yourself for giving a good answer too. Have you tried clicking “Thank yourself” yet?

Brian1946's avatar

IIRC, you won’t see the “Thank….” link in your question, until you refresh the page or exit and reenter the thread.

Bill1939's avatar

I have thanked myself. Thank you for asking. I also follow the link to Wikipedia and have been “educated” about Self-love. Thanks to all.

Bellatrix's avatar

Excellent @Bill1939 :-) Since we knew what happened, @gailcalled and I also share those tendencies.

wundayatta's avatar

I never noticed that you could thank yourself. What are the particular circumstances you have to be in in order to have this option available?

Bellatrix's avatar

You ask a question @wundayatta and then make some sort of response on your own question. There is then an option to thank yourself. Each answer has the Thank… option.

Symbeline's avatar

I like thanking myself.

rebbel's avatar

I thanked myself once, in the beginning of my Jellyship.
It felt a bit like having masturbated and feeling silly about it.

ucme's avatar

I can’t lick my own arse & believe me, i’ve tried.

wundayatta's avatar

I don’t like to answer my own questions. It seems unkosher somehow.

augustlan's avatar

@wundayatta But sometimes you reply to another’s answer, right? That will give you the ability to thank yourself, too.

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