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So I was reading someone's journal, and they said they hated it when someone said "Thanks for the ____" in a pm or on their wall.

Of course, this is because people say things like "Thanks for the fave, thanks for the watch" when they make a story or something.. When I read that, it kinda ticked me off.

See, I have the same feeling when awhile ago a artist I liked made a journal talking about how they despised people who faved artwork, but didn't leave a message, basically saying that "You don't really love it, you're just saving porn" or something.. I don't remember, it's been ages.

See the thing is, when I have ten people who like a work, don't expect me to write ten seperate paragraphs expressing the joy I feel in you faving my stories. I will admit, sometimes I wish people would say something when they fave something of mine, but hey, they faved it, which means they like it! They don't have to TELL me they liked it, I have proof, BECAUSE THEY FAVED IT!

Even from the standpoint the artist made, I kinda hate it, because it feels more to me like the artist is just trying to stroke their own ego. "Oh yes, you liked my character because of this this this and this." Hey, if they faved it, they liked it, you don't need to really know all that much else unless you specifically ask for constructive criticism in my opinion.

Anyways, I feel similar here. I can either say "Thank you for the blah", or I could pretend I'm to busy for you (Not talking about people like wolfblade Or Sammy, who probably get way to many people to properly thank them all) If I say thank you, I mean thank you, why are you getting angry that I said thank you?

"Hey, thank you for the fave."

"What? What did you just say to me!? How DARE you show appreciation for me liking your art!"

For instance, with my new story on Sofurry, I get on, and I get two or so more likes. now that I'm reaching twenty likes, should I really ake up twenty different ways to say thank you for liking my story, and not just them, but anyone else who likes my stuff?

No. Instead, just be grateful I cared enough to message you, expressing my happiness.
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Added: 6 years, 9 months ago
6 years, 9 months ago
So long and thanks for all the fish! :P
6 years, 9 months ago
..... Huh?
6 years, 9 months ago
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
6 years, 9 months ago
Well I derped.

I liked that book, though it was pretty long. It was a good read. The movie didn't do it justice.
6 years, 9 months ago
I don't hate it, but it feel like some of the people who do it very regularly feel it's a obligatory courtesy.  

There's a couple of problems with it.  First, everyone says the same thing, so it loses some of it's meaning.  It's just showing some acknowledgment that you appreciate what someone did.  However I don't think it's always necessary.  I faved/commented/watched for some reason, and I assume they appreciate it in most cases.  It's not totally necessary to always acknowledge back.

My second problem is a silly one, probably only something that bothers me, but I'm don't like how it floods my shout box.  More then half of my shouts sometimes can be nothing but "thanks for the ____".  It's stupid to worry about it, but it makes me feel like I look passive to the community.  When people see all the shouts, they see only a few things that's personal to me.

My solution to the whole thing is to never say "Thanks for the ____", but instead leave a little shout that's unique to me.  I usually post *wiggles* or *wiggles at you*.  It's kind of my way of waving back, acknowledging I saw you faved/watched me, and thanks.
6 years, 9 months ago
Yeah, but it's not that I have to say thank you is how I feel. I could completely ignore someone who faved my work Me taking time out other things to say thanks, even if I don't say much, is better then not saying anything at all.

I'll try to say something more everynow and then, especially when I like the art or something of a person who faved, and sometimes I even get alittle starstruck, and well get all excited, but even if I just say "Thanks for the fave" I'm not saying it because I have to, nor because I feel like I have to. I do it because I really do appreciate it.

It's a story, or a drawing, on the internet, not a romantic relationship. Saying I love you isn't enough, you have to show them. That works in its own way, but as I said, when you get twenty or thirty faves for something as I just did, it becomes hard to come up with something unique for everyone. and I wouldn't want to use an obscure *wiggles at* (Though if it works for you, then by all means use it) because it would make me feel like I'm not properly saying thanks.

on a un-related note TACOS RULE!
6 years, 9 months ago
I dunno, I dun mind it at all XD  All comments are welcome in my books, they can thank me all they want XD ^_^
I used to thank everyone for faving, but it just got to the point where It would take me hours to thank everyone, especially since I'm only on here and there and get waay behind on notices X_X  I do still thank everyone who watches me though, I feel thats a biggy..well, biggER than a fave..either way, its still super appreciated.  I'll also thank someone for faving when they fave multiple things at once.
I also like thanking people just for the fact that I don't ever wanna come off as being some big shot or anything.  A lot of people have called me "popular", which..I dunno, I dun think I am...but either way, popularity is just a bunch of numbers, and I'll never be that guy that only responds to people "on my level"..I'm forever grateful of everyone who watches and faves my stuff, and if it didn't involve flooding someones wall with thank yous, I'd probably do it more often XDXD
6 years, 9 months ago
Which I really like you for, because there are some popular furs that do that. If you're not in the big leagues, they won't reply back.

If I ever get to a point where I am that popular, where it just takes to much time to thank everyone, then I'm probably just going to write a thank you journal, telling everyone I greatly appreciate it.
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