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    Default Why the 3-second delay between Liking and Thanking?

    Is there a rational reason why the board requires that I wait 3 seconds between clicking on Like this post and Thank you for posting this?

    For that matter, is there a rational reason why there are two ways to acknowledge a helpful post?
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    Default Re: Why the 3-second delay between Liking and Thanking?

    It possibly stops trolls, clicking every link on a page quickly. I might like your post, but not going to thank you for it
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    Default Re: Why the 3-second delay between Liking and Thanking?

    Quote Originally Posted by mole999 View Post
    It possibly stops trolls, clicking every link on a page quickly.
    I doubt that, but an easy solution would be to eliminate one or the other.

    I might like your post, but not going to thank you for it
    I cannot imagine a situation where I would like something but not thank or vice versa.

    In any case, this is, IMNSHO, just another minor inconvenience for the non-troll user for little or no useful purpose.
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    Default Re: Why the 3-second delay between Liking and Thanking?

    Many people will thank someone for trying to help, but will not click like as the solution provided did not work.
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    Default Re: Why the 3-second delay between Liking and Thanking?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fluff View Post
    Many people will thank someone for trying to help, but will not click like as the solution provided did not work.
    Perhaps, but this doesn't explain the 3-second delay. It seems completely useless to me -- actually worse than useless.

    ymmv
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    Default Re: Why the 3-second delay between Liking and Thanking?

    Quote Originally Posted by JenniferMurphy View Post
    Perhaps, but this doesn't explain the 3-second delay. It seems completely useless to me -- actually worse than useless.

    ymmv
    Then please do not use that feature
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    Default Re: Why the 3-second delay between Liking and Thanking?

    Quote Originally Posted by JenniferMurphy View Post
    I cannot imagine a situation where I would like something but not thank or vice versa.
    In that case, one would have reason to wonder why have you given 81 'Thanks' but only 70 'Likes'.
    Last edited by Peter_SSs; Jun 28th, 2018 at 05:46 AM.
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