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Why is it that a THIRD of all questioners don’t bother to reply to the answers they get?

The more time I spend getting the facts right, the less chance I seem to have of the courtesy of a reply. Usually no comments, no criticisms, - just nothing. A simple “Thank you” would suffice. The record is fourteen replies to one question and no response from the questioner.

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They either are new to the website and don't know how, or just inconsiderate.

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You are right. I didn't get any instructions how to reply when I placed this question. I wonder if a change is needed in how questions are logged onto Ask?
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Perhaps.
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well, i always try, however i need to leave the computer eventually

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Thank you - I do understand your point. But I check my responses for anything up to a week and a predictable unvariable third of people do not EVER reply - no matter how much time they have to respond. The really annoying ones don't show their noses, even when the Replyers are arguing the toss with each other for anything up to four days.
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Orroco
yes, i do the same. but some people don't... which i agree is annoying
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I usually reply if it seems someone is open 2 conversation.

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Thank you. Interesting point. Do you think my question is a reasonable one to ask, or am I just getting upset over nothing?
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Completely reasonable, in my opinion. The exchange holds entertainment value, if nothing else.
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Amen to that! But NO replyat all is so frustrating!
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They may have just chosen 'helpful' to thank you.

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I wish!!! My moan is based on the fact they leave NO comment whatsoever. Even an angry rejection would suggest someone had actually read the replies. Achieving a "helpful" star makes it al worthwhile.... But what do we get? Zilch, no sausages, nuffing....
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Yeah. It would be nicer if we just got a one word Thanks.
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Some people dont think of others feelings.

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I agree, but I am surprised at how high the proportion is of people who don't care enough to say "thank you." Does this just reflect an uncaring world, I wonder?
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yes, pretty much. Its pretty sad and a far cry from what I grew up in. I feel very sad for the future.
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ha ! testing....one two three....

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