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Dear Freebie Thank You-er

February 14th, 2007 at 06:48 am

You shall remain nameless so I don't get flamed. But you know who you are!

I know you mean well, and I can appreciate that. You're right, it is polite to say thank you when someone does something nice and/or useful for you.

With that said, do you have to post a 'thank you' message for absolutely every freebie that's been posted? It would seem reasonable one is only obligated to say 'thanks' for the freebies one is actually going to use. Are you using all 126?

And if you want to say thanks to each and every one, so be it. In that case, please check the forums more frequently, so that you are posting a few thanks every day. As it is now, you come on once every week or two and post a thanks to umpteen freebies that have been posted since you were last here.

For those of us who use the 'show new messages' functionality of SavingAdvice.com, this is maddening! I jump on and see there are 100-200 new posts. ACK! I skim through page after page of threads that are 'new' so I can find the handful that don't show your name is the most recent poster. It makes it difficult to keep up with actual active threads, as opposed to simple 'thank you' replies.

So please, Freebie Thank You-er, please consider only thanking for the freebies you're using. Or at least send your thank you-s a few times per week, rather than saving them all up for one giant thank you bomb.

4 Responses to “Dear Freebie Thank You-er”

  1. Broken Arrow Says:

    Oooh yeah, I so absolutely agree with this.

    I use the "show new message" feature to read the forums all the time, and I have to sift through the freebie replies just to find the regular threads.

    What's worse is that whenever you comment anything other than gratitude, one of the "thank you ladies" will immediately snap back at you for being an ungrateful jerk.

    Dear Thank You Lady:

    I'm not trying to be a jerk. I was just saying that some of the freeware can be downloaded elsewhere. That's all. As an added benefit, you won't even have to sign up for anything and get tons of spam in your email inbox if you don't want to.

    Of course I appreciate the superhuman service of freebie announcements that kimmie makes. In fact, I am so awed by kimmie's abilities, I secretly suspect that she's a script bot! No, that's meant to be a very, very high praise. Yes, I know I am a jerk. Please don't chew me out. Big Grin

  2. Ima saver Says:

    I just went to the freebies to see who it was. Unfortunately, she does not blog and probably won't read this. Maybe you should start a new thread about not saying thank you 100 times a day.

  3. LuckyRobin Says:

    Maybe she's trying to join the 100 posts club and figures that is the easiest way to do it?

  4. spendless Says:

    We realise that this is a problem - Nate and I are talking about possible solutions.

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