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Other people seem to be able to tell when someone has done this, but I can't. How do you tell?
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click the number to the left of thethumb icon to see who has thumbed the post, e.g. apeloverage Tippers also show up there as well.
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apeloverage wrote:
Other people seem to be able to tell when someone has done this, but I can't. How do you tell?

Check at the number next to my thumb count. You will see my own user name giving me a thumb for my own post.

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apeloverage wrote:
Other people seem to be able to tell when someone has done this, but I can't. How do you tell?


I can tell when your contribution sucks, and there's only one thumb.
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I'm not really sure who might care if you have thumbed your own post, after all, you can only thumb it once. However, remember that if you want to, you can un-thumb anything you have thumbed by clicking the thumb icon again. All trace of the thumb vanishes from existence.
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Threads here are like conversations, and thumbing your own posts are the equivalent of ending statements with "I think I'm soooo clever!".
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Sphere wrote:
...thumbing your own posts are the equivalent of ending statements with "I think I'm soooo clever!".


Oh, I see. Well, in that case I would never say anything like that. I would definitely leave out the "I think" part...
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This would be a cool T-shirt to wear at Bgg con...


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You will also notice that you've received a 0.01 tip.

To find out who gave this to you, you can either:
1. Goto MyGeek>Geekstuff and click on Collected.

or the easy way...

2. Click on the 0.01 and it will also show you who thumbed and who tipped. This has the exact same function as clicking on the green number.
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It is a weird thing. I normally do not thumb my own stuff, but on occasion I have thumbed my own stuff.

I mean, of course everyone thinks what they contributed has vaule, or they wouldn't have taken the time to post it; so why would it be strange when they thumb their own content? To not to isn't logical if you really think about it.....
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Superhawk2300 wrote:
It is a weird thing. I normally do not thumb my own stuff, but on occasion I have thumbed my own stuff.

I mean, of course everyone thinks what they contributed has vaule, or they wouldn't have taken the time to post it; so why would it be strange when they thumb their own content? To not to isn't logical if you really think about it.....


For the exact same reason that I tell my students to not write "in my opinion," it's redundant.
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This site really is supposed to be family friendly. Please refrain from sharing when you feel the need to thumb yourself.

Superhawk2300 wrote:
It is a weird thing. I normally do not thumb my own stuff, but on occasion I have thumbed my own stuff.

I mean, of course everyone thinks what they contributed has vaule, or they wouldn't have taken the time to post it; so why would it be strange when they thumb their own content? To not to isn't logical if you really think about it.....


Well, I recall once reading some post linked from some list or another, and finding the information interesting, interesting enough to go to thumb it, and realize I wrote it. More commonly I've gone to thumb something only to see I already have.
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Roliander wrote:
This would be a cool T-shirt to wear at Bgg con...


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This would be even cooler if "own posts" was alone on the back of the shirt.
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Superhawk2300 wrote:
It is a weird thing. I normally do not thumb my own stuff, but on occasion I have thumbed my own stuff.

I mean, of course everyone thinks what they contributed has vaule, or they wouldn't have taken the time to post it; so why would it be strange when they thumb their own content? To not to isn't logical if you really think about it.....


Of course, you could look at this the other way. Everyone thinks that what they contributed has value, so why WOULD they thumb their own post? What does that add?
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Thanks everyone.

PS It wasn't me doing it
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Superhawk2300 wrote:
It is a weird thing. I normally do not thumb my own stuff, but on occasion I have thumbed my own stuff.

I mean, of course everyone thinks what they contributed has vaule, or they wouldn't have taken the time to post it; so why would it be strange when they thumb their own content? To not to isn't logical if you really think about it.....


One would hope that people would refrain from posting things that they didn't think were thumb-worthy...
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bigtex01 wrote:
Everyone thinks that what they contributed has value, so why WOULD they thumb their own post? What does that add?


Narcissism.

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Superhawk2300 wrote:
It is a weird thing. I normally do not thumb my own stuff, but on occasion I have thumbed my own stuff.

I mean, of course everyone thinks what they contributed has vaule, or they wouldn't have taken the time to post it; so why would it be strange when they thumb their own content? To not to isn't logical if you really think about it.....


I've never actually thumbed my own post or thread (except maybe by mistake), but I've been tempted to thumb some threads, not for my contribution but for the content of the thread itself. For example, I posted a rules question for an expansion for a game. The rules were unclear. The designer answered. The thread became valuable. Should I thumb it?
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claudio212 wrote:
Superhawk2300 wrote:
It is a weird thing. I normally do not thumb my own stuff, but on occasion I have thumbed my own stuff.

I mean, of course everyone thinks what they contributed has vaule, or they wouldn't have taken the time to post it; so why would it be strange when they thumb their own content? To not to isn't logical if you really think about it.....


I've never actually thumbed my own post or thread (except maybe by mistake), but I've been tempted to thumb some threads, not for my contribution but for the content of the thread itself. For example, I posted a rules question for an expansion for a game. The rules were unclear. The designer answered. The thread became valuable. Should I thumb it?


I'd say no. If the question is "a good question" and helpful to others, then they will thumb it. But, even if the designer was polite enough to answer your question, it may have been a poor question and still not helpful to the rest of the community, despite your personal thoughts. modest

Just remember, There are no such things as Stupid Questions, only Stupid People.

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tommynomad wrote:
Roliander wrote:
This would be a cool T-shirt to wear at Bgg con...


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This would be even cooler if "own posts" was alone on the back of the shirt.

Or maybe something like this:


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I'm more interested to know whether or not there are people who go around checking to see if others have thumbed their own posts. To me, this would fall under the category of somewhat creepy behavior.

And yes, I often do thumb my own posts, simply because I like to see the number increase... just a facet of my mild OCD.
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Sphere wrote:
Threads here are like conversations, and thumbing your own posts are the equivalent of ending statements with "I think I'm soooo clever!".


But you really should make sure your thumb is clean before thumbing yourself or it just makes you look tacky rather than sooo clever.
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I'm more interested to know whether or not there are people who go around checking to see if others have thumbed their own posts. To me, this would fall under the category of somewhat creepy behavior.


I sometimes look to see who has thumbed posts in discussions I'm in, not to see whether somebody thumbed their own, but to see who agreed or gave geekgold. If I do happen to notice that somebody thumbed their own, I tend to be surprised and somewhat embarrassed for them.

paradoxes wrote:
And yes, I often do thumb my own posts, simply because I like to see the number increase... just a facet of my mild OCD.


You can only increase the count for your own post by one. Is that even meaningful? I think you'd gain more respect if you got away from that habit.
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da pyrate wrote:
But you really should make sure your thumb is clean before thumbing yourself or it just makes you look tacky rather than sooo clever.


I just hope your thumb is clean if you thumb my posts.
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Paolo Robino wrote:
tommynomad wrote:
Roliander wrote:
This would be a cool T-shirt to wear at Bgg con...


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This would be even cooler if "own posts" was alone on the back of the shirt.

Or maybe something like this:




I dunno, Thumbs his own post in all the same letters is probably just as funny, as "post" could be representative of at least one thing that fits the intent of what you're trying to do.....
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