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    I know it happens on forums, but why is it that most of the time when I provide an answer ( which I think is correct) to help someone, and someone else gives about the same answer in the following post ( after a long interval), the OP doesn't even acknowledge my answer?

    I can't get used to the lack of respect

    It's so frustrating I wonder why I'm investing my time.
    I think I'll leave forums be for a couple of months to cool off and invest efforts in more rewarding occupations
    Thank you Ken for this secure forum.

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    It happens everywhere. I had one today (not here) where I was the first of three to provide a working solution, and the other two got the thanks. You don't have to take it personally, I guess. It's far worse when no thanks are offered at all and the OP simply vanishes once they have got what they want.
    Last edited by AliGW; 2017-02-14 at 11:37 PM.
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    I agree with you.
    For me, the thing that frustrate me the most is when a person doesn't even say thank you when we help her/him

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    @ Pecoflyer

    Perhaps your signature sends a (subliminal) message causing people to shun you.

    Why I don't trust Microsoft is probably not the best thing to highlight in red and put in front of people seeking assistance with their Microsoft product.

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    Happens to me too, and I try not to take it personally. I just think of the number of people who will read it later and recognize my answer and miss the next one because they got what they need.
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    I think its even worse when you remind the OP that you have provided an answer later in the thread and they still ignore you. Out of frustration today, I actually told an OP it was rude and they had earned a place on my ignore list.

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