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George Moore

12 Days Ago

"thumbs Up" Or "like" Versus "thank You"

I wonder if it is possible for FAA to write code to have a "Thumbs Up" icon/link so when we artists get lots and lots of praise and compliments, we can just click "Like" or "Thumbs Up" to reply to the person making the compliment. Seems to me this would be a much simpler solution to "Thanking" people. Time is of the essence and I feel sure a lot of us, me including, don't have the time to reply by stating "Thank you, I appreciate it . . ." to every compliment that comes our way. It's not that we don't care. We do. If the "compliment" is detailed enough, then a valid statement of appreciation would be appropriate for whoever decides to respond back.

I appreciate feedback on this topic and perhaps FAA can consider the idea. Thanks, - George

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Rose Santuci-Sofranko

12 Days Ago

But "thank you" is so much nicer....after all somebody took up their time to post to you.

 

Don Northup

12 Days Ago

You may want to add your suggestion to the monthly suggestion thread if you haven't done so already.

https://fineartamerica.com/showmessages.php?messageid=4553284

Cheers

 

Abbie Shores

12 Days Ago

"But "thank you" is so much nicer....after all somebody took up their time to post to you."

Agreed

 

Frank J Casella

11 Days Ago

Thank you Rose … just what I was thinking.

 

Joy McKenzie

11 Days Ago

We don't want to lose the few little niceties we have left in this world. do we?.... please, thank you, how are you, nice work, etc. Everything doesn't have to be reduced to a thumbs up or down.

 

Jeff Folger

11 Days Ago

Well then, FAA needs to code in that on every comment made we get an notification. I see on those occasional weekly emails that I had 15 + or - comments and I go and say thanks. But they also never know that I did OR didnt say thanks so it may be "nice" but nobody notices so it really means very little.

 

Susan Maxwell Schmidt

11 Days Ago

I'd actually rather see that on board posts than on comments.


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Don Northup

11 Days Ago

This board is an antique ;) I'd lobby for migration to a more modern forum software. I know, not a priority, not an easy project, not gonna happen any time soon. I see both sides on this one. Who really checks to see if they received the proverbial thank you? I suppose the extra social types might. Building a notification system beyond what we already have seems like a stretch. That said, a personal thank you is always nice. I also see the point that if someone receives a ton of comments they may not have the time to thank each and every one.

 

Abbie Shores

11 Days Ago

It's so easy to see who commented on your work, or who said, 'thank you', on work you commented on.

Look at the links on the left of the activity page. It's all there

 

Don Northup

11 Days Ago

Yeah, I like the built-in "activity" interface and the Behind the Scenes page FAA has already. It's quite functional. FWIW, I was referring to FAA sending additional notification emails to those that received a thank you from the artist for a comment when I mentioned: "building a notification system beyond what you already have seems like a stretch".

You don't do that do you? I wouldn't expect that you do.

I also like the emails you already send us saying we have a new comment on our work. Jeff mentioned an occasional weekly email but I seem to get them more like daily if someone commented. I don't know how you compile them before they are sent but that's what I have seen in my short time here.

That said, the system you have pretty easy for someone to thank all the comments on the image with a single thank you.

 

Carel Schmidlkofer

11 Days Ago

I guess I'm alone in thinking a thumbs up, etc. feature would be a good thing. Especially to in the discussions.

 

Don Northup

11 Days Ago

Deleted: I see the activity section display answer I was looking for is 5 days.

 

Chuck Staley

11 Days Ago

Who says that you have to acknowledge the comment?

Does the commentator sit on the edge of his or her seat waiting for a "OMG, thank you!!!"

Probably not.

 

Don Northup

11 Days Ago

Yeah, Chuck. That was one of the points I was trying to make above. I guess some may comment just to conversate in hopes of some reciprocal communication from the artist.

I dunno.

 

David King

11 Days Ago

"It's so easy to see who commented on your work, or who said, 'thank you', on work you commented on. "

I think Jeff's point is that when we thank someone for their comment on our image they will most likely never know because the system doesn't notify them that their comment was responded to. I always thank people for their comments on my images but I doubt many are aware of it. Whether that really matters or not I don't know.

 

Don Northup

11 Days Ago

Abbie was referring to here where you can see if someone thanked you, but the comments disappear from this area after 5 days. So you do kinda-sorta get "notified", you just need to make a habit of checking it.






 

Chuck Staley

11 Days Ago

The "Proof Is In The Pudding" when they buy your work.

 

Don Northup

11 Days Ago

Is it not true that a lot of folks on here make comments in hopes of return comments? I would think so. It does make a bit more sense than looking for thank you replies. I guess it's like a derby of some sorts...lol.

I think some folks are addicted to the rush they get from seeing those comments pile up. Plus it looks good on their pages with all of those "great stuff" accolades. I got less and less of a rush after about 2005... Comments are still nice though, selling or licensing is obviously way better. I guess comments may have some affect on your visibility in search though.

 

David King

11 Days Ago

Don, that notification in the activity stream is to tell you that a comment has been made on your image only. The system does not notify anybody that their comment has been replied to.

Oh, I get what you are talking about now, you have that one box checked. I've never checked that box, I bet hardly anybody ever does. It still stand that the system doesn't automatically notify anybody that their comment was replied to, you know like every other social media does on the internet.

 

Don Northup

11 Days Ago

DK, It also shows work you have commented on. See the bold "Artwork I Have Commented On" selected at the bottom of the page.

It shows both.

This is with the "Members Commenting On My Artwork" filter selected.



Edit: I see you caught it and added to your post. Yeah, it's only a kinda-sorta notification.

 

Nikolyn McDonald

11 Days Ago

I try to thank every commenter.
I never check back to see whether another artist has thanked me for commenting on his or her image.
I occasionally check back to see whether another artist has responded to a comment I made on his or her image IF I thought the comment would elicit a response. This is very rare but I do have a few friends here who actually go back and forth with me in the comment chain occasionally.

But I have to say I do notice artists who never thank anyone. Even on a "lots of comments" day, it only takes me maybe 10 minutes to respond to each commenter; it would take only about 2 minutes if I did nothing but paste "Thank you." into each reply, but if a commenter has made any kind of a "special comment" (iow other than 'Congratulations on the sale' or some other canned comment), I try to reply in kind.

Maybe some people get 100 times as many comments per day than I do - I maybe get 5-20, depending. I can afford 10 minutes or less to be polite . . . even if no one else is going to notice.

 

Floyd Snyder

11 Days Ago

Rather see the time spent on improvements that will actually help us sell something.

I don't think the comment, likes and etc count for anywhere near as much to make it worth the effort.

 

Jeff Folger

11 Days Ago

I work a fulltime job like many here and taking the 20 minutes to go and do that is more than I usually manage in a day. I stop in and see if there is a sale and then stop in here and see what people are talking about.
The discussion is the only place I have found out about free shipping (until Sean posted the schedule this year) but if there is an update or a system problem, i wont notice it because I dont have time to sit and chat here. There is only 30-100 active artists with a rare pop-up of a new one with a question about selling/marketing.
This is out of what, 10,000? Most people dont spend much time on the site or dont spend time in discussions.
I tend not to look at the site (activity page) for comments either. Too many steps. I go to the pixels app and will, (when time allows) see who commented and comment on theirs from there... why is it at almost 60 life seems to be speeding up and not slowing down?

But the person I want to thank is the buyer from Harrison OH who just bought two prints... that would be the upgrade I would want to the system... our buyers knowing how much the artist who created the art, appreciates the buyer... just saying... now I'm gone agine...

 

Floyd Snyder

11 Days Ago

"This is out of what, 10,000? Most people dont spend much time on the site or dont spend time in discussions."

"There are 500,000+ artists on FAA, but only about 250 participate in the discussions. Unfortunately, none of our Top 50 sellers participate here. " -Sean McDunn, owner of FAA

Pretty sure that Sean is probably more interested in catering to those top 50 than us 250 in the threads.





 

Janine Riley

11 Days Ago

There are times when I load up a new piece of work ( or a few ) and I will get an influx of comments.

I try to break it up in to a few replies at a time - because I don't want my thanking replies to hog up in the " Following " news feed.
That feels obnoxious to me.

 

Loree Johnson

11 Days Ago

I agree with Jeff. Having the ability to thank a buyer would be great.

 

Don Northup

11 Days Ago

....and adding a small thank you card to the order that references a link to the artist's site would be cool too. It's done elsewhere and adds about $1 to the cost paid by the artist.

I've not yet ordered a print from here so I am not sure what type of advertising and/or marketing materials FAA has sent with the fulfillments. I am guessing something that shows FAA and not the individual artist on FAA.

With the ability to add products from multiple artists to the cart on FAA I realize the buyer could receive multiple cards on an order. On pixels sites and custom domains multiple cards would not apply.

 

George Moore

11 Days Ago

Janine,

I agree with you. Suppose you post a new image and get 10 compliments over the course of a week or so. For every compliment, if you were to go in and "Thank" every individual for their praise, it would double the length of the comments section posted below your image. How many thumbnails of your Avatar (face) would show in comparison to the others that prompted the "Thank Yous"? I see that as excessive and overkill. If people are not going to check to see if you thanked them for their praise, why not just post one all inclusive "Thank You" to all that complimented your work. I believe everyone knows that we appreciate praise from others. That is a given. After all, we do like some recognition. It's built into our DNA. If patting each other on the back generates sales, then I am all for it.

This is a great discussion. Best regards to all.

 

David Smith

11 Days Ago

I rarely answer comments left for because I don't want the section filled with repetitive thank you's. I only write back if someone writes something meaningful.

However, if the comment section had a FB or Twitter thumbs up or like button I would use it to acknowledge that I saw the comment.

 

Jeff Folger

11 Days Ago

@David, I love that Idea... something that we could capitalize on for our marketing...

 

Susan Maxwell Schmidt

10 Days Ago

I used to spend a couple hours a week responding to comments. Then I took an informal poll on the boards and the consensus was that the large majority of commentators never bothered to look to see if they got a response. I don't respond anymore, there are better things to do with those couple hours.


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