So What'S The Point AnywayI'm finding that the "Thank the Author" button just below each story posted is one way of sending warm gesture and showing appreciations to the author. But I don't understand why it has be sent and appear as one anonymous. It's not that it would appear to anyone's feed anyway. So what's the point of hidding one's identity from the Author themselves.
I know how the "Rate up" button works everytime we use it. That is, if I have more than a hundred friends, the story I rated up appears to all the Feeds of those more-than-a-hundred friends . Which sometimes holds me back from rating up stories, for personal/privacy reasons. Now, the "Thank you" button doesn't appear on Feeds. . .to the fact, that the one sending the "Thank you" is not known, or labled as Anonymous. I don't want to be unknown when sending my "Thank the Author". Because I have just few choices or ways of communicating, reaching out. On the other hand, I also hate feeling blank, thinking who might have been, whenever I find an alert informing me that someone anonimous has thanked me for a story I posted. I hate the guessing game either. So what the point anyway?
But if someone wants to send it as Anon. . . then that would be another story. But sending that "Thank you " Anonimously and privately is just one waste of time. In fact, I sometimes don't bother if I've been given the alert, that someone (anonymous) has sent me that "Thank the Author". I wouldn't know who it was anyhow.^^
The "Thank the Author" is sent privately. So why should it be labled Anonimously.
Would it be nicer if I could send my Thanks to the Author privately and the Author knows straight up who thanked them. I think that is how Privacy should rigidly play regarding this interactions between authors and the majority who wants to keep things between themselves. And not broadcasting to everyone every move one makes here. Rather, to have the option to go public or private.
ladyryan 41-45, F 4 Responses 6 Feb 6, 2013