Use of "thank you's" from the Wiki Genealogy Feed

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Hi, I'm Deb Bales in southern Oregon and addicted to wikitree. I am wondering, when I get Wiki Genealogy Feed emails, is it appropriate to thank ones that I don't find a connection to or do we only thank comments to us and those with possible connections?
in The Tree House by Deb Bales G2G4 (4.2k points)

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That's a good question, and one I've thought about as well.   Keeping things simple seems to have worked out the best for me.    I hit the thank you button on the ones that change anything , add anything new or correct any mistakes on the profiles in my tree.   Feeling connected is the soul of WikiTree, making sure information is reliable, verifiable and correct is the brain of WikiTree.  The heart of WikiTree is collaboration.  Thanking others who fit all three of those, yes.   But to send a thank you to all of them, which can be quite a lot depending on how many surnames you are following, seems to dilute the meaning of a thank you.  I appreciate ALL the contributions and work that others do, but staying focused is how I'm learning.  

by Gail Patrick G2G Crew (720 points)
+6 votes
Besides thanking those who help me, I usually thank people for doing things that I like to see happen in WikiTree.  I like it when they add a portrait of someone in WikiTree, when they add a scan of a source document, and when they correctly enter any DNA test information.  Also when they sign the Honor Code or Volunteer.
by Peter Roberts G2G6 Pilot (612k points)

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