How we are treating the people who are helping so much on this site:)
There was a recent thread where a member mentioned that a certain newbie might not have been treated correctly. And a frequent forer was even flagged!
However, my concern is : Why do we never get a thread on how the people who help so much on this site are treated?
Well, I would like this thread to be this: A special thanks to all those who help so much here and often even get nasty PMs as a "thanks"
Especially members who spend a lot of time editing others' mistakes or misspellings should get all the support they deserve
And let's not talk about the members who open a thread every single day, others who moderate those threads, those who have wonderful ideas to open new threads, those with the A-Z threads...I mean, I am not committing the error to mention any names as I am sure to forget somebody , jeje
Many thanks of behalf of the whole forum, I do believe I am speaking on behalf of everybody
I totally agree with Heidita and Marianne,
Logging onto this site has become a fixture in my daily routine (a.k.a. "addictive" ) and I thoroughly enjoy reading questions that have bothered me but I've not gotten round to post, mistakes that I make aswell and try to correct as soon as I read about them and the cordial general atmosphere .
I've always loved to learn languages but as a result of regularly visiting this site I've stuck to my plan and have actually reached a level at which I am able to converse in Spanish (especially if the other person is patient...).
Small anecdote that made me smile: I recently posted something that had already been posted, which I had overlooked. So I erased the content of my post and replaced it with "Please delete", in the header aswell, but forgot to PM an admin and ask for it to be deleted at the same time. So I got a perfectly polite response to my post from a new member, telling me to insert "please delete" in the translator.... .
Thanks for all your help, guys! For all the correcting, discussing, setting examples, motivating and joking around.
Thank you, Heidita, for posting this.
I really admire the people who help on this forum and I learn from them everyday.
This is a great place to be and I'm proud to be a member!
To all of you who spend your time making contributions to the site, helping us, answering our questions, taking the time to explain an answer, motivating and encouraging us to learn more, I wholeheartedly thank you.
This site and its popularity are a direct result of your efforts, and I can't imagine what Span¡shD!ct would be like without you.
When I was in school, it was common to give the teacher an apple. So, here, have one!
I have already mentioned a few times that this is the greatest virtual community I have ever encountered - and I have been to a few!
Although there is occasional friction, as is to be expected on any healthy community of human beings, I have been very happily surprised by the civility of the tone of even the most heated discussions, and by how in the end there is nearly always a friendly and peaceful solution.
The capacity to "agree to disagree" that this Forum shows is unmatched.
I openly admit I have become seriously addicted, as I find here a fun and stimulating environment, where I can exercise my brain and find a constructive distraction from the daily work routine.
A toast to all the administrators and members who make this place possible!
Heidita, I know I am new, but I agree whole-heartedly! I am so enjoying the learning from the threads on this forum. I must admit that these last few days I have been disturbed by the lack of correct grammar, spelling, phrasing, word choices, etc. by people who list themselves as fluent in English and get offended if they are corrected.
Thank you for your endless efforts in editing my responses!!
The other day, I was thinking about how many new and friendly members had been added to the forum recently. After reading all of these answers, I can see I was right.
Of course I love all of our more experienced, faithful forers as well!
I think together the future of this site looks brighter than ever....if that is possible!!
Muchas gracias por este hilo Heidi!!
I think it is more heartfelt if one says thank you in his native tongue, so may I say in Filipino - "Maraming salamat sa iyong lahat!" (Thank you very much everyone!) (¡Muchas gracias a todos!)
I agree wholeheartedly As a newbie and someone who could use some constructive criticism (most likely often!), accepta mis muhcas gracias, por favor!
I'm new here, too, and I just want to echo what everyone else has said. I spend an embarrassingly large part of my day on this forum, and I am always amazed at the quality and quantity of help that is available.
I am so appreciative of every correction that's been made. I hope that eventually I'll gain more confidence in my knowledge, and become more of a "giver" than a "taker". Thanks to all of you who make this site so great!
I have to admit that whenever I see that Benz has posted, for some reason a little voice in my head says "Benz", similar to the people saying "Norm" on Cheers. Don't ask me why
I don't spend much time in this section, but I ask a question from time to time, and I am thankful to everyone who answers, and to everyone who makes this section what it is. I try to contribute at least as much help as I have received, but it is difficult because I am very new at this. Thanks again to everyone who takes the time out of their day to help other people learn a new language.
I am so thankful for this thread. We often neglect to tell our administrators, people who edit, and otherwise help and give support how much we appreciate them. The problem is how do you thank people for giving you something that is priceless...One thank you is not enough, nor is 1,000,000,000,000. So... I just want to say thank you all and I can only hope that you all know that it is with love from the bottom of my heart.
To all newbies and others may I say that yes learning a new language is hard. VERY difficult. It can make you feel like a moron. When you get frustrated or angry with yourself don't take it out on people who edit you or comment on your post. I know it can sting a little but they are doing it in a sincere attempt to help you. So show respect, thankfulness, and humility and you will profit greatly. After all, we are getting all of this FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm also new here, but I really enjoy my progress so far thank to all seniors members who always being helpfull to us. I reserve my special thank to everybody for always pop up to read our sentence and leave a small valuable comment whether to suggest a correction or to express your appreciation. I also would like to thank everybody else for their great threads that keep me practicing everyday.
I think that people correcting others is a good thing. People are here to learn English as well, and, if we do not use correct wording they will not learn the correct way. People who feel offended after being corrected need to take a deep breath and chill. They need to take in the advice from others and say thankyou. Para mi, nothing beats "constructive critisism". Please correct me on that last word. I think it is spelt wrong!!!!!
I am so glad that you decided to open this thread to thank all the members here who make this site such a great place to be.
Thanks to all the seasoned veterans and teachers, and especially to the administrators for always being there and for playing such a large part in keeping everything running smoothly.
Thanks to all the wonderful journeyman forers whose numbers seem to swell by the day and whose posts keep things interesting.
Thanks to all the newbies who realize how wonderful the people on this site are and who stick around long enough to become part of "the fam."
And thanks to the lkpuedes/JohnJuans/aguacates/chamacomalos and all the other mixed nuts who finally realize when enough is enough.
A special thank to you Heidita... because this is a great site thanks to all and every member...
but Y O U are the "alma mater" here. You are here 24/7... Sometimes I just wonder when you eat or if you sleep... I just remember my very first post in the old forum when you reached your first 1.000 posts!!! Remember? In that ocassion I told you, you were the "Alma mater" and nothing has changed my friend!!
Siempre vas a encontrar gente que te quiera y otros que no, pero hay algo que nadie puede negar, y es que sos un pilar fundamental en este foro. Gracias!!! en nombre de todos...