Perhaps I am putting too much faith in human nature but perhaps the Big Brothers of this site are blocking those simple answers that just say 'thanks'. I know from personal experience that they do block/prohibit/filter answers and I do find it incredible to think that approximately 80% of answers I (and others) provide get not a peep of recognition/acknowledgement. Blocking (or vetting) is obviously happening at the moment as there has not been a single new post of a question since lunchtime today, and then there will be a big influx of them a the same time.
On the website we can not name suffered from the same issues that you have mentioned strange that the ultimate owners of both sites are the same company i have stopped posting on that site and if over zealous big brother cracks the whip to much on this site i will not use it anymore.
Just to correct you, the 'site that cannot be named' is owned by tripadvisor and ultimately by Expeida. This site is owned ultimately by Carnival. On the 'site that cannot be named' your post is visible immediately, and after over 5 years actively posting on that site I have only seen a very few, personally insulting or racist posts removed. So I am very happy with the limited amount of policing that 'the site that cannot be named' receives.
Some Comments from www.CRUISE.co.uk.
This site is NOT owned by /aligned to any cruise line. In Apr 07 the company www.CRUISE.co.uk was purchased by its management team FROM Carnival Corporation. The management believed that the site needed to be independent of all cruise lines so that we could publish such a wide range of opinions.
All reviews/comments/questions/answers automatically go live to the site when posted UNLESS they contain certain "words/phrases".
We generally do not allow individuals (especially those with fake details) to post website addresses on the site. This (hopefully) stops lots of travel agents and the PR agencies of the larger travel companies from using the site as an advertising platform.
MOST Importantly we believe everyone should say Please and Thank you, and with that in mind we thank all of you for your contributions to the site.
I for one do not think that you are asking to much a simple thank you i find to me is reward enough.
In life as im surer in cryuising there are many different types of people those who take without thought or thanks to others and those of us myself included (a first time cruiser who goes on tues)who has been re assured by many of your awnswers so from those of us with good manners a very big THANKYOU.you do a first rate job.
Im surprised you havent set up your own web site ! you must be the number one replyer to all questions you have always answered my questions and i now look forward to stepping on board the independence of the seas TOMORROW yippee
thanks to you both continue the good work .
I was thinking the same thing myself a couple of weeks ago that very few people respond, say thank you or even report back that the information was useful. I have attempted to answer a few questions and only once received a response. When I needed to ask a question, I did the done thing, replied and thanked the respondant. I do not think it is asking too much to expect some form of response. I, for one, have learnt so much from the regular contributors - keep the answers coming and can I reiterate Browne's and Wilde's very big THANK YOU. Regards, Jean Whittle .
Of course a 'thank you' should be in order and an additional nice touch. However, judging by some of the questions posted on this site, their content, spelling and grammar, I woudn't hold my breath Neil. Thank you. Richard.
Neil, thank you for this thread. I was believing that when ever I reply I was doing so into a void - as the acknowledgments, thanks, disagreements or even a grunt of acceptance of the facts were never forthcoming. I must admit that I am beginning to get very pee'd off with researching and providing quite detailed information and suggestions and my valued opinions, and was thinking I wouldn't bother any more.