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56 Post author: Qiaochu_Yuan 07 March 2013 04:33AM

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Comment author: ModusPonies 07 March 2013 08:03:00PM 21 points [-]

A thousand times yes! And since this is a thread for boring, useful advice, I'll include the general version: Thank people who do things for you, whether or not you asked them to do it. It conditions them to help you. Thanking people reliably and sincerely is a powerful tool, and while there's a bit of skill to doing it well, it's more than worth practicing.

Comment author: beoShaffer 07 March 2013 08:27:36PM 1 point [-]

Does anyone know why the rest of my comment isn't showing? There should be links to an article on conditioning, an article on the Ben Franklin effect, and the rules of acquisition.

Comment author: arundelo 07 March 2013 09:31:32PM 4 points [-]

See if it's one of these problems. If not, I'll look at your Markdown source code if you email it to me. (My username AT hotmail.com or gmail.com.)

Comment author: beoShaffer 07 March 2013 09:41:04PM 1 point [-]

That worked, I had en.wikipedia instead of http://en.wikipedia.

Comment author: NancyLebovitz 07 March 2013 08:54:18PM 0 points [-]

I don't know, but you have a chance of finding out if you click on the edit icon (the pencil in a square) for the comment. There's probably something wrong with the way you formatted the links. See if the Show Help box has anything useful.

Comment author: beoShaffer 07 March 2013 09:02:46PM 0 points [-]

I've done both and it looks correct.