Hey Folks Hope you are well.... First up, this is not a gripe, rant or complaint. It's just an observation and something I'm curious about. Having worked with people from different cultures from around the globe for several years now I understand that often cultural differences and even language barriers can be misinterpreted as rude or offensive behavior even if it was not at all intended. So it's important for all of us to remember that we are part of a community that has members from around the globe, many of whom are not native English speakers. Apart from language barriers there are also cultural differences and what may be offensive in one culture could be a sign of respect and good manners in another culture... Having said that, there is an issue that I seem to have difficulty wrapping my head around. Perhaps some of you could share your views on the issue... I've noticed that it has become almost common for members to practice poor manners regarding PM messages by either being too lazy or too arrogant or too inconsiderate to reply. Let me stress that I am not talking about people sending unsolicited messages, in that case the person receiving the unsolicited message doesn't need to reply. I am referring to when people post a thread asking for something or asking for advice even, some of us take the time to send a PM to maybe offer some assistance or send them a few links that could address their problem/dilemma/request.. .. one would think at the very least they would reply to say thank you. Sadly this seems to be beyond them, I have noticed this sort of behavior on numerous occasions. Whilst most people are appreciative and grateful there are some who simply lack the manners or decency to take 1 minute to reply....surely this can not be a cultural thing, I would imagine common courtesy and good manners is practiced by all cultures...or am I missing something here? I also notice that many people who post domain requests / website requests also seem to not want to reply to messages, I understand if the domains/websites don't meet the criteria. (on condition the criteria has been clearly laid out) None the less, I don't understand why it's such a mammoth task for people to even have a copy and paste response, even a 1 liner. "Thanks for your submission but I will pass on this" or something along those lines. Yeah some will say they get bombarded with PM's , well guess what...you requested a domain/websites so expect to be bombarded...there is still no excuse to over look manners or courtesy. I constantly get bombarded with PM's that are unsolicited, either people asking for opinions or trying to offer me domains or just general stuff. I response to each and every one of them...sure sometimes it might me a one liner but I think it's rude to simply ignore the person. Am I expecting to much from people or is it just a sad reflection of where society as a whole is heading? I mean if people can not take time to have good manners online then I can only imagine that in their everyday lives in the real world they probably adopt the same attitude, which means they would be too "busy" or caught up in their own drama to notice someone standing next to them who might need help... Like here...someone had the time to take a picture but didn't have the time to help him up?