Some people are so moved by a simple list of thank you's, they'll create small alts on your server just to say hi and share their appreciation. These same people may wait an hour or so for you to log on.
Many people look at a good thing, and their only thought is "how can I make this bad?"
If you respond to those people positively and without malice, they often don't stick around.
My feel-good thread has gotten hundreds of responses, one copy-cat, and one satire. Even though I encouraged the copy-cat thread, it died. So did the satire. I suppose people just like me. Or I post too often in it.
Some people look at a list of thanks, and can't think that someone is sincere. This boggles their mind. The list is real, guys. I like you.
Adding more thanks to the shamans when people complain about how many there are would make it seem insincere. I can't do that, no matter how much I want to. People already question my sincereity; it would fall flat, wouldn't it, if I started pandering to every person who thought there wasn't enough on the list.
Some people want to one-up others so bad, they'll count how many thanks their class got.
Within the thread, I've been called unnecessarily happy. Or something, I only skimmed the troll post. It also mentioned punching me in the throat. I received a few insults, a few "threats," a few haters.
I received hundreds of thank you's in kind.
I'll call it a win.
EDIT: Also, a lot of people think I'm a boy.