This is why I don't get why people just toss codes out there like this. I would want to be thanked for something, which is why I keep coming up with ways to prevent lurkers from winning codes but nobody ever implements them.
Ask a question in the same post as your offering of a code, the first person in the topic to get the answer right gets the code PM'd to them. People say "nobody wants to do that people want to just dump the code and leave" - well then they can deal with their lack of "thank yous"
I don't mind people just dropping stuff because that is their prerogative. No one should be dropping codes just to fish for a thank you.
It's not really a problem that I have with lurkers who don't say thank you. I mean, it doesn't affect my day or anything.
But I just can't wrap my head around what kind of parents some of these people had that they couldn't teach them any kind of manners. Someone does something for you, it's common courtesy to say thank you.
Can you imagine some of these people in real life?
You see them coming from their car at the gas station and you spend a half second extra while leaving the store to hold the door for them. They put their head down, don't make eye contact, and hurry past you through the door.
You're in line at the grocery store and have a cart full of items when one of these people come up with a gallon of milk in their hands. You look at them and say "Go ahead sir." Instead of looking at you and saying "Hey, thanks a lot!" they brush past you and throw their money at the teller and walk off.
It's nothing too surprising though I guess. I've been on the internet a long time and know that there is a ton of people out there with zero people skills. Hell, I'm pretty socially awkward myself. But never that bad. My family may not have been the greatest people out there at all, but they knew their 'Pleases" and 'Thank Yous' and taught them to me. I am glad my two-year-old is learning them quickly.