Just a point of information here. If someone gives you a badge and you comment back to them saying "thank you" or whatever you may say - that comment is not a personal comment unseen by the rest of the quit community here. It is a public response that everybody can see and everybody can then join in and comment upon themselves. Think of it like a status update or a blog or conversation or anything else (other than a personal message). In other words any response to a badge given is open to the community at large. It is NOT a personal message. This is important to understand. Personally I find it an unfortunate aspect of badge commentary, but then that's Jive!