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When you thank people, do you care if they reply with "you're welcome" or "no problem"? (Not just online, also in real life situations) If you have a preference, why? 

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406 deviants said No, it's all the same to me!
15%
82 deviants said Yes, I prefer "You're welcome"
11%
61 deviants said Yes, I prefer "No problem"

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Panapoints Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017
When I started English I learnt "You're welcome". Then since I received "No problem", I decided to use it as well. For short I use both. I didn't knew that "You're welcome" could be sarcastic, probably because I never saw someone using it in a sarcastic manner.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, it's a bit confusing. It really depends on the person using it.
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Roxalew Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its all the same to me ^^
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same here :la:
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Roxalew Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^
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Piepaws Featured By Owner May 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I prefer "no problem", because I use "you're welcome" in a sarcastic rude manner with my friends more than serious. But it doesn't really matter to me if someone says "you're welcome" or "no problem".
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, I see "You're welcome" being used sarcastically too! So I get why some people feel uncomfortable using it :XD:
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S-A-DFriend Featured By Owner May 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries, mate.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Also a good answer!
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DigiAnubis Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've never thought that much about it. Is just the phrase some people chose to use. In real life I say a mixture of both. On here I tend to use"no prob" a lot. Mostly cause back when I first joined hardly anybody said "your welcome" everyone always said "no prob" so I kinda just got in the habit of using it to fit in.

As for other people saying it to me I don't really care either way. Just the fact that they are being nice is good enough for me, I'm not picky about words.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That does make sense, those things become habits really fast!
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Kaiterpillar Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Student General Artist
I prefer 'no problem' because im constantly surrounded by people who sarcastically yell 'youre welcome' so its involuntarily became a really confusing phrase for me as i get threatened easily with sarcasm//coughs// 
it also kinda just sounds a little more open and not blunt i guess.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That makes sense, it is indeed used sarcastically a lot!
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Renkindle Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it depends on the context for me - if someone says "no problem" if i thank them for a fave or something, then it kinda feels like it was a chore to them or something??? i kinda read too far into stuff tho
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see! It's funny, because to some people it's the exact opposite. Reading into stuff can be a pain!
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Panapoints Featured By Owner Edited Jun 18, 2017
Same, for me it's the opposite.
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sunkissin Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think about this a lot at work funnily enough LOL Working in customer service requires you to think about what you say and how you reply a lot.

For me personally it's usually either "no problem" or "no worries" as it just feels looser and more casual to me. But I say "you're welcome" a lot too. It also kind of depends on who I'm talking to if that makes sense, obviously we talk to different people in different ways depending on who they are and how well we know them.

SORRY TO RAMBLE A LITTLE I'VE JUST BEEN THINKING ABOUT THIS A LOT LATELY LOL
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
IT'S OKAY THIS IS INTERESTING
Nice! I can imagine it's tricky in customer service sometimes ^^
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S-p-e-a-r-m-i-n-t Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Student General Artist
I personally respond with "My pleasure"
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Also a good reply!
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Cloudp1e Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Student Digital Artist
all around me are familiar faces, worn out places, something something this is a song
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S-p-e-a-r-m-i-n-t Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Student General Artist
All around me are familiar faces
Worn out places, worn out faces
Bright and early for their daily races
Going nowhere, going nowhere
And their tears are filling up their glasses
No expression, no expression
Hide my head I want to drown my sorrow
No tomorrow, no tomorrow
And I find it kind of funny
I find it kind of sad
The dreams in which I'm dying
Are the best I've ever had
I find it hard to tell you
'Cause I find it hard to take
When people run in circles
It's a very, very
Mad world
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JAHSPURRING Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's always been a matter of formality for me, especially when I'm talking to people in person. I tend to use "you're welcome" towards older people, people I admire, or people who I don't know very well. On the other hand, I use "no problem" [or even just "yup"] when I'm talking casually among friends, or to my family, or other adults who I'm very comfortable around. Online, I normally use them both regardless of who I'm talking to, unless it's like... a business email, or something like that.

I don't care how others reply to me, though. "You're welcome" and "no problem" both practically mean the same thing. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, it's true! "You're welcome" is more formal, but in the end, it's just the same thing.
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TheGhoulAvenue Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I use "no problem" because it's the first english reply to "thank you" which I learned :XD: 
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's fair :XD: It's a logical reply then!
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The-Slave Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
i.imgur.com/4Th2s7H_d.jpg?maxw…


I think this analysis says it better than anything.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's a really good and interesting analysis! :la:
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AlleyWolf Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't have a preference though I normally say "of course" or "sure thing" myself. My ex's mom got really peeved once when I didn't specifically say "you're welcome" and did the whole "who raised you that's rude etc etc".
Language evolves and it's great and no one will convince me otherwise lol Nowadays it's kind of expected that if you see someone needs help of course you help them. "You're welcome" tends to feel more like an "I went out of my way to help you and deserve thanks" whereas "no problem/sure thing/etc" feel more casual because of course I helped, you needed it why wouldn't I.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh damn, that sucks! I mean, it's really not meant to be rude :XD:
And you're right, language evolves at all times! I like the interpretations you gave for them :P
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SlashDotPaw Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't really mind, but i do feel like i disturb them sometimes when i say even the tiniest thank you for anything
soo. i don't really say anything :3
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww :XD: I don't think you'd be a bother if you did!
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SlashDotPaw Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i hope not QwQ
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AkaPanuka Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feel I tend to use both? "You're Welcome" is just a little more formal sounding
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is! Fair enough ^^
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silent-hiII Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist

I don't care. They're the same for me!
I like it when people say "you're welcome/no problem", but it's not needed.
Usually I say "no problem" when talking face-to-face and "you're welcome" online :XD:
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see! Nice :la:
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Anatthema Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I prefer "no probolem" for more informal situations and "you're welcome" for more formal ones
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That sounds nice ^^
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baying Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is actually such a good question cause like i've always kind of got more of a good vibe from "no problem" like it's more relaxed and friendly

"you're welcome" sounds like what someone who was expecting a thank you would say. like you burdened them somehow,,, and they forgive you with the you're welcome

WOW OVERANALYZING IS SO MUCH FUN
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That also makes sense!

YES MMMM THAT SWEET SWEET OVERANALYSATION WITH A SIDE OF CRIPPLING ANXIETY
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HeartFire-Art Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
i prefer "you're welcome" but "no problem" also works, i don't really care that much. but either way i'd rather them say something than nothing because that just seems kind of rude and self centered to me. if you helped someone and they're thankful for it it's polite to say it or they could just as well take it as you wish you didn't have to help them and they're just a bother to you
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, I guess it's best to say something, whatever it is!
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WolfiWhiskers Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well sometimes prefer "You're welcome" becuase what if it WAS a problem? LIESS! Most of the time I really on't care though.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh :XD: Fair enough, that can happen!
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EverestNight Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I say either, but I say "no worries" more than anything XD
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's also a good one!
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PileOfKittens Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm fine with either!

I personally say "no problem," but I don't care what other people say. 
(it is somewhat comforting that when people say 'no problem' there's no chance of a vampire tricking people into inviting them in)


Although I know people have pointed out something interesting - older people tend to say "you're welcome" more, younger tend to say "no problem"
the older generations seem to view help as something willingly given - you're welcome that I took the time to help you when I didn't necessarily have to.
The younger feel like help is expected of them, an obligation - no problem, I had to help, even if it was a problem...
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg, the vampire thing. :XD:

And yea, I read that too! It's an interesting idea, I'm not sure how much of it is true :P Maybe it's nothing conscious? I know I mix the two in my replies a lot!
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casinuba Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"No problem", to me, infers that there is a possibility that there was or could have been a problem. I prefer "you're welcome" or "my pleasure". :XD:
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