Your story didn't really prove anything except that asking for thanks gets you nowhere. If you have to ask for thanks, then you obviously don't deserve it. At least most of the time. Your story being an exception of which. Honestly, If I see someone who actually put some work into their upload or it helped me out, then I'll thanks. If I see "Thanks me, please.", then I don't. Also, I'm slightly bagging more on those who that shit in their sigs. I would have thanked you though
Or you know, people can forget to thanks and you can remind them.