FWIW When I first started, and a question got a lot of replies, I'd
reply to each one, which became time-consuming and often seemed a bit
silly, what with me trying to say something to everybody. I could
understand where somebody could just give up.
These days, FBOW, I reply to my original post with appropriate thanks
and comments to those who replied.
If there are better suggestions, well, I'm open to 'em.