Can we pretty please do something about Thanks / signing of posts? Or at least come up with something so that less people do it. I know it's already kinda in the faq, but people tend to not read it.
Related (among others): Should 'Hi', 'thanks,' taglines, and salutations be removed from posts? and Can we add a "No Thanks" part to the FAQ?
There are just so many posts ending with either thanks something or some name or even both. IMHO that really should be prevented (where possible) for (IMO obvious) reasons stated in the linked meta post. Although not the best option (intrusive, annoying etc), but I for one wouldn't mind if some 'drastic' measures would be taken against it if there is no other method.
E.g. let (new) users read and confirm a popover with a statement on how to post on SO and implement some form of 'punishment' when people still 'screw up'. E.g. by disallowing them to view the reactions on their question for some time with the explanation it was 'flagged' by the community with the reason.
Or perhaps a way to suspend multiple time offenders. Or perhaps subtract rep for users above some threshold 200+ and still saying "thanks" (after being flagged by users).
The above may seem harsh, but I think it is a real (annoying) issue. And people just don't get it. IMHO
The above are just some suggestions, but if you guys have other ideas please don't hesitate to add them here.
I might have been too hard in my wordings. But what I really mean is to educate users into not doing it.