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Should 'Hi', 'thanks' and taglines and salutations be removed from posts?

Is it okay to start a question on SO with:

  • Hello
  • Hi
  • Hello everybody

or end it with:

  • Thank you
  • I apreciate your help
  • Looking forward to an answer

or something like this?

Sometimes when I decide to ask something, I don't really know if I should start saying Hello or similar or saying thank you at the end.

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marked as duplicate by BinaryMisfit Feb 21 '11 at 9:27

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

maybe it is a good thing. But Dont think there is any restriction on how to use them. Its totally left to individuals. I believe this question would come under subjective and argumentive list. – Sachin Shanbhag Feb 21 '11 at 9:19
I've stopped doing this, as my answers were getting comments/edits for this. I still feel it's good manners, but bow to community opinion - or at least, those parts of the community that object enough to edit/comment. – Phil Lello Apr 23 '11 at 22:43

Please don't. It adds nothing to the question. See Should 'Hi', 'thanks,' taglines, and salutations be removed from posts?

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