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Thanking users who answered my question

I want to know that if got the correct answer and I accepted the answer. Then is it necessary that I have write some lines like thanks or fixed my issue as comment. Will it be considered rude from the person who gave the answer.

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    No. Marking the answer as accepted is thanks enough.
    – ChrisF Mod
    Oct 21, 2011 at 14:51
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    At the end of the day, we're ingrained and we thank each other a lot. It's hard to change that. And sometimes it feels rude not to thank people who do extra. Thank You! Oct 21, 2011 at 15:16
  • @ChrisF: I have been given a correct answer from others. But how to MARK THE ANSWER AS ACCEPTED? I see no button. Please forgive if this question is rude.
    – NguyenDV
    Mar 14, 2014 at 14:19
  • @Nguyen do you see the hollow tick/check mark below the answer score? Click that to turn it green. That accepts the answer.
    – ChrisF Mod
    Mar 14, 2014 at 14:43

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No. In fact, because it just noise to the page without adding any information, saying "thanks" is discouraged (though tolerated).

Instead, it's preferred that askers thank answerers by accepting and/or upvoting the answers.

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    I would think it would be more reasonable and not so much noise if the poster was to put thanks in the original post at the very bottom. (If they just must say thanks)
    – MVCylon
    Oct 21, 2011 at 15:13
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    @DougChamberlain: I prefer the use of comments, because they can be cleaned up later without bumping the post. When I feel really compelled I'll say "Thanks", leave the comment for a couple of hours so the person can see it, then delete it. The sentiment gets across, but there's no cruft left on the page.
    – Jeremy
    Oct 21, 2011 at 15:19
  • Do points get rewarded for saying thanks?
    – Rob Sandie
    Oct 21, 2011 at 15:30
  • @RobSandie: No.
    – Jeremy
    Oct 21, 2011 at 15:52

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