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

I posted the question https://stackoverflow.com/questions/14342245/placing-a-link-on-screen-in-setup-factory-8, and it seems that site deletes text until first punctuation sign. At first it was

Hi, guys. I'm using ...

but after save, it became

guys. I'm using ...

What's wrong?

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    Stack Exchange automatically deletes greetings and salutations, but it doesn't always get it all. Think of your posts on Stack Overflow as mini blog posts. You wouldn't say "Hi guys" at the beginning of a blog post, would you? – user102937 Jan 15 '13 at 16:44
  • @RobertHarvey: Some people do, apparently.. – Martijn Pieters Jan 15 '13 at 17:12
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    @MartijnPieters: I rest my case. – user102937 Jan 15 '13 at 17:18
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    "Does anyone know what's wrong?" It didn't also delete "guys." – Bill the Lizard Jan 15 '13 at 17:43
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    @bill HAYYYY GUYYYZZZZZ – Jeff Atwood Jan 15 '13 at 20:15

That's not a bug. That is the expected behavior. Salutations are automatically removed from posts on Stack Exchange. See here.

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