The accepted answer (+162 / -1) to Thanking users who answered my question was last edited on Dec, 2017. It's a community wiki and includes the following
First of all, anyone posting here with the idea that they should be personally thanked for every answer they provide is going to be very disappointed.
If you really want to thank someone for a good answer, then you'll perhaps take the time to go through one of their questions and provide a good answer for some question they have.
Alternately, just "pay it forward" and answer another user's question. That's really what it's all about.
Rhetorical question: Do the latest "changes" from Stack Exchange Inc. / the Stack Exchange community and the world in general make showing gratitude such a big thing that we should do things differently?
Is it worthwhile to offer a 50 rep bounty to ask for a current answer considering that the most prominent answer is a community wiki, it's the accepted answer and it has such a high score?
Besides the reactions test being held in Stack Overflow, other features introduced recently are:
- "New asking experience",
- expanded user cards are shown for all users regardless of reputation,
- new sharing option available in Stack Overflow to share posts on https://dev.to,
- the Reversal and Tumbleweed badges were retired, "Lifejacket" and "Lifeboat" take their place.