I understand that "thank you" is considered noise on main sites and should be edited out. On meta sites, rules tend to be a little different though (e.g. discussions and opinions are allowed, etc.) so I was wondering if "thank you" is generally acceptable on meta sites (at least when it's not just a generic "thank you"/"thanks in advance" comment) or if it should still be edited out. After all, we have some posts dedicated entirely to thanking a user or a group of users.
The incident that made me decide to ask about that was in this question1 where the author decided to thank the community for their collaborative effort at the end of the post:
I would like to thank everyone who helped in creating this reference.
But it was edited out recently as noise (see: revisions). I was going to rollback the edit but I thought I should first check if there's general consensus about situations like this. I didn't find any posts where this has been discussed, so I'm asking you: what do you think?
- "Thank you" in meta posts should always be edited out as noise?
- They are generally acceptable and should be left alone?
- They should only be edited out sometimes? Explain.
1 This is just an example; please don't make it about that specific question.