Questions tagged [thanks]

Questions related to saying thanks and other forms of gratitude, whether in comments or at the end of posts.

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A thanks to this network [closed]

Till now, I have learned a lot from this network. I believe that there is unlimited knowledge here. It is a good place to share and gain knowledge of almost all types. This network inspired all the ...
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Official reference for “don't leave ‘thank you’ comments”

The Why and how are some answers deleted? page in the Help Center says: Answers that do not fundamentally answer the question may be removed. This includes answers that are: “thanks!” or “...
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Time for a “thank you”!

Thank you, Stack Exchange and JNat for this that arrived in the mail today just in time for my trip tomorrow! Despite watching all the spam from Stack Exchange users and also from DHL, this is a ...
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Thank you for my cheese overflow board!

I was one of the ones who did not come in the top 25 in the who cut the cheese contest, and was very surprised to find an email from JNat about the cheese board. 😲 Fast forward to just three days ...
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Can an anonymous user post a thank-you message or vote?

I'm not a registered user but I want to thank or vote for the person who answered my question. Is that possible, or must I register for an account on the website to do so?
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How to show gratitude to all the people who posted great answers to my question? [duplicate]

I have posted a question about the Romans in London (UK) and I liked all the comments and specially both answers that were given to my question. Both answers were very good, I just chose the one I ...
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Where to put Thanks and +1 and say I did it without creating extra work? [duplicate]

Many times I want to tell the person who answers thanks and want them to know I up vote them. In the comment section it says not to so as a comment. Where should I say thanks ?
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Automatically recognize and remove “thanks”

There is a regex that should automatically remove all greetings from the top of posts. It does its job very well: ^ # begins at start of body \s* # possible spaces ( hii?...
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Thanking users who answered my question

Quite often a number of users will give similar answers to one of my questions. Sometimes someone will give an answer that is interesting, but does not really help with my question. In all cases, I ...
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SE paid membership with payout to users who answer questions [duplicate]

I use SE and SO a lot. I am so thankful for all the folks who volunteer their time to help me and answer my questions. While I want to, I rarely have time to give back by answering other folks' ...
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How do you thank for editing? Adding a comment?

Sometimes, someone edits my posts. The edits were very helpful. So I want to thank him (or her). How do you thank for editing?
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Acknowledging “thank you” comments

Previous discussion: Official reference for “don't leave ‘thank you’ comments” Is it acceptable to write a thank you in a comment? I think there's general agreement that thanking a person for a good ...
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Is it appropriate to thank users for their answers on stackoverflow? [duplicate]

I know stackoverflow wants to be very concise about their questions and answers, so I was thinking that they may not want formalities mixed in with the Q&A. To be clear, I am asking if "Thanks!" ...
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Are thankful announcements allowed in meta sites?

The SE network has a "protected question" feature that is justified by saying "this question is protected to avoid 'me too', 'thanks' and similar responses. It is perfectly understandable. It is ...
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How do I thank the community?

Let's say I'm working on this really complicated application and I took help from quite a few Stack Exchange sites on the way. How do I thank the network/community? Are there any badges/buttons/...
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How to transfer some of my own reputation to a very nice effort but not exact answer?

I asked this question and received only one answer, a wrong one, but a really nice one. An awesome one. Although it is not answering fully the question, it brings good idea on how to partly fix my ...
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I think a simple “thank you” do add more information [duplicate]

I understand that a comment should add (or ask for) information, therefore a "thank you"-only comment will waste people's time. While it is not encouraged to give thanks only on Stack Exchange, I ...
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I Would Be Thankful for your Help

Today, I tried something new when editing on Stack Overflow. I tried searching for "Thank you in advanced". I found several hundred posts, and got rid of quite a few - anything posted this month, as a ...
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Is it possible to thank Stack Overflow without writing it as a question? [duplicate]

I would like to thank all of Stack Overflow for already having solutions to so many of my problems that I almost never have to post a question.
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Thank you Jeff Atwood!

I'm quite a new user, so it feels somewhat inappropriate for me to post this (I kinda thought it would have appeared already ^^). But as a member of the Stack Exchange network who just read Jeff's ...
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Why is it considered rude to say 'thanks in advance'?

A high-rep member told the OP of this question that saying 'thanks in advance' is rude. Why is this so?
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Suggested Edits add “Thanks in Advance”

This user: https://stackoverflow.com/users/750613/nik has been adding "Thanks" or "Thanks in Advance" to the bottom of a question as a suggested edit and titling the change as "improved formatting". ...
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Pleasantries in questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should 'Hi', 'thanks' and taglines and salutations be removed from posts? I just saw a question that stated the problem and said 'Thanks in Advance'. An ...
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Thanks a lot for this post … and other first time user curiosities

I have been looking at the endless stream of first answers users post on the Stack Overflow. As it stands over 500 answers are posted a day on Stack Overflow, that are the first answer by users. ...
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How can we better recognize truly extraordinary contributions to the SO community?

It would be nice to explore ways to recognize the far-greater-than-ordinary contributions from the users who work hard to make this a great community. There have been several posts on similar topics: ...
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How do we thank the diamond moderators?

Is there a way to do this? I made a delete request yesterday and it was granted. Wanted to express my appreciation. I kind of just did what I wanted to do, but I fully understand that this is a ...
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Put a note on “Hi,” “Thanks,” “(name),” etc. on How to Ask

Should 'Hi', 'thanks', taglines, and salutations be removed from posts? This is definitely an established rule in the SO community. However, I see way too many posts with "Thanks" or ...
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How can I repay all the help from the wonderful Stack Overflow community?

I am thankful to the community for all the answers, comments that I have received all this while. From silly questions, to advanced questions, you guys have all been helpful. I have learnt so much, ...
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Non-anonymous “Thanks” or “Like” button

Today, upvoting is anonymous; the recipient knows they were upvoted, but they don't know who upvoted them, so it's not a public personal gesture. The only way to let someone know who likes your answer ...
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Should you thank comment answers to your comment questions with a comment or just up vote?

I understand that a separate thanks isn't useful for answers to your questions, but in comments, you're often asking a specific question of one particular person (as opposed to anyone who reads your ...