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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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/...