# The editing of “thanks very much” at end of posts [duplicate]

Whenever I make a post on a stack exchange account, over any of my accounts, I will almost always write "thanks very much for any help" at the end. This frequently gets edited out, I was wondering why? For examples, see here:

Box-Jenkins Forecasting With ARIMA(p,d,q) models

Showing a Time Series is Regular

Combining Force of Mortality for F and M to find $l_x$

I have omitted my customary "thanks very much for any help" here, it may be noted.

• See here. (I wouldn't have bothered in this case if I wasn't already editing your q.) – Scortchi - Reinstate Monica May 4 '15 at 13:35
• @Scortchi Ok, thanks. I asked as on math.stackexchange, where the majority of my post are located, my "thank you" statements are normally left in but here it seemed they were being rapidly removed. Thanks for the clarification. – hmmmm May 4 '15 at 13:41
• Did you thank me twice in the comment to make up for the lack of thanks in the question? ;) – Scortchi - Reinstate Monica May 4 '15 at 13:43
• Just for the record, I also had the habit to write 'thanks' in all asked questions. But got convinced not to some time ago. – Andre Silva May 4 '15 at 14:04
• @Scortchi I didn't even notice I had done that! – hmmmm May 4 '15 at 14:06
• @AndreSilva Yeah I have never really been convinced about the arguments against thanking people. I can see why similar things such as "this is too easy" or "I'm not a mathematician/statistician.." should be omitted but I see distinct differences between the two. First the second kind of statements often appear in titles or at the start of questions and so are read by anyone who wants to view the question and can be a distraction, unlike thanks which appears at the end and doesn't, in my opinion disrupt the clarity of a question. – hmmmm May 4 '15 at 14:11
• The second is that I don't think they add any value at all where as I feel that saying thanks is a genuine signal of appreciation. – hmmmm May 4 '15 at 14:11
• I will of course defer to the practices of the specific forum that I am posting in and will endeavor to refrain thanking people at the end of posts. – hmmmm May 4 '15 at 14:13
• You can always leave a comment to thank for a good answer that your question received. This is often done here and perfectly tolerated (especially if the comment is a bit more substantial than just "thank you"). So essentially you may (and perhaps should even try to) say thank you, but after you got an answer, not before. And in the comments space. – amoeba May 5 '15 at 10:48