While reviewing suggested edits I noticed that some users sometimes edit others posts and remove salutations like

[Question text which follows the rules]




[Question text which follows the rules]


Thanks a lot


Should we remove salutations? I personally wouldn't like it if somebody else edits my posts like that. At least thanking in advance should be ok in my opinion. Begin polite is also part of a community. I'd suggest to only remove extended salutations, e.g. if they more look like these much-beloved 10 line mail signatures.

What is your take on this?

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The rules for stackoverflow apply to magento.SE.
See this for reference.
I read some of the answers (I hope I didn't miss something importan) and my conclusion is salutations are kind of a grey area. They are not encouraged but they are not banned.

Signing your posts...a big NO NO. You shouldn't do that.

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    "Signing your posts...a big NO NO. You shouldn't do that." - I completely agree! - Ben Marks, Developer & Community Evangelist, Magento, an eBay Inc Company, MCAB, MCD, MCD+, MCFD, MCSS, Sagittarius, Isle of Palms, SC...
    – benmarks
    Commented Feb 12, 2015 at 14:55
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    @benmarks. Sorry the name doesn't ring a bell. Can you give me more info, please?
    – Marius Mod
    Commented Feb 12, 2015 at 15:02

When editing questions, I always remove "fluff" like that, as it is policy on StackOverflow as well, but I wouldn't go so far to edit questions just to remove "Thank you".

What I consider fluff:

  • "thanks"
  • salutation and signing
  • irrelevant information about the poster (like "I am new to Magento")
  • irrelevant information about the problem (like "this is urgent!!!111")

Side note: When reading "Thanks in advance", I always think about the quote:

this connotes an intention not to thank anybody afterwards


"Welcome to Magento.SE!" is a standard I use for first-timers. I think this should be an exception and be allowed.

  • yup. Me too using this. It should be allowed Commented Feb 17, 2015 at 4:16

Say Hi at first and an anticipated Thanks at the end just make it polite and no disturbance for the following readers.

Signing : Agreed with Marius answer, a big no no, simply because no matter what, the post is signed already, so that becomes redundant...

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