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Don't harass. Just fix it, with a friendly comment in the edit summary.


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The most important thing for a new user asking a question is to get answers. When someone's first contact with the site is to ask a question, that's usually because they have a problem to solve, not because they want to join a community. Joining a community comes later, if the community has proven to be useful or interesting. So when evaluating questions ...


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I agree more with position 1. It is extremely surprising for a user, to learn that some readers consider "thanks" harmful enough, that they will edit purely to remove it. I saw a similar edit on a question marked as being from a new user. I cannot see enforcing this on new users as being "welcoming". If the poster works out what's going on, it feels like ...


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No, you would have to cast the vote again after you reach 15 rep, since your vote wasn't actually a full/normal vote. See Once I reach 15 reputation, will my old votes be taken into account? for more. My suggestion at this point would be to "favorite" (star) the corresponding question(s) to make it easier to rediscover them when you can vote.


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I think the answer also depends on whether the changes from the user doing the edit need to be reviewed by other users, or if they have enough reputation for the edits to go into effect immediately. I have been told that, as long as one’s edits need to be reviewed, they should keep to the important things, such as an overhaul of verbiage in order to be ...


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Personally I feel that any edit is worth making. If it's just the removal of "Thanks" or the OP's name from the post this is fine. Putting questions into their best possible light is only a win, and it also demonstrates to the OP that someone is here already attempting to provide "some" assistance. I would encourage that all edits be made if you're ...


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