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I'm interested in this comment that is automatically generated when an Answer is flagged as a "thanks!"

Please don't add "thank you" as an answer. Once you have sufficient reputation, you will be able to vote up questions and answers that you found helpful.

It feels slightly aggressive and brusque, and if it's the first comment that a new user receives, could be a potential turnoff.

  • Can it be rephrased to be slightly more welcoming, e.g. below? (Not sure if it's a pre-programmed uneditable aspect of the StackExchange site.)
  • Am I just being overly sensitive? ;)

We're glad that this Question helped you, but please don't add "thank you" as an answer. Once you have sufficient reputation, you will be able to vote up questions and answers that you found helpful.

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    I would guess that this is a SE-wide comment not malleable to individual sites; also, as it is SE policy, sort of no-nonsense, non-chatty, it may be that TPTB want it like that throughout. I understand your concern, though. People accustomed to forums can find SE an intimidating place. I think we can make it an inviting site by keeping with The NEW new “Be Nice” Policy (“Code of Conduct”). – anongoodnurse Nov 14 '14 at 14:01
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    It isn't terrible -- it does at least say "please" ;) – Acire Nov 14 '14 at 14:28

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