So it just hit me:

OP sign in their questions with:

  • Regards, XXXXX
  • Thank you, YYYYYY
  • Please help...

I was just wondering, what do you think? shall we leave these endings? edit them out? or ask OP's to remove them?

I don't remember seen these on SF/SU and others, but here I feel I see more and more of these.

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Stackoverflow discourages the use of signatures and salutations. I tend to agree that these should be edited out to keep the questions as neutral as possible.

Are taglines & signatures disallowed?

In general, taglines and signatures are strongly discouraged, and are likely to be edited out. We don't want to clutter up the questions page with a lot of redundant signature blocks and taglines and so forth.

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    I'm even against thanks as it's really just clutter. +1 for killing all taglines and sigs. Commented Oct 19, 2012 at 23:16
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    I don't delete them from posts just for the sake of it, but often if there's something there and I'm editing the post for other reasons then I'll clean those up too.
    – Matt Lacey Mod
    Commented Mar 5, 2013 at 1:14

It does not bother me when someone types "Thank you" at the end of the question that they post. To me, that's just being polite and I see nothing wrong with it.

Long signature blocks at the end of every question and answer are annoying, though, so we could edit those out.

Also, I don't think they are needed in answers.


Peter Knolle ;-)

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    ^^ ^^ ^^ ^^ ^^ ^^
    – Saariko
    Commented Oct 21, 2012 at 4:40
  • Agree with Peter. Nothing wrong in thanking the community. Signature blocks are definitely not required though.
    – Richard N
    Commented Mar 3, 2013 at 1:22

I feel thanks should be accepted but not something like a persons signature or a firm name .


I have seen a huge uptick in signatures. As a community, we need to Edit these out of those posts. It doesn't provide any value and it makes questions seems like they are specific to a user which defeats the purpose of the site.

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