When I want to comment on an answer that I received for one of my questions, I get the following reminder:
"Use comments to ask for more information or suggest improvements. Avoid comments like "+1" or "thanks"."
While "+1" is indeed kind of a useless comment, I wondered why I need to avoid thanking somebody in general. Sure, this is Q&A-website, but nonetheless, the people answering my questions aren't robots - and neither am I. If I would answer a lot of questions, I would be glad getting a feedback in a way like this:
"Thanks for your detailed answer, I had problems with ..., but now everything appears much clearer."
Giving upvotes doesn't feel the same since the person receiving the upvotes doesn't get a notification by whom he was upvoted - it could be any other person but the OP.
Or am I completely wrong here and people just feel disturbed by those kind of comments?