Over on Meta Stack Exchange, I see there has been a lot of discussion about whether community members should refrain from posting thanks in their questions, and whether it is good practice or rude to edit out those comments.
The minimalist view can be summed up as 'thanks are clutter'.
Others find that de-cluttering the Qs by taking out 'thanks in advance' is rude.
Your thoughts? If I have to edit a Q anyway to remove a redundant signature, I will usually take out the "thanks in advance" at the same time. If I leave a comment reminding new members that they can show their appreciation by upvoting answers they like, that can seem too much like campaigning for votes.
Your thoughts? What's the right balance for this site?