When editing a question: should we remove statements such as: thanks, thank you in advance ...?

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I generally remove most commentary parts of a question. If there's a paragraph of backstory that doesn't actually contribute to the question I would remove it. I think the same applies to "Thanks" or "Any help is appreciated".

If it's the only thing I would remove, then I generally just leave it. But if I'm editing a post anyway then I will. The same goes for "UPDATE" or "EDIT".

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    That is exactly what a moderator told me recently. But is not thanks a part of be nice policy? Personally I make more efforts to answer to people who write things such as Thank you in advance
    – user45139
    Commented Sep 14, 2015 at 12:47
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    It could be, but I view the "Be Nice" policy as how you should conduct yourself. The overall tone of a question, answer or comment. The "Thanks" just doesn't add anything to the question.
    – RoraΖ
    Commented Sep 14, 2015 at 12:51

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