Wikipedia:Thank you

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Thanks, thank you.

Wikipedia is a collaborative process. No editor can write the whole encyclopedia alone. In fact, combining the ideas of a number of editors is our proven method for producing a more comprehensive and useful article, or guideline, or document. Civility amongst editors is one of Wikipedia's key policies, meant to ensure a decent minimum level of discourse and inter-personal activity while we work on the encyclopedia.

But, going a little further is not a bad idea. We all like to be respected, and we all deserve respect. Most of us respect other Wikipedia editors, even if we have never met them, simply because they are Wikipedia editors, and we all agree Wikipedia is a noble cause.

In the Real World, simple words such as please and thank you go a long way towards facilitating calm, reasoned and respectful discussion. The same is true on-line. It only takes a few seconds, and it is worth it. So, say thank you. (You can even say it twice.)

Thank you. Say it. It's easy. Say it first thing.[edit]

Thank you for replying.

Thank you for your thoughtful reply.

Thank you for your reply, but I disagree...

Thanks for getting back to me.

Thanks for reminding me of that.

Say thank you when you mean it.[edit]

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Thank you for bringing that to my attention.

Thanks, I didn't know that.

Thanks, I am getting it now.

Thanks for telling me, I would have gotten into trouble.

Thank you, I never would have thought of that.

Say thank you, and goodbye.[edit]

Thank you, we will talk again later.

Thank you, that seems to be all.

Thanks, I have to go write an article.

Thanks, let's leave it up to other editors now.

Thank you, bye.

Say thank you, for whatever.[edit]

Thanks, but I'm not sure about that.

Thanks anyway for letting me know.

Thanks, just because.

Thanks for trying.

Thanks, though it doesn't suit me.

Thanks though I disagree with you.

Thank you for putting a full stop at the end of your post.

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