Users of this site sometimes flag comments that say
+1, good answer
for moderator deletion as 'too chatty.'
- Some say they make the community more human and friendly, and are nice to keep around
- Some say they are useful if they also offer constructive criticism or highlight something useful in the post (e.g. "+1, especially for the very useful link")
- Some say they should be removed if there are other, more useful, comments on a post, and the thanks get in the way of the more useful comments.
- Some say they should always be removed.
Right now, there is very little consistency on this site - a flag on a "thank you" comment might be declined by a moderator one day, then the same comment might deleted by another moderator the next day if the same user raises a flag again.
On Academia, under what conditions should "thank you" comments be deleted by moderators?