Is there a way to add people and thank them inside answers? In this question I wanted to thank TimB for improving my answer but writing "Thanks to .." didn't seem correct.

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No, there isn't (other than by typing there @name, but this won't notify them).

In general though, thanks are not required. We like to keep the signal-to-noise ratio high here, so anything that detracts from the content of the post is discouraged.

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    Basically we hate fun, and anything tangentially related :-)
    – fredley
    Commented Mar 14, 2015 at 21:29
  • Ok I'm deleting the thanks part then.
    – Thellimist
    Commented Mar 14, 2015 at 21:48
  • btw typing @name doesn't work in answers. it works in comments
    – Thellimist
    Commented Mar 14, 2015 at 21:53
  • @Furkan it only works when addressing the answerer or another user who has commented on that specific post, however. Commented Mar 14, 2015 at 22:01
  • Comment me in your answer then
    – Thellimist
    Commented Mar 14, 2015 at 22:02
  • You can also look into the site chat room, and post a thank you there. Commented Mar 15, 2015 at 10:01

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