Thanking the topic starter for his/her contribution to the forum is a great way of supporting the community. It shows your appreciation while it also provides a stamp of approval for other members and it provides the poster with the positive feedback he/she may be looking for.   However these thanks posts do cause a lot of unnecessary "clutter" which is why we introduced the "Like / Thanks" button. The "Like / Thanks" button should be used when thanking another member or showing your a