In general, we remove "chatty" phrases like "Thanks in advance" in questions as unnecessary for the site. Should we apply the same standard to answers and remove things like "Hope this was helpful!" from those? I was going to edit it out today but decided that it wasn't a clear violation. Is there a consensus on editing chatty phrases from answers? What's too chatty? Do we have some kind of standard?
Example answer, although I'm more concerned with the general principle.
For those who are not understanding why I considered deleting it, the natural presumption is that people who answer hope that it will be helpful. It should not need to be said.
The counter argument is that such phrases can soften the review. So perhaps we should leave it to the poster to determine if it is necessary or not.
Another example would be people who say that they are interested in any and all advice. Again, that's true of every question. We explicitly say that any aspect of the code is up for review when posted. But I would normally leave that kind of statement in a question. So is "Hope this was helpful!" more like "Thanks in advance" (should be deleted) or "any advice welcome" (I'd leave it)?
If we don't have a standard yet, any thoughts on what the standard should be? (Another example of something that should perhaps go without saying, but where there is value in asking it explicitly.)