I recently flagged this comment as "no longer needed", which reads:
thankyou for the tips.
To cite from the privilege page on "Comment Everywhere":
When shouldn't I comment?
Compliments which do not add new information ("+1, great answer!")
The comment seems to me to belong to this category of unnecessary compliments. It does not belong in any of the categories that comments are reserved for, which are:
- asking for clarification
- constructive criticism
- adding minor or transient information
What are the reasons for declining my flag? I want to learn whether I should I stop flagging "Thank you"-comments, but I don't see any reasons for leaving this comment, as it doesn't add anything useful to the answer. The normal way to go would be, as the "Comment Everywhere" page says, to pay it forward instead of writing "thanks".
I know that "Thank you"-comments can be useful if they add something specific about the answer, for example because they explain why it solved a problem or why that answer is good, but in this case I don't see any merit in leaving the comment there.