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I know the "upvote" and "mark as answer" should be used for this porpouse but, if someone answer my question and I like it, should/can I say thanks?

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To quote the help page on the comment privilege:

When shouldn't I comment?

Comments are not recommended for any of the following:

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  • Compliments which do not add new information ("+1, great answer!"); instead, up-vote it and pay it forward;

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That being said, if someone goes out of there way to make a really great answer and you say thanks, you won't get in trouble for it but don't be surprised if it gets deleted after awhile because it doesn't meet the guidelines for a comment.

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    $\begingroup$ I couldn't agree more. To just say "thanks" is unnecessary and undesirable, but if someone really did a great job answering your question, and clearly put a good deal of effort into it, I believe expressing additional gratitude in that case is a positive for the community. $\endgroup$ – Bret Copeland Mar 28 '14 at 3:31
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there is no need for it the 10 rep of the upvote or 15 when accepted is more than enough, if you have something more substantial than a thanks go write that comment

the "thanks" comments is one of the reasons why there is a minimum character limit of 15

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