An anonymous user made the following edit to the answer I gave to this question

The edit is merely a "thank you" note. So it doesn't seem to be a "valid" edit and more something that should have been added as a comment.

The user who asked the question has a rep of 1 now and thus can't add comments I believe, which might be why she opted for an edit.

However rejecting the edit might appear impolite or ungrateful. Any recommendations?

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    Do note that in some cases even users with 1 rep can add comments as explained in the FAQ. It's a tiny footnote at the end of the privileges table, but it's there. So I think there's no escuse for a "thank you" edit.
    – devius
    Commented Jun 1, 2012 at 13:07
  • @devius The edit would be attributed to the unregistered user. It looks like she trashed her browser cookies, or changed the browser.
    – Daniel Beck Mod
    Commented Jun 1, 2012 at 18:04

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Such edits should be rejected. The edit adds nothing but noise to the answer; I don't believe it's impolite.

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    You should however leave a comment letting him know that the appropriate way to say "this worked" is to click the checkmark.
    – nhinkle
    Commented Jun 1, 2012 at 17:50
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    Looks like [x] invalid edit to me.
    – Daniel Beck Mod
    Commented Jun 1, 2012 at 18:05

I certainly would not accept such an edit. If we're supposed to remove this sort of content from posts, why should we approve edits that add such meaningless content?

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