I see many "thank you" and "welcome to Hinduism " kind of comments in this SE Site, below both question and answers.
And it is expected on SE Site that (AFAIK) , if you find such comments that don't add any value to the question or Answer, it should be flagged appropriately.
From my experience in last 3-4 months in this Hinduism SE is that when I do flag such comments which are eligible for "too chatty" or "not constructive", they are almost always ignored by the moderators and are mostly REJECTED.
Here is one such example: Rishi converts poor dog to lion and then to dragon which tries to eat the Rishi
I am attaching the Screenshot of my declined flags so that anyone can visit the Link and see it on their own and decide if it is valid to remove those comments or not.
I flagged first 2 comments below the Answer as "too chatty" and one of them is from Hinduism site's moderator and both are declined, most likely by the same moderator as he is the only ACTIVE Moderator AFAIK from last 3-4 months on this site and I am not alone who thinks it this way. Below is the quote and the link:
This particular moderator is over-zealous and unfair and seems to be the only active moderator which means that all decisions are unilaterally conjured up and implemented.
Voting to have Keshav Srinivasan take a sabbatical as a moderator
And I am almost 100% sure that the same moderator is going to answer this question too!!
I do have fair record of raising helpful flags on other SE Sites such as stackoverflow (as of this writing I had 281-helpful flags on SO),and hence I do not need teaching/training about flagging and although SO is programming related site, mostly I do flag things such "thank you" kind of comments.
But I can clearly see, that this Hinduism site is not following those rules of flagging or has entirely different rules which just allows "thank you" kind of comments to just hang around without cleaning.
I understand that this Hinduism SE is still in Beta and participation is low compared to other more mature SE Site, but that is not an excuse to have junk all over the place by new users.
Why flagging is not as per general SE Site here in Hinduism SE?