Thank you for your thoughts, Marilyn and others.
I think personal thank you replies as pointed out should be sent with the Private button.
If there is a conclusion to my initial question, then I'd post that as a reply to Group. Including a thank you wouldn't bother me at all.
As a matter of my own writing protocol I try to include a closing to my post. It might include words similar to, "Thank you for your replies".
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