I would think that is nothing to do with the topic and something that is repeated throughout the thread several of times. I would have thought to say thanks were pointless but it does have a purpose in addition to giving kudo as it allows a person to add additional praise to the person that put the thread up.
This my pennyworth tho.
I am sure not us members will decide this, it will be the educators that do this. The report will be a consideration tho as the forum is self-moderated but the final decision is up to the educators as is any other report.
I have always thought this to be the process through different thread observations.