Thanks In Advance
CodeGuru Home VC++ / MFC / C++ .NET / C# Visual Basic VB Forums Developer.com
Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Thanks In Advance

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    596

    Thanks In Advance

    I see "Thanks In Advance" in many posts, after an OP asks for help with a programming problem. I will incorporate that into my personal communication style from now on as it seems like a great way to cut to the chase and not forget a very important part of relations. I only wish I had started using it a long time ago. If I had told the girls I was dating at the dinner table on the first date back then "Thanks in advance", would that have been wrong?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Cologne, Germany
    Posts
    756

    Re: Thanks In Advance

    I see it in many posts too and I don't really like all those Hallos, TIAs, regards etc. sometimes you can even see someone saying Mr. we're not writing letters or emails here. it always looks strange to me. instead I prefer when people say weather the suggested solution worked or not. it's more helpful that TIAs in the first post and then nothing more.
    Last edited by memeloo; December 10th, 2010 at 04:30 PM.
    win7 x86, VS 2008 & 2010, C++/CLI, C#, .NET 3.5 & 4.0, VB.NET, VBA... WPF is comming

    remeber to give feedback you think my response deserves recognition? perhaps you may want to click the Rate this post link/button and add to my reputation

    private lessons are not an option so please don't ask for help in private, I won't replay

    if you use Opera and you'd like to have the tab-button functionality for the texteditor take a look at my Opera Tab-UserScirpt; and if you know how to stop firefox from jumping to the next control when you hit tab let me know

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    2,571

    Re: Thanks In Advance

    Oh... It is a habit of mine to have a TIA at the end of my initial posts that are questions addressed to the public and up to now I considered it to be a courtesy. (Actually, I recently started a thread where I forgot it in the OP and then gave it later in post #3, the reply to the first reply.) If it now should turn out to get perceived as an annoying blank phrase I'll seriously consider to cease using it.

    I will follow any further posts arriving in this thread with interest to see how this phrase is generally perceived.

    And of course I also post a "thank you" in reply to posts that really helped me, in particular if I think I can give details on how I applied what I got suggested that might be interesting to the poster of the reply and/or the public.
    I was thrown out of college for cheating on the metaphysics exam; I looked into the soul of the boy sitting next to me.

    This is a snakeskin jacket! And for me it's a symbol of my individuality, and my belief... in personal freedom.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    596

    Re: Thanks In Advance

    When I see TIA; it comes across as saying "You won't hear from me anymore, so don't expect dialog..." So maybe the OP disappears and doesn't even read the possible solution, so how would one know? After all, the OP basically said he won't be writing back. That's the way I perceive it. So why even bother looking into the problem?

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    14,877

    Re: Thanks In Advance

    Means Expect No Recognition (or Rating)
    David

    CodeGuru Article: Bound Controls are Evil-VB6
    2013 Samples: MS CODE Samples

    CodeGuru Reviewer
    2006 Dell CSP
    2006, 2007 & 2008 MVP Visual Basic
    If your question has been answered satisfactorily, and it has been helpful, then, please, Rate this Post!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Dubai
    Posts
    1,183

    Re: Thanks In Advance

    if you are soliciting sex, "thanks in advance" is a very appropriate thing to say.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    596

    Re: Thanks In Advance

    How about using that "Thanks in advance" one liner as a closing statement after a job interview? Along with the hand shake of course.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    2,571

    Re: Thanks In Advance

    Quote Originally Posted by viperbyte View Post
    How about using that "Thanks in advance" one liner as a closing statement after a job interview? Along with the hand shake of course.
    Well, that imposes some sort of obligation on the interviewer. Interesting tactic...
    I was thrown out of college for cheating on the metaphysics exam; I looked into the soul of the boy sitting next to me.

    This is a snakeskin jacket! And for me it's a symbol of my individuality, and my belief... in personal freedom.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    596

    Re: Thanks In Advance

    Hey you're right; that does impose an obligation. So that must be true in the dating situation. She HAS to come through. It's like a creating a prophecy. Great observation.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


Azure Activities Information Page

Windows Mobile Development Center


Click Here to Expand Forum to Full Width

This is a CodeGuru survey question.


Featured


HTML5 Development Center