On Fri, 8 Apr 2016 17:56:55 -0400, Stormin Mormon
Body with no visible "center posting" deleted for brevity
You are still on your "anti-center-posting" hobbyhorse.
The horse is not only dead and buried., but thoroughly composted by
now. Inline posting is now a standard and accepted method of posting
on newsnet and makes it MUCH easier to follow a thread.
So like I said, give it a rest
On 4/8/2016 8:15 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
As I understand it, inline posting means two or
more comments. When one posts a single comment
(with untrimmed trailing text), I call that
center posting. Center posting leaves the reader
looking for the second comment (which isn't there)
and just leaves the reader upset about having his
or her time wasted, scanning for a second reply
which isn't there. I think center posting is rude,
and a waste of others time. Rather inconsiderate.
Christopher A. Young
learn more about Jesus
It is "inline posting" when the reply immediately follows the point
being replied to.
Trimming trailing text may or may not be adviseable, depending on what
the following text (or as you call it, trailing text) has to say that
is pertinent. Without context, the reply may not make any sense, and a
"real news reader" when set up for efficiency does not necessarilly
show the previous full post that is being replied to. Sometimes the
"whole thread" is important for context - sometimes it is not.
If not required for context, clipping is good ettiquette. - but so is
trimming "leading text" when you bottom post, and trimming "leading
text" when top posting.
Complaining about not trimming is often definitely a case of ' pot -
kettle - black". i
And that's why I leave text that follows my last reply. So people
reading my reply will know whether the previous poster had already
taken in to account what I said.
In addition, I don't snip what the previous poster wrote to show
respect for his words, and thirdly, because when people snip what I
wrote, they often do it to distort what I wrote or to give a reply
that makes no sense.
In-line posting does not require 2** sections of comment. Like Clare
said, it only requires that a response follow directly after the
comment being responded to. And that's what makes it easier to
understand than either bottom or top posting. **One doesnt' know
until he reads further if he'll have more comments to make.
I've been known to complete stop, and see if the other
person notices. One time on bicycle, I could not keep
up with the fellow with me. We were both teenagers.
Finally, about four blocks from home, I pulled over and
stopped. I rested a while, and head home. Asked him later
about that, if he'd noticed me missing, and would he have
come back. No, he'd already put his bike in the garage and
went in to the house. That pretty much describes his level
of interest in our friendship.
I've had that happen with vehicles, also. I tend to drive
carefully, and people take off and leave me behind. One
such time was when I was driving the vehicle with the
trailer, we were moving a piano. The other driver left
me behind in a housing development. I ended up making some
phone calls, finally found out where he went, and told him
to return to where I was. I ought have turned and gone home.
No one hates cash that much that they'll cancel the deal.
Are you doing this through some web site or commercial intermediary?
Or is this just beteen you and the dealer.
If the first, you probably have a contract that they're not going to
deny. If they've sent you anything in writing that says you have a
deal, bring it with you. If you only have a phone call, put the deal
in writing, email it to them and have them sign it and mail it back.
My car broke down in N. Carolina a few years ago, and I found a car in
S. Carolina. I too didn't really want to buy from a dealer but it was
hard to find any convertible at all where I was. I had to drive 100
miles and two dealers had one each.
After the deal was made, I asked where the nearest Bank of America
was, and one was just a mile away (one advantage of using a bank with
branches all over the place) and I went and withdrew 9000 dollars. It
turns out I could have just written him a check, even though he just
met me. He had some check guarantee service. Though I'd stopped
carrying checks with me. Maybe I should start again.
In my case, dealing with a dealer had some advantages. He got me
temporary plates, he supposedly cleaned up the car some more after I
bought it, though it looked plenty clean at the time, they had
supposedly checked it mechanically when they got it in (and indeed I
didn't have any repairs for at least two years), and they may not have
charged me extra to deliver it from S. Car. south of Charlotte to
Asheville, 100 miles away. Maybe they did charge but they knew who
to call and I didn't have to arrange it. (I'd rented a car locally
and I don't think I could have returned it in S. Car, so I would have
had to drive both cars back at the same time.)
It ended up that two days later, I drove to the airport and met the
delivery guy to pick up the new car, then went around to the front of
the hotel and returned the rental, then returned to the motel and
moved all my stuff from the old car to the new car, and sold the old
car. All within 90 minutes.
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