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    Quote Originally Posted by gnashings
    I am not saying this is not so, but I have noticed that KEH often sells lenses for less than they go on eBay in same or even better shape. I wonder how they can buy them for more and sell them for less...

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    OT: Screaming

    Quote Originally Posted by gnashings
    I was just informed that in internet circles, capital letters denote screaming
    I've often wondered why some people insist on perpetuating a rather bizarre notion, especially when there have existed terminals where caps are the only means of emphasis. I realize that I'm dating myself by speaking of these, but there is a profound difference between capitalization and verbal assault. YOUR EARS ARE NOT IN PAIN NOW, AND MY USE OF U/C SHOULD NOT REASONABLY FILL YOU WITH ANY LEGITIMATE CONCERN FOR YOUR WELL BEING. YOU WOULD NOT FIND MY SHOUTING VOICE PLEASANT, AND I THINK YOU WOULD LEAVE, SUMMONS THE POLICE, OR DEFEND YOURSELF PHYSICALLY IF I WAS GENUINELY SHOUTING IN YOUR PRESENCE. Capital letters as assault makes about as much sense as Sontag's equation of photography and rape/murder. Does this clarify?

    We defend the Virgin Mary in elephant dung, and get our noses out of joint about caps lock. Gotta ponder this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cao
    I've often wondered why some people insist on perpetuating a rather bizarre notion, especially when there have existed terminals where caps are the only means of emphasis. I realize that I'm dating myself by speaking of these, but there is a profound difference between capitalization and verbal assault. YOUR EARS ARE NOT IN PAIN NOW, AND MY USE OF U/C SHOULD NOT REASONABLY FILL YOU WITH ANY LEGITIMATE CONCERN FOR YOUR WELL BEING. YOU WOULD NOT FIND MY SHOUTING VOICE PLEASANT, AND I THINK YOU WOULD LEAVE, SUMMONS THE POLICE, OR DEFEND YOURSELF PHYSICALLY IF I WAS GENUINELY SHOUTING IN YOUR PRESENCE. Capital letters as assault makes about as much sense as Sontag's equation of photography and rape/murder. Does this clarify?

    We defend the Virgin Mary in elephant dung, and get our noses out of joint about caps lock. Gotta ponder this!

    \begin{shouting}
    Some conventions are affected twaddle!
    \end{shouting}
    Cao,

    I agree with what you wrote and I quoted here 100% - in principle. I have often mentioned this myself as the ridiculous nature of it had me bouncing between amusement and loss of faith in humanity. However, as ridiculous as the "convention" is, I still didn't want the orignator of this thread to think I was "screaming" - and that is why I clarified, as my initial post was obviously taken that way. I don't want to fight an uphill battle on web-conduct - just to make sure the person it was directed at recieved it properly and as intended.

    Cheers,

    Peter.

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