Posted by But I Still Like D.! (My sayonara post on this topic - I hope) on November 15, 2002 at 22:48:22:
In Reply to: Re: Sniping, and anonymous posting posted by Ross Walker on November 15, 2002 at 14:36:04:
Thank you for the comments. Yes, SHOUTING :>0, I can see that. Actually, until I read David's post with the html codes, I didn't know another way to respond to your individual points in a manner to differentiate clearly the responses from the questions. But it does look rather manic and accusatory. I actually appreciated the points of that post - and this post too. We can disagee and still converse, which I like.
Listen, Ross and all, I am young and a hothead (fiery Spanish blood on Mom's side, g'bless) but I just wanted to make the point that buyers and sellers are actually all in this together, that in a market as interdependent as this you really can't expect to get back better than you give out. I didn't expect I would be replying to everyone's comments and having to clarify and withdraw examples and apologize so much. In fact, Mr. Olof Johansson has been kind to let this go on as long as he has. So, unless someone has something new to say, I will, with thanks, withdraw and hope we can move on to happier and more substantial subjects than my petty frustrations.
: You certainly received a reaction that you were not expecting. Hiding behind an alias and suggesting eBay buyers are in some way responsible for the practices of dishonest sellers or the '(poor) state of the market' are certainly controversial comments. I found the responses to your posts, both negative and positive, to be well written and sincere. It is unfortunate that you feel that you have been attacked by posters in some way -- I think people simply challenged your point of view, which makes for an interesting discussion. Also, I don't believe you have upset anybody.
: On another point, using ALL-CAPS (known as "shouting") when responding to a poster can be interpreted as being quite rude and IMHO has no place among the rational discussions that take place on this board. Nobody accused you of being "dumb" either. If you read the sentence again, you will find it says (rephrased with a more appropriate substitute for the word 'dumb'):
: >>... in my humble opinion it is simply *unwise* to bid your maximum bid early."<<
: I cannot possible see how you can construe this sentence as being disrespectful to you.
: >>unsubstantiated slander<<
: Once again, I found the posts and the variety of opinions very interesting, including yours. I don't believe anyone has tried to 'slander' you.
: >>people seem extremely unwilling to discuss the actual point I am making but instead heap abuse and misreadings on me<<
: Posters *did* discuss your point(s), IMHO. Some simply expressed a differing opinion to yours David.
: Anyway, we can all agree to disagree. I'm glad you're using your real name now David, and I look forward to seeing your eBay auctions in the future.
: Ross Walker
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