RE: Spaces after periods 'n such

Subject: RE: Spaces after periods 'n such
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: Julie Stickler <jstickler -at- gmail -dot- com>, Technical Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 2 Nov 2010 13:45:42 -0700

Jeez, it was just an attempt at Friday humor!

> -----Original Message-----
> From: techwr-l-bounces+richard -dot- combs=polycom -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+richard -dot- combs=polycom -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On
> Behalf Of Julie Stickler
> Sent: Tuesday, November 02, 2010 8:55 AM
> To: Technical Writing
> Subject: Re: Spaces after periods 'n such
>
> No, really I I have no ideaology to defend. I was just a little tired
> of being insulted by proxy for my typing habits.
>
> My comment was a call for civility, not a political statement.
>
> I apologize if anyone thought I was personally attacking them when I
> asked that people please stop calling other people names on the list.
>
> If a desire for civility on the internet makes me insecure, then I am
> guilty as charged.
>
>
> On Mon, Nov 1, 2010 at 12:34 PM, Porrello, Leonard
> <lporrello -at- illumina -dot- com> wrote:
> > LOL. Yes, of course you are right about the sanctimoniousness of my
> > comment.
> >
> > Nevertheless, I think the comment was inappropriate in at least two
> > ways.  Apart from making the discussion personal (focused on persons
> > instead of ideas), Ms. Stickler tried to get one up on her ideological
> > opponents by accusing them of committing a moral fault (unless I am
> > completely mistaken and Ms. Stickler thinks being sanctimonious is a
> > good thing).  This takes the a discussion on double-spacing--which apart
> > from being mundane is absolutely amoral--to a moral level.  If this were
> > a  discussion whether Lauren is a good person, I could see how a
> > meta-discussion on the perceived sanctimoniousness of posters could
> > arise.  Otherwise, give me a break; keep your personal issues and
> > insecurities to yourself.
> >
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Tim J. Slager [mailto:TSlager -at- isdcorporation -dot- com]
> > Sent: Monday, November 01, 2010 9:13 AM
> > To: Porrello, Leonard
> > Cc: Julie Stickler
> > Subject: RE: Spaces after periods 'n such
> >
> > Nah.
> >
> > By this logic, what's even more annoying than people who sanctimoniously
> > criticize other people for
> > being sanctimonious is people who sanctimoniously criticize people who
> > sanctimoniously criticize other people for being sanctimonious.
> >
> > IMO, it was an appropriate observation.
> >
> > tims
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: techwr-l-bounces+tslager=isdcorporation -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> > [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+tslager=isdcorporation -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com]
> > On Behalf Of Porrello, Leonard
> > Sent: Monday, November 01, 2010 11:21 AM
> > To: Julie Stickler; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> > Subject: RE: Spaces after periods 'n such
> >
> > And what's even more annoying than the "sanctimonious" tone of
> > single-spacers are people who sanctimoniously criticize other people for
> > being sanctimonious.
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: techwr-l-bounces+lporrello=illumina -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> > [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+lporrello=illumina -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On
> > Behalf Of Julie Stickler
> > Sent: Friday, October 29, 2010 2:33 PM
> > To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> > Subject: Re: Spaces after periods 'n such
> >
> > On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 5:21 PM, Combs, Richard
> > <richard -dot- combs -at- polycom -dot- com> wrote:
> >> Exactly right. The only reason that "this discussion comes up
> > frequently" is because, no matter how overwhelming the evidence and
> > impeccable the logic on the other side, the proponents of two spaces
> > refuse to acknowledge that they're wrong, repent, and mend their ways.
> >
> > What is irritating about this topic (and this thread in particular) is
> > the sanctimonious tone that people are taking.  The OP on this thread
> > (at least in my G-mail inbox) was a proponent of single spaces, who
> > then went on to jump down the throat of Lauren when she essentially
> > said, "I do what the style guide calls for."   Did I miss the post
> > where someone said that double spaces were correct?   Really, must
> > everyone be so insulting about this? It's one little empty space for
> > crying out loud.
> >
> > I type two spaces not because I think it's the right thing to do, but
> > because I've got a couple decades of muscle memory that I'm just not
> > going to fight against. Spell check catches and corrects my extra
> > spaces.  And I can live with that.  Y'all can stop flinging around
> > nasty names for double spacers any time now.  I'm starting to develop
> > a complex over here.  =(
> >
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RE: Spaces after periods 'n such: From: Porrello, Leonard
Re: Spaces after periods 'n such: From: Julie Stickler

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