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    Default Re: People who don't post

    Quote Originally Posted by An old bloke View Post
    ...posting or not posting is subjective not only for the individual, as is evident from this discussion, but for the pen as well. But we knew that already, didn't we?
    Certainly!

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    Depends. I have tried posting my Newton Townsend for example and I am beginning to think it will end up being a no post pen. My Pelikans (M200s and M400 an other similar sized pens) I post most of the time.
    Other pens it is yes sometimes and no sometimes.

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    I post those pens that are postable, because my hand wants a longer pen. I like the feel of the pen resting in the web between my thumb and forefinger (not an abnormal web--just the same sort of web everyone has). However, there are some pens that shouldn't be posted, like some more fragile Esterbrooks, and there are some pens that aren't designed to post. With those, I don't even try to post, much less force the issue. Besides, I need my other hand free to pet the cat/push the cat away from the ink/prevent the cat from guzzling my tea.

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    I post those pens that are postable, because my hand wants a longer pen. I like the feel of the pen resting in the web between my thumb and forefinger (not an abnormal web--just the same sort of web everyone has). However, there are some pens that shouldn't be posted, like some more fragile Esterbrooks, and there are some pens that aren't designed to post. With those, I don't even try to post, much less force the issue. Besides, I need my other hand free to pet the cat/push the cat away from the ink/prevent the cat from guzzling my tea. Another argument for posting in my case is that cats will play with the cap if it's left unattended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ole Juul View Post
    I never post. I take the cap off and hold it in my left hand, or I put it on the table.

    To my sensibilities a pen with the cap stuck on the back doesn't look good, and in most cases doesn't feel good either. I suppose if I was writing while sitting in a tree or riding a horse I'd think differently, but under normal circumstances I just can't bring myself to do it.

    Are there any other people here who don't post?
    THe posting or not posting is not an absolute thing. There are some pens that do need posting. My little MB Mozart, a Kaweco Sport, Sailor Sapporo these styles of pens are pocket pens and all require posting even the back of the pen is designed to securely post as they are threaded. On the other extreme a Pelikan M1000 or MB 149 or Visconti Opera Limited Edition are large pens and posting often throws the balance off given the girth and length of large fountain pens. I think for me its all about security of the cap and balance once posted in the hand.

    If it feels good do it. I mean this only with respect to the cap posting, ink you use and paper choices.
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    Default Re: People who don't post

    Quote Originally Posted by Mags View Post
    If it feels good do it.
    Words to live by!
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    the pen tells me if it wants to be used posted. i have a wonderful 1970's MB 149 that screams at me to post its cap and the pen is right, it just works. but a couple of omas' paragons say "no way, no how" and here too i have to say the pen knows better than i.

    i use to hate posting a pen for fear of damaging the barrel of the pen with micro scratches but as i age, i'm enjoying my pens the way i want to. if the pen balances well posted that's how i'll use it. i feel that was how the designer meant for the pen to be used, part of the experience i guess i'm trying to say. in the end, no right way, no wrong way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeoFender View Post
    the pen tells me if it wants to be used posted. i have a wonderful 1970's MB 149 that screams at me to post its cap and the pen is right, it just works. but a couple of omas' paragons say "no way, no how" and here too i have to say the pen knows better than i.

    i use to hate posting a pen for fear of damaging the barrel of the pen with micro scratches but as i age, i'm enjoying my pens the way i want to. if the pen balances well posted that's how i'll use it. i feel that was how the designer meant for the pen to be used, part of the experience i guess i'm trying to say. in the end, no right way, no wrong way.
    Much you wrote I agree. I think it is possible to allow our stuff to own us rather than us owning our stuff. If I am going to have something that I care if it looks used, I am probably better off not having. Things are made to use and enjoy.
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    Default Re: People who don't post

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Naill View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by LeoFender View Post
    the pen tells me if it wants to be used posted. i have a wonderful 1970's MB 149 that screams at me to post its cap and the pen is right, it just works. but a couple of omas' paragons say "no way, no how" and here too i have to say the pen knows better than i.

    i use to hate posting a pen for fear of damaging the barrel of the pen with micro scratches but as i age, i'm enjoying my pens the way i want to. if the pen balances well posted that's how i'll use it. i feel that was how the designer meant for the pen to be used, part of the experience i guess i'm trying to say. in the end, no right way, no wrong way.
    Much you wrote I agree. I think it is possible to allow our stuff to own us rather than us owning our stuff. If I am going to have something that I care if it looks used, I am probably better off not having. Things are made to use and enjoy.
    Well said.

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    Default Re: People who don't post

    #teamnoposting

    It might scratch the barrel.
    It changes the centre-mass of the pen.
    It takes away beauty of the pen and the cap.
    It looks like an practical rather than aesthetic afterthought - you take off a sweater and tie it around your waist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linger View Post
    #teamnoposting

    It might scratch the barrel.
    It changes the centre-mass of the pen.
    It takes away beauty of the pen and the cap.
    It looks like an practical rather than aesthetic afterthought - you take off a sweater and tie it around your waist.
    Probably best not to take the cap off at all, ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Naill View Post
    Things are made to use and enjoy.
    I agree. And I use and enjoy my pens in a very different way than you do. Isn't that wonderful?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Linger View Post
    #teamnoposting

    It might scratch the barrel.
    It changes the centre-mass of the pen.
    It takes away beauty of the pen and the cap.
    It looks like an practical rather than aesthetic afterthought - you take off a sweater and tie it around your waist.
    Probably best not to take the cap off at all, ever.
    Or out of it's original packaging. It might get scratched if one does.

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    I see that the order of my arguments takes away its intended meaning. Does tongue-in-cheek symbolically represent a posted or a capped pen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linger View Post
    I see that the order of my arguments takes away its intended meaning. Does tongue-in-cheek symbolically represent a posted or a capped pen?


    I wondered if it was in jest. I frequently find that what I am smiling about when I type ends up being misconstrued. I've gotten used to typing "irony is truly dead" and things like that.
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    Default Re: People who don't post

    How long is a piece of string?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    How long is a piece of string?
    Twice as long as half a piece.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linger View Post
    I see that the order of my arguments takes away its intended meaning. Does tongue-in-cheek symbolically represent a posted or a capped pen?
    Tongue in cheek is well understood by others of us who are likely to apply its principles to a discussion. I must confess that I may approach sarcasm -- with or without intent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Naill View Post
    Things are made to use and enjoy.
    I agree. And I use and enjoy my pens in a very different way than you do. Isn't that wonderful?
    Of course, Jon. Why would you need to ask? Both of us "use" and that is the point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Naill View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Naill View Post
    Things are made to use and enjoy.
    I agree. And I use and enjoy my pens in a very different way than you do. Isn't that wonderful?
    Of course, Jon. Why would you need to ask? Both of us "use" and that is the point.
    My exceedingly clever and understated point being that the phrase "use and enjoy" does not necessarily connect those two actions (though it can). I enjoy some of my pens without ever putting ink in them.
    "When Men differ in Opinion, both Sides ought equally to have the Advantage of being heard by the Publick;
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