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    Default People who don't 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?

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    Default Re: People who don't post

    Depends on the pen. Some, like the Kaweco Sport, demand to be posted. Others, it is optional, in which case I am more than likely to post (unless it would damage the finish of the barrel or upset the balance of the pen), and some I never post (for the same reasons, essentially).
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    Default Re: People who don't post

    I almost never post. It feels unwieldy and requires additional messing around with the cap. I just hold the cap in my left hand. I might post a Kaweco Sport or Stipula Passaporto for extended writing but otherwise not.

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    Default Re: People who don't post

    Never.

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    Default Re: People who don't post

    I don't post my Pilot Decimo, does that count?

    But seriously folks... I post the cap when I feel it is required for comfortable use. So any Sheaffer pens for example that I own have to be posted (because they're made for little people), whereas my custom made pens don't because they are made for my hands.
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    Default Re: People who don't post

    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?
    You just posted! Nice post.

    It depends entirely on the pen. Is it short? Will it allow a post (forget posting a big Balance)? Does its length eliminate the need to be posted?
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    Default Re: People who don't post

    100% pen-dependent. I do and I don't.

    In other news...

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    Default Re: People who don't post

    I almost never post. Only exception is my Pelikan M205.

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    Default Re: People who don't post

    I only post when the pen I'm using is a short or pocket version that is specifically designed to be posted: i.e. Kaweco Sport or Montblanc Bohème & Mozart. Even then I often write a few notes with them without posting their caps.
    I've seen and read about far too many damaged barrels to post "normal length" pens.
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    Default Re: People who don't post

    Hi,

    no, I usually don't post.
    I've tried it on a Pelikan M250 or Lamy 2000 or on some of my most used pens - vintage Swans.
    It feels worse... small Swan eyedroppers (3xxx series with light ebonite caps) tolerate it.
    The only pen that benefits is the Wyvern 404.

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    Default Re: People who don't post

    I was all ready with my "Because they only come on here to buy and sell pens"...

    I don't post. I try to post - the #3776 actually feels slightly better to me if posted - but I forget to do it. Even the Kaweco Sport doesn't get posted. I may have been compelled to post the Pilot Petite, iirc, but then that thing is seriously titchy. No great anti-posting sentiment, simply never developed the habit. My mum always used to post as a matter of course, so every time I showed her a new pen it got posted. Which lead to an interesting piston filler incident once - a drawback to its design that I would never have discovered.
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    Default Re: People who don't post

    unless threaded to post, mostly won't.

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    Default Re: People who don't post

    I have to say I prefer if the pen can post because then I don't lose the lid down the cushions. It's not convenient to hold the lid while drawing for a while which is why it erks me that my favourite fp does not post (twsbi vac700r with custom xxxf nib).

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    Default Re: People who don't post

    I don't post. Several reasons:
    - small hands, so posted pens are unbalanced for me,
    - don't like to have a clip lurking up there to rub against my hand if the pen or cap rotates,
    - don't like to scratch the barrel.

    I occasionally have posted Parker 51s. Which isn't rational, but I suspect the streamlining lets me pretend the pen isn't really posted.

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    Default Re: People who don't post

    Depends on the pen and situation of use.

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    Default Re: People who don't post

    When I came over to the FP world I was a ham fisted barbarian and my preference was heavy and posted pens. Some time later, as I learned to use a lighter touch, I changed over to lighter pens. And now I never post my pens... even the light ones.

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    Default Re: People who don't post

    Quote Originally Posted by carlos.q View Post
    When I came over to the FP world I was a ham fisted barbarian and my preference was heavy and posted pens. Some time later, as I learned to use a lighter touch....
    I keep trying to learn that lesson. <sigh!>

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    Default Re: People who don't post

    Yes and no. depending on the pen I use.
    On my dip pens I never post
    If a pen is not balance and smaller in size or heavy and bulky I choose to post or non post.
    If you are writing for longer period or writing many pages the balance of the pen and the weight matters.
    That is where this habit of posting comes I guess if you like light weights pens probably you don't want to post the pen..the person wholike to post could be a person who like a weighty pen.
    I have some pilot parallel pens and they are very light. I am very unconfotable with that pen as that pen cannot post. I hve seen so many people who do calligraphy has adapted a weight Spongy ring to balance the pen.
    I know so many people don't like to post their mont blanc and many more expensive pens as they want to baby the pens.
    I know "Grand Mia", The Pen enthusiastic , Stephan... he never post his pen.
    some people do it for a practical reason and some do it for babying the pens I guess.

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    Default Re: People who don't post

    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_of_Clouds View Post
    I don't post my Pilot Decimo, does that count?

    But seriously folks... I post the cap when I feel it is required for comfortable use. So any Sheaffer pens for example that I own have to be posted (because they're made for little people), whereas my custom made pens don't because they are made for my hands.
    The Decimo was one of my first thoughts too.

    But for "regular" pens, I suppose I could say "depends on the pen", but that's not the whole story. To me, posting the cap on a pen just seems the natural thing to do. Putting it down on the table, getting absorbed in what I'm writing, and then hunting around for it because I've absent mindedly shoved it to the side or put something on top of it? Nope. Holding it in my other hand? Awkward and unnatural for me. Expensive pen where there's a worry about scratching the beautiful finish? Wouldn't buy it, if it's going to be that much of a problem. Delicate vintage pen where again there's a worry about damaging it? Okay, if it's interesting enough otherwise I might not post, but I won't use it that much, either.

    If I have a pen where the cap will not stay firmly posted, or where posting throws off the balance, that pen will get used seldom or never after I realize the problem. Case in point, I just took out my Eversharp Symphony after a bit of a hiatus. It has a nice nib, but I'd forgotten that the cap will not stay firmly posted. You can post it, but the cap has a tendency to work itself off during use. Obviously I'm not going to jam it on there so hard that I damage the pen. My solution? I'm just using this at home to write in my journal. When it's empty, I'll clean it out and ink something else. For Eversharps, my two Skylines also have nice nibs, and the caps will stay posted.

    Of course, what seems natural and right to me may not seem that way to someone else. Your pens, your rules. But I'll continue to post.

    Except for my Decimo.
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    Default Re: People who don't post

    I do not post. I want to avoid scratching the pen barrel or putting a split in the cap lip.

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