Re: Is RCN Outsourced to India or Something??



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Edward Dolan

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"NYC XYZ" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Um, no offense to the Indians, who frankly seem to give better overall
> customer service over the phone, if rather less "colorfully"...but can
> Recumbent Cyclist News LEARN ENGLISH????
>
> WTF is up with the constant there/their-its/it's-car's/cars mess??????
>
> I swear I'm going to wind up illiterate reading the damn thing!!!!
>
> BTW, Amy Bryant looks cute! Please, can we see some more of her on
> 'bents instead of Fat Ol' Guys???


RCN has always had typos all over the place from the beginning. It is more a
technical type of magazine than a literary type of magazine. It has always
needed a good editor. Mr. Sherman and I could do wonders for it, but we are
not available. The main trouble with RCN is that it is a one man operation
from beginning to end. You and I would also make many of the same mistakes
if we were doing it all on our own like Robert Bryant is.

However, forget all of that and just go for the information which is always
very solid. It is the only publication that I am aware of that is not in
the hands of the sellers and manufacturers of recumbents. Hence, it is
priceless for that reason alone.

Regards,

Ed Dolan the Great - Minnesota
aka
Saint Edward the Great - Order of the Perpetual Sorrows - Minnesota
 
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NYC XYZ

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Edward Dolan wrote:
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> RCN has always had typos all over the place from the beginning.


Typos are bad enough, but we're talking a mental condition here: a typo
is like misreading a word on occasion; this
it's/its-there/their-bikes/bike's confusion is akin to dyslexia!

> It is more a
> technical type of magazine than a literary type of magazine. It has always
> needed a good editor.


Yeah, it should be outsourced to India! They have a very active HPV
community over there, what with all the pedicabs and rickshaws.

> Mr. Sherman and I could do wonders for it, but we are
> not available.


A pity the wider 'bent community is deprived of your talents...perhaps
it's time to make the leap from ARBR to RCN, O Grate One?

> The main trouble with RCN is that it is a one man operation
> from beginning to end. You and I would also make many of the same mistakes
> if we were doing it all on our own like Robert Bryant is.


Uh, no. Not me. I troll usenet in my spare time and I still manage to
follow MLA guidelines!

> However, forget all of that and just go for the information which is always
> very solid.


If I "forgot" I'd wind up writing like that, too! It's insidious how
stuff like that creep into your subconscious and become habits in no
time. And I was rather distressed to learn that he'd no experience
with hydraulic disc brakes beyond the usual homelies, and that he
didn't know Nazca is able to use bar-end shifters with SRAM DualDrive
(as Hostel Shoppe is able to as well now, apparently, after some
research into the matter as a result of my question to them).

> It is the only publication that I am aware of that is not in
> the hands of the sellers and manufacturers of recumbents. Hence, it is
> priceless for that reason alone.


Don't you mean "in the *pockets* of the sellers"...?

I'm not so sure about that. He's probably rather more critical than
other sources (heh, all four of 'em), but not by a whole lot.

And we definitely need to see more of Amy Bryant. I don't care if she
didn't review the article! Just stick her on a bike. Probably give
the readership a slight spike (ahem). It's one thing to have pictures
of metal and hardware, but quite another to have all these old fogies
from cover to cover!

> Regards,
>
> Ed Dolan the Great - Minnesota
> aka
> Saint Edward the Great - Order of the Perpetual Sorrows - Minnesota
 
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NYC XYZ

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WTF is Ed Dolan the topmost post in googlegroups' tree-view of the
thread??
 
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NYC XYZ

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WTF is Ed Dolan the topmost post in googlegroups' tree-view of the
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Edward Dolan

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"NYC XYZ" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Edward Dolan wrote:

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>> The main trouble with RCN is that it is a one man operation
>> from beginning to end. You and I would also make many of the same
>> mistakes
>> if we were doing it all on our own like Robert Bryant is.

>
> Uh, no. Not me. I troll usenet in my spare time and I still manage to
> follow MLA guidelines!


You would have to get rid of your colloquial spoken English in your writing.
There are just not enough idiots that find that sort of trash talk all that
endearing. However, even the best writers in the world require one or more
editors to make sure everything is correct.
[...]

>> It is the only publication that I am aware of that is not in
>> the hands of the sellers and manufacturers of recumbents. Hence, it is
>> priceless for that reason alone.

>
> Don't you mean "in the *pockets* of the sellers"...?
>
> I'm not so sure about that. He's probably rather more critical than
> other sources (heh, all four of 'em), but not by a whole lot.


RCN has had many troubles with various manufacturers down through the years
because of the reviews that have appeared in the publication. That says it
all!
[...]

Regards,

Ed Dolan the Great - Minnesota
aka
Saint Edward the Great - Order of the Perpetual Sorrows - Minnesota
 
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Edward Dolan

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> Redears,
>
> At the risk of suffering a repetitive stress injury, Ed Dolan once
> again pats himself on the back.
>
> Jim McNamara


You do not correctly format which makes more work for me. Therefore, I can't
be bothered any further with you. Either format your posts in the acceptable
manner or get lost.

Regards,

Ed Dolan the Great - Minnesota
aka
Saint Edward the Great - Order of the Perpetual Sorrows - Minnesota
 
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Little Meow

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Edward Dolan [email protected] wrote in news:[email protected]:

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> <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>> Redears,
>>
>> At the risk of suffering a repetitive stress injury, Ed Dolan once
>> again pats himself on the back.
>>
>> Jim McNamara

>
> You do not correctly format which makes more work for me. Therefore, I can't
> be bothered any further with you. Either format your posts in the acceptable
> manner or get lost.
>

This isn't suprising with Outlook Express.
My newsreader has little problem with his formatting, or your
excessively long lines of text.
 
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Edward Dolan

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"Little Meow" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Edward Dolan [email protected] wrote in
> news:[email protected]:
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>> <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]
>>> Redears,
>>>
>>> At the risk of suffering a repetitive stress injury, Ed Dolan once
>>> again pats himself on the back.
>>>
>>> Jim McNamara

>>
>> You do not correctly format which makes more work for me. Therefore, I
>> can't
>> be bothered any further with you. Either format your posts in the
>> acceptable
>> manner or get lost.
>>

> This isn't suprising with Outlook Express.
> My newsreader has little problem with his formatting, or your
> excessively long lines of text.


Jim does not bottom post nor does he even quote the pertinent passages of
the previous message that he is responding to. He thinks Usenet is like
email. You just do not get any dumber than that. I will NEVER respond to any
of his messages until he learns to post in the correct manner, i.e., bottom
posting and with the proper quotations from the previous message.

Regards,

Ed Dolan the Great - Minnesota
aka
Saint Edward the Great - Order of the Perpetual Sorrows - Minnesota
 

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