FWIW, I agree with you completely on the editing.
I promised to drop this, and probably should have stuck with that. The issue of editing is a red herring IMHO. I edited one post -- not
in this thread, but the thread on the Epson Academy -- by simply deleting it, because I was wrong. In that post I suggested that Jeff wouldn't bother to print anything on luster. Schewe had said just that
, and said it repeatedly, so my assumption was not misplaced. Schewe had said he only prints on Exhibition Fiber, and would only do so, but we all know that this would not be a very useful test. So I kept pressing him. I had one chance, and only once chance, to judge the issue of GD on the 7900, and that was at the Print Academy. (In the past no DC stores had large format printers on display.) In the end, he did print on luster. I thought the most gracious approach was to admit I was wrong, to apologize, to thank him for posting on luster, and to delete the post. If I edited any posts in this thread, it was to add content, not to change any statements about Schewe. Anyway, in the future I will not edit posts, since Jeff is making a big deal out of that.
I am being criticized by Schewe for being gracious enough to apologize and delete a post that criticized him. Schewe protests a bit too much. Go back and read my summary of his behavior at the Print Academy. It was entirely inappropriate and an abuse of his position with Epson. He dragged this debate, from this thread, into an Epson-sponsored public event, and did it at the very start of the event by trying to single out one person in the audience. Nothing I have said or done can remotely match that.
And I was not the one that dragged that event into this thread. Schewe did that. Despite his actions at an Epson event, I tried very hard to post an honest summary of the issue of GD with the 7900. And I thanked him for printing on luster; I was gracious about it -- and I did NOT raise the issue of Schewe's conduct at that event.
If this thread took a bad turn in the last several pages, I was not the person who prompted it. How hard would it have been for Schewe to quote my statement about eating crow and acknowledging that he was right all along, he could add a few smiles to his response, again let us know that his intellectual superiority has again been demonstrated and proven, and thank me?
Bill, as you noted, there is more than enough in this thread to get a good impression of who said what and when. With or without any editing.
I plead guilty for my own intemperate statements and contribution to this. Enough said.