A blood oath among Audiogonistas

If all of us, without exception, swear to each other and sign here in blood (virtually, of course) that we will never, ever, under any circumstance, buy anything from those who post in all caps, maybe they'll stop.

This will require commitment and sacrifice. When the ones who post in all caps begin to get desperate they will begin to lower their prices and we'll be sorely tempted to abandon the cause, But we can't give in, we have to be strong and see this through together. You're either with us or you're against us.

If you suspect that a post is going to be in all caps, don't even click on the headline. If you can't help reading the ad and the price seems too good to pass up, console yourself in the thought that you're making a small financial sacrifice so that someday there will be a world where your children won't have to read posts in all caps.

It will be worth it in the end.
Sfar,I think that if anyone took offense that they were looking for something to take offence to. The post was clearly for a little light hearted humor. Also, I deal with a number of sight impaired patients and I know of none that use all caps because of vision difficulties. I would recommend a magnified screen or font change.
I tend to gravitate to the all-caps posts. Figure no one will both reading it and, because of what it says about the seller's intelligence level, might contain a real bargain. But that's me :-)
I appreciate your response, and your sense of humor. My response was poking fun at your post. That's why I typed it, and chose the words the way I did. Part of my old New York City sarcasm.

On the other hand, I have become sensitive to the erosion of our basic freedom of expression, and it does push my button. Under the guise of patriotism and religion, censorship seems to be slowly eroding our freedom of expression, freedom of the press, etc. And that's not what our founding fathers had in mind.

Good night, and good luck!