Hi Peter, I am going to step in here as i sensed Dale's frustration and believe that the last thing he was looking for is a sarcastic response. I had been in the position of having to discipline people i really like and respect, it is necessary at times, but really unpleasant and difficult. I have always admired Dale's great finesse in dealing with issues on this list... Anyways, my personal issue with this (I will not speak for Dale) has been all the people that think that an abbreviated 'province/state' will pretty much encompass the location without the expression of the country location- in my case, signing off chesterfield nj instead of chesterfield nj usa as if EVERYONE in the world would know that nj was in the western hemisphere, specifically the USA.
I must say however, with my really limited geographical knowledge, I really enjoyed your extended address and it sent me immediately to mapping software to see where that is. I have a world map in my workshop to reference anything i find interesting on the radio that i may not know it's location...
best regards, gabriel romeu in chesterfield new jersey usa
Peter Tutty wrote:
> I regret to inform you that you fail to abide by your own newly set rules by using 'USA' instead of 'United States of America' in your own signoff.
> Peter Tutty
> Londonderry district
> Post Code 2753
> City of Penrith
> County of Cumberland
> State of New South Wales
> Commonwealth of Australia
> Oceania region
> Planet Earth.
> Who would much rather sign off with
> Londonderry, NSW, Australia
> - even Australia Post, the Royal Mail and USPS find this acceptable.