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Joseph M Erhardt

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Re: Amazon Ads Question
Posted: Sep 13, 2017 1:07 PM   in response to: cmskiera in response to: cmskiera
 
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I had to look it up to see what "sentence case" was. What a misnomer! There's nothing "case" about it, like nominative, accusative, genitive, dative, etc. It's just a capitalization style for titles. What rot.

I suppose it would have just killed the person who came up with this to have used interpretable terms like "most-cap" and "limited-cap" for the styles.
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Posted: Sep 14, 2017 5:18 AM   in response to: Joseph M Erhardt in response to: Joseph M Erhardt
 
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Joseph M Erhardt wrote:
I had to look it up to see what "sentence case" was. What a misnomer! There's nothing "case" about it, like nominative, accusative, genitive, dative, etc. It's just a capitalization style for titles. What rot.

I believe it's a "Microsoftism"; i.e., it came into common use with Word. Much like "left-justified" and "right-justifed".
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Posted: Sep 14, 2017 5:42 AM   in response to: writerbn in response to: writerbn
 
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writerbn wrote:
Joseph M Erhardt wrote:
I had to look it up to see what "sentence case" was. What a misnomer! There's nothing "case" about it, like nominative, accusative, genitive, dative, etc. It's just a capitalization style for titles. What rot.

I believe it's a "Microsoftism"; i.e., it came into common use with Word. Much like "left-justified" and "right-justifed".


My experience in DP (now IT) predates the advent of Microsoft, and one of the things that would aggravate the heck out of me was when Microsoft would invent new terms to cover what the industry already had perfectly-good phraseology for. I figured it either had to do with the youth in the company (at the time) not being aware of industry terms and practices, or (more sinisterly) it was an attempt to aggrandize concepts to the benefit of Microsoft.

At least with "left-justified" and "right-justified" you can look at the terms and understand what they mean. I mean, "justified" goes back a Long Way. Back in the day, I even once produced several issues of a newsletter, using a mimeograph, where I hand-justified each line (using a typewriter and half-spacing). Remember stencils and correction fluid? Oh the fun days of youth!
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Posted: Sep 14, 2017 6:47 AM   in response to: Joseph M Erhardt in response to: Joseph M Erhardt
 
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Joseph M Erhardt wrote:
Remember stencils and correction fluid? Oh the fun days of youth!
Yes, indeed. I helped my dad work on several newsletters at the time. Bright pink correction fluid, with an unmistakable odor; those were the days before sniffing solvents became a thing...
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Posted: Sep 14, 2017 10:22 AM   in response to: writerbn in response to: writerbn
 
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writerbn, I too just had a campaign rejected on capitalization issues, and it was listed not with the regular campaigns, but up in the area where drafts are listed. And, I had the option to Edit or Delete.

I think I might ask AMS if they could find it in their hearts to delete my older Rejected campaign manually. :)
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Posted: Sep 14, 2017 12:04 PM   in response to: Joseph M Erhardt in response to: Joseph M Erhardt
 
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Joseph M Erhardt wrote:
writerbn, I too just had a campaign rejected on capitalization issues, and it was listed not with the regular campaigns, but up in the area where drafts are listed. And, I had the option to Edit or Delete.
I'm almost tempted to submit a "bad" ad just so they can reject it and I can delete it!

I think I might ask AMS if they could find it in their hearts to delete my older Rejected campaign manually. :)
I may have to do that as well.
Joseph M Erhardt

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Re: Amazon Ads Question
Posted: Sep 14, 2017 1:21 PM   in response to: writerbn in response to: writerbn
 
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writerbn wrote:
Joseph M Erhardt wrote:
writerbn, I too just had a campaign rejected on capitalization issues, and it was listed not with the regular campaigns, but up in the area where drafts are listed. And, I had the option to Edit or Delete.
I'm almost tempted to submit a "bad" ad just so they can reject it and I can delete it!

I think I might ask AMS if they could find it in their hearts to delete my older Rejected campaign manually. :)
I may have to do that as well.

Just got the first response back re: deleting the old Rejected campaign. Unhelpful, with some hand-waving about needing the record for billing history. I'm attempting one polite response to the e-mail itself. We'll see how that goes. :)
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