Leni â€” I can't speak for Nigel, but I don't like being named or recommended as it doesn't leave me a way out. Also I'm one of the minority who doesn't like publicly discussing live online auctions (except in the case of obvious fraud). I don't think it's fair. It also puts me in an awkward position if I want to bid.
I'm a small scale dealer, so many in GMB land are valued customers, suppliers and friends, so I have to be somewhat circumspect about what I write and whether I write it.
Finally, I am constantly amazed that anyone should want to read anything I write. Accordingly I have this old-fashioned view that it should be in the best English I can produce, with correct spelling, grammar, capitalisation, punctuation, word spacing and structure, to make it as easy as possible for the reader. On occasions I've used a subeditor to check complicated pieces. Writing doesn't come easily â€” I'm a two-finger typist, and a decade of enforced illiteracy early in my career didn't help. So I can have a real problem with the time involved.
I've expressed these sentiments before. I expect this is what Paul is alluding to, unless it was one of the few occasions when I've been misquoted or quoted out of context. (... and that last sentence is just to show you that I can write ungrammatical English without any effort at all)