CAPS WHY Do they bother people so much.
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they just keys to me. whoever said caps means yelling is a moron.
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That's all up to opinion. Personally I prefer people don't write in caps at all, because it does connote ideas of yelling. When you read books, when they express yelling, they have it in capital letters. If you don't associate it with yelling then, I don't know how you can properly understand certain stories at all.

No offense, but the keys thing also doesn't make any sense. They're letters hello? It's a matter of taste I guess. I have to say this is a pretty stupid thread...
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*copies and paste*

It is rude for a couple of reasons.

First on the internet, using text based communication, you don't have the benefit of hearing the other persons' tone, or seeing their facial expressions. Some simple conventions have developed to help with this. Things like emoticons :-), or using _underscores_ to underline a word, and finally ALL CAPS TO SHOUT! So when you use all caps online you are shouting at people, and they find it rude.

It is also rude to use all caps because it makes your writing harder to read and harsh to the eye, which is a disservice to your reader and is thus rude.

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The original utility of the key allowed the typing of all caps where appropriate, such as titles at the top of a page, without requiring the typist to manually keep the shift key depressed as long as needed. However, with the advent of modern styling such as small caps and section headers entered only once, this function has depreciated in usefulness.

On Internet chat systems and Usenet, typing in all capitals is considered rude, the large letters akin to shouting or yelling within the social context. On a more practical level, caps lock may be difficult to read. [1] A user who excessively uses capital letters may be advised to "lay off the caps lock."

Use of the caps lock is also associated with newbies who do not consider the appearance of their writing. On the PC keyboard used with most operating systems (Mac OS X excluded), holding the shift key with caps lock on will produce a lowercase letter, yielding a text style considered typical:

Example:

tHIS USER loves HER/HIS cAPS lOCK KEY.

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in a book sure . but online the whole iming and typing with caps is so far outta wack. like you said it this is a pretty stupid thread.. cause your not understanding what im driving at. but im sure this will be removed cause it might become spam.
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It comes down to proper etiquette.
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A book is used to communicate through words. Iming and typing is the same concept. Each source is used to convey ideas and concepts through the use of language. Thus the rules still apply to both. There is no difference.
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Top Ten Excuses for Always Typing with Caps Lock on
You think little letters are a sign of weakness.
It turns your life into one big newspaper headline.
You don't want all the letters in the sentence getting jealous of the first one.
It makes your term paper look longer then it actually is.
You always thought it would help win you some women, like your acid washed jeans.
To set the mood while you IM, you like to turn off the lights and type by the light of the Caps Lock LED.
to spite e. e. commings
You have a deep-seated fear of ascii codes 97 thru 122.
You're shiftless. Literally.
When defending the merits of professional wrestling, it's hard not to get excited.

In the early days of the internet, the most common form of communication was through email or through the USENET (newsgroups). At this point, everything was on a terminal running on a mainframe type computer, and there were no graphical programs to include italics, bold, or other emphasis to text. People began assigning meaning to certain characters or customs. One could use asterisks as *emphasis*, for example. Given this, it is obvious how all caps came to be seen as shouting. It is effectively an extreme form of bolding in a text-only system. Research has also shown that uppercase is harder to read than lowercase, so the effect of using all caps is that it "hurts" your eyes a little to read it, just as shouting "hurts" your ears. (thanks for the answers and the bashing) feel free to lock thread cause it is a stupid one and i got my answers. Thank you Actraiser.

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Posted 4/13/07

oreocookie1169 wrote:

feel free to lock thread cause it is a stupid one and i got my answers. Thank you Actraiser.

*Edit button instead of double posting please
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