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    A CAPITAL offence

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    Why are some/most people annoyed by posts in capitals only?
    Why is the text considered "loud"?

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    Re: A CAPITAL offence

    Think its a throwback to Newsgroups Etiquette Robusto, capitalising was/is used to stress a point or highlight intent,

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    Re: A CAPITAL offence

    Also, its difficult to read.

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    Re: A CAPITAL offence

    I also find it more difficult to read.

    More importantly, why is everyone misspelling "lose" these days as "loose"?

    I see "loose" or "loosing" almost every other day and it makes me cringe.

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    I think youre loosing your patience TG, and you know what THAT means ;)

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    Re: A CAPITAL offence

    when sending sms/texts by phone, using capitals is considered "shouting" IOW the information is put to the other party with a great deal of emphasis...
    so, a forum-post in capitals is considered to have been *"shouted/yelled/bellowed " or otherwise emphatically delivered to our otherwise sedate and softly-spoken CS community :P

    NOT THAT IT MATTERS TO ME...HONESTLY!!

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    Re: A CAPITAL offence

    I think thats the key -- capitals are CONSIDERED to be shouting by convention. Even though the text may suggest otherwise.

    A post inadvertently or otherwise in caps can be quite normal in tone, not a hint of emphasis or shouting. But the recipients ignore that and compalin about being shouted at.

    It makes absolutely no difference to me. I can read lower case and caps with the same ease. Its the message that counts, not the case.

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    Re: A CAPITAL offence

    Quote Originally Posted by Thundergod link=1197285748/0#3 date=1197289373
    I also find it more difficult to read.

    More importantly, why is everyone misspelling "lose" these days as "loose"?

    I see "loose" or "loosing" almost every other day and it makes me cringe.
    ... and dont get me started with the number of times I see your used in place of youre >:( *

    I guess with SMS & Instant Messaging today, I should be happy it hasnt completely descended to ur *::)*;D

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    Re: A CAPITAL offence

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    Re: A CAPITAL offence

    O i c. N u r r8. C u l8tr

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    Re: A CAPITAL offence

    Quote Originally Posted by -Alchemist- link=1197285748/0#7 date=1197397422
    Quote Originally Posted by Thundergod link=1197285748/0#3 date=1197289373
    I also find it more difficult to read.

    More importantly, why is everyone misspelling "lose" these days as "loose"?

    I see "loose" or "loosing" almost every other day and it makes me cringe.
    ... and dont get me started with the number of times I see your used in place of youre >:( *

    I guess with SMS & Instant Messaging today, I should be happy it hasnt completely descended to ur *::)*;D

    -A-
    Seperately instead of separately... There instead of their... I hope Krudds "education revolution" rectifies (or some prefer rectifys) some of these.

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    Re: A CAPITAL offence

    Quote Originally Posted by robusto link=1197285748/0#6 date=1197323397
    It makes absolutely no difference to me. I can read lower case and caps with the same ease. Its the message that counts, not the case.
    I guess we need to define what "more difficult to read" is in this case.

    I have no problem with actually reading the text. But you lose all the cues of sentence starts and ends, it strains your eyes if you look at it too long, you lose a way of emphasising words. We have grammar and punctuation so that you can get your message across easier. Use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewToEspresso link=1197285748/0#10 date=1197413823
    Seperately instead of separately... There instead of their... I hope Krudds "education revolution" rectifies (or some prefer rectifys) some of these.
    its & its

    Remember: Theres a rat in separate!

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    Re: A CAPITAL offence

    The widespread confusion between compliment and complement has a decisive cringe factor for me. >:( It seems particularly rife in real estate lingo, where agents desperately try to evoke seductive images of properties theyre marketing.

    To paraphrase something I read in the real estate section of the newspaper recently:

    [b]"...the spacious gazebo sits tucked away in a nook in the tropical garden, complimenting the lush surrounds...".[/b]

    Right - so to interpret, the gazebo gazes around the surrounding garden, whistles at a nice looking tree fern, & shouts out hey, nice bit of foliage youve got there - luv ya work! :-?


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    Re: A CAPITAL offence

    Your rite, their too seperete words....



    ;D

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    OR ... at a restaurant, browsing the menu, youll probably read somewhere about "the seductive array of matured cheeses to COMPLIMENT that glass of dessert wine youre sipping on". Or, even worse the "desert wine" - now thatd be a low-yielding crop, surely :-?

    :-? So, a group of mature-age cheeses eyes of the shapely glass of viogner, and shout out "hey there, nice body and oh so sweet - hows about we, er, mix it up in this guys palate!" If I hear my cheese whispering things to my wine, I know its time to stop drinking!

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    Re: A CAPITAL offence

    i AM IN AGREEANCE WITH THAT. . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Alchemist- link=1197285748/0#14 date=1197434867
    Your rite, their too seperete words....



    ;D

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    Touche..

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    OR ... maybe at said restaurant, I bypass the lewd cheeses and sexy dessert wine and opt for a very quick EXPRESSO ... grrrr ... no doubt a crema-less extraction from a stale pod! :P

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    Re: A CAPITAL offence

    Inocrrcet spelling or contsnat use of CAPTIALS IN THESE MSEGAGSES do not mkae too much difefernce in the ablitiy to effetivcely read it unless the sentence is like this one and just happens to carry on well beyond the point it should have ended and what is even worse is some people think that this type of sentence is acceptable even when spoken which especially seems to be the case when enormous quantities of the drug caffeine are involved which I presume would be quite common with the members of this community seeing as it is coffeesnobs and as the name implies most of us do drink a lot of coffee causing our train of though to become so fast that your mind does not have the time to process it into reasonable length sentences and quotes and instead we just keep on going until we get the point across to the person or people listening to us rant and rave on about nothing of any real meaning anymore.




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