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Gins

Gins Report 19 Jun 2011 13:06

Naughty Gins ;-)

Gins

Gins Report 19 Jun 2011 13:05

TOOTS WHATS WRONG WITH CAPITAL LETTERS SURELY YOU CAN READ THIS EASY ENOUGH CANT YOU ITS WHEN PEOPLE DONT PUT FULL STOPS AND COMMAS AND OTHER SUCH STUFF THAT IT BECOMES ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO READ I HATE IT WHEN PEOPLE POST LIKE THAT I JUST SWITCH OFF AS I CANT BE BOTHERED TO READ THE REST OF IT STILL IT WOULDNT DO FOR US ALL TO BE SAME NOW WOULD IT IF YOU HAVE A DISBILITY THEN OF COURSE IT MIGHT BE EASIER TO TYPE IN CAPITALS AND THATS TOTALLY UNDERSTANDABLE AND ACCEPTABLE

:-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

TootyFruity

TootyFruity Report 19 Jun 2011 12:55

Capital letters in Titles help to make a thread stand out however it all titles where in capitals then nothing would stand out.

Guinevere

Guinevere Report 19 Jun 2011 12:29

I should have been more specific - I don't have a problem with caps for emphasis and titles.

Just "caps lock" on permanently in the text of the message.

Gwynne

Jonesey

Jonesey Report 19 Jun 2011 12:19

Try to keep up if you can Ginny.

Just one last Hurrah for anyone (Other than me) who sees no harm in the use of capital letters in thread titles.

Genealogy chat board. Posted by GR on 1/6/2011:

**PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING**

Find Ancestors board. Posted by GR on 11/5/2011:

**PLEASE READ - how to post a look-up request**

Announcements board. Posted by GR on 17/5/2011:

SPECIAL OFFER ON CREDITS




;-)

Gins

Gins Report 19 Jun 2011 12:09

Gowed....Ive only just realised it's Honkinbottom and not Higginbottom!

I like Honkinbottom best ;-)

TeresaW

TeresaW Report 19 Jun 2011 11:17

I've been using internet forums since 1998, and it has always been considered good 'netiquette' not to use all capitals, as it is seen as shouting.

The emphasis is on ALL capitals...ie, if your entire message is in capitals. I use the odd word or phrase in capitals for emphasis, especially as we don't have an underline option here.

However, in Dizzi's defence, though I find all caps harder to read, she doesn't. She has explained a lot of times over the years why she does it, and nobody sees it as shouting because we know that's not what she is doing. But if I put a post in all caps, I WOULD be seen to be shouting...because I don't normally do it.

ஐ+*¨^¨*+e+*¨^¨*+ஐ Mildred Honkinbottom

ஐ+*¨^¨*+e+*¨^¨*+ஐ Mildred Honkinbottom Report 19 Jun 2011 11:15

jonesy

Dont know if ?+*¨^¨*+e+*¨^¨*+? are allowed on other forums.

We all were able to add fancy bits but most people lost them when the boards changed format some tine back :-0

ஐ+*¨^¨*+e+*¨^¨*+ஐ Mildred Honkinbottom

ஐ+*¨^¨*+e+*¨^¨*+ஐ Mildred Honkinbottom Report 19 Jun 2011 11:09

Good God Joy !!

For one moment I thought you meant General Chat board :-D :-0 :-D

EDIT..wheres Joys post Gone ??? :-S

EDIT EDIT

Grrr !:-(
I had to sign back in to post & it took me back to page one, Joys post is at the bottom of page 1 GRR ! :-(

Jonesey

Jonesey Report 19 Jun 2011 10:50

Hi Mildred,

Do the forums that you refer to have any rules about the use of symbols such as ?+*¨^¨*+e+*¨^¨*+? in your board name? ;-)

By the way I think that your board name is great. :-D

ஐ+*¨^¨*+e+*¨^¨*+ஐ Mildred Honkinbottom

ஐ+*¨^¨*+e+*¨^¨*+ஐ Mildred Honkinbottom Report 19 Jun 2011 10:39

"As for the shouting I had not heard of that until I came onto GR."

I use a few forums, and some do state that posts which are all in caps will be removed as this is akin to shouting on the boards. Those posts are removed by admins.

They also state posts all in caps are difficult to read & I agree

On the same forums they DO <----- ;-) allow a few words in the text to be in caps to highlight & bring them to peoples attention.

Muffyxx

Muffyxx Report 19 Jun 2011 10:29

I sometimes use caps to emphasise certain words in a post. If I had the option of using bold text then I'd do that instead.

Maybe GR could look into giving us that option? x

Jonesey

Jonesey Report 19 Jun 2011 10:07

Well if hoax-slayer who spends a lot of time hanging out in cyberspace says it then I guess it must be true. ;-)

P.S. Tooty,

That hoax-slayer site has some great hoax emails.

TootyFruity

TootyFruity Report 19 Jun 2011 09:49

Having said that I don't always think it is rude or shouting I think sometimes it is used for emphasis as in the title of this thread and Don't post the same family twice. Also, I don't think Dizzi is shouting either, it is just easier for her to type that way and so participate.


Edit: Sorry I didn't see Gwynne's post with the same link as I posted and as I'm only on iPhone can't see bottom of post to edit it off :-)

TootyFruity

TootyFruity Report 19 Jun 2011 09:44

This is what Hoax Slayer has to say on the use of capitals

Email Etiquette Tip - DON'T SHOUT!

If you USE ALL CAPS in your email or message board posts, you will immediately make yourself seem inexperienced or ignorant. Most experienced computer users consider the use of all capital letters to be the Internet equivalent of shouting.

For those of us who spend a lot of time hanging out in cyberspace, messages written in all capital letters are reminiscent of trying to hold a conversation in which one person is shouting every word while others are speaking at a normal volume.

http://www.hoax-slayer.com/do-not-use-all-capitals.html

And also seems to be reiterated at simple help regarding netiquette

http://www.simplehelp.net/2006/08/14/how-to-be-polite-while-youre-online-practicing-good-netiquette/




Guinevere

Guinevere Report 19 Jun 2011 09:39

I wouldn't say it's a myth, Jonsey. Google "netiquette and capital letters" and you'll get a lot of hits.

This is just one example from How to be polite while you're online (practicing good netiquette)

http://www.simplehelp.net/2006/08/14/how-to-be-polite-while-youre-online-practicing-good-netiquette/

"Don’t type in all capital letters
Typing in all capital letters on the Internet is considered rude because it is difficult to read and comes across as very aggressive (LIKE SHOUTING!). If you take away nothing from this ‘how-to’ other than knowing that typing in “caps” is widely despised on the Internet, consider it time well spent."

Like other posters I also find "Caps only" very hard to read.

Gwynne

Persephone

Persephone Report 19 Jun 2011 08:56

I don't know about the shouting... I see that message conveyed a lot on here... I can understand it for emphasis Ginny.

I know in Advertising signage it is far easier to read the signs if they are upper and lower case not all upper case. Titles of books are the same. I saw the book CHURCHILL'S MOAT and on first look I wondered what a Mo At was instead of Moat. A friend of mine said he had done the same thing with CAIRO he wondered where Car eero was...

Sometimes we don't see what we should see and other times we see what we want to see.

As for the shouting I had not heard of that until I came onto GR. Some people type like that all the time... eg Dizzi... I don't believe she is shouting.

Persie

Jonesey

Jonesey Report 19 Jun 2011 08:28

Not sure who started the, "Capital letters is tantamount to shouting" myth, it is a complete nonsense.

People use capital letters for a number of reasons the main one being for emphasis. another being for clarity. Which stands out and conveys the intended message better?

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Besides which, knowing Ginny to be a shy retiring demure soul I am sure that she would never raise her voice whatever the circumstances. ;-)

Gins

Gins Report 19 Jun 2011 07:28

Ooops.....

I put the title in capitals because it is easier to read amongst all the other thread titles on the page

Im not shouting honestly :-D

Persephone

Persephone Report 19 Jun 2011 06:47

Tooty ... :-)