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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.

Gins

Gins Report 19 Jun 2011 12:09

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

I like Honkinbottom best ;-)

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




;-)

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

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.

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

Gins

Gins Report 19 Jun 2011 13:06

Naughty Gins ;-)

Guinevere

Guinevere Report 19 Jun 2011 13:06

What? ;-)

TootyFruity

TootyFruity Report 19 Jun 2011 14:19

Lol Gins

I'll peel myself off the back wall after your blast :-D

Punctuation is important too because it can change the context of what is being said.

I do find passages written in capitals difficult to read and am more likely to skip over them. :-)

Gins

Gins Report 19 Jun 2011 15:01

Gwynn....do I have to repeat myself ;-)

Just for you Toots


An English professor wrote the words,

"A woman without her man is nothing"
on the blackboard and directed the students to punctuate it correctly.

The men wrote: "A woman, without her man, is nothing."

The women wrote: "A woman: without her, man is nothing."


Personally, I think the girls got it right ;-)

lancashireAnn

lancashireAnn Report 19 Jun 2011 15:26

I love that Ginny - just had to pass that on to a couple of friends and the girls DID get it right

note the capitals giving emphasis!!

seriously - anyone who trains / teaches people is taught to use lower case when writing on flip charts, powerpoint etc, with upper case only used for new sentences / beginning of lines / emphasis, as it enables pupils to both read and understand the content more easily

I agree there are some special cases though

TootyFruity

TootyFruity Report 19 Jun 2011 16:03

Brilliant Gins :-D love it

The girls definitely got it right :-D :-D

Cynthia

Cynthia Report 19 Jun 2011 17:37

Actually, I have a t-shirt which has part of that inscription on the front and the other part on the back!

I once wore it to a meeting, but the sea of blank faces was overwhelming :-D


Gins

Gins Report 19 Jun 2011 18:17

Glad you liked it girls....I see Mr Jones has gone very quiet ;-)

lancashireAnn

lancashireAnn Report 19 Jun 2011 18:47

perhaps Jonesey is having an afternoon off - I would have expected a comment by now

Perhaps he agrees with us but does not like to admit it!!

InspectorGreenPen

InspectorGreenPen Report 19 Jun 2011 18:50

Anyone know why road signs in this country are not normally in UPPER CASE?

For the simple reason that they are easier to read in Mixed case....!

Just come down from London on the A1 after visiting son and partner in SW London.

Road Signs said

A1
THE NORTH
Stevenage
Welwyn Gdn City
Hadfield

etc, etc,

Apart from THE NORTH not one was in capitals


Why? .....for the simple reason that they are easier to read in Mixed case.

Gins

Gins Report 19 Jun 2011 18:56

LOL lol Lol lOl LoL and other ..... Ann....he's in hiding, I gave him burnt toms for breakfast!


Jonesey

Jonesey Report 19 Jun 2011 23:09

I have just returned to the board and I am dismayed at the blatant sexism that has been displayed on this thread during my absence and on Fathers Day as well.

After carefully considering what should be the appropriate course of action to take I feel that the only thing for me to do is to bring the matter to the attention of the MANagement. I intent therefore to speak to the MAN at the top at the earliest opportunity. ;-)

I leave the feminists amongst you to ponder this:

"A woman, without a man, is just a Wo." :-P

lancashireAnn

lancashireAnn Report 19 Jun 2011 23:30

sorry - I'm just an ignorant Lancashire lass - what is a Wo please.

Is it a good or a bad thing?

Are you sure it is not a managerESS at the top?

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 22 Jun 2011 23:51

Who did that? -

http://www.genesreunited.co.uk/boards.page/board/general_chat/thread/1272296
This post has been requested for review
:-S