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Kay????

Kay???? Report 17 Jun 2011 19:20


It doenst matter how a poster responds to advise,,,,,,,they have been answered in a polite and civil manner,walk away and offer help to someone else,no one is under any obligation or endorsed to help others.......

Susan10146857

Susan10146857 Report 17 Jun 2011 20:07

hello Phil

Would you mind popping across to chat and giving a butchers to my thread.....'What I miss is'

The reason I ask is that I have a dilemma about posting on boards but to c&p it and post it on here seems as if it may be against the rules.

:-)

Gins

Gins Report 17 Jun 2011 21:15

Hi Susan

Why would that be against the 'what ever'....just post your questions on here as Phil cant keep abreast with every thread

x

Gins

Gins Report 17 Jun 2011 21:16

Sue, why not post your thread on here...it will get Phils attention

x

Susan10146857

Susan10146857 Report 17 Jun 2011 22:42

I couldn't possibly do that Ginny

Tis a whole thread....with chit chat as well as my dilemma.....Plus I have trouble keeping up with one thread let alone two maybe three :-)

Susan

SueCar

SueCar Report 19 Jun 2011 02:32

Glad GR are sorting things out on this matter. Just a thought: would it be better not to type helpful suggestions in capital letters? I have always been told that using caps in emails is the e-equivalent of shouting. ;-)

TootyFruity

TootyFruity Report 19 Jun 2011 06:15

Hi SueCar

Capitals are tantamount to shouting and are also more difficult to read

Persephone

Persephone Report 19 Jun 2011 06:47

Tooty ... :-)

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

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?

Vindictive Post reporting YOU RISK BEING BANNED

Vindictive Post reporting you risk being banned

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

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

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

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/




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 :-)

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.

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

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.

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 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 ! :-(

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