IS UPPERCASE STILL CONSIDERED SHOUTING?


I just had an interesting conversation via emails, with one of our fellow Network Creators. We were specifically discussing whether or not UPPERCASE, is still considered SCREAMING or SHOUTING.

Since day one of the Internet bang, I've considered it to be improper, and in fact: SHOUTING. However, during our conversation I actually found one site that said it was considered cool. ;-) LOL! That's a new one on me. But, who am I to say what's considered proper? And HEY, occasionally I use it for emphasis.

WHAT'S YOUR OPINION?

What other Internet Etiquette Rules can you share?


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Here is my contribution to netiquette:

Remember that subtle emotions and meanings do not transmit very well over email. Satire and humour is particularly hard to transmit, and sometimes comes across as rude and contemptuous. Particularly avoid sarcasm, which rarely communicates well. Similarly, don't over-react to email or postings you receive. What looks to you like an insulting or mean message may only be an absent minded and poor choice of phrasing, and not meant the way you perceived it.

Be particularly polite when disagreeing with others. Wherever possible, acknowledge good points made, and then respectfully describe the areas where you disagree to produce the most productive conversation.

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Yes, I consider it against "netiquette". I find it annoying and hard to read. BUT in some cases it's okay, like if:

1. You are trying to put an EMPHASIS on a word, phrase, etc.
2. If you are writing an acronym (LOL, ATT, NBC, etc)
3. If you really ARE mad and are trying to convey that.

I actually had a friend send me a LONG email entirely in caps. I emailed her back and requested she not do so again. She is of the same mind as some posters here, and refused. I try not to email her much... I don't want an all-caps reply.



Caps to me is shouting, and sometimes needed for getting a important part to explain. like this.

1. I HAD A BAD DAY
2. I had a BAD day


Some people just use caps, because they do. I guess they just got used to it this way. Without getting too pedantic, CAPS have much less emphasis than varied type and tend to make the writer look like an idiot according to numerous researches. If CAPS were so get your point accross, you'd find all advertising done exclusively in them, of course you don't find this except for headlines. Constant cap typers do not get taken as seriously in their subject presentations as non constant CAP people, which I feel is not fair. But it's true.


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I will on occasion capitalize one word in a sentence on the internet, but usually if I want to emphasize something I use "these".

Serves the same purpose. When I see someone using caps for an entire post I consider that they are shouting.
Using all caps is the equivalent of whether you enjoy hard rock or easy listening music. in the same way if you go to many rock concerts, you may develop an injury in your ear drums, or a loss of hearing may occur.
On the internet, there are sensitive people also do injury to their emotional body to listen to internet screaming. Spam is also injurious to your emotional body if you get too much of it.
Here is my contribution to netiquette:

Remember that subtle emotions and meanings do not transmit very well over email. Satire and humour is particularly hard to transmit, and sometimes comes across as rude and contemptuous. Particularly avoid sarcasm, which rarely communicates well. Similarly, don't over-react to email or postings you receive. What looks to you like an insulting or mean message may only be an absent minded and poor choice of phrasing, and not meant the way you perceived it.

Be particularly polite when disagreeing with others. Wherever possible, acknowledge good points made, and then respectfully describe the areas where you disagree to produce the most productive conversation.

For those who find this hard to read, try using Ctrl and the + button
Great Response:)
HAHA. I don't use caps much. I use the(!) alot.
Just want to match the face with the comments. Did that make sense? Oh well....
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