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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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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It's an animated gif.
This time I am gone. ;-)
LOL take the advice you gave me... TAKE A BREAK:) *Hugs*
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.
I agree. Even most Search Engines, Directories, and Advertising platforms do not allow CAPS.
Thanks for your input,
:-)
Jen
You have a point, as a logo artists CAPS can be too over the top, while small caps are subtle but yet direct. My eyes don't work that great either, I'm far and near sighted with a huge case of color blindness, that's probably why I named my company BlindDog and the motto is, "Sees You From Within". You know what? It helps me come up with great logo ideas, sometimes seeing things a little blurry stops all the unnecessary judgements in life. Hearing and feeling is more 'ninja/jedi' like.
Nice way of thinking - - "...sometimes seeing things a little blurry stops all the unnecessary judgements in life."
Thanks for your input!
Jen
NO IT'S NOT SHOUTING BUT FOR THE MILLIONS YES MILLIONS OF PEOPLE OVER 40 THERE IS A VERY COMMON EYE DISORDER KNOWN AS MIOPIA IT AFFECTS ABOUT 80% OF US IT'S WHERE OUR EYES CAN NOT FOCUS ON THINGS THAT ARE UP CLOSE AND THAT IS WHY WE USE READING GLASSES OR IN THIS CASE THE "UPPER CASE" LETTERS.
WE KNOW THAT READING CAN BE A PAIN, AND GLASSES CAN BE A HASSLE SO IF YOU THINK I'M SHOUTING JUST REMEMBER, I'M BLIND NOT DEAF, LOL!
You were the dear friend l was speaking of. l was telling taxi that you also did the caps, but like him it was easier for you. BUT I STILL LOVE YOU.
Prophecies,
I hear you. But, although as you say, there are millions with eye disorders; I believe that overall, it is STILL considered shouting, online. I was just doing my typical move, and playing the "Devil's advocate", as they say - - to get the opinions of many, like yourself. It's interesting to hear all the different opinions on this.

You make an excellent point. It's a shame we can't wave a magic wand, and make it an overnight Internet Etiquette standard, to add some type of special character before all CAPS discussions, to indicate the discussion is being entered by someone with bad eye sight. That would be great wouldn't it? Internet users and developers really should pay more attention to this type of situation - - bad eyesight. You should start a website for that one purpose. Come up with the special character, and spread the word. ;-)

Thanks for the input,
:-)
Jen
I feel when it comes to using uppercase that it would not be considered shouting and/or screaming dependant on the context that you are using it in. Charmaine
Ok, Allow me to rephrase, in the sense of writing like this a few words LIKE THIS can express a louder tone of writing, however if the whole letter is written in upper casng
or the whole comment let's have a little sympathy for us old folk, who are a little less knowlegable about the web. For me I can't use that excuse, so if it pleases everyone to use the lower casing letters ....................so be it, I can increase my page to 150% if need be.......................and that's cuz I care!
You're a good sport!
;-)

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