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September 23, 2013 6:03 am at 6:03 am #610709
Many people have no idea that “all CAPS” constitutes “yelling” and irritates some people. Why does it bother people though? No one is actually “yelling”, and so long as the content of the post is respectful and appropriate, may I ask WHY IT MATTERS? (see, did that hurt anyone’s virtual ears?)September 23, 2013 7:44 am at 7:44 am #976035
<<whisper>> divrei chachamim b’nachas nishma’in
(Why do you need to know? You indicated that in 8.5 hours it won’t be nogea)September 23, 2013 8:28 am at 8:28 am #976036jewishfeminist02Member
WHEN A PERSON LITERALLY WRITES EVERY WORD IN CAPITAL LETTERS IT GIVES THE IMPRESSION THAT HE OR SHE IS REALLY DESPERATE FOR ATTENTION. IT ALSO COMES OFF AS MANIC AND/OR HYSTERICAL. IT IS THEREFORE NOT ONLY RUDE BUT SELF-DEFEATING.
This is not the same thing as CAPITALIZED PHRASES within an otherwise normative sentence.September 23, 2013 11:57 am at 11:57 am #976037
thanks O.S. and J.F. good answers!
Oh Shreck, Because: last night I posted after midnight and I saw 9/23 I thought in a few hours is 9/24…I’m so “farmished!” I jumped out of bed extra early this morning, thinking the phone guys are coming 8am today but clearly that would be TOMORROW….September 23, 2013 2:01 pm at 2:01 pm #976038Bookworm120Participant
I perceive all caps writing as yelling unless it’s in context like “TOMORROW” in Eclipse’s post. I know people (non-business contacts) who tend to write “HELLO?!” if I don’t write back to an email within the amount of time they’d like. (For some, that’s five minutes.) That annoys me a lot. They should know not to disturb me while I’m on the CR!September 23, 2013 2:28 pm at 2:28 pm #976039oomisParticipant
It is also a little harder on the eyes (at least for me) to read all caps. To emphasize a phrease or word, is fine, though.September 23, 2013 5:25 pm at 5:25 pm #976040Bookworm120Participant
I prefer italics, but when that’s not so easy, I tend to put *asterisks* around words I want to emphasize. 🙂September 23, 2013 5:33 pm at 5:33 pm #976041
HURRAY!!! (oops, that was yelling)
We’ll be having Eclipse for another day (are punctuation marks also considered yelling?) !!!September 23, 2013 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm #976042
Oh Shreck: Thanks! (You sound like Hashem – lhavdil bein Hashem l-you -on Shmini Atzeres)
By the way, did anyone ever not yell the words “Oh Shreck!”?September 24, 2013 3:49 pm at 3:49 pm #976043
Oh Shreck! – is my name. Everyone calls me that. Whenever anyone sees me they say that, must be my name. And yes, it’s done mostly by yelling.
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