What does using CAPITAL LETTERS mean in Internet (chatting) language?(help pls)

India
July 21, 2009 1:33pm CST
Is it just highlighting.. or being angry.. or shouting or what?
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@machizmo (279)
• United States
22 Jul 09
From my experience typing in all caps come across that you are either upset or are yelling.
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@kevchua (1004)
• Malaysia
22 Jul 09
One of the ethics of sending emails is not to use capital letters. The reasons are as follows, which some MyLot members have already highlighted to you: 1. it's rude 2. it gives the wrong impression that you're angry 3. IT MAKES READING FAR MORE DIFFICULT ESPECIALLY IF YOU WRITE A LONG SENTENCE OR PARAGRAPH. NOTICE THIS? :) If you're really angry, then use capital letters with exclamation mark. But why get angry in an email? See that person face-to-face and tell him/her off :)
@kevchua (1004)
• Malaysia
22 Jul 09
Oh, i'd like to add.... the tips on not using capital letters apply to using chat applications, too (Yahoo, MSN, AOL, MIRC, ICQ, Trillian, whatever) ..miss that.
• Canada
22 Jul 09
What does using capital letters mean on the internet? It can mean many things. Normally if your on a chat client or a messenger, such as aim. Capital letters means the person is stupid and forgot about caps lock or they are angry and shouting. If you reading an article on the internet it is most likely to be something very important. It could also be a warning, if it is a video game it will say something like "DO NOT CHEAT". I hope I helped.
• Philippines
21 Jul 09
In chat ethics, yes, it is considered yelling.
• India
21 Jul 09
Now I wonder Why people react badly to some of my posts (only at times though :-) )
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• United States
26 Jul 09
It mean the person is YELLING cause they are mad what it usually means.
• India
26 Jul 09
Generally using capital letters on internet is termed as shouting over internet.I donno much on that but i think it is shouting.
@busky5 (3166)
• Thailand
26 Jul 09
I don't about The capital letters meaning on internet chatting.I think if you are positive some people such as me don't know they are not polite to use.
• Canada
25 Jul 09
I think it really depends on the context and how they are saying. If they use capital letters on one or two words they are probably trying to emphasize those certain words. When it comes to the whole sentence they are probably just trying to yell or they have absolutely have no clue how to venture the keyboard and find that caps lock.
• India
22 Jul 09
It generally means you don't have good manners. Whatever your are typing it is better you always use small letters or sentence case.
@lovedude (4454)
• India
22 Jul 09
It depends upon the mood.. sometimes it's just to HIGH LIGHTING the discussion. or sometimes in angry like LISTEN TO ME.. or sometimes to repeat the sentence with impact.
@mandze (13)
• United States
22 Jul 09
It depends on what is being said. If it is just casual conversation, its probably shouting. Actually, typically its shouting. Most highlighting is done using boldface. I usually don't use caps lock to emphasize a point.
@cryw0lf (1302)
• United Kingdom
21 Jul 09
It depends on what the content is and the context it is said in. For example:- If you were to say - "This is a STUPID discussion." They would be highlighting it. But if they were to say - "THIS IS A STUPID DISCUSSION..." Then they'd probably be angry or shouting. (I don't think this is a stupid discussion by the way). :P Though some people just USE CAPS TO BE KIND OF ANNOYING. Haha.
@natnickeep (2340)
• United States
21 Jul 09
I think it could be all of the above.
@fwidman (11515)
• United States
21 Jul 09
Generally it means that the person is shouting