TYPING ALL IN CAPS, IS IT REALLY ANNOYING, OR ARE WE JUST A BIT NUROTIC?

Canada
September 15, 2006 7:13pm CST
IS TYPING IN CAPS REALLY PISSING PEOPLE OFF OR ARE THESE PEOPLE JUST TOO PICKY AND NUROTIC? DO YOU THINK THEY SHOULD JUST GET OVER IT? OR DO THEY have a valid argument. give your opinion.
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94 responses
• United States
16 Sep 06
It's considered shouting, and will make non-newbies think there's something wrong with you.
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@Pythonis (233)
• United States
21 Oct 06
So wirte in all lowercase- that is a lot less annoying than all caps!
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@Tanya8 (1734)
• Canada
22 Oct 06
You have a very good reason for typing that way, but I agree that all lowercase looks more appealing.
@daxdax (140)
• Finland
23 Oct 06
True, and if you type more than 3 lines of caps, it gets very annoying to read. I think typing caps is a way to POINT OUT important things in the text, but if you're typing all caps, it's useless. You can compare it to typing all bold, all underlined, etc. Yes, please stop typing all caps.
@Angelwriter (1956)
• United States
26 Oct 06
Yes, I do think typing in all caps is annoying. It's also less effective. Caps can indicate anger or stressing a point, and if you type a word or a sentence in all caps people can tell that it's important. But, if everything is in caps, it just looks like mindless ranting. I also agree that if hitting the shift key is hard, than all lowercase is less annoying. I type with two fingers as well.
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@Force_Fed (748)
• United States
21 Oct 06
It's annoying, unneccassary, and will egt you ignored. If you're are able to type at all you're able to hit the shift key. Ever since the beginning of the internet, over 25 years now, allcaps has been considered bad form. It should be reserved only for emphasis on a certain secment of your message. If you post everything in capslock you look lazy and uneducated. Wether or not you are, that's how you look. You're not going to change that now. force
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@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
8 Oct 06
I find that capitals are harder to read plus when I first started on the internet I was told that typing in capitals is rude. Sometimes I will put capitals in where I want to stress a word or two but never more than that. i don't think it has anything to do with typing skills or how well a person is educated at all.
@keecou (188)
• Egypt
16 Sep 06
yes its really annoying and sometimes i cant understand what is written in caps.. i have to read it one more time to get it.. i really hate it.. caps are for the beginning of the sentence, places, names and thats it guys..please people stop typing all in caps...
@sedel1027 (17868)
• United States
16 Sep 06
It annoys the heck out of me. Even if I am typing something that is suppose to be in all caps, I have to make myself do it.
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@Aali311 (6127)
• United States
16 Sep 06
I don't think it's annoying, I guess it depends on the individual, is there a reason for typing in all caps? Now is that what you were taught is school? I remembered only certain things are to be caps, it changes the whole english language, it just tells me people who do it are not well educated or they have other issues. That's my opinion.
@Pythonis (233)
• United States
21 Oct 06
Did you start this topic just so you could get all butthurt and yell at people? And tell them their opinions are wrong? Why bother asking the question if you don't want answers?
@YoMomma1 (922)
• United States
28 Nov 06
wow people- relax!! i dont understand how its harder to read in caps.. why is that, because your eye cant see big letters BETTER?? how does that make sense? most of you said it is annoying to LOOK at- wow , thats superficial lol. Just read what u want to read, and move on- Its really not that serious!
@bayboy (991)
• United States
21 Oct 06
ITS NOT REALLY AS ANNOYING AS U THINK BRO.
• United States
21 Oct 06
Are you saying I don't get irraitated by it? Maybe you don't mind it and that's fine but how areyou going to say it's not irratating if it irratates me? Force
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@hazeru3 (136)
• United States
21 Oct 06
I normally consider it to be shouting, unless its just a word or phrase that i feel that they are just highlighting for empahsis, no shouting intended
@dellion (6706)
• Malaysia
21 Oct 06
Yes, me too will have the same taught with you.
@Jshean20 (14374)
• Canada
9 Oct 06
I always just assume if it's capitalized, that it means it's important or that the person would be raising their voice if they were actually talking to me in person. I don't really find it annoying, no.
10 Oct 06
I’M GLAD THAT YOU DON’T FIND IT ANNOYING AT ALL THOUGH IMPORTANT INFORMATION IS OFTEN NOT SHOUTED YET SIMPLY SPOKEN, RAISED VOICES INDICATE ANGER AND SUCH LIKE EMOTIONS WHICH OFTEN MAKE THE POINT THAT WAS ORIGINALLY INTENDED IRRELEVANT AND LOST. I OFTEN DON’T FIND ACCEPTABLE THROUGH WHATEVER REASONING FOR SOMEONE TO RAISE THEIR VOICE TO GET THEIR POINT NOTICED SURELY THE POINT ITSELF WOULD BE ENOUGH TO GATHER ATTENTION. AM I ANNOYING YET?! :p
@MGarcia (331)
• United States
6 Oct 06
It has always annoyed me as well. Along with the way people say "h r u" instead or "how are you" etc.
8 Oct 06
I've only recently ran into "h r u" the lengths some people will go to.
@peetred (272)
• United States
16 Sep 06
Annoying and Retarded. You are only doing it to get attention and are you just too lazy to hit the caps key one more time?
@manodogs (415)
• United States
21 Oct 06
It is annoying. You seem to be able to switch between cases fine to me. I think you just enjoy being annoying.
• United States
16 Sep 06
i think people who do it (ie you) are annoying, and in many forums people are banned/kicked out if they do... i wish mylot would adopt some rule like that.
• United States
21 Oct 06
Although I think that it is slightly annoying to read things typed all in caps, I also think it is a bit neurotic if people get too worked up about it. I think they should just read it and get over it. Otherwise, just don't read it, if you can't handle it.
@coral999 (141)
• Australia
16 Sep 06
It is considered computer etiquette and as said above considered as shouting
• United States
25 Oct 06
Exactly. When I read anything in all caps I interpret it as shouting and just instinctively get defensive. It is very annoying.
• United States
16 Sep 06
I dont like all caps. It hard to read.
@getjimmy (2245)
• India
23 Oct 06
Yes even i dont like all caps typing.It really looks anoying.
@pusiket (1759)
• Philippines
28 Nov 06
not really. but it is more of a domineering act for me.
• India
28 Nov 06
smile - smile
i dont like all caps
• United States
20 Nov 06
Typing in all caps is annoying. It means a person shouting. It should not be done unless there's a joke involved to denote shouting.
@funnysis (2619)
• United States
20 Nov 06
It is my under standing that by typing in all caps you are shouting at someone.I personally don't take offense to it and try not to do it.
@supershik (298)
• United States
20 Nov 06
hmm I really think you're yelling or you're just a stupid person