WHY do YOU use CAPITALS???

Ireland
April 13, 2007 7:59am CST
I was wondering in topics Why do you guys capitalize an entire word? Is it you want to have people see it? Is it your lazy and keep CAPS LOCK on? Or maby for some other reason?
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@seamonkey (1981)
• Ireland
13 Apr 07
I don't. My elderly mother does that when she sends me emails and I always feel like she is yelling at me when I read them. It was such a job teaching her to use the computer though, that we don't dare criticize, do we? The other thing I can't figure out is why people randlomly capitolize within a word. I always want to ask them if there is some problem with their keyboard?
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
13 Apr 07
My roomie uses all caps because they are easier for her to read. She has difficulty with the computer at work & the caps make it easier for her to see. This may be why your mom is using the cap lock.
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@Woodpigeon (3710)
• Ireland
14 Apr 07
I don't do it. I only cap the words that are proper nouns, or the beginning of a sentence, or the like. Once in awhile I might use caps to emphasize a point, but I wouldn't do it all over the place.
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@shakeroo (3990)
• Malaysia
15 Apr 07
Just do not capitalize you whole discussion or myLot will delete it. It is okay to capitalize some words because it helps to bring attention to certain information that you want people to notice. Since there is no potion for us to color or bold our text, capitalization can be used to highlight those important words in our discussion. Just do not over do it though.
@shakeroo (3990)
• Malaysia
19 May 07
Thanks for selecting my response as the best. Have a nice day!
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
13 Apr 07
I use capitals to stress the word. Like using italics or underlines or bolding the word. Since none of those options are available, I capitalize.
• India
13 Apr 07
I use capitals when i accidentally press the caps lock. Professionally, we should not use full capitals while typing. Its equivalent to scolding a person or rather saying in a bad tone. So avoid full capitals in professional emails.
@MarkyB21 (1545)
13 Apr 07
I will sometimes put a word in capitals to emphasise it. I never write a whole sentence in capitals as it is hard to read and looks bad.