Excessive Capitalization

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  1. D_Tintagel_Demondong

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    Does This Irritate Anyone Else?

    Where Did This Trend Come From?
     
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    This Annoys Me So Much And It Takes Far Longer To Type Out - I Really Don't Understand It.

    Maybe It's For People Who Don't Know Which Words Should Start In Capital Letters.
     
  3. ManlyBanisters

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    No - I Think That Happens Sometimes - But When You Type A Post All In Caps Vbulletin Changes It So That The First Letter Only Is In Caps. This Post, For Example, Was Typed Entirely In Caps.

    Edit: So what is happening is those guys are just typing in caps and it comes out that way - if you want you caps to stick you have to add some lower case text - or a smilie of some kind.
     
  4. D_Tintagel_Demondong

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    THANKS BANLY. YOU ARE SO CRAZY SEXY SMART IT SCARES ME! :smile:
     
  5. ManlyBanisters

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    Boo!

    :tongue:
     
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    I was expecting this thread to be about economics :redface:

    And I called someone else a Geek.
     
  7. B_ScaredLittleBoy

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    Excessive Capitalisation Is For People Who Feel They Don't Stand Out And They Use Capitalised Words To Try And Make Themselves Stand Out.

    Understood? :tongue:

    Excessive capitalisation and no capitalisation of your own name indicate low self esteem/self image issues.
     
  8. Stretch

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    ME TOO DRIFTERWOOD...:smile:
     
  9. DC_DEEP

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    Yes, the excessive capitalization is annoying, only slightly less-so than the trend a few years back, where cApItalIZaTiOn WaS rAnDoM.

    There are some thing's I see frequently in post's that are annoying, but there....are....other....things....
    that....make....a....post....nearly....impossible...to....read.

    I agree that some of the "language mavens" (often less-pleasantly referred to as grammar nazis or spelling nazis) get a little carried away in correcting the posts of others; the two most-often used excuses by the offenders are 1) it's only the internets, not a dissertation, so it doesn't matter, and 2) fuck off, I'll type as I please.

    Sometimes, though, even though I really want to read a post, my eyes and brain flatly refuse to process such poorly constructed posts. Lack of capitalization, excessive capitalization, all caps, no punctuation, over-punctuation, very poor grammar, very poor spelling, text-speak or leet-speak, and absence of paragraphing all make posts exceptionally difficult to read and decipher.
     
  10. Ed69

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    HIT THE CAPS LOCK ON YOUR KEYBOARD THAT WILL FIX IT!
     
  11. B_Hung Muscle

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    I Was Going To Post A Thread On This Very Topic Yesterday. What Is It With This Random Weird Way To Post? Do Some Computers Default To Capitalization?

    I Agree With Deep -- It's Not Nearly As Annoying As Other Unitelligible Habits Here.
     
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    I think it's a reaction (particularly among financial institutions) to the uncertainty presented by the ongoing ABCP issues. Lehman and others are going to the market in order to have the comfort of a large capital base to cover any future writedowns. Obviously it's better to raise capital before the announcement of writedowns and the concurrent stock price drop.

    Normally a company awash in cash is an attractive takeover target, but given the current financial environment (i.e. difficult to obtain credit), that isn't as much of an issue as it is normally. When (if?) market conditions return to normal, expect a round of M&A and/or share buybacks and dividend increases.
     
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    Actually some of the dudes I've seen use caps this way have been from non-English speaking countries. I just assumed it had something to do with that - perhaps in their native tongue they DO cap every word. I dunno though. mmmm, tongue.
     
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    oH, i sIMpLy LoVE raNdom cApiTaliSatiOn

    onlysecondinlinetothosewhoprefertowritewithouteverthinkingaboutasinglespacenowandthen
     
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    My Cellphone Capitalizes Every Word In A Text Message.
     
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    rEC mY fRIEND, tHERE aRE sO mANY oTHERS tHINGS iN tHIS wORLD tO fRET oVER. :cool:
     
  17. D_Prudence_Admonition_Drightits

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    Yes, things like world peace.

     
  18. Drifterwood

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    Actually, you would be fretting over the lack of world peace.

    Where's the crab smiley? :tongue:
     
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    think i'm sticking to economics & finance ... grammar & punctuation are way beyond me
     
  20. Principessa

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    I have no idea but I wish to hell it would end.

     
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