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Unread postAuthor: TYRONEEZEKIEL » Sun Feb 17, 2008 5:57 pm

What is the big deal with it?
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Unread postAuthor: Fnord » Sun Feb 17, 2008 5:59 pm

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What is the big deal with it?


YOU SEE HOW WHEN I TYPE IN CAPS HOW IT APPEARS THAT IM REALLY PISSED OFF AND IM SHOUTING EVERYTHING I SAY? THATS WHY ITS A BIG DEAL. IT IS ANNOYING. DONT DO IT.
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Unread postAuthor: ShowNoMercy » Sun Feb 17, 2008 6:01 pm

You sir are an idiot.
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Unread postAuthor: MaxuS the 2nd » Sun Feb 17, 2008 6:11 pm

AND ITS REALLY DIFFICULT TO DISTINGUISH WORDS APART FROM EACHOTHER BECAUSE THE GAPS LOOK REDUCED, I ALSO FEEL AS IF IM SHOUTING EVERYTHING WHEN I WRITE IT!!!
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Sun Feb 17, 2008 7:50 pm

It's not really seen as acceptable (except for acronyms, like PVC, ABS, HEAL, SOB, JSR, etc...) Upper case is often read as shouting, OR it is used to add emphasis to words that are most important.
For example, if I were writing:
It is not safe to use 3000 psi in PVC pipe.

I would probably emphasise it like this:
It is NOT safe to use 3000 psi in PVC pipe

To make sure the reader didn't miss the important "not" I would put it in capitals.
But put simply, in a choice between reading:

I HAVE A SPRINKLER VALVE AND I WANT TO MOD IT BUT I DONT KNOW HOW.

and:
i have a sprinkler valve and i want to mod it but i don't know how.

... I'd choose to read the lower case, and I bet most other members would too.

I endeavour to write all of my posts in the best English I can, partly because I consider it common courtesy, partly because it's easier to read, partly because I just do it from years of practise, but the two most important reasons are:

- I am less likely to be misunderstood, potentially cause offence or provide poor information.
A surprising fact: Only 10% of information is carried in the actual words.
The 90% made up by intonation, body language, and all that are lost - you can gain back a small amount of that with emoticons and use of italics, bold and underlining, as well as good use of punctuation, or occasionally, smaller font sizes, but if you're losing so much of the meaning, then why waste more with poor writing?

- If you write in good English (proper punctuation, paragraph and sentence structure, capitalisation, good spelling and grammar), you give a better impression of yourself, in terms of experience, trustworthiness, intelligence, and accuracy.

There is no coincidence that the longest running members/best builders tend to show the best posting skill.

I don't tend to judge people on their post count - I pay more attention to their writing skill. All you have on a forum to distinguish yourself is your user-name, avatar, post content and writing skills.

Why waste

I assure you, a properly written post will be taken a lot more seriously than one written in all capitals.
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Sun Feb 17, 2008 7:52 pm

Reported...........
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Unread postAuthor: Pete Zaria » Sun Feb 17, 2008 8:10 pm

Thread cleaned up.

The "cruise control" and "autopilot" joke was bad enough the first time, you guys had 3 go-arounds? Damn.

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