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#16 EvilCarrot

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 01:20 PM

I agree, man, I've spent so much time on the www I've completely lost all sense of reality. Heck, I can't even remember what a real human being looks like!

By the way, did you know that in storybooks they often use all caps when a character is shouting? Or is that a thing only book geeks know? :P
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Posted 21 January 2018 - 02:50 PM

I don't get the all caps = screaming thing.

 

The only people who mention that at forums like this one tend to be the types who spend way too much time interacting with humans in a virtual community as opposed real humans in real life.  It's kind of a computer geek thing.  

 

Written words don't make sound.

 

I agree-My guess is that it is either a cultural/regional sensitivity to the LARGE and BOLD, or an excuse to resist refreshing/learning some basic math skills that some in this forum might be challenged with, or both.


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Posted 21 January 2018 - 02:51 PM

I’ve been online since early 1992, and for all of those nearly 26 years it has been universally understood that all caps equates to yelling in online forums. Not sure where you guys have been living.
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Posted 21 January 2018 - 03:33 PM

Looks like those darn Internet geeks have been at it since 1856!

'And more than a century before that, in "The Duthcman Who Had the Small Pox" in the 17 April 1856 Yorkville [South Carolina] Enquirer and many other newspapers:

This time he shouted it out in capital letters'

Source: https://history.stac...ter-is-shouting
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Posted 21 January 2018 - 04:27 PM

I don't get the all caps = screaming thing... 
Written words don't make sound.


Onomatopoeic ones might: miaow, squeak, creak, bang, crack, oink.

Interesting debate. I think Stephen did the seller a service but upper case generally is used to convey danger, such as the stencil near the exhaust of cabbage-consuming Vulgarian machinery.

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 04:37 PM

I have been online just as long as you, Jennings, but I tend to ignore such stuff. I find it less problematic than the fact that most people online can neither spell properly nor compose grammatically acceptable sentences.

Most adult Americans operate at an eighth grade reading level, which is quite sad.
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Posted 21 January 2018 - 06:11 PM

I agree, man, I've spent so much time on the www I've completely lost all sense of reality. Heck, I can't even remember what a real human being looks like!
By the way, did you know that in storybooks they often use all caps when a character is shouting? Or is that a thing only book geeks know? :P

Just to remind you SO you do not forget.

THIS IS what a real human looks like.

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 06:43 PM

Actually, between Sculptor's typical teacher-borne overbearing manners and Jennings Quixotic rants, I find it quite amusing here.


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Posted 21 January 2018 - 08:40 PM

Thank God for Google... I had to look up Quixotic. 


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Posted 21 January 2018 - 08:56 PM

I’ve been online since early 1992, and for all of those nearly 26 years it has been universally understood that all caps equates to yelling in online forums. Not sure where you guys have been living.


Precisely : Netiquette is for old farts, not social network users. Now anyone can tweet outageous lies and write isanities daily with millions of followers ...

Hubert, who learned Netiquette in prehistoric times :) ...
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Posted 21 January 2018 - 09:06 PM

Onomatopoeic ones might: miaow, squeak, creak, bang, crack, oink.

Interesting debate. I think Stephen did the seller a service but upper case generally is used to convey danger, such as the stencil near the exhaust of cabbage-consuming Vulgarian machinery.

Tony

You are correct in that I intended for the message to get through their initial resistance of "What? are you inferring that I made an error? How dare you, sir". So by typing in all caps I am in effect, yelling in the guy's ears at the top of my lungs, "Wake  up dumkopf and do the job right!"  

I reserve the right also to be pissed off at the seller for not caring what I, the potential customer, has to endure to discern what he is trying to sell. I do not scan posts for the fun(?) of it, I want info so I can determine if what is being offered is something I want to buy, or at least spend time trying to understand what the seller really is offering. My time is valuable, too. 

Essentially, every time I write such a message I end by saying it is safer to just list the actual dimensions of the item for sale and let the potential buyers determine the scale themselves. That way no one is fooled into thinking that the item is a larger or smaller scale and the seller cannot be held responsible for a numerical error. 

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 09:11 PM

I have been online just as long as you, Jennings, but I tend to ignore such stuff. I find it less problematic than the fact that most people online can neither spell properly nor compose grammatically acceptable sentences.

Most adult Americans operate at an eighth grade reading level, which is quite sad.

I must mildly disagree with you. Most of us never attain such a high level of communication as eighth grade.

Heck, it took me 12 years just to get there.

I knows I aint got none culture that high. 


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Posted 21 January 2018 - 10:06 PM

Actually, between Sculptor's typical teacher-borne overbearing manners and Jennings Quixotic rants, I find it quite amusing here.

We do have some fun here, don't we?  :thumbsup:  :punk:  :rolleyes:


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Posted 21 January 2018 - 10:38 PM

Yep Stephen... WE do have FUN here.

Thank you.

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Carry on !!!
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Posted 22 January 2018 - 10:18 AM

You are correct in that I intended for the message to get through their initial resistance of "What? are you inferring that I made an error? How dare you, sir". So by typing in all caps I am in effect, yelling in the guy's ears at the top of my lungs, "Wake  up dumkopf and do the job right!"  


No, you are drawing the inference, I am suggesting. Dr Chuckles diagnoses a serious case of teacheritis here, a common affliction brought on by ingestion of chalk dust.

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