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  1. Sep 7, 2017 #21

    Wizard69

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    Pretty much my feeling.
    This can be extremely frustrating to very embarrassing. Sometimes it pays to turn off auto correct especially if misspelled words remain highlighted. Ive had text turned into complete gibberish so I feel your pain.
    What is even more frustrating is that these autocorrect features will learn your misspellings and after a bit accept them as correct, that right there is enough to cause one to smash a perfectly good keyboard.
     
  2. Sep 7, 2017 #22

    Wizard69

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    I'm well aware of how this got started and frankly my opinion hasn't changed any, it is the domain of simple minded people that wanted to create their own little world they had complete control over. Mind you I was in fact around long before Hypertext, the web and other goods we have these days. More so I was very familiar with the people involved in the culture that tried to mandate this nonsense having taken comp-sci classes when Modula 2 was the teaching language of choice. These are the same idiots that wouldn't upgrade their E-mail programs to handle modern E-mail and would demand plain text E-mails. They may have been at the birth of the industry and technology but they quickly became Luddites.

    In any event caps are a rational way to bring emphasis and has been common place in printed materials for a very long time. It is likely that it has been that way due in part to companies being cheap trying to make type setting as inexpensive as possible. None the less it is common practice and caps do draw ones attention.
     
  3. Sep 8, 2017 #23

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    I use bold text, capitals and italics to emphasize points all the time.

    I am not shouting - even if the hypertext Luddites say so.

    I've been doing what is recognized practice since long before they came along.

    Are emoticons any better / worse ;)

    They certainly don't appear in Shakespeare :wall:

    I never use them - other than here:hDe:

    Run - hide - surrender ?

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  4. Sep 9, 2017 #24

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    Normally, I use *bold* for emphasis but occasionally I'll use CAPS for a word or two to make a point, and save italics for critical details. Maybe it's just my understanding but as far as I know all caps is only shouting when it's truly (or mostly) entirely caps - hence the name ALL CAPS. We don't read the first letter of every sentence and proper noun as a shout for the same reason. Emphasis and clarity are far from shouting.
     
  5. Sep 10, 2017 #25

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    I wonder why we don't use colour more for emphasis. It's a new world where bold and all caps really aren't necessary.

    Just a thought.
     
  6. Sep 10, 2017 #26

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    We seem to be drifting off topic but at this very moment i have a good reason to keep it simple, im on a cell phone using the app to access the web site. Any amount of fancy editing makes the posts that much harder to complete in a timely manner.

    So if you are on a constrained platform or rushed for time, capitalization of important points makes sense. By the way i would tend to agree with the idea that an entire post in caps isn't nice. However it isn't nice because it is harder to read, much like post with non stop sentences make for more difficult reading.

    In any event im done here, i think the thread has been pulled off the tracks a little too far.
     

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