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FORUM THREADS IN ALL CAPS ARE ANNOYING!

  1. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 4 years ago

    I don't get why it is necessary. Doesn't mean they will get any more attention.

    1. fpherj48 profile image85
      fpherj48posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I can't believe you asked this.  I was wondering the same thing myself.   I was thinking that maybe these hubbers are simply trying to express    ENTHUSIASM & EMOTION??    Maybe he/she is not aware that it means you are YELLING!    Not everyone is up on the do's and don'ts.   It's kind of funny to me, because it makes me think there's a huge crisis or emergency somewhere.....and we need to answer immediately and with feeling!!!!!!!!!!!  LOL   Good question.

    2. moneyfairy profile image62
      moneyfairyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I hear you!!! So true!!! Probably just attention getting smile

    3. psycheskinner profile image82
      psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I agree. We are on an even playing field here and threads get attention if people choose to give it. No need to shout.

    4. Lisa Luv profile image61
      Lisa Luvposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Actually from an artistic point of view ...I think it is very effective for certain things...

      1. seanorjohn profile image79
        seanorjohnposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Fair point.

  2. SimeyC profile image88
    SimeyCposted 4 years ago

    Text in all CAPS is effectively shouting on the web. Perhaps they are aiming their forum entries at older people? big_smile

    1. fpherj48 profile image85
      fpherj48posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      SimeyC....HUH?   What did you say?  I'm sorry. Can you repeat that again in all caps?    Thanks.......and G'day to ys,   "An Older person."

    2. moneyfairy profile image62
      moneyfairyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      SmileyC....sooo funny lol!!!!!lol!!!!!

    3. Repairguy47 profile image60
      Repairguy47posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      IF THIS IS SHOUTING then you spend way too much time on the internet.

      1. gmwilliams profile image85
        gmwilliamsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Nothing like  some TANGY HOT REPARTEE to add SPICE to the conversation!

      2. Melissa A Smith profile image94
        Melissa A Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Well, that's how I interpret it in books and articles too. I would find it quite odd if there was a book in all CAPS, wouldn't you?

    4. Lisa Luv profile image61
      Lisa Luvposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      It is not shouting when you look at it from an artistic point of view...Sometimes I use it to give reverence and other times I think of it like block printing....

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    Motown2Chitownposted 4 years ago

    THEY CERTAINLY ARE!

    fpherj48, DIDJA HEAR ME?!?!?!?!?!

    smile

    Agree completely, Susan.

    1. fpherj48 profile image85
      fpherj48posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Motown....Nice of you to be kind to the elderly.  Thank you.

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        Motown2Chitownposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I try, Effer.  Oops. I mean:

        I TRY, EFFER!

        smile

  4. Aficionada profile image92
    Aficionadaposted 4 years ago

    It's so nice to know that excitement, joy, and emphasis can be expressed in many different ways in the HubPages forums, without using caps lock - isn't it? And kind of fun, too, in my opinion.  smile  wink  yikes  big_smile  lol  !

    1. Cardisa profile image91
      Cardisaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      YOU ARE TALKING TOO SOFT...CAN'T HEAR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

      Have you seen the hub on how to turn off your CAPS LOCK? quite funny...lol

      1. Aficionada profile image92
        Aficionadaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Lol-ly-lol-ly-lol! lol  lol   lol  !  !  !

        I'll look for that Hub - sounds good.

        1. Cardisa profile image91
          Cardisaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I was tempted to flag it for being too short but I decided that people needed to read it and laugh. I am sure the culprits won't be reading it....lol

          1. Aficionada profile image92
            Aficionadaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Found it, read it, and rated it. That's brilliant. Thanks for the tip, Cardisa

          2. tussin profile image59
            tussinposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks for not flagging it!

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      Motown2Chitownposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Well done, Aficionada!

      lol

      1. Aficionada profile image92
        Aficionadaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you, M2C!  smile

  5. Aficionada profile image92
    Aficionadaposted 4 years ago

    Oh my, I should (but won't) edit that previous post. Italics, bold, and underlining all at the same time can make a post every bit as annoying as all caps.  sad

  6. simpelandcheap profile image61
    simpelandcheapposted 4 years ago

    I maybe one of the few people who doesn't get affected by all caps. I literally don't notice until someone says something about it.

  7. rebekahELLE profile image92
    rebekahELLEposted 4 years ago

    Some people simply don't know. The ones that are annoying to me are the attack thread titles. Some are so ridiculous.

  8. mega1 profile image78
    mega1posted 4 years ago

    My guess is some people are too lazy to hit the shift key to capitalize so they leave it on ALL THE TIME!

  9. seanorjohn profile image79
    seanorjohnposted 4 years ago

    I find many things annoying, such as:

    The rich getting richer whilst the poor are getting poorer.
    The public sector getting the blame when the investment banking sector is at fault.
    The NHS being slowly privatised.
    Being lectured to by Eton educated idiots.
    The high and mighty escaping justice for financial and sexual impropriety.

    Although I find the CAPITAL LETTER business mildly irritating, I can't get worked up about it. But I think you are right to point this out and hopefully people like gmwilliams will refrain from shouting. Such people would surely find that they would get more responses if they kept to the conventions.

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    Beth37posted 4 years ago

    I am trying to find a forum that is just for fun... discussions among hubbers. I am having trouble navigating. I can seem to find individual threads, but not a way to get to the list of threads or even a way to start a new thread.

    1. rebekahELLE profile image92
      rebekahELLEposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Beth, you can click on any of the forum titles on the left of the forum page.  It will open to the various thread titles for that topic/category.  You will also see the start a new discussion button on the top right of the page.  Come on over to our dinner party thread,  you'll meet all kinds of hubbers out for some fun.

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        Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Dinner party thread... ok, I will try to find it. It's funny, feeling like an expert on FB and blogging, then coming here and feeling like I'm straight out of the horse-drawn carriage age.

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          Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Well unless the dinner party is human flesh, I can't find it. Is it on a different forum or did I just not look hard enough. How many forums are there on HP?

    2. seanorjohn profile image79
      seanorjohnposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Beth. In the top right hand corner click on explore. then look down To the main title "Hubpages community". There you will see free form discussions. This is the place you need to be. However, some people suggest the religious forums can be a fun place to visit. Only kidding. Good luck.

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    Beth37posted 4 years ago

    thanks so much!

  12. SmartAndFun profile image90
    SmartAndFunposted 4 years ago

    ORLY COME ON PPL CAPS LOCK IS UR FREIND I DON'T KNOW WHY SOME PPL R ATTACKING MY GUD FRIEND THIS IS AN OUTRAGE U PPL SHUD NO BY NOW PERSONAL ATTAX ARE NOT ALOUD AT THE HUB WUT IS WITH YOU GUYS I MEAN WTH I WILL NOT STAND FOR THIS I AM GOING TO GO SIT DOWN WHEN I GET BACK DIS CARP BETTER BE STOP I NO WUT IM TALKING ABOUT SO RLY GUYS COME ON DONT DO IT PLZ I BEG U

  13. SmartAndFun profile image90
    SmartAndFunposted 4 years ago

    PS DONT FLAG TUSSIN HE IS AWSUM AN STUFF YOU WILL ANSWER TO ME IF YOU FLAG TUSSIN HES GR8

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    Beth37posted 4 years ago

    I promise not to flag Tussin.

    Ok, one more... I don't get notifications from the forums. Is there a way to do that?

    1. SmartAndFun profile image90
      SmartAndFunposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      THANK U

  15. themadimadimadi profile image60
    themadimadimadiposted 4 years ago

    Don't you hate when people have conversations with you and type in all caps? Makes me feel like they're just yelling. Then I feel sorry for them because they look like a jerk. wink
    I suppose making a forum thread in all caps is in HOPES of getting attention. Really it's just pestering.

    1. Lisa Luv profile image61
      Lisa Luvposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      UGH.... smile

 
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