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Forever
March 20th, 2010, 08:10 PM
So um, if someone made a post, or a thread with capital letters, do you take it as shouting, or someone desperate to get their point across? Or do you just accept it and not really care?

Melody
March 20th, 2010, 08:14 PM
I take it as shouting. I also find it annoying whenever someone writes an entire post in caps, but meh.

When I type in caps, it usually implies shouting or a raised voice on my part, so yeah.

SkyKnight
March 20th, 2010, 08:15 PM
I usually take it as shouting, or like a banner so that people can see important information.

Kura
March 20th, 2010, 08:15 PM
Um.. I take it as CRUISE CONTROL FOR THE COOL.

Haha, no I usually take it as emphasis on something. A stress or accent on a word or phrase, for example. If it's all caps, I usually take it as some sort of advertisement or official-like form.. because that's what it's technically used for.

Tyrantrum
March 20th, 2010, 09:08 PM
It depends on what's happening.

I take it as either: shouting, emphasis, warning, or notice.

MarstheCar
March 20th, 2010, 09:16 PM
I find all caps as shouting. It's just I've read many things with all caps as shouting.

Mizan de la Plume Kuro
March 21st, 2010, 01:45 AM
Yeah I take it as shouting. Or at least, someone trying to put emphasis.

Galukxy
March 21st, 2010, 01:54 AM
I don't really care, it only bothers me if they do it on purpose or do it all of the time >:3 then it annoys me, but sometimes if it is an argument or something then someone uses caps I think they're shouting.

Signomi
March 21st, 2010, 02:17 AM
I do take capital letters as yelling, because half the time people do it...they are in the purest sense...yelling.

Bichu
March 21st, 2010, 02:36 AM
Nope, I don't. BECAUSE I do it too. XD Sometimes I just think of it as letting a huge sigh out or something, or I'm just angry. =P Maybe it's just making my voice louder, but not to the point that it's yelling. |: =shrug=

*Firestar*
March 21st, 2010, 03:28 AM
Yes I do. AND I FIND IT VERY ANNOYING WHEN ITS DONE. And entire post of Caps Lock is just someone yelling at the web.

JeTz
March 21st, 2010, 03:28 AM
Yes, I take them as shouting but not this guy.

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20081203181714AAgO4WB

*Firestar*
March 21st, 2010, 03:31 AM
That's the funniest thing I've ever seen! Lol, poor guy or gal.

Charizard★
March 21st, 2010, 05:29 AM
Yea, thats why I don't type in caps lol xD

ReyRey-Pyon
March 21st, 2010, 05:38 AM
Yeah. that or as emphasis, like italics of bold

CAPS ARE LIKE MANLY AND STUFF TOO. YEAH

Cassino
March 21st, 2010, 05:54 AM
Not really, but there's still something a bit bothersome about it more so than all-lowercase.

Cheesymitten
March 21st, 2010, 05:59 AM
I think capital letters as a way to grab attention in threads =D
I mean the threads with the bigger bolder capital letters will always be seen first.
But I usually use capital letters a lot



HA THIS MADE YOU LOOK HERE 8D

Rokusasu
March 21st, 2010, 08:34 AM
Yeah. My brother uses caps in IM convos to me, and it does seem very aggressive.

Sammi
March 21st, 2010, 10:04 AM
Typically, I see all-caps and think more emphasis than shouting. Typically when I write something in all-caps, that's what it's for. Unless the whole sentence is in all-caps which then I take it for shouting.

Of course, reading this thread, I can't take anything in all-caps as anything other than shouting... XD

Dakota
March 21st, 2010, 11:17 AM
Yes, I take them as shouting but not this guy.

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20081203181714AAgO4WB

xD, poor guy.

Anyways, I think of it as either shouting, or desperation. I do use it sometimes to annoy my friends. xD

robobbiebob
March 21st, 2010, 12:39 PM
I usually just take it as shouting but most the time i do it is cos i slipped and pressed caps by accident. :P

Captain Hobo.
March 21st, 2010, 04:06 PM
Sometimes I do or sometimes i think they just do it if it is important.

The Sly Fox
March 21st, 2010, 04:45 PM
I always think that capital letters represent shouting xD

Mattysaurus
March 21st, 2010, 05:58 PM
I take it as angry shouting. >:

But it really makes me want to read it.

Synaesthesia
March 21st, 2010, 06:00 PM
I take it as shouting. But usually after reading what was written, I decide if it's meant to be shouted or just like attention-grabbing and stuff.

But my main instinct is to consider it shouting.

akamichi
March 21st, 2010, 09:06 PM
nah not at all I don't mind if someone wants to use them then go ahead by all means use them.

Xebelleon
March 21st, 2010, 09:32 PM
No. If I wanted to shout I would...


USE
BIG
FREAKIN
BOLD
LETTERS
LOL

Åzurε
March 21st, 2010, 09:35 PM
^: You forgot the hot pink color on it.

I think of ALLCAPS as shouting or gibberish, with exceptions.

reyzn
March 21st, 2010, 09:52 PM
I do see it as shouting or sometimes used for EMPHASIS.

Yuri Lowell
March 21st, 2010, 10:14 PM
WHY YES, YES I DO. :U

Or at least talking really loudly.

Emphasis for me would be if something were italicized, bolded, or underlined.

bmah
March 21st, 2010, 10:56 PM
Depends on the context. In many cases, I see it being used for sillyness, fun, and more often, emphasis. But most often, I view caps as yelling, and I highly do not appreciate it. I see a lot of mods do it on this site, and it really only begrudges the person rather than solve any situation. I think many mods need to put a lid on it and think of what are really the best ways of communication. Caps and big text should honestly be used more or less just for emphasis. Anything else and you can bunch it up to stupidity or an unnecessary way [and easy way out] to get one's point across.

Kaori
March 22nd, 2010, 05:47 AM
When someone goes ahead and makes a post or thread with capital letters, I usually take it as SHOUTING or trying to get their point across quickly. However it depends on what they are saying.

For example, if one were to put in capital letters, THANK YOU or LOL DUH. It doesn't in actuality have to mean shouting. But if one were to put: I KNOW THAT. This short sentence shows a lot in meaning as shouting, rudeness or just trying to get a point across. I suppose only using capital letters for when it is needed is necessary such as in the beginning of a sentence or the letter 'I', is better for those who get offended by it in some way. O_o; Other than that, for myself, I use capital letters briefly and try not to get anyone offended.

...Or if someone's caps lock is stuck on, then...THEY WILL USE CAPITAL LETTERS ALL THE TIME. XD

Zebeedoo
March 22nd, 2010, 06:09 AM
Yes, I take it as shouting. It gets annoying sometimes. P:

Alakazam17
March 22nd, 2010, 06:11 AM
It depends on the context, though usually I take it as shouting, yes.

In the other cases, I take it as coming from someone who doesn't know how to italicize their words. xD

Elite Overlord LeSabre™
March 22nd, 2010, 12:20 PM
If it's one or two words, I take it as emphasis. If it's entire sentences and paragraphs, then it's clearly shouting.

zappyspiker
March 22nd, 2010, 04:12 PM
I take it as shouting cause it tends to make the sentence have more meaning

TrinityLimit
March 22nd, 2010, 04:16 PM
i take it as shouting. its not bad, but more annoying. i have no idea why.. whens its lowercase, it seems easier to read.

.Gamer
March 22nd, 2010, 07:36 PM
NO SOMETIMES IM JUST TOO LAZY TO STOP HOLDING DOWN THE SHIFT KEY SO I LIKE TO GIVE MY PINKY FINGER A BREAK.

depends on the context caps are used in.

Jak
March 22nd, 2010, 07:47 PM
Sometimes. Usually when I type in all caps, it's emphasis...which could be taken as yelling. I know some people that type in all caps because their eyes are that bad. :|

SIN1488
March 22nd, 2010, 10:03 PM
Yes, and it REALLY PISSES ME OFF, IT MAKES ME SO ANGRY I COULD JUST...... BREAK OUT THE ANGRY BOLDED CAPS!!!!!

emoBill™
March 22nd, 2010, 10:05 PM
Yes.
Gets really annoying after a while.
Also when people use '?!'.
Especially when it doesn't need to be used.
It makes me think they're mad at me >:

Aureol
March 23rd, 2010, 09:35 AM
If people use capital letters in the middle of a sentence like THIS, I take it to mean emphasis when they don't care to use itallics (like I do sometimes). IF AN ENTIRE SENTENCE IS IN CAPITALS LETTERS, I take it as stupidity before anything else. Maybe desparation to get a point across, but not always.

poopnoodle
March 23rd, 2010, 10:49 AM
I TYPE LIKE THAT BUT I DONT KNOW MY CAPS LOCK IS STUCK HOW DO I REVERSE THIS ?!

.little monster
March 24th, 2010, 07:46 AM
Depends on the context, but usually I take it as shouting.