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#24. "RE: Typing in all capital letters"
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Sun 15-Jan-12 04:57 PM by agitater

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>I have RARELY been exposed to a boring topic on
>Nikonians....

Why shout the word? None of us would do so in private or social, face to face conversation. Emphasis is created by using italic text to type that "I have rarely been exposed to a boring topic on Nikonians."

Read professionally edited fiction, non-fiction, newspaper, magazine and other published information to gain a current feel for how punctuation, grammar, sentence construction and occasionally italic text is used to create rhythm, order, clarity and comprehension.

Things . . . that is to say argot and the accepted conventions of written and published language as they are produced commonly online, are being challenged no doubt. So if we can't or won't pay attention to the rules of grammar and punctuation established through long experimentation and literary intellectual challenge over many centuries in English and European writing and publishing, can we not at least pay attention to rules established independently for online text communication much more recently? Shouted emphasis, all caps in other words, in the absence of a smile or shrug or a wry look - because we're communicating online in the absence of substantial information provided by the visual, aural and body language cues with which our species has evolved over millennia - can, has and continues to cause aggravation, strife and misunderstanding online. Don't do it unless you mean it.

Those of you who think that grammatical rules and writing conventions are just so much weighty baggage, give your heads a shake. Your lack of care, your misspelling, and your apparent interest in blurting your thoughts in a form which is clear mainly only to yourselves, creates a burden for others who are trying to understand what you've typed. Burdening others in that way is needlessly selfish, self-entitled, and worst of all an inadvertent insistence that others somehow conform to your inattention to some basic rules of communication. It's pointlessly unfair.

Stop being lazy - take care with your communications. After all, whether you realize it or not, you might have something genuinely important or worthwhile or fascinating to say. I'd really like to be able to understand it.

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