Typing In All Caps!

  1. OK, I just have to vent, and I'm sure some people do this b/c they are unfamiliar w/ BB and e-mail ettiquette, but:

    I HATE, HATE, HATE IT WHEN PEOPLE SHOUT BY TYPING IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS FOR THE DURATION OF THEIR POST, OR IN ALL THEIR POSTS!! lol!

    A word, a phrase, maybe even a sentence or two, but c'mon, I'M NOT DEAF! See, like that, that was ok, BUT NOT EVERY SINGLE STINKIN' WORD BECAUSE THEN IT BECOMES REALLY, REALLY, REALLY ANNOYING!

    Bwahhahahaaahaa! Gee, you think I've been surfing a little too long tonight!
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  2. 20 Comments

  3. by   gwenith
    EH! WHAT WAS THAT YOU SAID? SPEAK LOUDER I'M GETTIN' A LITTLE DEAF!!! :chuckle :chuckle
  4. by   jnette
    that better?

    I hear ya.. it is rather BLATANT, LOUD, and IN YOUR FACE !

    But, truly, I don't think it's intentional or meant to be offensive.

    Good to bring it up now and then, though. A gentle reminder...
  5. by   Nurse Ratched
    Originally posted by gwenith
    EH! WHAT WAS THAT YOU SAID? SPEAK LOUDER I'M GETTIN' A LITTLE DEAF!!! :chuckle :chuckle


    This is an ear trumpet if you need it .

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  6. by   mattsmom81
    At work we must type all in caps on the computer, so wonder if it becomes habit to do it here for some. IS likes for us to 'shout' i guess...LOL!

    Seems to be one of those etiquette things posters don't know unless someone tells 'em.
  7. by   nimbex
    Just had a pm from someone all in caps, I thought they were VERY upset with me due to the caps.

    they just didn't know.... hey... not only can I not spell but I use these anoying ........ to ...link... my ..thoughts ..as.. I... speak......



    pleeeaase forgive in advance..... for both:roll :imbar :imbar
  8. by   betts
  9. by   P_RN
    .......=Conversational writing
    ALL CAPS=

    (1)habit acquired at work

    (2)poor eyesight

    (3) hit the caps lock and didnt look at the screen. <---usually MY problem

    tHEN yOU gET sENTENCES tHAT lOOK lIKE tHIS.

    I take the attitude it was unintentional. Saves a lot of headache for me.
  10. by   jadednurse
    I'm sure it's unintentional, IT JUST GIVES ME A HEADACHE SOMETIMES!:roll
  11. by   plumrn
    jadednurse, just wanted to say what a cute avatar you have...so cute!
    nurseratched and betts- thanks for the great links!
  12. by   jadednurse
    plumrn, thanks...that's my little furbaby!
  13. by   VicChic
    Sorry JadedNurse if I've ever given you a HA. Hehehehe.

    As a unit clerk who sits in front of a computer very often, I can definitely say: "IT'S A HABIT" (while whispering of course). As a student nurse, this habit definitely carries over into clinicals. Try not to think of it as bad netiquette. For some of us, lower caps looks just as weird to us as all CAPS do to you. It's nothing personal. And as may well know you dont have a hearing deficiency, others may have a vision deficiency; I know my lil' nearsighted self does. LOL!
    But I'm not screaming at you.
    All better?
  14. by   jadednurse
    Tee hee! All better now I had been surfing all night when I started this thread...stimulation overload!

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