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Help: Why I shouldn't be posting in all capitals!
We get users posting (especially newbies) in all capital case in RxPG forums. Though we can automatically remedy this by configuring the program to convert all upper case test to lower case, we have chosen to not to encroach on your freedom of expression. But when you get a complete post in all capitals, most of the times to emphasise the material posted, we and other users are hugely disappointed.

Please read what wikipedia says (
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This form of typography also appears in on-line forums. It was once an inevitable byproduct of using machines with limited support for lowercase text (such as certain "dumb" terminals, early Apple II models), but as full support of ASCII became standard, it became solely identified with "shouting" or attention-seeking behaviour.

Because the use of all capital letters is considered shouting, posting a forum message entirely in caps is a sign that the poster is a newbie or a troll. Since the beginning of America Online, ALL CAPS has commonly been associated with AOL users. More experienced users will sometimes jocularly use all-caps and misspelled phrases to make fun of newbies or use the saying "caps lock is cruise control for cool."

Netiquette prohibits the use of all caps as a form of shouting.


So folks and fellow RxPGites, lets have an awareness of netiquettes (
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borntowin


thanks rxpg team, i had some idea abt it already but my knowledge got enriched by ur post & link.


BGM


Re: Help: Why I shouldn't be posting in all capitals!
RxPG_Team wrote:
Netiquette prohibits the use of all caps as a form of shouting.


Indeed! and it causes too much strain to readers eye making the post less attractive


suhasani
Aim NEET PG

thanks Team for the reminder not tat i ever made tat mistake but i surely didnt know till now tat it shouldnt be dne will keep tat in mind frm now on...

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