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