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ANYONE ON THIS SITE BOTHERED BY PEOPLE TYPING IN CAPS

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  • Actually, for me it might have something to do with the caps/no caps thing. Back on those relic ages, we were always taught to put the coding in caps, to make it stick out and be easier to find. I've always done the same thing with HTML coding, as far as writing the tag in caps and the attributes in lower case.

    Hmm.. maybe I should have an indepth psycholigcal evaluation to explore my aversion to all caps typing.

    *laying on the couch*

    It all started in my childhood.. it was my 6th birthday and my Dad traded an old car to get me a TRS-80...

    =)) :B
  • Jeaux glad you like the cat avator and yes its boxing. I Love cats, and always use some cat pic.

    As for caps, and do not take this the wrong way, whether it is caps or not, posts are still difficult to read if you do not use spaces between sentences.

    I know how hard it is to type at times, as all of us here will know some days are ok, others it is nearly impossiable to type. Like yesterday and today I am only able to type with my left hand. So this is a snail mail reply, taken at least half an hour. =))

    Do what is best for yoursef.

    Take care hope things work out for you.
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  • caps no caps, just communicate, its all good to me, just the mere act of reaching out is what counts.
    William Garza
    Spine-Health Mod
    erator

    Welcome to Spine-Health

  • I am amazed that a topic as seemingly mundane as typing in capital letters has received this many posts and has evolved into a somewhat elitist forum. From my own perspective, I felt bad that I had somehow, unwhittingly, offended someone by using a typing style that is typical in certain industry segments but clearly would be considered aggressive(?) to a relic from the "dial-in BBS system" (whatever that is.) I find it sad that there are those that would refuse to read posts written in these offending styles because I doubt very much that the offender has any notion that they are being offensive. It reminds me of a situation related in the book, "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People". A man was on the subway in N.Y.C. Another man was in the same car with his six children who were behaving in a most unruly fashion. They were running up and down the car. They were loud and just generally behaving badly. The man I originally mentioned was getting more and more irritated, thinking, "why can't that man get control of his children." Finally,he could stand it no longer and he approached the father and said, "Your children certainly are rambunctious.""Yes", the father replied. "I don't quite know what to do about it. You see, their mother just died a few hours ago." Each of us has special talents and special training. Imagine if we were to simply dismiss those who's training didn't measure up to ours or IF we were to assume that it did and then make judgments about their behavior based on those assumptions. And thank you, Mom (speaking of relics) for insisting I take typing between seventh and eighth grade. Who knew? Susan.
  • Stockbroker.
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  • Dial-in BBS systems are the reason you have this forum in front of you. They were the means of human interaction on the internet for about 20 years, before 99% of the population even knew the internet, as it were, even existed.. back in the ol' days of dialing, then stuffing your phone into 2 rather pornographic looking rubber cups.

    When it comes to Stephen Covey, I prefer habit 1 myself.

  • dawn1068 said:
    JUST HAD A COMMENT ON A POST HAPPY ABOUT MY MRI APPROVAL AND SEEING MY NUEROSURGEON AND SOMEONE REPLIED I AM YELLING? I JUST CAN SEE BETTER WHEN IM TYPING IN CAPS ON MY LAPTOP. NOT YELLING AT ALL. JUST WONDERING SINCE SOMEONE SAID SOMETHING ABOUT IT IN MY OTHER POST. DOES IT OFFEND ANYONE? SORRY IF IT DID... DIDNT THINK IT MATTERED HERE, WHO HAS TIME FOR GRAMMAR AND COMPUTER TERMINOLOGY WHEN WE CAN BARELY SIT AT THE COMPUTER TO ENJOY A FORUM LIKE SPINE HEALTH!WE ARE ALL IN PAIN SO I THOUGHT IT WOULDNT MATTER HOW WE TYPED. WONDERING WHAT OTHERS THINK? THANKS ALL

    SINCERELY,
    DAWN
    Hi Dawn. I dislike reading a lot of text in CAPS, and will generally ignore it. It is much more work to read as you really have to look closely at each word, whereas with lower case the brain skims through quickly and is able to complete the words without having to really look at them.
    Have you seen those tests where all of the vowels are removed from text and you are then asked to read it?
    Most people have no trouble as the brain just recognises the words and the logic and fills in the gaps.
    In your case, double spacing would certainly help as that would clearly separate the words, and perhaps a little explanation in your personal section might help.
    In any case, please don't be discouraged from posting by grumps like me!
  • i dont mine at all, u just type the way it is best for u. i hope my all lower case letter will just even things out. =)) . realy i do type like this because it makes it easier for me because of my hand numbness and cold feeling that i have most of the time. u have other problems with pain and solutions to your pain then to woory about a few who wants everyone to type like in typing class high school ;) .
  • If your not using a pencil, held with your teeth, to type on the keyboard....DON'T USE THE CAPS! X(

    dilauro...your program is the earliest version of a virus that generates a denial of service attack. Or is it that your in a vicious loop on some good drugs...LOL

    PS: CAPS do make a difference on many systems and languages...
  • :) i am fairly new on the computor, almost a year, but have never heard about caps meaning yelling or anger. ~X( i use them to emphasis words once in awhile. not out of anger. i will change that now. :? it is rather difficult to read all caps. i usually don't read them for that reason. type on, in whatever makes you comfortable. Jenny :)
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