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Old 10-24-2010, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Northeastern WI
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Ive been known to accidentally hit the caps lock key from time to time but most of the time I proofread and catch it.
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Old 10-24-2010, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Funky Town
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Well, if you're a hunt & peck typer like me, some times you just don't realize that the cap lock is on.

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Old 10-24-2010, 09:50 AM
 
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I think they just don't want to push the shift key. I don't really take it as shouting anymore as it is done so often.
don't want to push the shift key? there's the option of typing in all lowercase, like this.
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Old 10-24-2010, 09:51 AM
 
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I don't like an entire email in caps--it's harder to read--but to emphasize a word or two doesn't bother me. It's easier than underlining it.
The only people I do this for and let it slide for are my visually impaired friends who can't read lowercase.
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Old 10-24-2010, 09:53 AM
 
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I'm pretty sure we had this peeve already but I agree. I hate when people yell at me (not going to make me understand them any better) and I hate when people type in all caps cause it makes every word two braille cells longer on my display which means I have to do more scrolling to read the same amount of information. And it's visually obnoxious to most sighted people too. So yeah, except for acronyms and the occasional emphasized word, lose the caps, folks.

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Well, if you're a hunt & peck typer like me, some times you just don't realize that the cap lock is on.

I have some friends whose braille display doesn't tell them if they're typing in caps or lowercase for some reason. Sometimes they hit the caps lock key without realizing so I understand in that case.
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Old 10-24-2010, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Tampa Bay
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This is something that DOES bother me...Some of my friends do it, and I always explain to them that it means they are shouting...some have stopped, some just keep doing it.... What can I do???
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Old 10-24-2010, 10:32 AM
 
Location: In the real world.
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I've hit the caps key in error at times and usually catch it.
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Old 10-24-2010, 10:39 AM
 
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This is something that DOES bother me...Some of my friends do it, and I always explain to them that it means they are shouting...some have stopped, some just keep doing it.... What can I do???
Unfortunately, more often than not, you have to be a stickler about it. When I was on text to speech, all caps would read out letter by letter, so an all caps sentence would end up reading like this:

HELLO HOW ARE YOU?

aitch ee el el oh aitch oh double you ay are ee why oh you question mark

Some people were considerate from the beginning but with other people, I had to tell straight up that I simply wouldn't read anything they wrote in all caps, so if they wrote in all caps, I'd be missing everything they were trying to tell me and wouldn't reply to anything they said. After about a few months, though, I got like five people jumping on any poor soul who dared type to me in all caps. :P
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Old 10-24-2010, 12:42 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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Although CD is an informal forum, I try to type grammatically correct with proper capitalization. This is because I never want to fall into the bad habit of lax typing as I worked hard to develop my writing and presentation skills in college. All caps is harder to read and I just may skip a long post that is all-caps.
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Old 10-24-2010, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...
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Uh, hey, HUH! I can't hear you....
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