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Should ATS Crack DOWN On The Use Of SILLY ANNOYING CAPITALS?

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posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 07:13 AM
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Banning people for using caps? WTF?

Maybe they should ban users with unpronounceable and silly usernames.

THIRD LINE

FOURTH LINE.

Now hate on me bro, since you seem to hate everything done by some members.

vvv




posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 07:17 AM
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Originally posted by boncho

Originally posted by Germanicus
reply to post by orbitbaby
 


I also dislike this whole second line thing you guys have happening.

Is it really necessary? I know minimal posts are frowned upon but still. Its kinda SILLY.

And before anyone tells me to go back to The Punch,I beat you too it. That wouldbe a LAME burn anyway.


People don't say "burn" on ATS, it's more like you got debunked.



But if you don't like it here, you can always make it better by making threads that make it better. (This one?)


Maybe your next one...


Ok,maybe The Creation Of The NWO? Include the word Illuminati perhaps?

I will try my best.



posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 07:20 AM
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Ok,maybe The Creation Of The NWO?


Oh, I see.

You rant about people using all capitols, then YOU proceed to do it. Hrm.. Interesting indeed.

vvv



posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 07:21 AM
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Originally posted by VreemdeVlieendeVoorwep
Banning people for using caps? WTF?

Maybe they should ban users with unpronounceable and silly usernames.

THIRD LINE

FOURTH LINE.

Now hate on me bro, since you seem to hate everything done by some members.

vvv


Didnt you already put your two cents in?

The Punch doesnt ban mambers. It simply asks them to resubmit the post in a more civilised lower case. Thats all.

Seems like a good idea to me.


edit on 30-4-2012 by Germanicus because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 07:22 AM
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reply to post by Germanicus
 

I do it sometimes myself when people read what they want instead of actually reading the comment they are replying to.
I don't see any problem as long as it is used in moderation.
I am more annoyed by threads titles that always are in full capitals and is misleading like for example: "THIS BLAH BLAH PROVES UFOS EXISTS!!!!!!!!"
And then when you click it you discover it is just a bird or a Chinese lantern.

edit on 30-4-2012 by juleol because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 07:23 AM
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Originally posted by VreemdeVlieendeVoorwep



Ok,maybe The Creation Of The NWO?


Oh, I see.

You rant about people using all capitols, then YOU proceed to do it. Hrm.. Interesting indeed.

vvv


You are really bored hey.

Three Posts attacking me for having the audacity to suggest ATS crack down on the shouting.
Sorry I ruined your day hey.



posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 07:24 AM
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NO

ROFL

Come on now! You can't write ROFL as rofl. There is no pazzass.

Full caps are a way of making a point, of showing an emotional response. We do it when we speak. WE raise our voice. You try speaking in a monotone and see how many people fall asleep.

I think the mods handle it pretty well now as it is.

We are all different, leave it alone. Once in a while I WANT TO SCREAM!

LOL not lol.

P



posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 07:24 AM
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Originally posted by juleol
reply to post by Germanicus
 

I do it sometimes myself when people read what they want instead of actually reading the comment they are replying to.
I don't see any problem as long as it is used in moderation.
I am more annoyed by threads titles that always are in full capitals and is misleading like for example: "THIS BLAH BLAH PROVES UFOS EXISTS!!!!!!!!"
And then when you click it you discover it is just a bird or a Chinese lantern.

edit on 30-4-2012 by juleol because: (no reason given)


wow,I poster that isnt really rude



I agree,the misleading titles are annoying hey.



posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 07:24 AM
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With staff and mods allready being overburdened with more important tasks than this, I think the implementation of this idea might be a tad bit difficult.

Therefore, it is not viable.

vvv



posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 07:25 AM
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Originally posted by Germanicus

Originally posted by VreemdeVlieendeVoorwep
Banning people for using caps? WTF?

Maybe they should ban users with unpronounceable and silly usernames.

THIRD LINE

FOURTH LINE.

Now hate on me bro, since you seem to hate everything done by some members.

vvv


Didnt you already put your two cents in?

The Punch doesnt ban mambers. It simply asksthem to resubmit the post in a more civilised lower case. Thats all.

Seems like a good idea to me.



Germanicus, I often use caps to emphasize a word.

If you feel it's your place to complain about my style, then I feel I can now complain about your horrible spelling skills.

It's EASY to read all caps but it's HARD to read something written by someone with no grasp of the written English language. You often fail to use apostrophes when you write possessive nouns, and you use them seemingly EVERY TIME when you write a plural noun.

Don't tell me "maybe we're more civilized down here in Australia." If that were the case, you guys would all know how to spell. Not sure why you have to try and make it a hateful conversation, but to me this is MUCH MORE disrespectful than someone using caps for emphasis. Why the hypocrisy?



posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 07:26 AM
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Originally posted by Germanicus
reply to post by MightyQuincunx
 


Well this site agree's with me. Maybe we are just more civilised down here in Australia


And yeah,there is alot that annoys me. If someone raises their voice at me in real life I wouldnt appreciate it at all.


Maybe you should stop saying Australia this Australia that... I'm from there and I couldn't care less about the capitalisation of letters. If you are bored go for a walk or learn about something.



posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 07:27 AM
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Originally posted by pheonix358
NO

ROFL

Come on now! You can't write ROFL as rofl. There is no pazzass.

Full caps are a way of making a point, of showing an emotional response. We do it when we speak. WE raise our voice. You try speaking in a monotone and see how many people fall asleep.

I think the mods handle it pretty well now as it is.

We are all different, leave it alone. Once in a while I WANT TO SCREAM!

LOL not lol.

P



Obviously it won’t apply to acronyms or initials. We wouldn’t want to stifle any discussion of APEC or NATO, or prevent a reader from bolstering their argument with a quote from AJP Taylor, JM Coetzee or MC Hammer.

www.thepunch.com.au...
Thats for you and the dog avatar guy.

Did you really think I meant acronyms and initials?

Really?
edit on 30-4-2012 by Germanicus because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 07:27 AM
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reply to post by Germanicus
 


They already do crackdown on it. (ATS T&C regarding ALL CAPS)

Caps highlighting certain words is different, and there is a limited number of users that do it... Haven't really noticed to be honest.



posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 07:27 AM
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Originally posted by BigBruddah

Originally posted by Germanicus
reply to post by MightyQuincunx
 


Well this site agree's with me. Maybe we are just more civilised down here in Australia


And yeah,there is alot that annoys me. If someone raises their voice at me in real life I wouldnt appreciate it at all.


Maybe you should stop saying Australia this Australia that... I'm from there and I couldn't care less about the capitalisation of letters. If you are bored go for a walk or learn about something.


From Townsville hey?

hmmm

GO CROC's!
edit on 30-4-2012 by Germanicus because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 07:29 AM
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Originally posted by TinkerHaus

Originally posted by Germanicus

Originally posted by VreemdeVlieendeVoorwep
Banning people for using caps? WTF?

Maybe they should ban users with unpronounceable and silly usernames.

THIRD LINE

FOURTH LINE.

Now hate on me bro, since you seem to hate everything done by some members.

vvv





Didnt you already put your two cents in?

The Punch doesnt ban mambers. It simply asksthem to resubmit the post in a more civilised lower case. Thats all.

Seems like a good idea to me.



Germanicus, I often use caps to emphasize a word.

If you feel it's your place to complain about my style, then I feel I can now complain about your horrible spelling skills.

It's EASY to read all caps but it's HARD to read something written by someone with no grasp of the written English language. You often fail to use apostrophes when you write possessive nouns, and you use them seemingly EVERY TIME when you write a plural noun.

Don't tell me "maybe we're more civilized down here in Australia." If that were the case, you guys would all know how to spell. Not sure why you have to try and make it a hateful conversation, but to me this is MUCH MORE disrespectful than someone using caps for emphasis. Why the hypocrisy?



Hey twinkle toes, It is one persons request. He is not representing Australia. HaveP

some common dog doodles and be a little reasonable. There is far too much of this illogical black/white thinking on ATS. Good grief!


P



posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 07:30 AM
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I agree,the misleading titles are annoying hey.

 


Misleading threads and titles often end up here. but if they aren't a hoax but remain just a misleading title, they will get their title change just as a Mod did here.



posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 07:30 AM
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Originally posted by boncho
reply to post by Germanicus
 


They already do crackdown on it. (ATS T&C regarding ALL CAPS)

Caps highlighting certain words is different, and there is a limited number of users that do it... Haven't really noticed to be honest.


Cool. And thanks


I must have missed that.



posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 07:34 AM
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Something is wrong with you if THIS bothers you...

It's just text on a computer screen, not really an issue.



posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 07:36 AM
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Originally posted by NewerBeing
Something is wrong with you if THIS bothers you...

It's just text on a computer screen, not really an issue.


I guess there is something wrong with me then.

And something wrong with The Punch.

I will seek help



posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 07:41 AM
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reply to post by Germanicus
 


I think you should consider yourself blessed if this is on your mind and considered an annoyance. Personally the intentional misspelling of words is a greater peril to our society than choosing to type in capitals. Whatever you interpret from someone writing in capitals is literally IN YOUR HEAD and trivial. i.e. they could have just pressed caps lock.

So my answer is absolutely not. Instead my question to you is should ATS crack down on pointless threads?



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