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Fri Feb 7, 2020, 12:16 PM

PROBABLY BEEN ASKED A ZILLION TIMES

BUT WHY DO PEOPLE WRITE COMMENTS, REVIEWS, POSTS ETC. IN ALL CAPS?

Caps lock off

A new Facebook page on my home town neighborhood published few months ago. Most respond in all caps and for the life of me I can't figure out why?

I really don't want to ask ALL of them

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Watchfoxheadexplodes Feb 2020 OP
underpants Feb 2020 #1
Fla Dem Feb 2020 #7
democratisphere Feb 2020 #2
Watchfoxheadexplodes Feb 2020 #3
Crabby Appleton Feb 2020 #4
secondwind Feb 2020 #5
Watchfoxheadexplodes Feb 2020 #6
rurallib Feb 2020 #8
eppur_se_muova Feb 2020 #9
In_The_Wind Feb 2020 #10

Response to Watchfoxheadexplodes (Original post)

Fri Feb 7, 2020, 12:18 PM

1. I once was buying buckets for work

and there were 8 reviews of said bucket on the Walmart site.

Good bucket
Holds water well
Use it all the time to clean my RV

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Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 7, 2020, 01:11 PM

7. because they are somewhat lazy. they don't have to worry about capitalizing when it's called for.

also, probably not good typists.

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Response to Watchfoxheadexplodes (Original post)

Fri Feb 7, 2020, 12:18 PM

2. DON'T MAKE ME START YELLING!

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Response to democratisphere (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 7, 2020, 12:20 PM

3. LMAO

OK

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Response to Watchfoxheadexplodes (Original post)

Fri Feb 7, 2020, 12:20 PM

4. BEATS ME!

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Response to Watchfoxheadexplodes (Original post)

Fri Feb 7, 2020, 12:26 PM

5. CAPS ARE GOOD, THEY SAVE TIME!

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Response to Watchfoxheadexplodes (Original post)

Fri Feb 7, 2020, 12:28 PM

6. I thought age, eyesight, other health reasons

NOPE SEEMS TO RIDE THE SPECTRUM OF ALL DIFFERENCES

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Response to Watchfoxheadexplodes (Original post)

Fri Feb 7, 2020, 01:47 PM

8. It Is EaSiEr To ReAd ThAn HaLf CaPs

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Response to Watchfoxheadexplodes (Original post)

Fri Feb 7, 2020, 03:02 PM

9. They're just so used to reading from Teletypes ...

NOW HEAR THIS: NAVY ABANDONS ALL CAPS
Official Communications, Long Written Large, Can Use Mixed Case; No Shouting


By Julian E. Barnes
Updated June 13, 2013 1:35 pm ET

MESSAGES SENT WITHIN THE U.S. NAVY NO LONGER HAVE TO BE WRITTEN OUT IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS.

Since the 19th century, all official Navy communications have been written that way, a legacy of primitive technology combined with the service's love of tradition.

But in the modern age, young sailors more accustomed to texting on their phones consider TYPING IN ALL CAPS akin to shouting. Typographers, meanwhile, have long maintained that all-caps text is hard on the eyes.
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Because of legacy systems that use the old all-caps Teletype language, the Navy could only make the shift after adopting a new messaging system it is moving to this year. The system has the added benefit of using fewer computer servers and costing $15 million less a year to operate.
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https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424127887324049504578541813637044462


We may remember that ancient teletypes, printers, and terminals would bang out their output in all upper case. When this technology was first being standardized, the researchers did usability studies and found that people read lowercase text more easily than uppercase. But management decided to use uppercase instead. The reason? If only lowercase was shown, then there would be no means for capitalizing God.

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Response to Watchfoxheadexplodes (Original post)

Fri Feb 7, 2020, 03:08 PM

10. Because IT'S FUN!

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