WHAT'S WITH THREAD TITLES IN ALL CAPS?

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    Jun 16, 2011 5:03 PM GMT
    Are these threads more important? Should everyone start doing the same? Forum software doesn't appear to recognize bold and size tags in thread titles, so at least there is some control.
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    Jun 16, 2011 5:21 PM GMT
    socalfitness saidAre these threads more important? Should everyone start doing the same? Forum software doesn't appear to recognize bold and size tags in thread titles, so at least there is some control.


    Many of my threads over time are half in all caps and the rest upper and lower case.
    But titles with caps does create some attention...
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    Jun 16, 2011 5:22 PM GMT
    socalfitness saidAre these threads more important? Should everyone start doing the same? Forum software doesn't appear to recognize bold and size tags in thread titles, so at least there is some control.


    Because ALL CAPS is so KLA$$Y.
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    Jun 16, 2011 5:24 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan said
    socalfitness saidAre these threads more important? Should everyone start doing the same? Forum software doesn't appear to recognize bold and size tags in thread titles, so at least there is some control.


    Many of my threads over time are half in all caps and the rest upper and lower case.
    But titles with caps does create some attention...


    ALL SARAH PALIN THREADS MUST BE IN ALL CAPS AND END WITH LOTS OF EXCLAMATION MARKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Jun 16, 2011 5:25 PM GMT
    Iceblink said
    HndsmKansan said
    socalfitness saidAre these threads more important? Should everyone start doing the same? Forum software doesn't appear to recognize bold and size tags in thread titles, so at least there is some control.


    Many of my threads over time are half in all caps and the rest upper and lower case.
    But titles with caps does create some attention...


    ALL SARAH PALIN THREADS MUST BE IN ALL CAPS AND END WITH LOTS OF EXCLAMATION MARKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Well we don't want to overdramatize the behavior of the woman

    ick

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    Jun 16, 2011 5:31 PM GMT
    Iceblink said
    HndsmKansan said
    socalfitness saidAre these threads more important? Should everyone start doing the same? Forum software doesn't appear to recognize bold and size tags in thread titles, so at least there is some control.


    Many of my threads over time are half in all caps and the rest upper and lower case.
    But titles with caps does create some attention...


    ALL SARAH PALIN THREADS MUST BE IN ALL CAPS AND END WITH LOTS OF EXCLAMATION MARKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Good one. Michelle Bachmann is getting close. Is she about 80% cap-thread rating factor?
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    Jun 16, 2011 5:35 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan said
    socalfitness saidAre these threads more important? Should everyone start doing the same? Forum software doesn't appear to recognize bold and size tags in thread titles, so at least there is some control.


    Many of my threads over time are half in all caps and the rest upper and lower case.
    But titles with caps does create some attention...

    I thought most of yours were upper/lower case, with only a fairly small pct all caps. But some folks must think all their threads are sooooo important. icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 16, 2011 5:44 PM GMT
    Someday I just know that I am going to have a thread of such importance that it is going to call for all the thread title tricks at one time- all caps, crazy symbols, ending with many exclamation marks, and the entire paragraph of what I want to say in the OP contained within the thread title.
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    Jun 16, 2011 5:53 PM GMT
    Iceblink saidSomeday I just know that I am going to have a thread of such importance that it is going to call for all the thread title tricks at one time- all caps, crazy symbols, ending with many exclamation marks, and the entire paragraph of what I want to say in the OP contained within the thread title.

    Along with music videos of Human League and New Order embedded in the title for added emphasis.
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    Jun 16, 2011 5:59 PM GMT
    socalfitness saidAre these threads more important?
    Yes. That's why road signs are written in all caps.
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    Jun 16, 2011 7:20 PM GMT
    Maybe it's so the old farts can read the titles without their glasses icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 16, 2011 8:35 PM GMT
    I completely agree with the OP (for once). There's nothing worse than SHOUTING UNNECESSARILY!
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    Jun 16, 2011 8:44 PM GMT
    catfish5 saidMaybe it's so the old farts can read the titles without their glasses icon_lol.gif



    How did you know what I was about to comment !! CAPS HELPS US OLD FARTS OVER 50 READ MORE EASILY


    Besides ALL CAPS gives picky people something to pick apart, LOL
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    Jun 16, 2011 8:57 PM GMT
    TigerTim saidI completely agree with the OP (for once). There's nothing worse than SHOUTING UNNECESSARILY!

    Thanks, but we do have a number of islands of agreement within the sea of disagreement.
    DON'T YOU AGREE??????
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    Jun 16, 2011 10:01 PM GMT
    LARGE PRINT GETS ATTENTION

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    Jun 16, 2011 11:39 PM GMT
    Not thinking of anyone on RJ, of course, but I think caps and other punctuation gimmicks help someone whose opinions and passion are stronger than his ability to form clear logical thoughts and communicate them effectively.
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    Jun 16, 2011 11:47 PM GMT
    Oh YEAH? Well, I'll see your caps, and raise you some HËÄVY MËTÄL ÜMLÄÜTƧ
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    Jun 17, 2011 12:17 AM GMT
    socalfitness saidNot thinking of anyone on RJ, of course, but I think caps and other punctuation gimmicks help someone whose opinions and passion are stronger than his ability to form clear logical thoughts and communicate them effectively.



    Reminds me of SB.

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    Jun 17, 2011 12:27 AM GMT
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    socalfitness saidNot thinking of anyone on RJ, of course, but I think caps and other punctuation gimmicks help someone whose opinions and passion are stronger than his ability to form clear logical thoughts and communicate them effectively.

    Reminds me of SB.

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    I think he just did it a few times to mock you, but he would have to confirm that. Whether or not you agree with SB, he is able to communicate effectively without resorting to all caps. icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 17, 2011 12:36 AM GMT
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    socalfitness said


    catfish5 saidReminds me of SB.

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    I think he just did it a few times to mock you, but he would have to confirm that. Whether or not you agree with SB, he is able to communicate effectively without resorting to all caps. icon_lol.gif


    Correct.

    And.... correct!


    The bullshit is sure gettting deep in here. icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 17, 2011 1:15 AM GMT
    socalfitness saidSome of our fellow RJ members are becoming quite shrill. Getting unhinged. Screaming in all caps. Here's a coupon for you.

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    Lol, in that case you'd better complain about just about every existing newspaper headline.

    Really posting in all caps in a topic is a little different from a topic headline. I think you're complaining because of what the topics are about.

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    Jun 17, 2011 1:19 AM GMT
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    socalfitness saidSome of our fellow RJ members are becoming quite shrill. Getting unhinged. Screaming in all caps. Here's a coupon for you.

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    Lol, in that case you'd better complain about just about every existing newspaper headline.

    Really posting in all caps in a topic is a little different from a topic headline. I think you're complaining because of what the topics are about.

    Some need all caps as a crutch for their limited ability to form thoughts and communicate them. That's all. Actually deleted the message cause the coupon would not show from its original site. It was a coupon for psychiatric services because some RJ members appear to be getting shrill and unhinged.
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    Jun 17, 2011 1:21 AM GMT
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    meninlove said
    socalfitness saidSome of our fellow RJ members are becoming quite shrill. Getting unhinged. Screaming in all caps. Here's a coupon for you.

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    Lol, in that case you'd better complain about just about every existing newspaper headline.

    Really posting in all caps in a topic is a little different from a topic headline. I think you're complaining because of what the topics are about.

    Some need all caps as a crutch for their limited ability to form thoughts and communicate them. That's all. Actually deleted the message cause the coupon would not show from its original site. It was a coupon for psychiatric services because some RJ members appear to be getting shrill and unhinged.



    Socal, when jockgymboy posted in caps, you were silent. When SB posted in caps, silent as well. Caps are not a crutch. They draw attention, just as you found out with this topic. In fact, if I choose to take the time I could find lots of topics titled in caps; this is a poorly veiled attack on catfish for using caps.

    I could easily say that this attempt is an, erm, crutch showing a limited ability to form thoughts and communicate them. I didn't because it's not true and UNKIND. Don't attack the messenger, just the message, right?





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    socalfitness said
    meninlove said
    socalfitness saidSome of our fellow RJ members are becoming quite shrill. Getting unhinged. Screaming in all caps. Here's a coupon for you.

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    Lol, in that case you'd better complain about just about every existing newspaper headline.

    Really posting in all caps in a topic is a little different from a topic headline. I think you're complaining because of what the topics are about.

    Some need all caps as a crutch for their limited ability to form thoughts and communicate them. That's all. Actually deleted the message cause the coupon would not show from its original site. It was a coupon for psychiatric services because some RJ members appear to be getting shrill and unhinged.

    Socal, when jockgymboy posted in caps, you were silent. When SB posted in caps, silent as well. Caps are not a crutch. They draw attention, just as you found out with this topic. In fact, if I choose to take the time I could find lots of topics titled in caps; this is a poorly veiled attack on catfish for using caps.

    I could easily say that this attempt is an, erm, crutch showing a limited ability to form thoughts and communicate them. I didn't because it's not true and UNKIND. Don't attack the messenger, just the message, right?

    Not familiar with jockgymboy. Don't recall reading any of his threads or messages, but will look. Regarding SB, his few messages in caps were to mock some other threads. I knew that for a fact and SB confirmed it a few messages above. Regarding the other member, when one acts shrill and unhinged, uses all caps, and has demonstrated an inability to see anything other than black and white, i.e. no ability to discern any nuances, then my comments about all caps usage are right on.
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    Jun 17, 2011 1:40 AM GMT
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    Iceblink saidSomeday I just know that I am going to have a thread of such importance that it is going to call for all the thread title tricks at one time- all caps, crazy symbols, ending with many exclamation marks, and the entire paragraph of what I want to say in the OP contained within the thread title.

    Along with music videos of Human League and New Order embedded in the title for added emphasis.


    I am glad that doesn't really work or else this site would be on Britney overload.