Do not digitally disrespect others by using
all caps. It is rude. People "in the know" do not use all caps, if you want to be
taken serious and appear like your in the know do not use all caps.
It is proper netiquette to refrain from using all
capital letters in internet correspondence. Using all capital letters in electronic communication is like shouting at
someone in person. It is a common technique used by HUSTLERS to get attention.
Good internet etiquette prohibits using all
capital letters in communication. 'All caps' is considered shouting on the
internet. Shouting is not polite. Therefore, it is bad netiquette to use all
caps on the internet because shouting is not polite.
Everyone avoids loud people.
Using all caps is being loud on the internet. Users who use all caps are
avoided. This is a universal rule of netiquette.
The attention that a person gets from using all caps is not positive attention.
It is negative attention. People that use the internet regularly are put off by
all caps. People who do not know any better, newbies, may be attracted to it.
In reality, shouting at someone is done to get their attention through
intimidation. Shouting breaks the standard level of volume and tone, a voice
should carry, to force someone into doing something. This is not socially
acceptable in a civilized society because it is a use of force not reason.
Shouting at people is unreasonable in most cases. It raises the case that
standard text should carry to bully a reader. This is not acceptable.
It does not matter what form of internet communication you are using, shouting
is not acceptable. There are caveats and exceptions. Subject lines, headings,
and advertisements are often in all capital letters for readability reasons.
It is acceptable for website heading to be in all caps, but not personal
messages. All Caps is popular on classified advertising and auction websites
because it is a good way to make your ad stand out. I do not recommend
responding to ads with all caps.
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