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UMBILICAL Posts: 12,786
5/28/14 12:40 P

because we shout

5/28/14 10:07 A

Welcome to MY world, GIVEMEFRIES, it's a never ending battle.

GIVEMEFRIES SparkPoints: (8,868)
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5/28/14 7:22 A

Does no one read the first post anymore?

ONECALMMOM Posts: 6,258
5/28/14 3:22 A

All Caps = Yelling or to emphasize a word

5/26/14 3:26 P

Yes, it is usually yelling, but I did it for some time due to carpel tunnel and it caused less pain.

EELPIE Posts: 2,700
5/26/14 3:02 P


Yeah - I cut slack a lot depending on the user - esp. the elderly....heck I'm just happy they are here and participating emoticon

5/26/14 2:32 P


I'm not sure this is 100% true. I think for elderly people they have a hard time seeing the letters thy are typing if it's not in caps. I usually try to figure out the user - new to the internet/forums or having a hard time seeing before I think they are yelling.

5/26/14 1:43 P


ETHELMERZ SparkPoints: (151,528)
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5/26/14 1:42 P

Thanks, I never end noticed until now, lol.

ANARIE Posts: 12,915
5/26/14 12:38 P

I'm pretty sure LilSparkGirl has it right-- when you establish your username, they deliberately make it not case-sensitive, and then the computer doesn't have the information of where you wanted the caps. Making user names case-insensitive is standard. They could presumably program a "How do you want to display your name?" feature, but that's a lot of work for not much benefit-- most people see the caps even when they're not there.

EMPRESSAMQ Posts: 5,077
5/26/14 11:48 A

I'd guess it's just random and the only folks who could answer the question are the spark staffers and I doubt they'd know.

Maybe they'll chime in.

5/26/14 11:44 A

I'm guessing it is because if there was a difference when it was programmed, there would be a GiveMeFries, a givemefries, a Givemefries, etc. Spark is old, there would have to be more programming done to change it.

GIVEMEFRIES SparkPoints: (8,868)
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5/26/14 11:41 A

GIVE MY FRIES PLEEEEEASE! XD I guess that's alright.

I know it's how the system is set up... I'm just wondering why. :U

EMPRESSAMQ Posts: 5,077
5/26/14 11:38 A

It's just the way the system is set up.

5/26/14 11:36 A

LOL - when I see your screen name I laugh because it's in caps. It makes reminds me of the hungry monster inside of me. Like Cookie Monster. COOKIE!!!!!!!!!!! GIVEMEFRIES!


GIVEMEFRIES SparkPoints: (8,868)
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5/26/14 11:14 A

Like, I typed my username as GiveMeFries, but it's GIVEMEFRIES on SparkPeople... Like I'm yelling or something.

JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (349,968)
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5/25/14 11:29 P


MEEKA71 SparkPoints: (43,865)
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5/25/14 11:06 P

I've been wondering this as well!

GIVEMEFRIES SparkPoints: (8,868)
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5/25/14 8:51 P

.-. Like our names and stuff?

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