Yes, it is usually yelling, but I did it for some time due to carpel tunnel and it caused less pain.
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
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
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5/26/14 1:42 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.
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.
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572 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
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