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    so I did this thing...

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Celia., Dec 3, 2010.

    on my army wives forum when my husband was deployed where i would boycott the shift key meaning i would not capitalize or sometimes use punctuation in my posts . I did this the first deployment for 15 months, then this past one for 12 months and i am finding it hard to go back to proper grammar haha. sooooo if you see this happening, please don't think I am some weirdo who doesn't care about the way I write online because I so do.:p

    Anywho, I would appreciate being called out also. Thanks all!
     
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    We'll just refer to you as that shiftless Celia...
     
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    What's your husband's MOS?

    That's of course, if I may ask. . . .

    But honestly, sometimes true feelings carry through, whether or not they are gilded in proper grammar.

    Though, I wouldn't try that in a story. . . . :D
     
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    hahaha that works!
    oh no, proper grimmer and capitalization always!

    he is an 11b :)
     
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    i'm another shiftless writer, have been for years... my reason is that i'm posting, replying to emails and editing/adding notes to people's writing all day every day and it saves me a lot of time and needless toil...

    welcome to the club, celia!... it's great to finally have some company...

    love and hugs, maia
     
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    I'll take lack of caps over all caps any day. There are a few people at work who use caps lock instead of shift...unpleasant.
     
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    oh thank God

    haha
     
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    I COMPLETELY AGREE THAT ALL-CAPS POSTING IS FAR MORE ANNOYING THAN ALL LOWER CASE TYPING.

    IN FACT, THE SITE SOFTWARE WON'T LET YOU CREATE AN ALL-CAPS POST. IF THERE ISN'T AT LEAST ONE LOWER-CASE LETTER, THE SITE WILL CONVERT THE POST To MIXED CASE.
     
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    I learned that once when someone posted something funny, and I replied back something like "HILARIOUS." I was so confused at first...
     
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    In any case (heh), it's a good idea to post in proper mixed case. This is a writing forum. I know Maia knows how to construct writing in its proper case, so I'm not terribly concerned that she will mess up when she's writing for real. For most of us, though, we are better off reinforcing good writing habits by paying attention to spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar even in casual posts.
     
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    This. The whole boycotting thing is making it hard when i go to write on my laptop. it kind of sucks.
     
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    thanks for the vote of confidence, cog...

    to all: please note that i always use correct grammar, spelling and inner punctuation...
     

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