ALL CAPS no longer the problem?

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  1. nbs2 macrumors 68030

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    What is going on? I don't know if it is the influx of new people or it is just us going nuts, or people feeling that the must be heard, but can someone explain this phenomenon to me? --> I've noticed that there seems to be more people who feel a need to make their comments with large size fonts. Do they not realize that they are as bad as idiot drivers that should not be allowed on the road, as bad as spammers touting the free iPod that I can get by subscribing to 50 magazines, as bad as...as something really bad that I can't think of right now? ARGH!

    For examples, look here
     
  2. Deepdale macrumors 68000

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    The caps, large fonts and animated avatars can all be exceedingly annoying, but changing bad habits and/or the desire to be noticed is a formidable task.
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    There are several options to change the way threads view in the user control panel, but disabling font changes isn't one of them...mmm... I guess some people make themselves distinctive by what they have to say, and others, having nothing special to say, make themselves distinctive by being a source of irritation! :eek: ;) :D
     
  4. nbs2 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yeah...I already turned off sigs because of a few sigs that decided to either include quotes (which throw me off when scanning a thread) or go with the King Kong font size...
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, I do feel that ever since we changed the rules to limit the word count of sigs, people have really gone to unusual lengths to make sigs that are huge because they have 5 20 point words or a quote box or whatever.... :rolleyes:
     
  6. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Yup. I was reading that thread and that post style definitely gets on my nerves. Eh. Whatcha gonna do?
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I wanna say, "Act the fool," but the truth is, I rarely do. :(
     
  8. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    HAH. Says who? :p j/k Please don't gather the other Horsemen to hurt me.
     
  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Awww, well, if I have, then I get far less satisfaction out of it than I should be...hmm... maybe I need to up the intensity? :eek: ;) :( Hurt you? We *like* you! *licks*
     
  10. nbs2 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    What I was plannign on doing was engaging in mass bannings. But, then I remembered I'm not a mod. But, then I realized I could come here and vent. And while I don't feel better, hopefully the offending parties will see it and realize that the older kids are making fun of them. I wonder if kids give each other swirlies and wedgies these days:D I'd hate to get arrested for nostalgia
     
  11. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    InstaBan™? Seems a bit harsh... If it bugs you that much, try reporting a post or two and see if a mod will size it down.

    And what the heck is a 'swirlie?!' My uncle gave me a wedgie once. :( Picked me up by my overall straps. :( Ouch.
     
  12. fanbrain macrumors 6502

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    Swirlie: put someone's head (hair actually) in the toilet and flush it. "Swirl" their hair! Whoo! :D
     
  13. nbs2 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, but then they make me bother the mods, and, I try to avoid that. I don't want them thinking I'm crying wolf...

    And a swirly, as defined in wikipedia is "The act of a person putting another person's head in a toilet and flushing it." School Prank, Wikipedia, available at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_school_pranks, visited May 12, 2006. I haven't Bluebooked in almost a year. I have tried hard to forget it. But, the cite is close enough. :)
     
  14. freeny macrumors 68020

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    You can do that? :eek: (runs to preferances to disable sigs)
     
  15. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    *runs to preferences to include disparaging, inflammatory and libellous slur about freeny in sig*



    :p :D ;)
     
  16. skoker macrumors 68000

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    Whitetext is annoying too, but I use it a lot now to annoy the people who annoy me.
     
  17. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    How many times does it have to be said? Report them.
     
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    wow your right these people are as bad as child molesters **** them.
     
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    Kinda ironic. People talk about their pet peeves here all the time, but I'll bet the Mods biggest pet peeve is people who complain but never report. I'm sure the OP does and was just venting though. ;) I just like complaining too much and feel guilty for reporting stupid people unless it's really bad. I prefer friendly reminders, but that doesn't always help.

    I still giggle a little when others give them the smack down though.
     
  20. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Wow. :eek: ;) :D
     
  21. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    You haven't even begun to get close to the correct number of times.

    You can write it in the Book of Knowledge, and smack them upside the head with it, until nothing but a bloody stump is left.

    And it still won't sink in.
     
  22. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I used to shock people a little in the past to get their attention and it does work but sometimes, it only causes derision.

    It's easy to report them. I've noticed that a lot of things don't get reported now or maybe, I was just handling them automatically. I'm not sure.

    You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him think?
     
  23. nbs2 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    The only problem with the blanket "Report them" is that there is a point where you should report a problematic post (This form is to be used to report threads or posts that violate Forum Rules and to report problems requiring a moderator, including harassment, spam, personal insults, commercial advertising, pyramid schemes, or other problematic posts, as well as threads posted in the wrong forums and accidental or intentional double-posting.) and there are times when people are just being stupid. I'm not the quickest on the trigger, since I would prefer mods to knwo that when I report a post, it probably is truely a bad post.

    I think the problem is that you don't want to overwork the mods with spam reports, so you deal with a lot of the smaller annoying but non-offensive things while leaving reporting the major problems. IF I PUT UP A POST LIKE THIS, IT IS ANNOYING, BUT IT DOESN'T REALLY VIOLATE ANY FORUM RULES. BUT, IF I TRY TO BYPASS THE PROFANITY FILTER, THEN I AM BREAKING A FORUM RULE AND SHOULD BE REPORTED. I MEAN THIS IS REALLY ANNOYING - TO THE POINT THAT I AM BOTHERED AS I TYPE IT. BUT I DON'T THINK IT IS WORTH THE MODS' TIME TO DEAL WITH IT. IMAGINE IT IF WAS LARGE FONT...SAME DEAL
     
  24. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Due to the sheer volume, the moderators may never see such gray area posts, if they're not reported. The same people tend to make a habit of such posts for whatever reason. I would find the pattern because of something else entirely and once found, I could contact the user and remind them to change.

    Large font posts are usually reported and changed, even if you don't report them. It's better to have too many reports than none. You don't handle problems that you don't see, right?
     

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