Capitilization

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  1. XnavxeMiyyep macrumors 65816

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    It makes me rather annoyed when people make errors in capitilization of specific things that we should all know how to capitilize.
    Some examples:

    It's iMac, not Imac
    Mac, not MAC
    GHz, and MHz, not ghz and mhz (a mHz would be one one thousandth of a Hz)
    b is bit, and B is Byte

    Those are the most irritating ones.
     
  2. arn macrumors god

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    Re: Capitilization

    Um... "capitalize"

    "Hi, Pot? this is kettle, you're black" :)

    arn
     
  3. Stelliform macrumors 68000

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    Heh, I thought that this was going to be a lecture on the free market. I prefer the lecture on the proper use of the shift key. :) I will stop typing now before I make a mistake and annoy you. ;) :p
     
  4. rainman::|:| macrumors 603

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    i have no problem with capitalization whatsoever.

    pnw
     
  5. mactastic macrumors 68040

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  6. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    ohh, we should have our communism debate again. post count additive this time!

    about capitalization: don't be a b****. seriously. it doesn't matter. imac, ipod, ibook, suck it!

    MAC! ghz! mhz! you can understand them all very easily. why must you fastidiously demand that in a place like this we should use all proper caps? why let it get to you? if you want to be annoyed by something that takes real thought to identify, start pointing out your friends' spoken grammatical errors as they make them. see how long your friends stick around.

    the only one that actually matters on this site is Kb/KB, Mb/MB, and so on. and it only matters in certain cases, specifically when you are talking about transfer rates and bandwidth.
     
  7. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    These people may actually mean MAC, after all each Mac has it's own unique MAC (Media
    Access Control) address.
     
  8. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    true, but that's easy to tell from the context... if i asked you for your mac address, would you say 1 infinite loop? (assuming you weren't trying to be obnoxious)
     
  9. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    but mac and MAC could bery easily mean a few different things ....i remember a thread like this about a year ago...people werent' happy then aND tHEY wON"T Be NoW
     
  10. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    If you ask it that way, you'd probably end up with somebody's .Mac address.

    But since I don't have a .Mac account, I cannot give you my .Mac address.

    :p
     
  11. Durandal7 macrumors 68040

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    The Mac/MAC captilizations throw me off sometimes since I associate Mac with Macintosh and MAC with MAC addresses. That's the only one that annoys me.
     
  12. XnavxeMiyyep thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That's the one that annoys me the most, along with the bits and bytes thing.
     
  13. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Capitalization doesn't really bother me. Mainly because I try very hard to do it correctly myself!
     
  14. tpjunkie macrumors 65816

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    i AM tRyING to BUY an IMAC. bECause MACs arE cOOl. ghz aRE vERy ImPortaNT wHEN YOU BUY A NEw computER.


    Dude. RELAX ;)
     
  15. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    I've even started sentences without capitals....;) there's really nothing wrong with it on a forum.

    Now if you did the same thing in a professional correspondence, that would be something else. I'd have to agree with you if I received an email or letter that had grammar issues from a colleague or business correspondent. And its probably best to get it right as often as possible to avoid slips. But in general, around here its not that big a deal.

    D
     
  16. scem0 macrumors 604

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    Capitols are okay. Im not going to make an active effort to get my capitalization (or spelling ;)) right, but if I notice something and it isn't a pain to correct then I'll correct it.

    sCeM0 :)
     
  17. applemacdude macrumors 68040

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    HeY DoEs iT rEaLlY mAtTeR? gGhZ MhHz ImAc iBoOk
     
  18. XnavxeMiyyep thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It's not really the sentence structure that bothers me, it's just that when someone says, "My MAC is broken," or "I'm going to get a MAC," it irritates me.
     
  19. scem0 macrumors 604

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    I can respect that, but I'm not going to make an effort to keep you from getting annoyed.

    :)

    scem0
     
  20. Daveman Deluxe macrumors 68000

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    I've always just typed with proper grammar and punctuation. I don't think it makes sense to do otherwise. I think our language is losing its richness as a result of folks typing "u n00b" and the like. If you think it doesn't matter, it does.

    I've never understood why a lot of people don't use proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation onlne. How could it possibly be so difficult to use your brain for a change? I blame it on Unix, where

    man = manual
    cd = change directory

    et. al.
     
  21. jefhatfield Retired

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    t ome, it hink spa cing isa bigg er issuew ith me;)
     
  22. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    yeah, some capitols are nice. i like the capitol of texas, it's a pretty nice building. as you can definitely see, spalling is important too.
     
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  24. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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  25. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    hmm. kinda like sun baked said?

     

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