Ban Uncapitalized Posts? October 16, 2006 7:39 PM   Subscribe

Can we please have a ban on posts that are tiresomely self conscious about ignoring the conventions that apply to capitalization?

This is not pedantry. Capitalization provides the visual clues which enable rapid reading and comprehension. Its absence demands closer attention from the reader, which is excusable if you're e.e.cummings but painfully pretentious if you're not.
posted by Neiltupper to Etiquette/Policy at 7:39 PM (14 comments total)

This is not pedantry.

beg to difffer
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 7:41 PM on October 16, 2006 [1 favorite]


IS THIS ENOUGH CAPITALIZATION FOR YOU?????/
posted by daninnj at 7:45 PM on October 16, 2006 [1 favorite]


wtf omg lol
posted by Combustible Edison Lighthouse at 7:46 PM on October 16, 2006


omg u R so riTe aBout thE capitAliZatioN oF wOrdS
posted by fandango_matt at 7:47 PM on October 16, 2006


that are tiresomely self conscious

Did I miss something in the post?
posted by Bookhouse at 7:47 PM on October 16, 2006


Shouldn't your user name be Neil Tupper? Hmmmmmmm?????? Maybe we should ban YOU!
posted by Roger Dodger at 7:49 PM on October 16, 2006


no, it wasn't self conscious, it was perfectly obvlious
posted by empath at 7:49 PM on October 16, 2006


tiresomely self conscious
What? Has something been edited out of the question between your saying this and my reading it?
posted by bunglin jones at 7:49 PM on October 16, 2006


Why not just not read them? It's not like there's an epidemic. It's like asking for a ban on lame callouts.

*resists temptation to post a callout that reads "Can we please have a ban on lame callouts" that links to itself*
posted by Kwine at 7:50 PM on October 16, 2006


FWIW, E.E. Cummings did not want his name printed in all lower case. It was a cutesy thing that the publishers did, to which Cummings objected. (wikipedia citation)</derail>
posted by winston at 7:51 PM on October 16, 2006 [1 favorite]


tiresomely self conscious

Like this?

Oh no, your credibility! It's headed for the window!
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 7:51 PM on October 16, 2006


also i gotta say the name "combustible edison lighthouse" made me rofl.
posted by daninnj at 7:51 PM on October 16, 2006


In other words, can we please get a ban on comments that are tiresomely self conscious about ignoring the conventions that apply to staying on topic and not derailing the AskMe?

Oh, wait...
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 7:52 PM on October 16, 2006


Ok, got the message loud and clear, but I won't ban/delete over it. kthxbi!
posted by mathowie (staff) at 8:03 PM on October 16, 2006 [1 favorite]


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