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I miss the once regular usage of the 'Shift' key

Am I alone with that thought?

     
5:08 am on Nov 17, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Maybe a needless rant on my part, but more and more, I'm finding that the usage of 'Shift' on one's keyboard/phone is being used less and less on many parts of the web these days.
8:44 am on Nov 17, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Totally justified.
5:47 pm on Nov 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Along with correct spelling.
5:52 pm on Nov 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

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And punctuation.
6:16 pm on Nov 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Yep, quite an annoyance. For example, notice how many of US (including me) couldn't bother to use the shift key when registering here, as evidenced by our user ids?

:)

Edit: Forgot to use the space bar!

[edited by: ken_b at 6:26 pm (utc) on Nov 18, 2010]

6:19 pm on Nov 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I tend to take the view that if someone can't be bothered to ask a question properly, I can't be bothered to answer it. In fact, once I've determined that errors are due to contempt for language and grammar, I don't normally even bother reading the rest, either here or anywhere else.

RE : Usernames
I have a policy of always using lowercase for usernames and passwords. I can't abide case-sensitivity in anything so this ensures it doesn't cause me a problem.

Kaled.
6:33 pm on Nov 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

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On the topic, I struggle with what to do about posting user submitted content that lacks proper structure, or doesn't even come close.

If I publish it as submitted, I worry that it makes my site look bad.

If I edit to to make corrections, I worry that the submitter will be insulted.

If I just refuse to publish poorly constructed submissions I know it will hurt my site via the loss of traffic etc.

I don't need these submission to be perfectly structured, but a capital letter here and there wouldn't hurt, would it?

What to do?
6:38 pm on Nov 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

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i dont no wot u mean :o

If I just refuse to publish poorly constructed submissions I know it will hurt my site via the loss of traffic etc.


I've thought about this 'correcting' sometimes too, but leaving them as is might actually help - if that's the way people speak it might also be how they search?
1:21 am on Nov 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Yep, quite an annoyance. For example, notice how many of US (including me) couldn't bother to use the shift key when registering here, as evidenced by our user ids?


I used it a few times :-P
2:08 am on Nov 19, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Yep, quite an annoyance. For example, notice how many of US (including me) couldn't bother to use the shift key when registering here, as evidenced by our user ids?


I used it a few times :-P


I tried to... but SuzyUK and J_RaD took too many and there weren't enough left. *sniffle*
7:09 am on Nov 20, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Yep, quite an annoyance. For example, notice how many of US (including me) couldn't bother to use the shift key when registering here, as evidenced by our user ids?


You know those underscore characters don't make themselves. Somebody has to put the heft on the shift key for them to get there.
2:45 pm on Nov 20, 2010 (gmt 0)

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You know those underscore characters don't make themselves. Somebody has to put the heft on the shift key for them to get there.


The cat did that. :) (the cat also likes the : and the ) and the ! and more. :)
3:17 pm on Nov 20, 2010 (gmt 0)

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whats he talkin bout
10:14 pm on Nov 20, 2010 (gmt 0)

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a little off topic, but in the neighborhood: I keep getting client copy that NEVER spells out 'and'. Its & this, and & that. Oops, should have writen: its & this & & that.

If I'm in a cranky mood, I sometimes change &'s to +'s.