Mon, Jul 23 2012 23:52
HELLO OFFICE PEOPLE, I'M SHOUTING AT YOU
I'm turning into the crabby office lady, I tell ya.
WHO'S BRILLIANT IDEA WAS IT TO PUT THE TABS IN OFFICE VNEXT IN ALL CAPS? YOU GUYS DO REALIZE THAT'S CONSIDERED SHOUTING...RIGHT? THAT IN ONLINE COMMUNICATION IT'S ACTUALLY CONSIDERED RUDE? YOU MAY SAY THAT IT'S METRO FONT, BUT GIVEN THAT SOME PARTS OF THE INTERFACE ARE ALL CAPS whereas others have the more normal formatting, all that it ends up being is jarring.
Not to mention, in your forums where Metro font is used you don't use all caps... so I don't get with the all caps stuff? ( http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/officeitpropreview)
in other locations, metro can mean the use of all lowercase and no capitalization at all, so I don't quite understand the inconsistency going on.
With the advent of the Bulletin board system, or BBS, and later the Internet, typing messages in all caps became closely identified with "shouting" or attention-seeking behavior, and is considered very rude. As a result, netiquette generally discourages the use of all caps when posting messages online. While all caps can be used as an alternative to rich-text "bolding" for a single word or phrase, to express emphasis, repeated use of all caps can be considered "shouting" or irritating
Of course I should talk, my blog title is in all caps as I did that eons ago and never changed it. So maybe Microsoft is just trying to be Diva like?
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