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How do you emphasize your questions?
I use *asterisks* to imply sarcasm
I use the emphasis for comments and answers; questions, I just choose my words.
That's a shame. Just imagine all the interaction you're missing by not using caps to make your questions as clickbait-y as possible
YOU'RE WELCOME! :)
Some might say that using caps to emphasize words is just as annoying and condescendingly obnoxious as the togglecase meme. If your point relies on emphasis for meaning it's likely a poorly formed idea
I mean, if I DID it LIKE this, I COULD see YOUR point. But, it's usually one or two words per huge paragraph. Basically, if there's no Italic option, I capitalize, and even sometimes if capitalization works better; for instance, "Do NOT do that". The thing that is condescending and obnoxious about the Spongebob meme toggle text is that it's usually used by 15-year-olds (or adults with the minds of 15-year-olds) who know nothing about life and are trying to disrespectfully mock adults when it's uncalled for. It's also a huge indicator that they have nothing of value to provide to the conversation except for a shitty meme that isn't even clever, and mockery, but have no actual point.When I use capitalization to emphasize, as in "Do NOT ever do this", it's to emphasize the importance of the word "not". It also indicates that if I were speaking it out loud, I would be saying it firmly and emphasizing it with my voice. When I use it to emphasize a point, it's usually because that point has gone over someone's head about two or three times previously when written normally, as if they didn't even read it. Of course, I also spell it out for them as plainly as possible and try to explain further, but sometimes people skim over your points.Per your update, since toggle case and capitalization have two completely different uses, no it doesn't. Capitalization has been used to emphasize for years and years. Toggle case has always been nonsensical until that stupid meme came along.
I see your point and agree that it can be useful. My issue was directed at the common reliance upon uppercase words to shamelessly highlight questions here
Yes, I agree that that is annoying, along with when YouTube video titles are capitalized. That along with a shocking title usually means the video is going to be clickbait, lol.
Clickbait is the perfect description I wish I had thought to use it
Yes, I think that describes what you're talking about perfectly!
Does it make questions more appealing here?
ONLY a blind SOCIETY could think OTHERWISE
Regarding your update... when I see that mixed upper and lower case crap, I don't answer because I think I'd be talking for a 12 year old. :)
The voice you can't hear?
Your view of mixing between words shouldn't be much different than grouping within a sentence
By that I mean I use capitalization to put a strong emphasis on a word, or part of a written sentence, that I would normally use my voice for in a spoken sentence. For example, the sentence:"How do you feel about it"? I might want to strongly emphasize the word "you", or "feel", depending on the context.
In what context would it be necessary to emphasize "you" or "feel"?
If someone were being vague, or over generalizing, or trying to speak theoretically, for example: " ... I guess "most" people would feel like this". I wasn't asking what that person thought "most people" would feel about a thing, I want to know what YOU feel about it. Tell me what YOU feel.
Normally yes, it should. But DOES this MEAN anything EXTRA TO you?
Haha good answer