STOP YELLING: The Flickr Newbie Muzzle

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ONE OF THE THINGS THAT EXPERIENCED INTERNET USERS HATE IS WHEN SOMEONE TYPES IN ALL CAPS… IT FEELS LIKE THE PERSON IS YELLING!

I noticed on Flickr that they have implemented anti-yelling technology – so if you enter a comment in all caps it automatically changes to lower-case and even attempts to capitalize words based on sentence position.

BEFORE:

TESTING COMMENT. WOW! IT WORKS!

AFTER:

Testing comment. Wow! It works!

This is cool, although if you really want to type in all caps it won’t let you. In my mind it’s a good tradeoff.

Update: it would have been even better if they had provided a notification that this was being done, and perhaps a way to override it if you really wanted all caps.

4 Responses to “STOP YELLING: The Flickr Newbie Muzzle”

  1. Gerard says:

    SO IF I TYPE IN ALL CAPS IT WILL CAST IT TO LOWER CASE?

  2. pat says:

    YES IT WILL!!!

  3. It’s not just comments, but applying descriptions to your own photos. I found this out the hard way when it took me about 6 attempts to describe a photo. I eventually gave up and left 2 words as lowercase. :(

  4. Interesting technology, but what if you really want to shout? Or write words which are meant to be all caps? What about acronyms?

    I do hate shouting though :-)

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