Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate)

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OK, guilty !   I use capitalization to add emphasis, to draw attention and for those who have difficulty reading small type.   I also do it to make sure the reader knows who I am refering to as in YOU and ME.

I know I probably over use capitalization but it is just my style so I hope YOU can accept ME for who I am.   THANK YOU ! 

Mar 30, 2016 01:59 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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Using all caps is offensive unless it is a word here or there for affect. I do cap the first letter of important words in my blog title.

Mar 30, 2016 12:55 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Fred,

We use caps for emphasis, not to yell, and so much complication these days on this and that.  Makes us miss acting like real humans.  A

Mar 30, 2016 12:51 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
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Ah, the fun of technology. 

Mar 30, 2016 11:47 AM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
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I remember using all caps on my first message to someone and they wanted to know why I was yelling.  I don't do that anymore, unless I want to yell at someone!

Mar 30, 2016 11:37 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
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I always thoughts that all caps in a sentence meant someone was yelling. 

Remember the good old days when we use to just talk?

Mar 30, 2016 11:32 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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I tend to use proper case.  Sentences are only capitalized at the begining, unless there is a proper reason to capitalize another word such as I, Realtor, James Bond, etc.

Blog headers: The convention is to capitalize every major word, but not neccessarily connector words like to, on, or, and.

Yes, CAPITALIZING EVERYTHING IS SCREAMING AND SUPER ANNOYING!!!

Mar 31, 2016 02:49 AM
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Leanne Carpenter
RE/MAX Realty Professionals - Mobile, AL

It is only considered yelling if every letter in the word is capitalized.

Mar 31, 2016 02:15 AM
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Bob Crane
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Yes it is.

For titles it is common to capitalize the first letter of each word.

Mar 30, 2016 11:37 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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I'M NOT THE BEST PERSON TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION.  LET"S SEE WHAT YOSEMITE SAM HAS TO SAY!! 

Mar 30, 2016 11:25 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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I don't necessarily capitalize every word in a sentence unless I think I want to get a point across; more often I will "bold" it and/or italicize it.

However, I will often capitalize every word in a header and if not, I will incrase the size of the font.

Mar 30, 2016 10:01 PM
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Mary Johnson
Tri-Star Real Estate & Auction Co. Inc. - Cookeville, TN

First word of the sentence. I'm new to this blog. I guess I'll be learning all about these rules!

Mar 30, 2016 09:40 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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So many rules and so little time to follow all of them. I do what i do!

Mar 30, 2016 09:24 PM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

All caps is definitely considered yelling, and a cap at the beginning of every word in a sentence is distracting.

I usually stick to the one capital at the beginning of a sentence, unless I want to highlight a specific word, then I might use caps.

 

 

Mar 30, 2016 08:41 PM
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
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Yes. I have been told many times all CAPS is considered yellng.  I do notice all caps in the MLS.  So many different rules!  Depends on situation. Usually I use caps for the first letter of each word on blog title.  

Mar 30, 2016 01:47 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
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when typing comments and on facebook or twitter I pretty much let puncuation fly out the window. But when I write a note or type an email (unless it's just to a friend or my daughter) I try to remember my English lessons from school. :)

Mar 30, 2016 01:42 PM
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
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Rules and wondering...but if I am yelling at someone...they will always know it!  LOL

Mar 30, 2016 01:01 PM
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Good information.....

Mar 30, 2016 12:35 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
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I never really thought about it but I guess all caps is like yelling.

Mar 30, 2016 12:24 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
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Depending upon what I'm doing I use capitalization to emphasize excitement, but not to overdue by coming off as yelling.

Mar 30, 2016 11:58 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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I too use capitalization for an emphasis.

Apr 02, 2016 12:36 AM
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Michael Jacobs
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My head is about to EXPLODE.

Mar 31, 2016 11:44 PM
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 Yes.

Mar 31, 2016 09:57 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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No. No. Yes. BuT wHo CaRes?

Mar 31, 2016 09:42 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

YES, IT'S YELLING!  And no reason to capitalize every word unless it's in the title.  Though, most annoying is the new craze of not capitalizing any words at all,

Mar 31, 2016 04:50 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

"Don’t write in ALL CAPS. This is the digital equivalent of shouting. Besides ALL CAPS are harder to read (as anyone in advertising will tell you.)" Capitalizing each worh is for titles usually. Capitalizing first word in every sentence is normal.

Mar 31, 2016 04:37 AM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

I don't do 'yelling', i.e., all caps of a word!  In Facebook I capitalize nothing except someone's first name (first letter) - everything is lower case.  I do capitalize first letters of words in titles, and do capitalize a first letter of a word for emphasis (Realtor, Q & A, Blog, etc.) Fred Griffin.  I think today, people make up alot of their own personal rules!

Mar 31, 2016 03:16 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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It's certainly gotten complicated. Are there still rules?

Mar 31, 2016 01:27 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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As all the rainers that point out a MISTAKE!  One or two are pros at it.

Mar 31, 2016 01:04 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
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it is considered yelling.... and I occasionally do!!!!

Mar 31, 2016 12:13 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Fred Griffin I use standard grammar practices. According to Internet etiquette, all caps is yelling.

Mar 30, 2016 11:18 PM
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Susan Laxson CRS
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Naples, FL
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I capitalize the first letter of the first word in a sentence. I often see people criticizing others for capitalizing every letter of every word and calling it "yelling", I call it annoying.  Seriously, there are just too many online rules. My website provider is now telling us that we should be texting all our leads when we receive them - that is the "new" marketing technique. ::sigh::

Mar 30, 2016 11:04 PM
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John McCormack, CRS
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When Debbie sends me all caps I know she means business 

Mar 30, 2016 10:42 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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When writing properly you dont capitalize every word, when texting no caps, just all lower case unless i feel like YELLING

Mar 30, 2016 10:40 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I do not use all caps.

Mar 30, 2016 10:37 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
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There are times I have used all caps to make certain words stand out in the message . But some have been offended that I was antagonistically shouting back at them ?

Mar 30, 2016 10:12 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for sharing.

Mar 30, 2016 09:46 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
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i uSE aLL cAPS sPARINGLY.

Mar 30, 2016 08:44 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I follow the rules I was taught in school except when I take creative license for emphasis.

Mar 30, 2016 06:34 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
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Good morning Fred. Not sure of all the rules, but to make a point or make a word stand out, I will capitalize it. I know a couple of people that capitalize all their emails, wasn't aware they were yelling.

Mar 30, 2016 06:07 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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I cap the header of a blog, but probably that will be it. 

Mar 30, 2016 04:40 PM
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Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Yes, no and yes. I don't know why people type whole sentences all in caps...it is equivalent to shouting and trying to read it hurts my eyes. I do sometimes type one word in a sentence in all caps for emphasis but cannot tolerate people who overuse caps.

 

Mar 30, 2016 02:44 PM
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FN LN
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In specific situations, I capitalize and bold certain sentences.  It all depends upon using it appropriately.  I usually use it to highlight certain extremely important things.

Mar 30, 2016 02:19 PM
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Praful Thakkar
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Fred Griffin - the last one is true. First one, for use in sentence and second one in for a title is okay!

Mar 30, 2016 02:03 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
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Never Fred, there are too many people who do this and it does not help in any way.

Mar 30, 2016 12:33 PM
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Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
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Generally, first word is capitalized.  But, often for blog post titles, I do initial caps.

I hate all caps.  It's as if you're screaming.  But, sometimes, I will capitalize one word for emphasis.  I do this selectivey.

Mar 30, 2016 11:59 AM