0 Replies Latest reply on Sep 9, 2017 12:13 AM by colesdav

    Information required when posting a question. Netiquette. Any chance you can change the title to upper and  lower case text & add please at the end?

    colesdav

      Hello,

       

       

      Is there any chance that the post here : INFORMATION REQUIRED WHEN POSTING A QUESTION could have the title converted to Upper and Lower case letters with a please added at the end?

       

      This post is not meant to be sarcastic in any way. This is a serious request.

       

      The INFORMATION REQUIRED WHEN POSTING A QUESTION  thread is locked, so I could not make this comment there.


      I often see new or infrequent users asking questions on the Drivers Forum.
      They are very probably already stressed out because they have a problem with their PC or Graphics Card, and frequently provide incomplete or confusing information.
      Others on the forum will try to help and the converstions I see sometimes go along the following lines.

       

      New/Infrequent (and stressed)  User:                   I have problem X on System Y with GPU model Z.
      Helper on the forum:                                              Provide the correct INFORMATION REQUIRED WHEN POSTING A QUESTION.

      New/Infrequent (and stressed)  User:                   You £$%^!!!! Go &^%^^&%!!! AMD are ££$p! ... etc etc.
      Helper on the forum:                                              Sometimes they keep calm, sometimes they respond in kind.


      Since I am into having a peaceful life, could you please change the title to "Information requred when posting a question please".

       

      My comments may seem trivial, and I realise that different people from different backgrounds will have different views and reactions to this.

       

      On a personal level I do know that people, especially bosses, can react very badly to emails sent in BLOCK CAPITALS
      Especially if it is also in bright red, bold, indented and underlined.
      FYI: It was a complete and total formatting mistake on my part in an email written in the early hours of the morning after a very long day at my desk.

       

      This article outlines provides some interesting background: Netiquette of Capitalization: How Caps Became Code for Yelling | New Republic

       

      Thank you.