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Technical advice required!
Jul 2nd, 2010 at 7:24am
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Okay. I want to write SHADO and SID and other things in capitals but then I can't always post the message. So I have to put full stops in between. It doesn't matter so much  with acronyms like S.H.A.D.O. ( although it slows my typing down, ) but with words like Redcon and Defcon it's not appropriate. How do I go about posting with some words in all capitals?

This message posted okay with the words in capitals, but the chapter of Recovery that i just put up wouldn't.?
Huh? Huh

So I am doing something wrong! Angry

I'm going to go back to the chapter and try to modify it.. then see what happens!



Ah! It will take SHADO, and SID and UFO and SOL , but it wont take Redcon ( in capitals!) !
Rats! I'll have to remember that!

Unless one of you knows how to make it accept Redcon - in capitals!


  

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Reply #1 - Jul 2nd, 2010 at 9:15am
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It gets squirrely when you use caps.  It does it to everybody.  Go figure!  Cheesy
  
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Reply #2 - Jul 2nd, 2010 at 12:08pm
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I've had the same problem, the only way I've been able to fix it is drop stuff to lowercase, until the board is happy!

"Dag burnit" Smiley

Sorry I have a crzy idea for a Bonanza/UFO crossover, can't get it out of my mind! Cheesy
  

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Reply #3 - Jul 2nd, 2010 at 3:01pm
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NO   Anything but that Not a Bonanza crossover... I'll delete my membership!!!!

  

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Reply #4 - Jul 2nd, 2010 at 3:22pm
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But it's such a good idea! Smiley I thought about doing a quick drabble just to see how it would work! Wink

Be thankful I didn't pick Mr. Ed! Shocked
  

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Re: Technical advice required!
Reply #5 - Jul 2nd, 2010 at 3:22pm
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The board was set to accept words of up to five letters as all caps. I've now set the limit to 9 letters.
  

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Reply #6 - Jul 2nd, 2010 at 3:23pm
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Thanks, Deb! Smiley
  

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Reply #7 - Jul 2nd, 2010 at 3:55pm
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Todays Challenge;;
(sniggering here)

How many words of nine letters  would be appropriate fior use in a UFO story and would require capital letters!

REDCON...not long enough   Undecided
FARSIGHT.... not long enough  Sad

sod.. even MOONBASE is too short!!!!   Angry


How about;;;;;;  Shocked

INTERCEPTor    oooopppps ! Smiley
  

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Reply #8 - Jul 2nd, 2010 at 3:56pm
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Goose!  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
  
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Reply #9 - Jul 2nd, 2010 at 3:57pm
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What does that have to do with UFO? Huh? :Smiley
  

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Reply #10 - Jul 2nd, 2010 at 3:59pm
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Did she mean silly goose? Cheesy
  

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Reply #11 - Jul 2nd, 2010 at 4:04pm
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Of course, I meant silly goose!  :Smiley  See how hampered we are by having no way to show inflection?  Poor Louise!  I can just imagine the look on your face when you read that post! *snicker*  Grin
  
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Reply #12 - Jul 2nd, 2010 at 4:09pm
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Look. I teach kids. NOTHING shocks me!

I was making a slightly sarcastic response to 'Goose'! Smiley

Ah! A Challenge Idea... A UFO story with 'goose' in the title?

Nah, didn't think so
  

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Reply #13 - Jul 2nd, 2010 at 4:28pm
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Ah!  Sarcasm is surely the hardest thing to portray with just words.  You really need the inflection so that it just drips off each word like a popsicle on a hot day.  It's the goal of every serious writer to get to the place where they can show sarcasm clearly to their readers. 

And if it's not a goal, then it should be!  Grin
  
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