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Are post formatting evil?

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Has formatting in post been determined a bad thing?

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Would you explain what you mean by "formatting in posts"?

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Would you explain what you mean by "formatting in posts"?

You know, bold, Italics, underline, font size, font type, font color.
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I personally think it "depends" on how it is used...  

 

I think some folks use the colors because they either can't or don't know how to  use the quote function.

 

some posts are simply confusing because of the lack of using the quote system.

 

and then there is the all caps person who is just clueless...

 

Is it a bad thing....      sometimes.....  but I don't think one could/ should call it "evil".

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Thanks !

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Forget the evil part, not serious, just asking where are they, I don't see them in my settings or in new post.

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If it's necessary to make things clearer then I can't see what's wrong with it. We use paragraphs to spread things out and make it easier on the eye and we use punctuation marks to break up what we are saying. Font colours can be used to highlight key points.

Just remember that there is an online etiquette though. For example, things written entirely in capitals look AS IF YOU ARE SHOUTING!

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 AS IF YOU ARE SHOUTING!

 

WHAT ?  :shout:

 

 I'm not hard of hearing   :taped:

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WHAT ?  :shout:

 

 I'm not hard of hearing   :taped:

That bring up another thing, I don't see emoticons.
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It also depend on whether you are on a tablet, pad or some other device not all the options are available that are seen on the computer. Eg. Though I try to use a font other than caps I do not have access to what is seen on the top of a post on the computer so if I am not using a computer I may use caps instead . That does not mean I am shouting. If you understand what I am saying.

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