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    The all caps change to lowercase

    Right, if you write a post all in capitals, it gets changed to lowercase. This probably makes sense...

    However, if you quote a post that has lowercase in, and reply in all capitals, the whole post gets changed to be in lowercase:

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    Does this annoy anyone else, or is it just me?

    Is there anyway this could be changed?
    Or something.

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    IT WOULD ANNOY ME, BUT THERE'S SUCH A SIMPLE WAY AROUND IT, IT DOESN'T. ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS PUT ONE LOWER-CASE LETTER AT THE END OF THE POST AND THIS AVOIDS THE CAPS FILTER. LIKE THIS:
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    Yeah, but if you forget, and you've quoted a post, if you go back into edit it, everything (including quoted) is in block lowercase.

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    So just press the quote button again on the post you were quoting, highlight+CtrlX, click edit on the offending post, highlight+CtrlZ, retype whichever acronym\abbreviation it was you were using (let's face it it's not going to be anything other than that as no other post is ever going to be an all-CAPS job unless you're some sort of spammer).

    Takes about 10 seconds, and if the de-CAPitalisation of every letter annoys you as much as it clearly does (as I say, annoys me on the odd occasion I forget too), worth doing. I have to do it occasionally.


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    I'll ask over on the official vbulletin forums about this guys.

    Will let you know what I get back.

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    Yeah, simple answer is post something worthwhile rather than just quote - AWTA.

    Never been guilty of that myself mind........
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    Yeah, true, it pretty much only happens if I'm posting something low content like AWTA, DWTA, or a smilie with no lowercase ( )

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    Bah, wasnt expecting you to agree, wanted you to argue so i could quote it and put DTWA. Spoilsport......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamee999 View Post
    Yeah, true, it pretty much only happens if I'm posting something low content like AWTA, DWTA, or a smilie with no lowercase ( )
    The BigGrin and the OhMy smilies are about the only ones which are afflicted by that particular curse. And as I said, it will only ever happen with acronym\abbreviation-only posts - I can't think why someone would post a post that was exclusively or really TBH.

    As I say, really easy to deal with even if there isn't a vBulletin-modification solution - which obviously it'd be good if there was. It's strange, because this only comes with the latest version of vBulletin - it never used to do this on the old versions.

    In fact under previous versions a quote was a remedy for the problem of any post which could be composed exclusively of acronym\abbreviation (or \) - now it makes matters worse.

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    I go to post posts like all the time in match threads and stuff. Less so in the footy thread this year, but still.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpr View Post
    Bah, wasnt expecting you to agree, wanted you to argue so i could quote it and put DTWA. Spoilsport......
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