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#1 Old 08-27-2010, 10:24 AM
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All right, fine. It's not ruining my whole life. But now that I have your attention...

I enjoy properly capitalizing my posts. Mainly because I'm a fan of looking like I graduated from third grade.

Unfortunately, it seems the VeggieBoards quote feature has recently begun trying to thwart my efforts.

If you have a look at the Food Porn Volume 2 thread (starting at post #343, here), you'll see that when I was quoted, random capitalization was lost.

Well --> well
'I am not worthy!' --> 'i am not worthy'

etc.

Not ALL capitalization was lost, either. Just some.

I asked the person who quoted me if she had purposely gone and edited my quote to be incorrect. I can't imagine why she would have done that, but I figured I'd check before I asked here. She assured me she didn't, so.... Yeah. Here I am, wanting VB to leave my proper capitalization the hell alone.

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#2 Old 08-27-2010, 10:28 AM
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She probably typed "lol!!!!!!!!!!" in all capitals, and it changed the post to lowercase.

Add: Yep. I just posted "TESTING TO SEE IF MY THEORY IS RIGHT..." and it changed it to lowercase.

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#3 Old 08-27-2010, 10:32 AM
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All right, fine. It's not ruining my whole life. But now that I have your attention...

I enjoy properly capitalizing my posts. Mainly because I'm a fan of looking like I graduated from third grade.

Unfortunately, it seems the VeggieBoards quote feature has recently begun trying to thwart my efforts.

If you have a look at the Food Porn Volume 2 thread (starting at post #343, here), you'll see that when I was quoted, random capitalization was lost.

Well --> well
'I am not worthy!' --> 'i am not worthy'

etc.

Not ALL capitalization was lost, either. Just some.

I asked the person who quoted me if she had purposely gone and edited my quote to be incorrect. I can't imagine why she would have done that, but I figured I'd check before I asked here. She assured me she didn't, so.... Yeah. Here I am, wanting VB to leave my proper capitalization the hell alone.

Any help?

Well, string of letters are converted to prevent shouting.

Testing.

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#4 Old 08-27-2010, 10:32 AM
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She probably typed "lol!!!!!!!!!!" in all capitals, and it changed the post to lowercase.

Add: Yep. I just posted "TESTING TO SEE IF MY THEORY IS RIGHT..." and it changed it to lowercase.

Why didn't it eliminate ALL my capitalization then? Half of it (at least) is still intact.
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Dunno. A few posts down it's quoted again and looks ok. I wonder if it got screwed up when they were quoting it and they just re-typed the lower case letter.

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#6 Old 08-27-2010, 10:34 AM
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Dunno. A few posts down it's quoted again and looks ok. I wonder if it got screwed up when they were quoting it and they just re-typed the lower case letter.

I'm gonna chalk it up to magic, then. But if it happens again, I'm changing the designation to "Dark Magic."
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#7 Old 08-27-2010, 10:37 AM
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Why didn't it eliminate ALL my capitalization then? Half of it (at least) is still intact.

It looks like it only keeps the capitalization if it is after a punctuation mark (although not the apostrophe...). So the software is thinking that it is the beginning of a new sentence, so if it's capitalized, it should stay that way. Why it didn't keep the capital W at the beginning, I don't know. I don't know anything about this particular forum software.
Note that it lowercased the S in your name in the quote, too. That happened to me a few times when I'd quote someone and use all caps.

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i'M GONNA CHALK IT UP TO MAGIC, THEN. bUT IF IT HAPPENS AGAIN, i'M CHANGING THE DESIGNATION TO "dARK mAGIC."

Testing.

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#9 Old 08-27-2010, 10:58 AM
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Testing.

That there is known as "Evil Magic."
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