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i cannot see how this is productive, but god knows it is satisfying
children of dune - leto 1
seperis
When someone capslocks a response to a question at work with obvious capslock intent you cannot:

a.) write back DIAF, because sure, they probably don't know what it means, but it is not professional.

b.) check urbandictionary for more acronyms.

c.) smallcap your response. Or use the word typevore even ironically when referring to their typing.

You can be so sarcastic you wonder if it would have been politer to simply say DIAF and be done with it, though. Passive-aggressive is awesome.

If you want me, I will be framing emails to maximize my intent to be bitchy, and in pursuit of this goal, my grammar must be flawless.

*seething*
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*sends hugs and sarcastic grammar in support*

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well-phrased biting sarcasm can be lethal. If perfectly phrased, will leave the victim unaware of just how badly insulted they were until later. ::nods::

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Scorched earth policy, go!


Well now, there appears to be many levels of capslocking in the work place. Here in Happy Valley where the sun shines all day and never is heard a discouraging word, it seems acceptable to use any combination of caps, no caps, no punctuation, no bloody spell or grammar check and generally a free-for-all email etiquette. This is our internal email system though, and since we all live in fantasy land here in Happy Valley, no harm no foul. Keep in mind our system is only one step above hammer and flint chisel.

Otherwise, telling them DIAF (lol I had to look it up!) seems most appropriate.

Is this someone in the same workplace? Whatever did people do before the invention of email?

Sorry to be do "dense" but what does DIAF stand for?

LOL Thank you, I see lots of abbreviations around lj but rarely know what they stand for, thought it was time to ask:))

I had to look up urbandictionary for DIAF (also: hee! Unprofessional reply, but I understand the urge), but a politely worded email with perfect grammar and the ability to make grown coworkers cry (or at least reassess their usefulness in this world) is far more personally satisfying.

My mother is a comm. college teacher; she has students write to her with barely any punctuation, all lowercase, incomplete sentences and no spell check, ASKING FOR RECOMMENDATIONS. I've advised her to respond with a "not until you learn to write better than a 5th grader".

Actually, I think the fifth grader would write better.

Huh. Where I work, the files stored in the computer are entirely in capital letters for some bizarre reason, and the search function is case-sensitive. So, we all have to have capslock on all the time, and usually forget to turn it off for emails. As a result, I am immune to 'shouting' online. I know I used to find it very annoying, though.


Sounds like you have Online Gunner's Ear. :D

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