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Someone commented my post like this,

Anyways, all capital nicks look very bad.

He suddenly mentioned this. Is there any general reason that nickname in all caps look bad?

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    In text, all-caps has come to be understood as 'shouting'. However, it shouldn't be too objectionable in small amounts such as your user name.
    – Lawrence
    Commented Mar 11, 2017 at 11:33
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    Sometimes a word is written all in capitals because it is very important. Most nicks, other than abbreviations, do not use all capitals so it is possible that some people may feel you think you are more important than other people. If you wish to avoid the risk of people thinking that then, yes, changing your nick might be a good idea.. .
    – davidlol
    Commented Mar 11, 2017 at 11:41
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    @DanBron it's only a nickname, not the entire Britannica, so yes avoid using CAPS in texts and messages but for such a short nickname as the OP's it aint so bad a crime :) But as the OP may have noticed, some people have lower threshold of tolerance than others.
    – Mari-Lou A
    Commented Mar 11, 2017 at 11:51
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    Yes, OP stands for Original Poster or Post. @DanBron Yes, caps is also plural for cap, two or more (baseball) caps to be precise. :)
    – Mari-Lou A
    Commented Mar 11, 2017 at 12:21
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    Congratulations on your new nick
    – davidlol
    Commented Mar 11, 2017 at 12:40

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According to the discussion of the above comments;

There is a netiquette;

Don't use nickname in all caps.

Some people agree with the rule because

  • A username in all caps makes it appear that the user is egotistical and trying to draw unwarranted attention to himself.
  • A username in all caps makes it appear that he's a geriatric unfamiliar with the norms and etiquette of the Internet.
  • Most nicks do not use all capitals so it is possible that some people may feel you think you are more important than other people.

Some people disagree with the rule because

  • It shouldn't be too objectionable in small amounts such as user names.

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