I've seen a lot of questions that are originally in CAPS LOCK and with no formatting at all. Most recently, was this and this question with caps lock body, this question with caps lock title, and this answer with caps lock body (although the answer is very bad in terms of detail).
Now, I know that someone else, or the OP can edit these questions to remove caps lock and add formatting, but can we add a hint or something somewhere on the site to let them know the disadvantages of posting in caps lock?
- When a user clicks 'Post Question' or 'Post Answer' and all the 'checks' happen to make sure there are enough characters, (tags), etc..., we can add another check to make sure that a percentage (10%?) of the text is lowercase, or similar. If the check fails, the entire message body may be converted to sentence case / lowercase.
Note: there may be some questions that cannot help being in caps-lock ('MY SHIFT KEY IS STUCK' ;), in which case, we can do something like adding a tag 'caps-lock-check' or similar. If the user uses this tag, the caps-lock check will be skipped.
- On the How do I ask a good question page, we could add a section saying something like:
Don't write everything in CAPS LOCK
Our community sometimes downvotes questions with only caps lock in it. Downvoting = Less views. Less views = less likely for a good quality answer. If you want a good answer, please take the time to properly format your question, with lowercase where needed.
- Or, here:
when asking a question, on the right, another reminder to not use caps lock.
Of course, it's up to the OP whether they want to ignore the reminders. There a lot of questions by new users every day, and some can be long, caps-locked questions that can take long to edit.
Some of the questions are not bad questions, but a low amount of views due to caps-lock means that they may not be answered.
Does anybody else think this should happen??
Please add answers saying what you think should happen, for example:
I think we should add another check when posting something. The check should look at the amount of uppercase characters in the question, if there are more than 5%, give them a message, or convert everything to Sentence case.
I think we should add another section on the How do I ask a good question page, saying
ADD TEXT HERE.
I think on the blue reminder, add a reminder.
Of course, if the thing you think should happen is already posted as an answer, upvote it! :)