Get the cat off of the keyboard!
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What could be wrong with a keyboard that causes no capitalization and multiple periods to appear?
This was my lame attempt at humor, regarding some members posting style.......................
aRE yoo triing too tell Me sumthin.....
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The guilty will remain nameless.......................................... ...........................
Try checking your repeat rate in your settings, also take and turn it upside down (with the computer off) and shake all the dust and cookie crumbs out of it, then hit it with some (caned) dry air.....
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Ellipsis marks... Look it up... It's an accepted form of correct English grammar...
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On the Internet and in text messaging
The ellipsis is one of the favorite constructions of internet chat rooms, and has evolved over the past ten years into a staple of text-messaging. Though an ellipsis is technically complete with three periods (...), its rise in popularity as a "trailing-off" or "silence" indicator, particularly in mid-20th century comic strip and comic book prose writing, has led to expanded uses online. It has been used in new ways online, sometimes at the end of a message "to signal that the rest of the message is forthcoming." 
Today, extended ellipsis of two, seven, ten, or even dozens of periods have become common constructions in internet chat rooms and text messages.[this citation is incomplete] Often the extended ellipses indicate an awkward silence or a "no comment" response to the previous statement made by the other party. They are sometimes used jokingly or for emphatic confusion about what the other person has said.
They are also used to infer that someone or something is stupid or lacking in intelligence.
I didn't realize we were "texting" or "chatting".
I still think the cat was sitting on the keyboard. That's the problem I usually have.
And it has been around alot longer than the interwebs, or texting.In the United States, the correct notation for an ellipsis is "..." per Modern Language Association (MLA) standards. The use of ellipsis can either mislead or insult, and the reader must rely on the good intentions of the writer who uses them. An example of this ambiguity is "She went to … school." In this sentence, "…" might represent the word "elementary". Alternatively, in a usage more common in the 19th and early 20th centuries, ellipsis can be used when a writer intentionally omits a specific proper noun, such as a location: "Jan was born on ... Street in Warsaw." Omission of part of a quoted sentence without indication by an ellipsis (or bracketed text) would mislead the readers. For example, "She went to school," as opposed to "She went to Broadmoor Elementary school."
An ellipsis may also imply an unstated alternative indicated by context. For example, when Count Dracula says "I never drink...wine", the implication is that he does drink something else.
In writing the speech of a character in fiction or nonfiction, the ellipsis is sometimes used to represent an intentional silence of a character, usually invoked to emphasize a character's irritation, appall, shock or disgust.
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