Shouting & Capital Letters in Movie Review Posts... Give me a Break!

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I can see others have a problem with this whole 'Shouting' thing.  It is patently absurd, IMDb's policy on Capital Letters.  People are so oversensitive it's getting real annoying.  My first Chinese cell phone I couldn't turn the Caps off, but never had a problem from recipients.  Then one day a fellow Canadian of all people got angry because my entire text was in Caps - he berated me for shouting.  Good grief.  Now I discover IMDb is even worse.  Anyway, here's a roundhouse to the jaw -- I've pasted an excerpt from a CNN website news story - according to You, they are shouting too!

"There's NO question that that's what Trump did. He cast America as a
dark and scary place that was rapidly losing what once made it great -- and portrayed himself as the only person who could fix it. The stakes Trump set in the election were, basically, these: Vote for me or everything bad you've ever worried about will come to pass."

Here's the Web address: http://edition.cnn.com/2017/09/06/politics/hillary-clinton-memoir/index.html

So, news articles/ news opinion articles, journalists can use all caps - But heaven forbid using that on IMDb...  Give me a freaking break.

All capital letters is not shouting, okay!  It's drawing attention to something important.  If this such a worry, you should edit these instances on a case by case basis.

Try not to 'mother' us too much.  We are, after all, adults.
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Hi David -

Please note that writing sentences in all-uppercase characters is considered "shouting" on IMDb and must be avoided, as per our User Review guidelines here.  Therefore, if you are writing a User Review, you should avoid using all-caps.
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Exactly how many words in one sentence can I capitalize ???  How many words in the title??  Please give me exact numbers...