Category talk:Martian Theme
For consistency of capitalization, shouldn't this be Martian theme? To me, Martian Theme looks like it belongs in a list next to Martian Chess (that is, it looks like the name of a game, or another proper noun). I'd like to change it. Does anybody feel strongly about this, either way? Rootbeer 17:23, 30 Apr 2005 (GMT)
Yes. When the capitalization issue first came up, I looked at changing a number of Title Case articles to Initial case. It looks bad. Just like how I noticed right away that "Martian Theme" had turned to "Martian theme." It sticks out like an ugly thumb. :( Tophu
I guess we just have a fairly strong difference of opinion here. I agree with Rootbeer, Martian Theme looks like a title, which it is not. Really, I think the heart of our issue is that some people are looking at names of wiki pages as titles, while others are looking at them as entries in an index, dictionary, or encyclopedia. Read Wikipedia more, the title case will grow on you. Or just try inserting more links into your text; you'll find it's a pain to always write [[Foo Bar|foo bar]], and looks ugly to say "put the Foo Bar on top of the topmost piece". — Lambda 21:53, 5 May 2005 (GMT)
- To amplify Lambda's remarks, I'd like to point out that, unless you've memorized Which Link Names Need Extra Caps and which ones don't, you have to look up every multiple-word link before you know how to type it. That's a big negative impact on usability of the Wiki.
- I will have no problem living under whatever capitalization scheme emerges on this site. I merely hope it's a rule that's easy to memorize, with few exceptions. -- Rootbeer 22:31, 5 May 2005 (GMT)
- For what it's worth, I vote for only capitalizing when it makes sense. Ex. Proper names, Titles, etc. I don't like having Random Concepts being capitalized. -JEEP 23:06, 5 May 2005 (GMT)
Since this is debate spans several different pages, I propose that we move all of our discussion to IcehouseOrg_talk:Capitalization, and once we have come to some sort of consensus, write up the exact rules on IcehouseOrg:Capitalization. — Lambda 23:35, 5 May 2005 (GMT)