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[Fixed] Why Are All News Entries' Titles Like This? And not like this?
khalismur commented on 1 August 2015 at 2:03 pm UTC

Hello Folks

I have been around reading the news from GoL for a pretty long time but just now decided to post something here...
It started bothering me a while ago and it is truly non-sense to have the initial letter from every word in article titles capitalized. Why is this so? Doesn't It Look Much Better The Other Way? This Way We Cannot Differentiate Fast Enough Between Names, Companies, Adverbs, And All Other Grammatical Entities. Please Make GoL More Readable!! ;-)

Cheers
Khalismur

liamdawe commented on 1 August 2015 at 3:53 pm UTC

As all editors come from different backgrounds, so it's easier to have a standard for titles. Before it wash a mish-mash of everyone capitalising differently for titles.

It's also a title, not part of sentence, so it can have its own structure.

This will not change.

khalismur commented on 1 August 2015 at 7:17 pm UTC

liamdaweAs all editors come from different backgrounds, so it's easier to have a standard for titles. Before it wash a mish-mash of everyone capitalising differently for titles.

It's also a title, not part of sentence, so it can have its own structure.

This will not change.
I just don't see why it is so hard to have a standard where only the first word or names of games, companies or titles have their first letters capitalized.

Such a pity that you won't even consider a change. I know of no other news site that uses This Strange Standard...

liamdawe commented on 2 August 2015 at 12:25 pm UTC

Here's other sites that use it:
http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/
http://www.gamespot.com/
http://www.kotaku.co.uk/

And many more.

Sorry, but I like it, and it won't be changed, but we appreciate the feedback.

melkemind commented on 2 August 2015 at 12:31 pm UTC

Actually, capitalizing the first letter in every word of a headline is pretty standard for English-language news sources. I'm a librarian, so I've seen plenty. When we enter titles into catalogs, we only capitalize the first letter, but that's a standard set for consistency in computer cataloging.

In journalism, the AP style guide says to capitalize all "principal words" as well as prepositions and conjunctions of "four or more letters." Some news agencies use their own style guides, and of course, some website writers might be more comfortable with academic style guides like MLA, APA or Chicago.

khalismur commented on 5 August 2015 at 3:06 pm UTC

Ok you both have proven me it's widely used.
I still think it looks terrible. But maybe that's because my mother tongue is german, where rules are very strict about upper case !

Rutine commented on 5 August 2015 at 3:20 pm UTC

khalismurOk you both have proven me it's widely used.
I still think it looks terrible. But maybe that's because my mother tongue is german, where rules are very strict about upper case !
I think it looks terrible too. But probably because in french we have also pretty strict rules about upper case too

khalismur commented on 10 March 2016 at 1:43 pm UTC

Thanks for changing the titles!
Looks Much Better Now, Right? :-))

Samsai commented on 10 March 2016 at 2:14 pm UTC

Lots of necromancers on the forums recently...

StianTheDark commented on 10 March 2016 at 4:12 pm UTC

I think it looks awful too. In Norwegian we just have one word group which uses capital letters, names. I actually find it pretty annoying. Look at [url=cnn.com]CNN[/url]. They use normal capitalization ;)

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