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  • Hi Sarah, for some reason, this did not allow me to post on your wall, so I'm posting it here.

    I'm wondering why you're using title case instead of sentence case for article headings and subheadings. The style is based on the Wikipedia Manual of Style, and has been used as a standard on the wiki since the beginning.

    (It's my fault for not bringing this up sooner, I should have looked.)

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    • Honestly, I think the titles and headings should be capitalized like titles and headings. I saw a ton of pages while going through doing infobox and default sort stuff that were mixed between title case and sentence case, and that was definitely not right. I understand that sentence case has been used since the start of this wikia but it doesn’t look good with headings that aren’t capitalized (and really, just because something has always been done a certain way doesn’t mean that that’s the best way). Feel free to change them back if you want, but I want it known that I absolutely do not like the sentence style. It makes it look like we don’t know how to properly capitalize headings. Sorry for the rant. Not upset and I hope it didn’t come off as rude since that’s not what I intended. Just some strong feelings on this side.

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    • I personally think title case looks awkward on wiki and doesn't flow on a single page as well as sentence case. If there were multiple pages and sections to each article, I could see your point. I disagree that it doesn't look as if we know how to do headings, since it's very standardized on wikipedia and on many different wikis. It's also meant to evoke a more casual and conversational tone, as well as make the flow of words more natural. Title case makes scanning a page more difficult, and evokes a more official tone than we need. There's a reason why sentence case is used by wikipedia itself and many wikis and it's not because it's always been that way. The same argument could also be made against title case (and likely had been when Wikipedia was first creating their Manual of Style).

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    • Whatever... I don't like it, but I don't want to argue with you and I know you're not going to change your mind.  You should know, though, that there are a TON of pages that mix the two styles, so for consistency's sake, a lot of pages are going to need their headings updated.

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    • After having time to reflect, I actually don't really mind. I do think that when the heading is longer and is more descriptive, sentence case looks better than title case, but for things like "Early Life" and "Notes and References", it works. I know that some characters have more descriptive subheadings in their biography sections, and I really don't think we should use title case for that. In some academia, there are mixed headings, like APA style, in which first headings are in title case, and descriptive subheadings are in sentence case.

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    • That works for me, I guess. Short headings in title case and descriptive sentence-like headings in sentence case. Or maybe just bigger category headings in title case and the smaller subheadings in sentences case, as you say in APA with mixed headings.

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    • I’m just looking for consistency between all of the pages so they are more cohesive as a unit.

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    • Also, I’ve been wondering what’s going on with you sometimes being able to post to my wall and sometimes not. That is super weird...

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    • It is weird. I wonder if we could just restart message mode, but I worry we'd lose all past conversations.

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