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This thread was archived on 20 March 2013 by Joeytje50.

Hi; short thing:

I'd like a general consensus on how to case acronym titles. Yes, the style guide says not to use block capitals, but that's not a rule to follow blindly and acronyms are an instance where it could make sense to use all caps.

Currently, we have examples of both presentable options (take a look through this). I believe we could use some consistency, so here are the 2 options:

  1. BLOCK CASING - all letters are capitalised
  2. Standard - only the first letter is capitalised

Whatever the case (LOL I get it), I'd like the style guide to be updated to reflect what's decided on here to be the standard for any and all future disambiguating acronyms.

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I prefer BLOCK CASING for the acronyms. Also, that's what Wikipedia does. We're Wikipedia, right? MolMan 21:15, March 13, 2013 (UTC)

Comment - Using block capitals would be fine, but the chat is RS automatically uncapitalises anything that isn't the first letter. So GGS would become Ggs (representing group gatestone). Kind of makes it harder to pick between the two. cqm 21:43, 13 Mar 2013 (UTC) (UTC)

Well, it should be a given that all disambiguations would have standard casing titles to redirect to it. If that helps ease you. MolMan 21:44, March 13, 2013 (UTC)

Comment - What about "RotM", "TBoD" or "FToaDD"? User_talk:Fswe1 Fswe1 Brassica Prime symbol.png 06:36, March 14, 2013 (UTC)

Those are redirects, not disambiguations you silly filly. I doubt we'll ever have to worry about multiple pages having the exact same prepositions in the exact same spot; either way, just case em all the same. MolMan 18:37, March 14, 2013 (UTC)
How did I forget what I'd just read within 20 seconds. I must have Gnomeheimer or something. User_talk:Fswe1 Fswe1 Brassica Prime symbol.png 19:56, March 14, 2013 (UTC)
And now I'm trying to work out what the hell FToaDD is. Real Crazy 21:29, March 14, 2013 (UTC)
Forgettable Tale of a Drunken Dwarf. Small recharge gem.png AnselaJonla Slayer-icon.png 21:37, March 14, 2013 (UTC)

Block - For better differentiating between acronyms and non-. Although what about pages like Ess, which counts as both? Alchez 12:18, March 14, 2013 (UTC)

Either or. MolMan 18:37, March 14, 2013 (UTC)

Block Mol - It looks better, more sexier and makes more sense. — Jr Mime (talk) 13:35, March 14, 2013 (UTC)

ok Ronan Talk 18:18, March 14, 2013 (UTC)
I'm more pissed that you used the deprecated s tags. MolMan 18:37, March 14, 2013 (UTC)
Run, raging Mol! — Jr Mime (talk) 19:00, March 14, 2013 (UTC)

Block capitals - Superior. Ronan Talk 18:18, March 14, 2013 (UTC)

All capitals - Just looks neater to me. Real Crazy 21:30, March 14, 2013 (UTC)

Closed - Block capitals should be used in acronym disambiguation pages. JOEYTJE50TALKpull my finger 21:01, March 20, 2013 (UTC)