GuildWiki:Use lower case

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This page discusses the use of upper and lower case in general across the GuildWiki.

Exceptions to standard English

Due to the nature of this article, it's important to list the exceptions first.

  • Item names and skill names are treated as proper nouns, and as such, are always capitalized! So, while you use a kit to salvage armor, you use a Salvage Kit to salvage Tormentor's Armor.
  • Names that ArenaNet always capitalize, like The Frog, are always capitalized!

Article and category titles

Because of the design of MediaWiki, the software used to run the GuildWiki, case is a bigger issue than you might think it deserves. An article called Some Test Article is different than the article Some test article. However, Some test article and some test article are exactly the same thing! Using a consistant case for article titles is therefore pretty important.

When referencing an article, do so as if it weren't an article. If I'm talking about style and formatting, I reference the article just like that. However, if the article name were to come at the beginning of the sentence, as in "Style and formatting is important for the GuildWiki]]," you'd capitalize the first letter. As noted before, both of these articles point to exactly the same place.

Subheading titles

Subheading titles should, in general, have only the first letter capitalized. Any other capitalizations should occur only according to standard English rules.

Capitalization of in-game terms

Just because a term is in the game does not mean it should be capitalized. Throughout the GuildWiki, sentences like the following have appeared:

The Leader of a Guild designs the Guild Cape when talking to the Guild Registrar in the City.

This is wrong! This sentence should be:

The leader of a guild designs the guild cape when talking to the guild registrar in the city.

Any exceptions to this rule are noted in the section above.