#1 Posted by Shatterstar (4590 posts) - - Show Bio

OK, realizing some people submitting haven't passed high school English, here's the thing- you need to capitalize proper names. That means DO write Wolverine, Aunt May, Super Sayan Vegetable Lasagna, etc notice the first letter is capitalized. DON'T write wolverine, aunt may, superman, hulk, etc. Notice the first letters are uncapitalized. That might be fine in the forums or when you're IMing your bff "OMG PONIES hulk rulz", not good for an encyclopedic website because it ends up reading like said IM conversation.

#2 Posted by Buckshot (18925 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm laughing but that's serious.

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#3 Posted by G-Man (37729 posts) - - Show Bio

AMEN. If names or beginning of sentences aren't CAPITALIZED, I reject the submission.

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#4 Posted by Methos (40103 posts) - - Show Bio

same here

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#5 Posted by Kim K.E. (158 posts) - - Show Bio

"IDK MY BFF JILL?" ok I had to say that >_>; but ya I know I only mess that up when I'm half asleep ^^; which was once o.o if I remember correctly....

D:< yeps

#6 Posted by Eternal Chaos (22990 posts) - - Show Bio

Shatterstar says:

"OK, realizing some people submitting haven't passed high school English, here's the thing- you need to capitalize proper names. That means DO write Wolverine, Aunt May, Super Sayan Vegetable Lasagna, etc notice the first letter is capitalized. DON'T write wolverine, aunt may, superman, hulk, etc. Notice the first letters are uncapitalized. That might be fine in the forums or when you're IMing your bff "OMG PONIES hulk rulz", not good for an encyclopedic website because it ends up reading like said IM conversation."

I agree entirely.

#7 Posted by Shatterstar (4590 posts) - - Show Bio

G-Man says:

"AMEN. If names or beginning of sentences aren't CAPITALIZED, I reject the submission. "

I didn't think of that, sounds like more angry PMs.

#8 Posted by Darkchild (41334 posts) - - Show Bio

Shatterstar says:

"OK, realizing some people submitting haven't passed high school English, here's the thing- you need to capitalize proper names. That means DO write Wolverine, Aunt May, Super Sayan Vegetable Lasagna, etc notice the first letter is capitalized. DON'T write wolverine, aunt may, superman, hulk, etc. Notice the first letters are uncapitalized. That might be fine in the forums or when you're IMing your bff "OMG PONIES hulk rulz", not good for an encyclopedic website because it ends up reading like said IM conversation."

yeah i agree with that. i mean it just looks taky

#9 Posted by GuardianAngel (200 posts) - - Show Bio

Shatterstar, thank you. You make me feel like less of a b&&&& when I get angry about typos and grammar.

#10 Posted by Starleafgirl (1408 posts) - - Show Bio

GuardianAngel says:

"Shatterstar, thank you. You make me feel like less of a b&&&& when I get angry about typos and grammar."

Same here, lol. They make me so mad sometimes! How difficult is it to type proper English?? Most of these people making those mistakes know how to capitalize, spell, and punctuate, but they don't bother... sigh...

#11 Posted by fesak (7073 posts) - - Show Bio

G-Man says:

"AMEN. If names or beginning of sentences aren't CAPITALIZED, I reject the submission. "

Maybe i'm too nice. I usually change it and approve.

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#12 Posted by Superkitty (1088 posts) - - Show Bio

Lets hope there's not an e.e. cummings comic book out there...

Today's special capitalization rule: When it comes to compass directions (north, south, etc.), capitalize sections, not directions. For example you would type "old West" because that's a section of the U.S., but you would type "he drove west" because that's the direction he went.

#13 Posted by Resonate (15054 posts) - - Show Bio

hahahahahahahaha

we should have a Comicvine initiation IQ test for newbies, if they can't write a sentence with correct english grammar then they can't submit

Idk why someone would do that...I've only left out a capital in a sub once or twice, and thats becasue it was a two letter word and I was typing so fast

#14 Posted by Shatterstar (4590 posts) - - Show Bio

We do have a test, sort of. First 1000 points of submissions go to moderation. Usually people with the writing issues end up submitting nothing but pictures after getting a few subs rejected.

#15 Posted by jloneblackheart (5557 posts) - - Show Bio

Someone took this a little to literally. Could someone please change this page so that the character's name is not all capital letters? It has been driving me crazy forever now and I am finally asking because the links no longer break when changing page titles.

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#16 Posted by fesak (7073 posts) - - Show Bio
@jloneblackheart said:
" Someone took this a little to literally. Could someone please change this page so that the character's name is not all capital letters? It has been driving me crazy forever now and I am finally asking because the links no longer break when changing page titles. "
Yes.
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#17 Posted by jloneblackheart (5557 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanks

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#18 Edited by EyeQuestOn (2 posts) - - Show Bio

@shatterstar:

I was in school in the '60s and '70s so greatly appreciate your stance on the 'proper use of English'. So many thanks for your input... AND your, what I suppose to be, humorous use of the name "Super Sayan Vegetable Lasagna". [Please confirm: it really is your own made-up name?] Will be using the U.K. standards for spelling which I can see is going to be, for me, an ongoing problem! Maybe, we should all re-read our posts at least TWICE to check for spelling, syntax, punctuation, grammar et al!

Peace and regards from,

Ian.

#19 Posted by Shatterstar (4590 posts) - - Show Bio

@shatterstar:

I was in school in the '60s and '70s so greatly appreciate your stance on the 'proper use of English'. So many thanks for your input... AND your, what I suppose to be, humorous use of the name "Super Sayan Vegetable Lasagna". [Please confirm: it really is your own made-up name?] Will be using the U.K. standards for spelling which I can see is going to be, for me, an ongoing problem! Maybe, we should all re-read our posts at least TWICE to check for spelling, syntax, punctuation, grammar et al!

Peace and regards from,

Ian.

Holy moley this is a 6 and half year old thread. Yes that's a made up name & I think you'll do fine with UK standards, superfluous u's and all.

#20 Posted by pikahyper (12640 posts) - - Show Bio

It is so sad that this is still a constant problem with editors...

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#21 Posted by Renchamp (2924 posts) - - Show Bio

@pikahyper: but dont tell them becuz they no it alreddy

acsepting help from mods is for loozers

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#22 Posted by pikahyper (12640 posts) - - Show Bio
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