User talk:Talking Point

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Again, welcome! -- Cirt (talk) 05:05, 13 July 2011 (UTC)

Signature.[edit]

Sorry, but your signature is problematic, for reasons given at Wiktionary:Signatures. (But I'll grant that it's clever!) —RuakhTALK 21:30, 14 December 2011 (UTC)

Hello Ruakh -- Well, I'm sort of sorry too, but I honestly don't see it as problematic. In fact, I think it conforms superbly to every criterion at Wiktionary:Signatures. It isn't offensive, misleading, or promotional; it links directly to my user page (not quite sure what "prominently" means there, but my full signature is the link and is cleanly separated from the preceding text and the subsequent date/time stamp); it's very easy to recognize and remember and matches my username to a T; it also comes in nicely under the 255 character limit. So I still feel really good about it. We may just have to agree to disagree regarding this ... er ... point. — · 18:10, 15 December 2011 (UTC)

Capitalization[edit]

Re diff: one of the things "capitalization" refers to is "choice of case (uppercase or lowercase)", and hence about half of the uses of Template:alternative capitalization of are on uncapitalized pages, soft-redirecting them to capitalized pages, and the other half are soft-redirects in the other direction. I'm not sure there should be a proper noun section at god, but if the discussion at RFD decides that there should be, the template ISMETA used was fine. - -sche (discuss) 01:19, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

Hello -sche: Thanks for your message. I'm a bit sorry to say this, since I see that it was you who made the "choice of case (uppercase or lowercase)" change to the definition of capitalization, but I think that definition is probably wrong (as are the many uses of Template:alternative capitalization of for uncapitalized terms). I don't see support for this definition in any dictionary at OneLook or in my unabridged Random House, and the gold-standard OED explicitly defines capitalization as: "The action of writing or printing something in capitals; the action of changing a text from lower to upper case." I also don't see any clear support for your definition in the citations provided with that entry and I'm unpersuaded by the earlier discussion about this with other editors on your talk page. I really, honestly think that the OED is probably right and that this definition is probably wrong. -- · (talk) 03:18, 5 August 2014 (UTC)