Welcome to the Invelos forums. Please read the forum rules before posting.

Read access to our public forums is open to everyone. To post messages, a free registration is required.

If you have an Invelos account, sign in to post.

    Invelos Forums->DVD Profiler: Contribution Discussion Page: 1 2 3 4  Previous   Next
Poll: Capitalizing "Ride with the Devil"
Author Message
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorDoubleDownAgain
I see better with 'em on
Registered: March 13, 2007
Reputation: Great Rating
Canada Posts: 1,268
Posted:
PM this userView this user's DVD collectionDirect link to this postReply with quote
http://capitalizemytitle.com/

Just saying... 

This is par for the course from Ken.  The community says one thing and he goes and does the opposite with no reason given.  Capitalizing 'with' is just silly to me, and my first impulse is to click no but I click Neutral instead as there is no way I'd vote Yes to overwrite a correct title.
HDTV: 52" Toshiba Regza 52XV545U  AVR: Onkyo TR-707
Speakers: Paradigm Monitor 7 v6, CC-190 & Atom Monitors  Subwoofer: Definitive Technology ProSub 800
BD/DVD: Oppo BDP-93 (Region Free)  HD PVR: Motorola DXC3400 500GB w/ 1TB Expander
BD/DVD/Game: 250GB PS3 Slim DVD/Game: 250GB XBox 360 Elite Special Edition (Black) Game: Wii
Remote: Logitech Harmony One w/ PS3 Adapter WHS: Acer H341 Windows Home Server
DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantStar ContributorTheMadMartian
Alien with an attitude
Registered: March 13, 2007
Reputation: Highest Rating
United States Posts: 13,063
Posted:
PM this userEmail this userView this user's DVD collectionDirect link to this postReply with quote
Quoting DoubleDownAgain:
Quote:
http://capitalizemytitle.com/

Just saying... 

I see that the style Ken chose, AP, is listed there and returns the result 'Ride With the Devil' so, clearly, somebody other than Ken thinks it is correct.   

That being said, while he didn't give a specific reason why he chose the AP style, after the discussion in the rules forum, I'm just glad he picked a style.
No dictator, no invader can hold an imprisoned population by force of arms forever.
There is no greater power in the universe than the need for freedom.
Against this power, governments and tyrants and armies cannot stand.
The Centauri learned this lesson once.
We will teach it to them again.
Though it take a thousand years, we will be free.
- Citizen G'Kar
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantADParker
Reason over Faith
Registered: May 12, 2007
Posts: 17
Posted:
PM this userView this user's DVD collectionDirect link to this postReply with quote
It's correct to that style. The style just happens to be daft.
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar Contributorrdodolak
Registered: March 18, 2007
Reputation: High Rating
United States Posts: 1,063
Posted:
PM this userView this user's DVD collectionDirect link to this postReply with quote
Quoting T!M:
Quote:
Quoting rdodolak:
Quote:
Now you did it, those other 19 profiles will have pending updates to change "with" to "With" before the day is out. 

They're not just pending, but are all approved and released - despite invalid no-votes by samuelrichardscott, ateo357 and bbbbb.


You sir have Platinum status as it takes my contributions anywhere from 10-14 days to get approved. 
DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar Contributorrdodolak
Registered: March 18, 2007
Reputation: High Rating
United States Posts: 1,063
Posted:
PM this userView this user's DVD collectionDirect link to this postReply with quote
Quoting TheMadMartian:
Quote:
That being said, while he didn't give a specific reason why he chose the AP style, after the discussion in the rules forum, I'm just glad he picked a style.


No, he gave a reason and that was to keep things simple even if it was wrong.

Quoting Ken Cole:
Quote:
Yes, both of those are by design. Words with numbers or other symbols are left alone, and all words >= 4 letters are capitalized.  This is the AP standard, which is the best standard that I could find that keeps things relatively simple.


Quoting Ken Cole:
Quote:
There are several standards to choose from with capitalization. Essentially they boil down to whether all prepositions/coordinating conjunctions remain lower case, or whether to upper case based on word length.  We had zero consistency with longer words, with most four-letter and longer words (such as Into, Like, Above, etc) overwhelmingly being capitalized, while others were more split.  Instead of cherry picking certain words, we chose a standard that was easy to understand (AP Title style).

You are of course welcome to use whatever capitalization standard you like locally (or no standard at all).
 Last edited: by rdodolak
    Invelos Forums->DVD Profiler: Contribution Discussion Page: 1 2 3 4  Previous   Next