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== Article title capitalization ==
  
==Article type suffix==
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I think this page should contain capitalization guidelines for the titles of the articles. --[[User:Liquen|Liquen]] 03:42, 15 December 2011 (EST)
 
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:I agree. I'd say the [[Wikipedia:Wikipedia:Article_titles#Article_title_format|Wikipedia policy]] is a good start. ~ [[User:Filam|Filam]] ([[User talk:Filam|talk]]) 14:53, 3 July 2012 (UTC)
Should "Article type suffix..." really be recommended?  Working with the Gentoo Wiki I remember almost everybody began naming their articles "HOWTO Dnsmasq" or "Compiz HOWTO".  Because this is an instructional-wiki could we consider this implied?  Also since there are table of content tags available this seems to be repetative.  Possibly this would be better to call it Naming Suggestions for pages that aren't howtos?  For example, "AUR Guidelines" and "Virtual Machine FAQ". --[[User:Gen2ly|Gen2ly]] 08:36, 19 June 2009 (EDT)
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::This topic was being discussed also in [[Help talk:Style#Title case]], and it seems there is some divergence of opinions, can we continue discussing there? :) -- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] ([[User talk:Kynikos|talk]]) 11:48, 5 July 2012 (UTC)
 
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:Just about every article is a HOWTO. Why is the distinction between tutorial and HOWTO helpful? This is just as redundant as the HOWTO category, which I remember being criticized for the same reasons. The HOWTO suffix is completely unnecessary, annoying to read, and duplicates what categories are supposed to do.
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:HOWTO, [[User:Lavandero|Lavandero]] 21:53, 16 November 2010 (EST)
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::I concur; I am not a supporter of article type suffixes. Perhaps the other parts of this page could be merged with [[Writing Short Article Names]] and the result renamed to [[Writing Article Names]] or [[Naming Articles]]. -- [[User:Pointone|pointone]] 14:58, 17 November 2010 (EST)
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I don't like and not recommend suffix, actually only a little articles in ArchWiki follow this principle. is it needed? already have a HOWTO category. many article only have a single name like [[Xorg]] [[Compiz]] etc and it's enough for a title. [[User:GD|GD]] 21:58, 19 June 2009 (EDT)
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Article title capitalization

I think this page should contain capitalization guidelines for the titles of the articles. --Liquen 03:42, 15 December 2011 (EST)

I agree. I'd say the Wikipedia policy is a good start. ~ Filam (talk) 14:53, 3 July 2012 (UTC)
This topic was being discussed also in Help talk:Style#Title case, and it seems there is some divergence of opinions, can we continue discussing there? :) -- Kynikos (talk) 11:48, 5 July 2012 (UTC)