Template talk:Fins, limbs and wings

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Capitalization[edit]

Navbox links are capitalized. For example the navboxes on the pages, Tourette syndrome, 7 World Trade Center and History of biology which are all Featured Articles all have links that are capitalized. In this template half the links are already capitalized, why shouldn't this be made consistent? Also, I had no indication there was a editing conflict and was merely trying to clear up what seemed to be confusion over an edit until you reverted the second time and accused me of edit warring. Reatlas (talk) 10:00, 27 March 2013 (UTC)

Well this is a trivial issue, but what is the authority on which you base your unequivocal statement, "Navbox links are capitalized". Can you point to the policy which asserts that? Or at least, can you point to a guideline recommending that? Some templates are capitalised, probably most templates. Most of the templates I have written are capitalised. But this template contains items which are in brackets because they are subtopics of other topics. It seems better to lowercase the subtopics. The template is not consistent in the way it capitalises, so I suppose you could capitalise the topics that are not subtopics if it bothers you. --Epipelagic (talk) 20:01, 27 March 2013 (UTC)
I doubt there is a guideline relating to something as specific as navbox linking formatting. If you insist that the template is better with the subtopics uncapitalized, then fine, but I don't see how this is an improvement. If it were something like, "Wings (bird  · insect) then I understand why it might be better uncapitalized to indicate the link is piped, but why should we lowercase subtopics? Reatlas (talk) 06:12, 28 March 2013 (UTC)
Why not? Why this fixation on capitalising everything? --Epipelagic (talk) 07:31, 28 March 2013 (UTC)
Consistency. Why have some links capitalized but some in lower case for no reason? Seeing as how you reverted my edits twice I assume you have a reason beyond why not. Reatlas (talk) 07:40, 28 March 2013 (UTC)
But I already discussed that in my first reply above. --Epipelagic (talk) 08:04, 28 March 2013 (UTC)
All you said was that the template contains items which are in brackets because they are subtopics, and that it seems better to lowercase them. I am asking why it is better to lowercase them since they are already in brackets to indicate the are subtopics. Reatlas (talk) 08:42, 28 March 2013 (UTC)