- The following discussion is an archived discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.
The result of the proposal was moved to AEG turbine factory. --BDD (talk) 16:41, 19 April 2013 (UTC) (non-admin closure)
AEG’s Turbine factory → AEG Turbine Factory – 'AEG Turbine Factory' was deleted for reasons unknown in 2005. Behren's AEG Turbine Factory is of great importance to the history of Western architecture and known by all students of the subject. New author has created a sourced article at 'AEG’s Turbine factory', presumably because of the previous deletion messages. However, the building is widely known as the AEG Turbine Factory and not 'AEG’s Turbine factory' Sionk (talk) 21:26, 6 April 2013 (UTC)
- "large number of sources that lowercase it" such as...? Almost all the sources I can see use the uppercase, even when you google "AEG turbine factory". Sionk (talk) 13:45, 7 April 2013 (UTC)
- Web pages are mostly wiki mirrors. Look at books: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . And scholarly papers: , , , etc. Dicklyon (talk) 06:26, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
- As you've shown, it is referred to using a variety of formats. Source 15, for example, capitalises it (and your academic papers seem to be mis-linked). The source in front of me, the authoritative A History of Western Architecture also capitalises the name. I guess there may be a legacy from the German language, which capitalises all nouns. Also capitalised here and here, for example. Sionk (talk) 07:07, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
- Yes, many sources do capitalize it for various reasons, possibly including the German heritage. The key point though is that many don't. MOS:CAPS says "Wikipedia avoids unnecessary capitalization. Most capitalization is for proper names or for acronyms. Wikipedia relies on sources to determine what is a proper name; words and phrases that are consistently capitalized in sources are treated as proper names and capitalized in Wikipedia." From looking at the variety of lowercase and generic forms in sources, there's no reason to treat this one as a proper name. Dicklyon (talk) 22:09, 10 April 2013 (UTC)
- The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.