Talk:Caps (drinking game)

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Comments[edit]

If you have any additional variations, don't put them here as corrections, add them under variations. --Jim Tzenes 22:13, 5 November 2005 (UTC)

This article has a lot of foul language in it. Some of the wording is either extraneous or just downright insults the reader. --NitishP 9:50, 20 March 2006 (UTC)

Notability[edit]

How is a drinking game notable, yet thousands of independent artists and musicians not? Nick carson (talk) 06:18, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

Some drinking games are much more popular than those independent artists and musicians. It's not that hard to understand why certain drinking games thus are more notable. Ran4 (talk) 19:04, 18 June 2011 (UTC)

This is innaccurate...[edit]

the first ever caps game was played much earlier and did not originate on the left coast in 1992 as indicated...this game was played widely in Lancaster County, Virginia when we were entering the scene in the mid 80's...we have continued the rich "Caps" tradition ever since...spreading the tradition and heritage of the game with every opportunity...

as with all "web" related materials...the information is only as good as the person providing it...check the facts...


school pride is no substitute for accuracy of information

Indeed innaccurate![edit]

Not only was this game brought to Lancaster County, Virginia the fall of 1985, it was soon after copyrighted and the "Caps" name trademarked in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Although the many rules have been detailed in writing many times, the game is yet to be taken to market.

Why don't -YOU- bring it to market so the copyrighters can swoop in and command your earnings?!

BTW, variations have ranged from Tupperware bowls and juice caps to having to throw the caps through a moving ceiling fan.

Shot glasses also used for the very skilled. Also in lieu of beer any alcoholic beverage will suffice. At least that's how we roll at Trinity U. In San Antonio.

Even though this article has since been cleaned up, I must say my friends and I played this game as early as 1978 and I would be amazed if it wasn't already decades old at that time. Of course, this is all original "research".69.112.16.187 (talk) 22:58, 16 October 2011 (UTC)
You can't copyright a drinking game... 2001:630:53:26:4026:4111:7939:D0AD (talk) 10:43, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

Continued innaccuracies[edit]

I don't believe a true beginning to caps will every be verified, but what I do know is that caps has been on Occidental College's campus for many years. There are references, and indeed photography of caps being played while my professor was a student there. Since he graduated in 1983, this puts caps' history even further back. (D. Simonson, Occidental College)

Lock this page[edit]

The Northwestern rules are being randomly changed by various frats. The current rules are very consitent with most Northwestern caps games.

Sources[edit]

We need sources. This whole page could be deleted as OR unless sources can be provided.  hmwith  talk 19:23, 16 June 2007 (UTC)

I cleaned up the page and removed unsourced information per WP:NOT#OR.  hmwith  talk 19:47, 16 June 2007 (UTC)
Also, see WP:REF, where it says "Any material that is challenged and for which no source is provided may be removed by any editor."  hmwith  talk 19:50, 16 June 2007 (UTC)

Lots of Variations[edit]

Why does it matter? There are obviously many variations to the great game of caps. Why delete everyone else's? It doesn't mean they're wrong because they're different from yours. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Kapskits (talkcontribs) 21:14, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

Caps rules differ country to country and some have national cups in it. Providing just one set of rules IMO violates Wikipedia's goal as it's not correct to just provide one version of the game. It's like I would delete Football and redirect it to Soccer just because the English call it soccer... ProbablyX (talk) 00:35, 6 November 2008 (UTC)
I'm considering adding the (shortened) rules which are used in most of Stockholm, as well as in much of the rest of Sweden. The rules are all available at http://www.caps.nu/capsia/ , I also have a hardcover book which details essentially the same rules. Would anyone have a problem with this? Ran4 (talk) 19:07, 18 June 2011 (UTC)

Neutrality[edit]

The article assumes that the rules of the original writer are the only correct ones and adding other set of rules results in them being deleted, thus this article needs to be rewritten or changed so that it's message is presented in a neutral manner. ProbablyX (talk) 00:40, 6 November 2008 (UTC)