Talk:Public Safety Answering Point

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Capitalization and hyphen[edit]

We need to get this straightened out and consistent. Clearly, it has been confusing, since this talk page is Public Safety Answering Point and its article is Public-safety answering point. It's been moved a lot (history), so I think we need consensus before I just go moving things around more.

I did a little research:

  • NENA: case varies (lower- or title-), no hyphen
  • NENA: title case (might just be context), no hyphen
  • FCC: all lower-case, no hyphen
  • FCC: title-case, no hyphen
  • Google: inconclusive—I'm not seeing a lot of hyphens; capitalization varies, but could be because a lot of the snippets are titles anyway.
  • Page history: more justifications and sources for all options.

I suggest we drop the hyphen. Radiojon's “consistency with English language” is less meaningful when this phrase almost always appears (in the English language) without the hyphen.

For capitalization, I'm not sure. I favor lower case, but mostly for aesthetics.

P1h3r1e3d13 (talk) 21:53, 26 April 2012 (UTC)