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A letter is currently displayed as lower-case that should be upper-case since it appears in a proper name:

In Nigel's second tenure as treasurer, he returned the administration to the practices of Henry I. He withdrew from much of his public work after around 1164, following an attack of paralysis. He was succeeded as treasurer by his son, Richard fitzNeal, whom he had trained in the operations of the Exchequer,

In this passage, "fitzNeal" should be corrected to read "FitzNeal" to be accurate.

Ardicius Greenknight (talk) 05:34, 11 December 2017 (UTC)

It has been capitalized to match the article, although Google Scholar shows it's usually uncapitalized. Art LaPella (talk) 06:00, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
our article on Richard is at one option. The scholarly literature uses “fitzNeal” just as often. I’ve restored the capitalization in the article,, but it might be best if for things like this people consulted with the article editors. “fitzNeal” isn’t a surname, it’s a patronymic. Just as you don’t capitalize “de Rothschild””, you shouldn’t do “fitzNeal” for this period. Later, when the names became surnames, you do. Ealdgyth - Talk 11:53, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
I have restored the blurb as originally formulated, given that the TFA blurb is supposed to be based on the text in the FA in question (Nigel (bishop of Ely)), not the styling of Wikilinked side articles. As noted above, there is no right or wrong answer for this, and the fitzNeal form may even be more common. Thanks  — Amakuru (talk) 12:06, 11 December 2017 (UTC)

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  • Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declares victory against ISIL after capturing the group's remaining territory in the country. - I wold prefer Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant to be spelled out in full, rather than giving just the "ISIL" acronym, given that there isn't a uniquely agreed version of it, and not everyone will recognise this one. (Some say Islamic State, some way Daesh, some say ISIS, some say IS, some say ISIL, etc. etc.) This will lengthen the blurb a bit, but it's already two lines on my screen and I think it would remain so. MOS:ACRO also says we should spell it out in full on the first occurrence. Thanks  — Amakuru (talk) 11:57, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
    I have gone ahead and changed this, pending further discussion on the matter here. Thanks  — Amakuru (talk) 12:00, 11 December 2017 (UTC)

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