Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/Proper names

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Merge to Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (capitalization)[edit]

This page, Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Proper names should be merged into Wikipedia:Naming conventions (capitalization). The target is older, and logically encompasses this one, and neither are very long. Marshman (talk · contribs), in December 2003, should have started this as a new section in the target, which began with mention of proper nouns. --SmokeyJoe (talk) 07:19, 23 April 2013 (UTC)

Naming conventions explain the WP:AT policy page an are limited to the title of articles. This page is a guideline about the names of people and things within a page. Although there is overlap the two should be kept distinct. -- PBS (talk) 13:26, 27 April 2013 (UTC)

Proposed style noticeboard[edit]

There is currently a discussion at the village pump about creating a noticeboard (similar to the RSN, ORN and NPOVN) for people with questions about how to implement Wikipedia's style policies. The proponents say that one centralized board would be easier for editors to find than many talk pages, and opponents say that it might be a venue for forum-shopping and drama. Participation is welcome. Darkfrog24 (talk) 21:12, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Conversation at WT:MoS about making that talk page the official site for style questions[edit]

The proposed style noticeboard has fallen through. There is now a conversation under way at WT:MoS about endorsing and centralizing its longstanding Q&A function. This would include encouraging users to ask questions about style and copyediting either at WT:MoS or a subpage and not at other talk pages. The discussion is still very preliminary and participants from other pages that would be affected are very welcome. Darkfrog24 (talk) 16:02, 5 May 2015 (UTC)

Diacritical marks[edit]

The problem with allowing markings for vowels, per the given language, is that they can't easily be searched for using an English keyboard. Yes, there are "ways around it." But since the encyclopedia is written in English, why is a "way around" even needed? It seems elitist. It makes entry that much harder for the newbie. Student7 (talk) 18:00, 21 July 2015 (UTC)

Could you give an example of an article title that cannot easily be searched for? In French or German, say. --Boson (talk) 18:15, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
I'm saying that when I search within an article, I can't find ecole with an accent acute using my keyboard.
Articles are already pretty much bound to be in English with WP:UE. Student7 (talk) 19:02, 30 July 2015 (UTC)