So, yeah, after writing up a lot of wiki articles, I noticed the capitalization of species names, eg. the Photos, the Melonians, the Karo Rexi. It's one of several things I've always had some problems with in deciding whether to use or not, as if there's a thought scratching the back of my head. Because of this, I ask you guys...
"Should we keep capitalizing species names, or should we make them lowercase?"
To give a bit of my own two cents on the matter, in sci-fi we see the capitalization on the names of virtually every alien race, eg. Vulcans, with only a few outliers, eg. turians. For a Kosmosis Chronicles example, let us use the name Karo Rexi for the multi-tentacled, six-legged former inhabitants of the planet Karo. Why then would Karo Rexi be capitalized while, say, human is typically not capitalized? Because Karo is then name of a planet, and Karo Rexi are the people from the planet Karo. A human from Earth or Terra might be called an Earthling, or more often in modern sci-fi, a Terran, but the word “human” would not be capitalized.
To give an example of what it would be like if we used the above system, the Photos would become the photos the same way an Orilinarin would be an orilinarin, but Photisian would still be Photisian because Photise is the name of a planet the same way Karo Rexi are named after the planet Karo.
What of you guys? Any thoughts, suggestions, questions on the issue?
And yes, reformatting the casing would take time as it stands, and I take it upon myself to do it as a personal wiki cleaning project if nobody objects, but the sooner we resolve this the less issues it'll cause down the line.
What a classic.
They should totally make a movie about this.
Have fun chatting!
Reminds me so much of the Auyuelcliads!
...to be blunt, I don't see anybody else whipping out plot at this point, but hey. What's fair is what's fair.
I've got them sent off to Yuu/Moriadne for review and opinions and should hopefully get them back shortly, depending on situation.
Usually, when that happens, I get hospitalized, but thankfully that doesn't seem to be the case... for now, at least.
Well, can't let up against this, and it'll only cost me more time if this gets worst, so I might be gone for a few more days until I can safely handle a computer again for more than a few minutes.
Here's hoping I get well soon.