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Implemented  Automatic Title Case

Anthony Parsons

Well-known member
#1
This is more of a neatness effect, so a forum admin can adopt a specific style to forum titles. Since PHP has the functions to change strings to lowercase, uppercase, startcase, etc... I believe it is a little nicety that refines a forum and removes the often clunky, misguided methods of typing thread titles.

Sentence case: http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.ucfirst.php
Start case: http://php.net/manual/en/function.ucwords.php
Lower, Upper, etc: http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.mb-convert-case.php

Would be nice as an admin to just check an option to enforce a set title casing across the forum, regardless what users type.
 

jmurrayhead

Well-known member
#4
I fully supported this suggestion at vBulletin...I will fully support it here, as well. :)
It would be an admin option; so it would be easy to turn off and on.
Exactly...just because it won't work for other languages, doesn't mean we shouldn't have it for the language(s) it DOES work for.
 

James

Well-known member
#6
Can't you just use text-transform in your CSS to do this? It'll save on the serverside code (if you're doing it via PHP).
 

Nick

Well-known member
#13
I don't oppose this feature since it's optional, but I honestly don't see why one would want to apply these changes to a thread title.

What if my thread title includes a book/movie/other-work title? Then it's going to get changed and essentially be improper. e.g., "Have you read State of Fear?" (proper) -> "Have you read state of fear?" (improper).

I personally would be irked if a forum changed my thread titles from proper capitalization to improper capitalization.
 

Onimua

Well-known member
#18
Seems a bit draconian to me.

What if I want to do a thread title in all lower or uppercase?
Then on your board you can. While all lowercase isn't bothersome, READING A TITLE LIKE THIS WOULD BE QUITE ANNOYING. People generally find all caps more annoying than anything else.