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Fixed Initial capitals for words in the navbars except for "Sign out" and "Mark all forums read"

Discussion in 'Resolved Bug Reports' started by Brogan, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Most of the navbar links have words with an initial capital letter.

    Except for "Sign out" and "Mark all forums read"

    Is this intentional?
    Londoner likes this.
  2. Ianto

    Ianto Member

    Well, visually..

    "Watched Threads" looks better than "Watched threads"


    "Mark all forums read" looks better than "Mark All Forums Read"

    At least in my opinion.
  3. Lawrence

    Lawrence Well-Known Member

    I don't think it is intentional.

    Marking this as a bug.

    IMO: Sign Out, and Mark all Forums Read.
    Disjunto likes this.
  4. David McHenry

    David McHenry Active Member

    But that doesn't make sense. It should either be Sign Out and Mark All Forums Read, or Sign out and Mark all forums read.

    Choosing not to capitalize one word at random is odd. It should always be the first letter (which I'd argue can be annoying) or it should only be the first letter (which I'd argue is proper english)
    Nick likes this.
  5. Lawrence

    Lawrence Well-Known Member

    I always follow the traditional rules for capitalization in a title or heading, for consistency. All words except articles and coordinating conjunctions should be capitalized. The modern rules are more lenient, but in my opinion traditional is more professional.

    For example: How to Write an Article on Titles and Headings
    or: Building Boats, the Old Fashioned Way!
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks Lawrence.

    I didn't want to create it in the bugs forum as the dev's are probably sick of me by now :D
  7. Disjunto

    Disjunto Well-Known Member

    They use "Mark All Forums Read" in the confirmation box
  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Bumping this as it seems to have been overlooked.
  9. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    Definitely inconsistencies that need to be fixed :)
  10. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    This seems to have been fixed.
  11. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Still showing the same for me.
  12. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    Ah - I didn't understand what you meant - personally, I am ok with the "issue", becuase the text after it is secondary to the meaning - though, I would prefer is "Sign out" was "Sign Out". In this case, "Log in or Sign in" would need to be updated.

    I think that this is intentional though.
  13. Enigma

    Enigma Well-Known Member

    I finally hit upon an explanation for this. "Mark all forums read" can be considered a complete imperative sentence, as can "Sign out". Given that, it looks good to have them in sentence case and only capitalise the first word. The other links are not sentences— "Watched Threads", "What's New?", "Alerts", etc.— and look better in title case.
  14. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    This will probably change soon via some phrases being applied, depending on the case used in the phrase.

    Personally I would go with title case there, though there are some other situations that share the same phrases that use sentence case as is.
  15. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    That's a fair point Enigma but as they are main navigation links then for consistency and appearance I would go for title case/all capitals.

    Still, it's not a major issue as it should be fairly easy to change using the phrases system, assuming there aren't any conflicts with the phrases being used elsewhere as Mike has stated above.
  16. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member


    Fixed :)

    Now about that "Log in" and "Sign up"... ;)
  17. Enigma

    Enigma Well-Known Member

    Works for me. :)

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